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East Coast Custom Knife Show

Mr.LaBella Mar 9, 2017

  1. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Where are our updates, Sir?
     
  2. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    never mind...
     
  3. RJ Martin

    RJ Martin Tactical Knife Maker

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    Matt and I are looking forward to the show! He has made significant improvements to his screw cap pens and is going to have a nice variety of them for the show.
    So far, I am bringing mid-range Q36's and an Illudium flipper with an uber-thick flat ground blade (a first). S110V blades, Ti bolsters and LSCF scales for most of the Q's, and one or two with stag and ironwood. High end users. A necessary change of pace after two months of high-end dress pieces.

    My main focus since the TKI has been on R&D and tooling upgrades. The R & D is focused on my finishing process for the exotic CPM stainless steels, as I am going to focus primarily on S110V and S125V going forward. So I have been evaluating abrasive belts and tumbling media and processes for bringing these two alloys to a high finish. Pretty much venturing into uncharted waters here as I am probably the only person finishing these alloys with this process. The extreme difficulty involved in producing a high finish on these two alloys is testament to their superior wear resistance. They are an order of magnitude harder to finish than any other stainless PM steel I have used. Which is why I want to use them for my blades!

    If you follow me on Instagram you know about my introduction of Argon gas into my heat treat process. Again, this is a huge leap that lets me achieve absolutely decarb-free HT in-house. This is an absolute necessity for S125V because of the high temperatures involved.

    I turned 54 in February and as a present to myself I am working to eliminate my chronic low back pain. PT and personal training twice a week definitely cuts into my productivity and annoys my type AA personality. But I am determined to stick with it.

    So, this is where I am right now. Lots of things going on related to my desire to continuously improve.

    Beyond the ECCKS, I am looking forward to a spectacular BLADE Show this year. I plan to bring things to that show that you have never seen.....
     
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  4. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    I'd love to see an Illudium folder!!!!
     
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  5. desmodus

    desmodus Guano Loco Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    YOU'VE SEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH ALREADY
     
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    how about revisiting the idea of a fishing knife for all of us anglers?
     

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