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Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by hollowdweller, Apr 30, 2010.
Kicking it back up!
I'll take some time to work on it after the Blade Show this weekend. :thumbup:
Thanks for the reminder.
Glad to help.
I KNOW you need one new project
Do it!!!! I'm interested.
I would be really interested in seeing this also. And 300$ IMO is very reasonable.
I'm going to schedule some time with some folder makers...maybe make a few connections here at the Blade Show and get this thing DONE in 2010! :thumbup:
My all time favorite production folder is the Ed ED Schempp Spyderco Barong. If it was assisted opening it would be the perfect pocket folder in my mind. I think it would be great to do something similar with a nessmuk sweep upwards and wider blade. It would be cool to provide a scandi and ffg like your first nessmuk prototypes.
Ok - I have a drawing to look at.
Keep in mind - the things chosen in this design reflect hours/months/years of pondering that I have done regarding a folder of my own make - something that would be feasible given the tools/processes/skills I already have, be reasonable in cost, be simple in design and use....and most importantly, be fun for me to make.
Here's what I insist upon:
framelock design (not interested in other lock designs)
"secondary lock" ensured by a thumbstud (every folder I have held with this feature has been solid as a rock, so there must be something to it)
large enough handle to make it usable (full size handle)
large enough blade to make it usable (bush-worthy)
0.125-0.135" thick blade - large enough for a scand grind, thin enough to be light and easy to sharpen
one side titanium, one side handle material
I am open to suggestions on blade type (whether more drop-point or more spear-point), blade material (I would like it to be 3V), handle materials, overall length, handle height, handle thickness, contouring vs. chamfered handle slabs, overall weight/balance.....as well as any other practical suggestions that would help make the knife function better.
Here's the drawing:
And here's a drawing showing the CAD file from the 2009 Bushcraft (in red) - for size comparison:
Let me know what you think - make suggestions at will...never hurts to ask, right?
I haven't been completely clear in disclosing everything bouncing around in my head....a few good questions might help draw that out.
Thanks for your interest, guys!
And now with a backspacer in there for handle comfort. Yes it will have to be cleaned out now-n-then...but a quick swab with a q-tip is not a big deal if you ask me.
for the unimaginative....LOL
That is looking good Dan!
I like it Dan! Be great if you used 0-1 or 3-V!
OD green G-10 for the handle and backspacer if used.
Blade design profile looks great to me. I'm just not a spearpoint lover. Penetrator tip would be trick as well.
I like the thumbstud locking thing. I never noticed that on any knives before but great idea.
I'd buy one just like that but if the design would still work with the handle you picture, and a blade with a slightly straighter back like the Enzo liner lock scandi would be really cool.
My only complaint about the Enzo is that it's liner lock and that the knife is a bit small. If yours was more around the size of the Microtech pictured it would be perfect:thumbup:
The blade is 75mm on the Enzo I think the Mt is 3.5 or slightly more
The knife is around 8" overall length.
Here's another pic with the lock area updated:
8" would be damn near ideal size for me.:thumbup:
here's one with more of a drop-point....less of a spear-point
and I made it a full 8" in length overall (opened).
And now with a striker tip:
I really like the one with the striker tip!!!
Whatcha thinkin of for steel?