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blackmetal1181 Apr 4, 2020

  1. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    I don’t really pay attention to much on other platforms in terms of balis.

    I’m thinking some people already critiqued this channel hellcat. I have no clue what was said but wouldn’t mind typing a few words.

    Tolerances are excellent.

    Lots of detail in the handle milling. The handles have a lot of grip because of the blackened finish. That milling in specific heavy finger traffic areas helps as well.

    Considering i’ve seen some EXCELLENT finishes on your knives, this one is no different.

    As far as my mediocre flipping is concerned.

    The balance is good.

    I always revert back to that basic fan, the blade drops fine. Shows it isn’t too blade light/handle heavy.

    The balance point when laid out is at that middle groove(middle of the 3 under zen pin groove(does that even make sense)) which is in the sweet spot impo. Seems that middle groove is on purpose.

    *Drawbacks are only my personal preference to be honest.*

    This is a chunky handle in comparison to the slimline, i am used to flipping the slimline so i had to get comfortable to the channel.

    I don’t mean that in a bad way. The weight is very light and well placed considering! I am def not used to flipping something this chunky. If you prefer something more rounded this will be something to adjust to.

    ***note i don’t mean the handles are thick and obtrusive because they aren’t.

    I did a sound check comparision video, i’ll upload it to youbube very soon.


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    thank you for letting me touch this beautiful balisong!
     
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  2. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade LUC4 JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    But I bet jason cant do this on a blade
    crap on a stick.jpg

    How do you make that many passes on a blade? Sorry, been drinking tonight
     
  3. Obijuan Kenobe

    Obijuan Kenobe Our only hope! Brigade Member

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    Nice photos! Nice family shot!
     
  4. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Ya i cant do that milling on the blade cause i just got a manual hand crank mill. Working on getting a powerfeed so i dont have to crank it back and forth a 1000 times by hand
     
  5. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    You have a robot do it
     
  6. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade LUC4 JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Sorry, I cant take it. That is a travesty
     
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  7. Blalchawk357

    Blalchawk357 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    I don't care for the cnc blade look. Alot more places/people are starting to do it.
     
  8. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    [QUOTE="apdallaround, post: 2019655, ]This is a chunky handle!


    Its thinner than the v2 but not being rounded probably makes it feel more chunky but it aint
     
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  9. Rocco

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  10. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    to be fair, i have gotten so used to the slimline proto, and flip it exclusively. every bali feels chunky now. MAYBE I SHOULD REWORD THAT......
     
  11. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    def worth it if you can snag one
     
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  12. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Oh ya dif chunky compared to that slimline proto
     
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  13. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Hellcat v3 proto #4 more jimping more milling still need to sharpen.
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  14. Rocco

    Rocco Silent Reaper JDBA Official Member

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    Jason, I have Dibbs on THIS ONE TOO!!! I love that handle and jimping
     
  15. Rocco

    Rocco Silent Reaper JDBA Official Member

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    Please don’t sell to anyone else, I need that blade too!!!
     
  16. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Going to be starting some more v3s and whatever else so if anyone wants anything dm me only taking a few orders so asking jd first before i do anywhere else for a couple days
     
  17. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Messed up my hand falling through a patio roof helping a neighbor fix there air conditioner so im going to be taking a week or so off or untill i can actually work. Ill still be taking names for the list if anybody wants anything let me know
     
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  18. Obijuan Kenobe

    Obijuan Kenobe Our only hope! Brigade Member

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    That is RJMartin knives...robots and shit! Tolerances through the roof, uniqueness lost?

    Naw, the Q is still the shit. But hand made....
     
  19. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade LUC4 JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Rj does a blade off the cnc but that's just for the rough shape. He finishes the w/ several belts by hand



    Jason does a lot more by hand but that because he doesn't have the money to invest in a 80k cnc machine
     
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