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 Post subject: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:20 pm 

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Location: Oxford,MA
A customer asked me to design a minimalist hunter/survival type knife. I took the classic Kephart design and put my own twist on it. By coincidence I was in the process of designing a knife for myself and brother in law we could use on our camping trips this year. I may as well open this one up to the public and try my hand at a small production run. Materials are yet to be decided. If you have ideas on the materials please share them in this thread.

The basic version will feature a scandi grind. I would also consider a convex grind as well.

I outsource most of my heat treating needs to Peters Heat treating in PA. The pricing structure is fair but definitely favors a minimum of 20 or more. Hopefully I can use this "pre buy sign up" type format to supplement my orders. Expect one or maybe two of these type deals a year.

There is no deposit required to join the pre buy. Just send me an email or post here stating that you would like to purchase one. The most up to date details on this project will be found here.

Price will be around 150 to 200$ depending on the final materials chosen.

Thank you

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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:32 am 

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Go figure, I've been planning to email you and ask about a survival knife...sign me up. :)


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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:52 pm 

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Good stuff Geo Dude!

Material choices for steel is going to be a stainless tool steel, 20CV for 200$ Or a high carbon steel 1084 for 150$.
Let me know what one you choose.

The timeline on these is still a bit uncertain. If any one has concerns about that just send me an email and we can nail something down.



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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:33 pm 

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O so far we are up to 4 1084 blades and 2 cpm 20cv blades. If I get 2 more requests for the stainless tool steel, I will just get a bar of CTS-204P instead. This is a very high quality Carpenter steel comparable to 20CV and M390.



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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:02 pm 

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One of my challenges this year is to work on my consistency/efficiency.
This project will force me to do that! This is all about applying what I have done professionally for the last several years to my home shop.
The end result will be that my customers get an awesome knife for a great price.

I will be using a variety of handle materials making each blade unique. I am also open to using customer supplied materials for the handle scales.

Steel choices will be 1084 or 20CV (maybe CTS-204P)

Some more construction details of this project:
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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:11 am 
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Nice detailed drawings Tim. Really helps to see where your going!

Now where's my crayons and drawing paper!



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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:08 am 

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now theres an idea...a kitchen knife coloring book! Huhhh, that would be a big hit , i better get printing...

On a seriously serious note, after much internal deliberation, I am going to can the Stainless tool steel option and go with the semi stainless CPM-3V. In this application the extra toughness of 3V is more important than the added wear resistance of 20CV. Especially with the heat treat this 3V is gonna get.



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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:46 am 

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Given your recent "hot off the bench" thread I have to ask...Are you planning on offering a sheath with these? I think a custom emblem on sheaths to celebrate this run would be cool. :)


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 Post subject: Re: BUSH CRAFTER pre buy sign up
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:50 pm 

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That would be cool I agree , the sheath building though would need to be negotiated separately with my sheathmaker aka my wife Tonya. Ill have to inquire.



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