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New design coming...

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I have a new design coming soon. Will be entering the prototype stages in a few weeks. Will probably be wrapped up with finalizing all the changes, etc. to all the details sometime next Spring - with any luck I can start making them next summer. In the meantime feel free to peruse the drawings and let me know what you think. I'm always open to suggestions and ideas.

    Basically I want to make a larger sized folding knife with its own fixed-blade twin. It will be made of the same materials the Bushcraft Folder is made from and built in a similar way - just upsized a bit and, more importantly, it will have 2 grinds. I'm not jumping on the multi-grind bandwagon. I just am liking the idea of having both a thin blade for slicing as well as a thicker grind for heavy-duty push cuts.

    Here's a screen-cap of the drawings so far:

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    The grid is a 1" grid

    Both grinds would be done on a 14" wheel, just set at different angles. Sharpening would be over one continuous edge.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

    Thanks!
    Dan
     

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  2. patrickguignot

    patrickguignot

    26
    Sep 10, 2015
    I like it... but why a flipper and not a milled slot?
    A flipper tab is annoying in the pocket and ugly to see.
     
  3. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I feel the same. On these prototypes I'm going to test both kinds. The flipper is too long on this drawing already - I did it that way to allow some testing and fine-tuning. Like I said, I want to give both a try.
     
  4. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here are a few more renderings of the 3D model I made. I did these a few months ago and have parts on the way for testing.

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  5. Grayson Knives

    Grayson Knives

    410
    Mar 27, 2012
    I'm a month late to this post—this design looks awesome, Dan!


    D.
     
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Thanks!

    Just got in some parts to make a couple prototypes. Will post pics here once I get something functional working.

    Dan
     
  7. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    Hey Dan I'm new to your knives but may be picking up a MUCK from a guy I know. Who does your HT on 3V?
     
  8. Maqua

    Maqua

    Jan 21, 2005
    I like it! Flipper is ok with me, too.
     
  9. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    ManOfSTeel89 - Peter's Heat-Treat. Set at 59/60 HRc :thumbup:

    Thanks, Maqua - I hope to have a prototype to look at in a week or two!
     
  10. Grayson Knives

    Grayson Knives

    410
    Mar 27, 2012
    When you get it assembled, I would like to stop by the shop to say hi and see the prototype in-person if you're open to it.


    D.
     
  11. lostdog

    lostdog

    81
    Jun 14, 2015
    That knife looks like it will be BOSS!!!
     
  12. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Absolutely! :thumbup:
     

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