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Voyager Sign Ups

Discussion in 'Big Chris Custom Knives' started by Big Chris, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Lets use this thread for Voyager Sign Ups.

    I currently have 5 that I just sawed out from 3/16" O1.

    This is roughly what the finished knives will look like.

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    Base pricing will be $295
    That includes black or natural canvas micarta, black kydex sheath, insured shipping in US

    Green Canvas Micarta +$10
    G10 scales +$15 G10 Options are here: https://www.alphaknifesupply.com/zdata-G10pictures.htm
    Liners +$10
    Shadetree CC Micarta +$25

    Blade finish will be standard to what I typically make.

    Handles will be a very comfortable and multi-position friendly "Barrel" shape -- tapered front and rear with palm swell

    Micarta will be finished to 220 grit which is smooth yet provides plenty of traction

    G10 will be wet sanded to 600 or 1000

    The knives are drilled for 3 pins and a tube

    Aluminum Pins will be used

    Sheath will be a Pancake style


    These will be heat treated to 59-60 Rc
    Tapered Tang is standard
    Edge geometry will be optimized for the expected tasks


    If you are interested comment below and give me your options.

    I would like to keep this thread clear of clutter so please if you have questions or comments lets discuss in the "One Knife Survival Knife" thread.

    Thank You For Your Support
     
  2. Steve in SoCal

    Steve in SoCal Gold Member Gold Member

    296
    Mar 16, 2011
    Hi BC, Can you please clarify blade length and overall length. Thanks


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  3. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    OAL is 11"
    Blade Length is 6"
     
  4. DavidCAndersen

    DavidCAndersen Gold Member Gold Member

    758
    Nov 11, 2013
    Drilled for 3 pins and tube, or 2 tubes and 2 pins as shown above?
     
  5. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Will there be a 3V option in future?
     
  6. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have been thinking and planning other steel options, but as of right now 3V is not one.

    That's not saying I won't make a couple in 3V later this year, just not immediate future.
     
  7. fogdart

    fogdart Gold Member Gold Member

    760
    Jan 7, 2015
    Chris, Put me down for a natural canvas Voyager please. No sheath necessary, I'll make my own. PM inbound regarding payment.
    ...........
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2017
  8. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Ill take one sir. Orange G10 handles and orange kydex if possible?
    My email: [email protected]
    Thanks
     
  9. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    By my count three are currently spoke for above, that leaves 2 more without homes.

    The next batch of 5 Voyagers are profiled and drilled.
    All 5 are drilled for 2 pins and 2 tubes.
    They need some pre-heat treat grinds and things will be ready to get hot.
    I am hoping to be able to heat treat in the next week or so.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
  10. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I received an order for another through facebook today so that puts the count at 4 spoken for and one still available.
     
  11. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Finally have an update.
    This batch of 5 Voyagers are getting heat treated right now.
    Things have been moving a bit slow lately, Sorry.
    Making progress though.
     
  12. Southstarjeff

    Southstarjeff

    90
    Feb 15, 2013
    Is there one left?


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  13. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Yes there is one more.
     
  14. Southstarjeff

    Southstarjeff

    90
    Feb 15, 2013
    I'll take one, royal blue scales with hunter orange liners.


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  15. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010

    Thanks you sir.
    It is yours.

    By my count that is all 5 spoken for.
    I have been a bit preoccupied lately with Bladesports Competition but there is about to be a break in the action.
    I have one very old order that I am focusing on this week till I get it finished.
    After that I will start tapering tangs and doing finish grinds.
    Thanks for your patience.
     
  16. Fancier

    Fancier

    Jul 1, 2012
    If you aren't having fun why are you working for yourself?
    Bladesports isn't goofing off when there is "blade" right in the title!
     
  17. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I love what I get to do.
    Staying home with the kids is the best part and being able to make knives is just a bonus.
    Bladesports is a hobby, but a very addicting and expensive hobby.
    When you figure that each knife has roughly $150+ in materials alone before any work is done.
    Plus after each competition I identify something that I want to alter that could make for a better knife.

    These Voyagers are icing on the cake.
    I like every aspect of the knife and can explain why I chose each aspect of the design.
    Thanks for all of your support.
    I would not be able to do this without all you guys.
     
  18. LukeTheSpook

    LukeTheSpook Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    The voyager is a really cool idea. I like the direction you're going with the sign ups. I was lucky enough to get one of the mucks and I'm looking forward to what's next.
     
  19. Mrs. Big Chris

    Mrs. Big Chris Moderator Moderator

    116
    Nov 21, 2012
    Big Chris is out in the shop early today, working on the Voyagers. Thank you to everyone who is purchasing this round. I think this is a great design!
     
  20. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    :eek: :D :thumbup:
     

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