Ranger Knives RD series

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Justin what happens when you run out of the blanks you got Jerry Busse will that be the last of the ready detachment series or will you make in different types of steel?

Chris
 
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powells85

I guess you would consider it to be a "mid-tech". At least I think. :rolleyes:

arthurthemoth

Once the blanks from Jerry are gone the line will continue on. I will continue to do them out of the 5160. I have plans on doing a short run out of another steel here before too long. I have had requests to do them out of 154 CM, 3 V and some of the tool steels. So when it gets closer to that time I will more than likely start looking for feedback from everyone to see what they would like to see it made from.
 
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Justin
When you say you have made the edge thinner is that just the just actual cutting edge or the is the whole thing ground thinner?
The picture on your website doesn't do the knife justice maybe you could use Bo's picture or the one were I first saw your them.

Although if you used this one you should probably ask Joe at http://outdoorsuppliesuk.com/ it's his site I swiped it from.

Chris
 
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Justin,

You just mentioned that you would like feedback on other steels: I would really like an affordable knife made out of 3V, and have absolutely no interest in a heavy use fixed blade made out of 154CM.

David
 
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arthurthemoth

Just the edge is ground thinner. I guess a better way to put is that the angle is steeper allowing for a better cutting edge. The hollow grind is the same. As for the pictures I know the ones on the site aren't that good. I am in the process of redoing almost all of the pictures and should have them up here in the next couple of days.

djolney

Thanks for the feedback. I have been leaning toward 3V also thinking about S-7 and possibly A2 but haven't really settled on one yet.
 
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Justin, how about a metal handled 'hawk made out of 3V and Mircarta? Ohhhh... :D I would love one like that. Hmmm, maybe a custom like J. Davie is doing. Hmm, maybe next year.
 
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Dr. Thor

I have one in the works right now. Not sure if I will do the production model out of 3V but I may do a short run from the 3V. I will be working on the prototype later this week and should have it all worked out by next week. :D Hopefully I will be able to get a picture up as soon as it is finished.
 
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3v! 3V! 3V!

there are so few companies/people who use 3V, you simply MUST use 3V! :eek:
besides standing out from the rest of the crowd, 3V is that damn good.

but if you don't, can your custom shop get some 3V for a custom version?
 
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madfast

Sounds like your voting for 3V :D Even if I don't do them out of 3V I can still do a custom one out of 3V with no problems.
 
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Since this thread has grown and I am starting to get some feedback. I wanted to get some opinions from everyone. I am thinking of adding a 5 to 5.5 inch model to the RD series. Mainly for the states like TX that have limitations on blade length. Everything else would be the same just a shorter blade. I have done a few of them already and it is a mean looking "little" (well in comparison to the others) blade.
 
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RangerJD said:
Since this thread has grown and I am starting to get some feedback. I wanted to get some opinions from everyone. I am thinking of adding a 5 to 5.5 inch model to the RD series. Mainly for the states like TX that have limitations on blade length. Everything else would be the same just a shorter blade. I have done a few of them already and it is a mean looking "little" (well in comparison to the others) blade.
Pics! I think a 5 inch blade would make a great take it everywhere(almost) and yet still tough as hell to do anything knife.
 
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Thanks for the feedback so far. I am still looking for a decent picture of the 5.5 inch RD series. Hopefully I will find it soon. If not I might just have to make another one. :D
 
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The Porcupine

Thanks for the review. It was well writen and very objective. When you get don't chopping down the forest feel free to send it in for a refit and thinner edge. :D Then you can go at it all over again. :eek: Thanks again for the review.
 
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RangerJD said:
The Porcupine

Thanks for the review. It was well writen and very objective. When you get don't chopping down the forest feel free to send it in for a refit and thinner edge. :D Then you can go at it all over again. :eek: Thanks again for the review.
Thanks Justin!
Nice of you to offer a refit, but I don't dare sending it out! It'll never make it past the overzealous customs officers getting back into the country! :grumpy:
Anyhow, it works well as it is and I'll probably just do a reprofiling myself if it starts to bother me too much! Oh yeah, the 5,5" idea sounds good to me too!

Bo
 
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Bo

I know what you mean but the offer stands. Thanks again for the review and I am still looking for the picture of the 5.5 blade :grumpy: Hopefully I will find it or I may just be forced to do another one. :D
 
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