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Thicker blade - feedback from our customers...

Discussion in 'ROSarms International' started by kancler, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. kancler

    kancler Moderator Moderator

    Mar 21, 2005
  2. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    good move!
    Although the majority of use the outdoor knives will see probably should have the thinner blade stock, this market definitely has an appetite for thick blades.
    Making little changes like this in order to appeal to this market is certainly better than changing the overall manufacture of Rosarms knives, which is already great and unique.
  3. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Much like in the RAT forum, there is a move for 1/4" blades......how about it?
  4. kancler

    kancler Moderator Moderator

    Mar 21, 2005

    We do have a few models with 1/4 " blades! For example: Baby, Cliff, Bizon and more...
  5. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
  6. kancler

    kancler Moderator Moderator

    Mar 21, 2005

    Thank you very much for that info and question!

    Some of our knives specs I got from catalog, some of them I measured myself and translate from one system to an other! Specs form catalog are +- 10% (standard for Certificate of testing) When I did translation I rounded some numbers.

    About these knives:

    1. Baby - http://www.rosarmsusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=48

    Yes you are right! There is a mistake. Actual thickness is 1/4" and in metric it should be 6.3mm! I will fix it! thank you!

    2. Cliff - http://www.rosarmsusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=132
    Actual thickness is 3/16" : 3/16=0.188*25.4=4.8mm which is in specs of +-10% This knife I measured myself. I think 3/16" is more understandable for US customers then 0.2mm :)

    3. Taiga - http://www.rosarmsusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=46

    Actual thickness is 5mm. (also 5 mm in the catalog) 5mm/25.4=0.197 or 0.2 mm

    Sorry for that confusion! I'm working on new version of our website and all measurements I will have to recheck!

    We did have a mistake in Baby listing. thank you again for that info!
  7. SunRiverMan


    Dec 24, 2007
    I for one like more thicker than the .08 blades. As soon as I get some more money I will be buying some. The Stalker is one. I don't need them, but I love a great knife. SRM out!
  8. forcedestrike


    Jan 14, 2008
    do you take international orders? I can't find any answers in your "Shippings & returns" page.

  9. kancler

    kancler Moderator Moderator

    Mar 21, 2005
    Yes we do!

    We can ship almost anywhere. Just check your custom rules before ordering.
  10. Unsub


    Nov 23, 2006
    I prefer thinner blades. I find a lot of the current US made knives to thick and the edge geometry suffers.

    Another thing that would please the US market especially on the tactical/military knives is more all micarta grips like on the bayonet. Personally I like thin blades and natural handle material but the market likes thick blades and micarta handles. Some colours other than brown (Black OD or Sage) would be nice but if all that is easily available is brown that would be fine.

    If you are going to have thicker blades then it would be smart to have full height grinds so that you still get a nice gradual edge that can cut but also has a nice thick strong back.

    A Nona with a full micarta handle and hollow rivets like the bayonet would be a hit I think. It is almost because people expect the micarta handles while the birch and leather are a bit unusual. If you had some micarta handles people would probably feel more comfortable with the leather as an option.
  11. holeymoley


    May 20, 2007
    I disagree about the micarta grips, there are plenty of manufacturers of good carbon steel blades with micarta grips on the market. I think ROSarms should shoot for a different market than the Ontario/RAT/Ranger/etc crowd.

    These blades are beautiful, and the birch handles make them stand out. They are like upscale Scandi's with better blade geometries and interesting shapes. Anyway, I only wanted to post to mention that that leather handled Stinger is on my short list of knives to buy, right after my next purchase.
  12. Asmodeus


    Apr 2, 2008
  13. kancler

    kancler Moderator Moderator

    Mar 21, 2005
  14. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    The Baby is .200 thick also, not the .250...unless mine is a mistake? Doesn't affect the performance, but would still like to see a .250 version. This blade is a BEAST!
  15. Unsub


    Nov 23, 2006
    You have one as well gravelface? I bet they would have loved the baby in Sparta.
    The sheath on mine was pretty nice as well. not as thick as the US style but soft supple and strong with a neat design. I have it next to the computer and since I wrote the last sentence I played around with it to check the balance and compared it to my DFLE.
    Similar comfy handles and feel but the Baby is lighter in the hand and I can't check out my sideburns on my DFLE. Not any knives in this price range with near the fit and finish OR the quality of steel.

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