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BRS Alpha Beast Ti Channel

Joker188 Jul 25, 2018

  1. Joker188

    Joker188 Little Member

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    Greetings Devils,
    I noticed an interesting 'coming soon' on BladeHQ. It will be an Alpha Beast with channeled titanium handles. While relatively new to the Bali community my AB 3.0 Premium Bronze is my favorite knife. I'm tempted to jump on this drop as soon as it's available but I'd like to inquire if y'all anticipate a bowie, or even fingers crossed acid bowie channel coming down the pipeline. I'd hate to miss out if this is going to be a limited channeled opportunity but would rather wait for one of the above mentioned possible combinations. Let me know if anyone has more info, particularly if anyone has heard a drop date.

    Thank you,
    Joker
     
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  2. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I would guesstimate that it will sport all the same blade profiles as its sandwich brother. The proto's have the scimitar grind, so the spearpoint and Bowie should also fit.

    Knowing BRS they'll probably have different blade and handle finishes. Maybe a new blade profile.. who knows!?

    I've often thought that a Saracoated blade would be cool. Probably not on the AB but on the Barebones because of the SS handles. Heaps of colors to choose from and that stuff is tough af (I have it on my AA blade).

    Anywho.. the Chabs were unveiled at Bladeshow a few weeks back. BRS won't ever give you a drop date because shit changes and is often out of their control.. and if they do, the answer will be "soon".


    My guess would be sometime early next year maybe.

    My guess for price is more than the sammich and less than the BM87.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  3. Joker188

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  4. Tim Bacus

    Tim Bacus JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Chab is cool but I'm more excited about the Ti Replicants!
     
  5. NitrousFox

    NitrousFox Little Member

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    Same here! Hope it isn’t too too heavy now
     
  6. Joker188

    Joker188 Little Member

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    I trust they've translated spacers to channel handles. Nothing about BRS assumes oversight.
     
  7. GuItArMaN8373

    GuItArMaN8373 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Yeah, if it's more than the BM87 it just wouldn't appeal to me as much, being that the 87 is the same materials essentially, just on bearings.
     
  8. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    The 87 is a miserable Bali for flipping but for a small percent of people in the community.

    That Channel alpha beast is going to be one killer flipping mother fucker.

    Bearing might seem like a better value to some people but I think they're a cop out when it comes to precision from the manufacturer. Bushings are more work to get perfect. There are fewer flippers who prefer bearings too bushings when it comes to flipping too. In short I don't think bearings make a knife more desirable or valuable.

    I don't care if it's a hundred dollars more than the 87 I'll buy one. I don't think it will cost that much; I'm just saying :)
     
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  9. Jedi87

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    The 87 is miserable for flipping? :disagree:
     
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  10. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I heard Ed talking on Instagram.

    He mentioned that they were aiming for sub $500 for the base CHAB.

    Premium CHABs might go over $500.
     
  11. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I'm not saying it sucks for everyone. There are a good number of people who dig it just fine. I just don't think it's a huge number.
     
  12. GuItArMaN8373

    GuItArMaN8373 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Either way I hope this doesn't happen til end of the year .... I'm too broke right now! And I KNOW i'm going to want both the new TI scaled Rep along with the new AB.
     
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  13. skyblue

    skyblue JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    OP, considering the interest, I wouldn't worry about the blade profile if I was you. and would just try to grab one and be thankful for it when they drop. If you don't like it, you can always resell or have it reprofiled/modded.
     
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  14. Joker188

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    Thank you, Devils.
     
  15. GuItArMaN8373

    GuItArMaN8373 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    God forbid you get it and hate it .... it's a BRS, should resale for what you paid for it, if not more, if you treat it lovingly. BRS listings, especially on here, always sell fast!
     

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