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Scandi grind Framelock Folder

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by hollowdweller, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    KILLER!:thumbup:
     
  2. JTC3495

    JTC3495

    Jan 3, 2008
    Looking good. When does the preorder open up?
     
  3. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    not for a while I'm afraid....I won't be starting these probably until August/Sept at the soonest.

    I'll probably open up a pre order list ahead of that to get an idea of handle materials.


    I'm definitely using 3V on these.

    Dan
     
  4. Knife_Geek

    Knife_Geek Gold Member Gold Member

    856
    Mar 11, 2007
    boy oh boy does that striker tip look awful sexy. I am certainly in for one of these regardless of blade profile as long as its scandi and as long as its cpm 3v

    Edited to add: my only comment is that the thumb stud seems awful close to the scale. it seems to me that it might be awful hard to access when opening the knife.
     
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  5. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    I'd be in for one with the striker tip.
     
  6. SirIsaacNewton

    SirIsaacNewton

    127
    May 23, 2010
    same striker tip for sure
     
  7. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Thanks for the comments, guys. :thumbup:


    The stud will be tall enough to get at, and the handle will be radiused and relieved around it to make engaging it easy yet unobtrusive.

    Dan
     
  8. Knife_Geek

    Knife_Geek Gold Member Gold Member

    856
    Mar 11, 2007
    Dan,

    Sounds awesome man I cant wait!!!
     
  9. thewoodpecker

    thewoodpecker

    253
    Oct 12, 2008
    I'd second the straight spine and the 8" OAL in O-1. Maybe some burlap mircata?
     
  10. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    burlap micarta would be awesome if I could get a reliable and consistent source. I'll start asking around. :thumbup:


    Best way to catch the pre-order would be to sign up for my Mailing List (link below in my sig line).

    Dan
     
  11. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    O1 is definitely an option....it won't save any cost for pricing, but I would definitely consider it for those who prefer it.

    Dan
     
  12. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here's a quick data sheet showing relative toughness/wear-resistance of some steels I have used:
    (info comes from Crucible MSDS Data sheets)


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  13. candlelight001

    candlelight001

    764
    Jun 3, 2008
    Playing devils advocate on the length, by the time you're at 8" OAL, you're dealing w/ a fairly bulky package folded. Weight savings over a fixed blade not so great, although you do get convenience. To my eyes, a 3" blade on a folder is handier.
     
  14. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Hey Dan,

    That's an interesting chart.

    What is the definition of toughness vs wear resistance?

    I'm guessing that toughness is like not chipping or rolling and wear resistance is how fast it dulls?
     
  15. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    The thumbstuds / stop pins look on the small side.

    Other then that, definitely interesting.
     
  16. Briggz

    Briggz

    Oct 18, 2002
    Would a non-scandi grind be an option?
     
  17. JTC3495

    JTC3495

    Jan 3, 2008
    I love the performance of the 3V, you can't go wrong there. A folding Bushcrafter would be a big :thumbup:.
     
  18. nevermind35

    nevermind35

    Aug 14, 2009
    I agree with this. Once a folder gets to this size I, personally, would rather carry a fixed blade. I love 3" folders or a little bit larger. I might suggest utilizing a 3.25-3.3" blade length. I think this would make both the 3" and 3.5" guys happy.

    You definately have my attention on this one Dan, I'll be watching my email for the preorder when it does come. I really like the penetrator tip that you have drawn out, it looks very useful. I do however greatly prefer the spear point that you drew up originally. I like the tip to be a little lower on my folders, especially a bushcraft-esqe folder such as this one. I find it makes a much better woodworker/whittler with the tip being more inline with the pivot or, ideally, a tad lower.

    I also really love how you will be incorporating the thumbstuds as the stop pins. Like you said, this makes the knife feel much more solid and basically eliminates side to side play. Looks excellent!
     
  19. superfluities

    superfluities Moderator Moderator

    337
    Jun 29, 2008
    Can I get a 3V? Isn't toughtness a function of wear resistance??
     
  20. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    I'd be in for one of these for sure.

    3v would be a good steel for this - 3.5" max blade length - straight spine or just a slight drop.
     
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