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    George,

    Please comment on how the prototype feels in the hand. Balance-wise how does it feel? Does your hand tend to "sink in" to the grip? Thumb ramp placement feels good?

    In terms of steel. I understand this is still up for debate. Because you work 440C mostly, are more confident in your ability to effectively heat-treat that than newer wonder steels? Would it complicate things too much to offer this in 1095 in addition to whatever else?

    Has a finish been defined? Bead blasted?

    IMO, you are in a position to weigh in heavily since you, literally, have the blade in hand.

    BTW, you are a saint for taking this on. A knife designed by committee... whoddathunkit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodnut View Post
    ...BTW, you are a saint for taking this on.
    Indeed!!
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    I'm in !


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    I am not worried about other metals, it is just that each metal has design characteristics that must be avoided for best performance and I would not like to deliver something that I am not completely comfortable with.

    Heat treating is not a consideration because I use a very large aerospace qualified heat treater who I trust completely.

    I was concerned about handle length, given that I have wide hands, but it feels good in the hand. Slightly handle heavy but with a blade this size it is unavoidable but not uncomfortable.

    Blade finish was specified as brushed so that is what is shown. Unfortunately I am not a very good computer type and the scan is very rough, perhaps I can get a photo today.

    The worst of the snowstorm appears to be over so I am off to the shop.

    George

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    Instead of #'s has anyone given thought to putting on our CPF screen names?

    ?

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    No, I can stamp 2 or 3 digit numbers neatly enough but screen names would not be practical.....The alternative of laser etching would take the knife above the $150 window.

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    Oh would not of suggested it if I had realized you were stamping the digits.
    Thanks for getting back with a comment though!

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    Hi George,

    Any updates on the prototype?

    Cheers and Regards,
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    Nick, everything has been on hold for the last three days because I have had some medical problems and have had to change heart medication which can have some adverse side effects so I have been staying away from the grinders until it works it's way through the system.

    I will get back on the phones tomorrow and do a little grinding to see how it goes. Should have a final price this week.

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    george ... get well first. In no way should you feel under pressure from our little group here. We can wait. Get well first !!!
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    Hi George,

    We've got plenty of time on this, just make sure you take care of yourself.

    Thanks for all of your hard work so far.

    schiesz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    george ... get well first. In no way should you feel under pressure from our little group here. We can wait. Get well first !!!
    bernie
    Big +1 , take care...

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    Hi George,

    Sorry to hear that..Hope you get better soon. Take care of your health.

    Cheers and Regards,
    Nick
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    George, take your time; we'll still be here.
    Hope everything clears up. Thank you for your dedication to our "little" project.
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    I have other custom blades in the works, not in a rush on any of them since I am in the middle of my "indoors" season. Feel better pal!

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    Anyone interested in the CPF knife project, please see this thread, and contact George Tichbourne with your contact information.

    schiesz

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