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    Default First Forum Knife - The Process

    I thought that a new thread would be in order at this point.

    The forum knife to Nick's specs is finally priced out and ready for production.

    The blade will be 3/16", 440C, cut from a 7 1/4" X 1 1/2" bar, heat treated to Rc 56-58 cryogenically treated, and bead blasted. Handle holes are 3/4" diameter with 1/4" pins and thong tube. Handle material is 1/4" Indigo Blue diamond wood pinned and epoxied in place. Sheath is a simple neck sheath made from black micarta.

    Price will be $142 US ~ $142 CDN plus applicable taxes. Shipping extra, we ship Express Post because it's traceable.

    Pricing is based on a minimum of 40 knives in order to keep costs down re handle material, logo engraving and steel. (set up charges and shipping costs increase with smaller volumes thereby raising the final price of the knife)

    If someone like Schiez will volunteer to organize the numbering I would appreciate it.

    When orders are placed I would appreciate them emailed to me directly and there will be a $50 deposit required. Please include your phone # because I will call you for credit card #s.


    George Tichbourne
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    Sequential numbering will be stamped on all knives so special numbers must be noted on your order if required. In case of two people wanting the same number the first one in will get it and the second one will get an email. Higher numbers therefor will take longer to be completed.

    CFP markings will be laser etched on all knives on the left side ahead of the handle scale.

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    What follows is the one and only official list for this knife. Note the "key" at the bottom for what it all means.

    schiesz

    CPF Knife List

    1 tensixteen
    2 schiesz
    3 Sasha
    4 Sigman
    5 Unforgiven
    6 Crenshaw
    7 ghostreaction
    8 Monocrom
    9 darell
    10 Kiessling
    11 silverfox
    12 weedle256
    13 aj1985
    14 spydernut
    15 TVODRD
    16 donny dont
    17 sunspot
    18 Marcspar
    19 darmawaa
    20 smokelaw1
    21 phantomphoton
    22 Reima
    23 darmawaa
    24 LEDad
    25 b@rt
    26 Sesh (Tensixteen's friend)
    27 telkin
    28 SteveL
    29 Mdinana
    30 shuter
    31 J_Oei
    32 steed77
    33 tomtec
    34 Kingsmono
    35 JosephK
    36 Mr. Sasha
    37 Darell
    38 Christoph
    39 Empyfree
    40 tensixteen Sr.
    .
    .

    Legend:
    black - No contact has been made
    Red - George has received contact info
    Orange - down payment received by george
    Green - Full payment received by george
    Pink - SHIPPED
    Also, here are some details on the optional Leather Sheath:
    8-9oz vegetable tanned dyed leather, pouch style waterformed hand stitched sheath made by George c/w belt loop. Extra layer of leather along the stitched edge to deter you from cutting the thread. (mid -dark mahogany colour)



    Also, here is a scan of the actual handle material, as received by the Tichbournes this week:

    Last edited by schiesz; 03-26-2008 at 08:43 PM.

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    Lightbulb First Forum Knife - The Process

    Unless someone else backs out, or George makes more than 40, we have two spots left.

    Please email George your contact information if you have not done so yet. I'll try to PM/email those on the 'interested' list that do not show up on George's list sometime this weekend.

    Thanks everyone for your assistance and cooperation in this project!

    For those who have not been following all that has been going on here, and need to see some pictures;

    Tensixteen came up with this design:


    George Tichbourne made a prototype:


    George re-worked the proto:


    And George made a final proto:


    The final knives will be have blue dymondwood scales. For examples of George's finished work see his website: www.tichbourneknives.com
    Last edited by schiesz; 02-15-2008 at 11:18 PM.

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    Details on the sheath have also been added to Post #4.

    Details:
    8-9oz vegetable tanned dyed leather, pouch style waterformed hand stitched sheath made by George c/w belt loop. Extra layer of leather along the stitched edge to deter you from cutting the thread. (mid -dark mahogany colour)

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    Default Re: First forum knife Final

    Done. Also adding handle material scans to the original post.



    schiesz

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    Quote Originally Posted by schiesz View Post
    Done. Also adding handle material scans to the original post.



    schiesz
    This is as close to the colour as I could get with the scanner. It is a flat piece taken from one of the sheets. Keep in mind it will look different once the holes are drilled and it is contoured to fit the handle. But all in all in person it looks pretty and believe me I am picky as the and I like it

    Cheers, Carol

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    Here are the latest pictures from Carol and George. Take a look at the process:























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    New pictures:
























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    Here is the latest:


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    Heat treat photos:








































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    Lightbulb First Forum Knife - The Process

    I've decided to move some of the more important picture posts from the original thread HERE to this thread so you all can see the process that our knives are going through from start to finish.

    And a HUGE thank you to Carol and George for taking the time to answer our questions and take pictures of this incredible process... and to shiesz for keeping track of the numbers and posting the pictures for us!
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    I never realised making knives was such an involved process. Good work

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    Default Re: First Forum Knife - The Process

    Love the pictures. Any updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunspot View Post
    Love the pictures. Any updates?
    Hi Sunspot, we've been up to our butts in aligaters the past couple weeks.
    Hope to get a photo shoot done this weekend if I'm lucky

    Did you get our newsletter ? If so read that in the mean time and I"ll hurry and do more pictures

    Cheers, Carol
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    Watching this thread has been enjoyable to you Carol for the constant updates.
    When was the last time you washed your feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eebowler View Post
    Watching this thread has been enjoyable to you Carol for the constant updates.
    Thankyou Sir There should be more photos soon. Took some this afternoon.

    With regards my feet can't remember the last time I washed then .......

    Cheers, Carol
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    Gentlemen there are photos of the kydex sheath on the other thread. will be more photos of the process tonite.

    Carol

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    Photos not taken - the handle being epoxied on. The epoxy has to be mixed - you
    have a small window of opportunity to get the epoxy on the knife handle(tang) the
    pins covered in epoxy and put into the handle holes, the knife flipped over and the
    second handle scale carefully placed over the epoxied tang and have the pins run
    through the second handle scale.

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    I am more of a lurker then a writer, but I can not hold it back any longer:

    This serie of photos is simply great!

    I check every second day whether there is a continuation of the 'story'. I'll sure miss this thread when the knifes are finnished.

    Carol and George: Thank you very much for involving us in this faszinating process!

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