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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?
     
  7. Guillermo

    Guillermo 7th Man of the 7th son Super Moderator

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    Any updates with the finishing process on the S110V and S125V? I have two you made in S110V and see some slight differences in finishing. I recently bought Q-36 in CTS204P and was told the table price of it and one in S110V were the same. But I'm guessing that the cost of materials and hours of labor are not the same.
     
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