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    Default Help me design a knife

    Is anyone interested in collaborating with me on a knife project, I think it would nice to see the 1st CPF blade. Yes, I am speaking to you makers out there....let's make something cool huh....


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    This CPF Blade idea is great! Sadly, however, I know next to nothing about designing or building a knife - so about all I can offer is the thought that the design may be more popular, and the project possibly more attractive to others, if the knife is suitable for edc. I hope people with some expertise will jump on this bandwagon.

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    I am hoping to get one of the makers that visit us here on CPF to work with us, but we shall see.

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    The Shot Show and other Flashaholic Get Togethers would be good places to drum up some interest and get marketing ideas.

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    Well, I'll throw in my .02. Should be something small and light - something that would be viable for EDC - NOT a sharpened pry bar. Maybe 3" blade and ~3" handle of micarta.

    The Becker Necker was/is a very popular knife. While I have a few, they never really did it for me. But something in that size range (would definitely need a lanyard) that is a bit more pointy would be just the ticket.

    For the steel, I would say keep it simple. *I* would prefer O-1 with a good heat treat. I suspect most would prefer something more stainless. ATS-34/154CM would be fine, I suppose. Let's don't drop down to the 440 range though.

    I suppose a kydex sheath suitable for IWB/neck/off-body carry would be in order.

    So, a small, handy, rust-resistant blade that allows for versatile carry. Sounds like a CPF knife to me.
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    If its going to be a CPF Knife, it would be nice to see it being internationally legal. Like a slipjoint knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul_Duke View Post
    If its going to be a CPF Knife, it would be nice to see it being internationally legal. Like a slipjoint knife.

    When you have to consider all the Int'l legalities, things turn VERY bland. If I only owned knives and guns that are CA legal, I wouldn't have ANY fun. I am not looking for something to market on a big scale, just a small run of something cool. I love the idea of a necker w/kydex, 6" OA max. Micarta is cool, but I would like to have an option for something more exotic.

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    OK, Point taken, I thought you were talking about folders.

    Since this would be a CPF knife, Are you going to incorperate a light into it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodnut View Post
    Should be something small and light - something that would be viable for EDC - NOT a sharpened pry bar. Maybe 3" blade and ~3" handle of micarta. So, a small, handy, rust-resistant blade that allows for versatile carry. Sounds like a CPF knife to me.
    WITH A LIGHT! And a lanyard. This is sounding even better all the time.

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    Yeah, all we need is for someone to make it....

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    Hey, Tim - maybe you can get Daywalker (Chad Los Banos) involved?
    http://www.clbdesign.info/

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    RE: the light. While I suppose this was a joke, I did think about having some tritium inset in the end of the scales/handle. That would be pretty unique and add come functionality too.

    Perhaps greenLED might have some ideas on lanyards....???
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    maybe this sounds crazy and i don't mind taking the heat for it.

    how about a handle and blade in the shape of a candle. the handle would be straight and the blade would be in the shape of a candle flame. with the CPF logo on the handle. Add a little tritium under the logo. a gold blade or demascus steel . ebony wood scales. something real fancy . something you'd want to show off to everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodnut View Post
    Perhaps greenLED might have some ideas on lanyards....???
    Funny that you mention it, I'm currently working on a couple knife-related paracord projects for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbajoe View Post
    maybe this sounds crazy and i don't mind taking the heat for it.

    how about a handle and blade in the shape of a candle. the handle would be straight and the blade would be in the shape of a candle flame. with the CPF logo on the handle. Add a little tritium under the logo. a gold blade or demascus steel . ebony wood scales. something real fancy . something you'd want to show off to everyone


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    Hey, Tim - maybe you can get Daywalker (Chad Los Banos) involved?
    http://www.clbdesign.info/
    I have a couple of his Boker designs, I really like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbajoe View Post
    maybe this sounds crazy and i don't mind taking the heat for it.

    how about a handle and blade in the shape of a candle. the handle would be straight and the blade would be in the shape of a candle flame. with the CPF logo on the handle. Add a little tritium under the logo. a gold blade or demascus steel . ebony wood scales. something real fancy . something you'd want to show off to everyone
    There was a time when I would have been the first to label an idea like that crazy, and to be quite honest I'd probably still feel queer carrying around such a knife. However, hang around CPF long enough and you start looking for mementos, so maybe this isn't such a bad idea at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog66 View Post
    I have a couple of his Boker designs, I really like them.

    You could name it "THE HOG" on one side. CPF SPECIAL on the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TITAN1833 View Post
    You could name it "THE HOG" on one side. CPF SPECIAL on the other.

    BRILLIANT


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    I assume since you are using the CPF name on the knife you have cleared it with Sasha the owner of the forum. If not I suggest doing so before going too much further.
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    I could go for something not too "exotic" in style, a nice all around, practical blade shape that would appeal to everyone? Kydex sheath would be great as well!

    I like the size you're talking about too. It would be nice to hold the cost down so it would be more affordable to members.

    I'm just not one for all of these science fiction designs that are available. I guess they're meant more for collectors. I like users, but I'm just one member here.

    Definitely ask for permission to use "CPF", though the knife doesn't have to be engraved.
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    I think it's a fine idea. I'd like to see a folder, with a clip for EDC. Priced around $50-75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sed6 View Post
    I think it's a fine idea. I'd like to see a folder, with a clip for EDC. Priced around $50-75.
    You won't find a maker to do a folder in that price range, not even close.

    As far as using the CPF name, it wouldn't have to be included if that becomes a problem. I am just trying to get a little project done with our new friends on the forum, could be as few a half dozen. I figured as long as we are going to have a Knifemakers Forum, we may as well try and do something with it.........Besides, it's not looking like anyone is going to volunteer their time and skills anyway.


    I do want to make it clear that I am not looking for anyone to donate time or materials for this, I plan to pay full asking price as deemed by the maker.


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    When someone gets a drawing done send it to me and I will try to put a prototype together. No charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george tichbourne View Post
    When someone gets a drawing done send it to me and I will try to put a prototype together. No charge.

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    Wow thats cool George way to step up and help out, if there is anything I can help out with let me know.

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    Same here if you guys need anything I'm definately down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog66 View Post
    As far as using the CPF name, it wouldn't have to be included if that becomes a problem.
    It likely will be no problem at all. Just needs official clearance before something is sold with the CPF name on it. I personally think it is an awesome idea.
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    Default Re: Help me design a knife

    If anyone wants to help out in the actual design, please PM me so we can brainstorm. So far "The Hog" will may the following....

    Necker?
    Kydex
    6" OA
    Part Serrated?
    Handle - Semi-Exotic natural material or Paracord Wrap? I like the look of Hand Grooved G10, perhaps Black?
    Blade - Not a fan of TAnto for users, so Drop Point or Recurve

    I am thinking if it might be deemed "The Hog", shouldn't it have a somewhat Beefy blade?

    Let's see what we can come up with.

    Tim
    Last edited by Groundhog66; 01-07-2008 at 01:16 PM.

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    PS I work in 440C primarily so the prototype will be in that material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george tichbourne View Post
    PS I work in 440C primarily so the prototype will be in that material.

    George

    Sounds great.....I am trying to come up with a design that will include a little something from the pages of each makers website, I really like what I see.

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