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REK Ember fixed blade discussion thread

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Figured it was about time to make a dedicated thread for this specific model :)

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Any questions, pics, discussion, testimonials, etc. about this model can be posted here!!

Pre-order is now closed

Here's some of the WIP pics from start to finish for the first batch. Second batch is in production as I write this w/ an ETA beginning of December.

First up I did the CAD and 3D printed a proto:
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Then I ordered up the blanks and rough ground to prep for HT

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Sent out for HT and once back I started building all these handles by hand (chamfers and all)

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Initial batch done!

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Final pics before initial sale:
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Next batch I'm offering 2 steel options (M390 and CPM Cruwear) with multiple scale materials and sheath colors. This next batch will likely have jimping with the crowned spine, as well as a skeletonized tang.

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I’m betting on the CocoCru!

Aaaaand you would be RIGHT! out of 37 orders so far, top orders are:

Blade:
  • 27 cruwear
  • 10 m390
Scales
  • 13 coconut
  • 12 od grn micarta
DLC - 13 orders

Sorry I know I'm a nerd but I find spreadsheets and stats quite interesting :) Plus I love organization so spreadsheets are a must for me!

I love it and can't wait for mine!
Josh will you be offering replacement scales also?

Yes for sure! Crunching the numbers allows me to dial in specific orders w/ a certain number of each color extra. Acutally I may send out an email to see who will want what regarding extra scales (just to make sure I don't undershoot any specific color), we will see.
 

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Josh, do you foresee making any of the micarta scales with a pattern like the G10 models? (I don't know if that's even feasible but I like the pattern on the g10 over the sculpted, though I usually lean toward micarta) Maybe not necessarily on this order, but on subsequent?

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Josh, do you foresee making any of the micarta scales with a pattern like the G10 models? (I don't know if that's even feasible but I like the pattern on the g10 over the sculpted, though I usually lean toward micarta) Maybe not necessarily on this order, but on subsequent?

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No that pattern is referred to as peel ply and is made that way in a factory. I may make some extra black g10 peel ply scales to be available at some point though.
 
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