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New Balisong's on the way--Pic Heavy!!

thegoodedge Sep 11, 2017

  1. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    I posted 3 bali's I made a while back.
    I made those from spare parts we had from the Gargoyle project.

    So, I decided to try some from scratch.
    These are my first knives made from scratch--and my only knives besides the 3 made from the Gargoyle parts.
    These are full custom. Band sawed out from 6AL-4V Ti for the handles, and CPM-S30V for the blades.
    I sent the profiled blanks out for heat treat and did all the rest myself.

    I don't use a grinding jig or any fixtures. These are 100% free hand ground.
    Same with the handles. Designed, drilled, contoured and finished by me by hand.
    These are running on the IKBS Bearing System--as you can see in the pic's.

    I'm happy with the way the first 2 turned out.
    I've got a few more blades ready to go, just need to get them fitted in some handles.

    This is how it started. A piece of Ti and a bar of steel.

    Handles 1.jpg
    Handles 5.jpg
    Handles 7.jpg
    Handles 11.jpg
    Handles 12.jpg


    Then some blades...

    Blanks 1.jpg
    Blanks 4.jpg
    Blade Tangs 1.jpg
    Blades 33.jpg
     
  2. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    Here are some basic WIP pic's of the finished knives...

    Crappy cell phone pic's of the first batch of handles I made...

    Handle Sets.jpg

    First batch of blades I ground--more crappy cell pic's.

    Blade Goup.jpg

    Some quick pic's of the parts ready to assemble...
    The Bowie was ground with a 3" wheel--I like hollow grinds :jdsmokin:
    The Weehawk was ground with a 8" on the primary bevel and a 2" on the swedge.

    For those wondering what the rings are around the pivots, those are just marks the bearings make. That's after test fitting the blades in the handles. It's just a mark on the metal, not really a groove.

    Bowie 917 1.jpg
    WH 917 1.jpg

    And the first 2 finished knives.

    Pair 917.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
  3. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    They look great. Well done.
     
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  4. Overkill

    Overkill JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Nice work!
     
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  5. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    Here are some finished pic's I tool today, just before I shipped the Weehawk off to a new home...

    The Bowie was the first finished knife...

    M01 1.JPG

    M01 2.JPG
    M01 3.JPG
    M01 4.JPG

    And Bali #2

    M02 1.JPG
    M02 2.JPG
    M02 3.JPG
    M02 4.JPG
     
  6. chintofong

    chintofong JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    They came out gorgeous,,,,,,me likey!!!
     
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  7. markandrex

    markandrex Thunderstruck Brigade Member

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    Damn fine work sir!
     
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  8. Joeyneverender

    Joeyneverender Tiny Member

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    These look gorgeous. Any plans to make more? Price?
     
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  9. Jvamis

    Jvamis International Devil Welcome Squad Leader JDBA Official Member

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    Classy Bali !!!!
     
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  10. gunlove

    gunlove Average member

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    Nice!!!
     
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  11. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Very nice knives and really cool to see the progress pictures.

    Are all of the builds spoken for?
     
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  12. KaOsBlAkBlAdE

    KaOsBlAkBlAdE Huge member JDBA Official Member

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    Very nicely done, love the pins.
    Any available?
    Looking forward to making more?
     
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  13. Juan Carlos

    Juan Carlos Little Member

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    daaaaamn that must take you time well done
     
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  14. Ben.

    Ben. Not FBI JDBA Official Member

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    Please take my money! ;)
     
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  15. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    Yes, I plan to make many more. I've got a few others in progress now.
    The first batch have been in the $650 range.

    Thanks!!
    The first 2 in the above pic's are spoken for but I don't have an actual list--yet.
    I planned to post them up as I get them finished for anyone interested.

    As I get more comfortable building them with the fit and finish I expect in a custom bali, I'll be happy to take orders :thumbsup:
     
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  16. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    Thanks, I'm definitely making more.
    Nothing available right now, but I've got a couple on the bench in progress.
     
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  17. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    100% hand ground?...gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. For as long as I've known you I never thought you had this kind of talent:thefinger.

    ***Model/name of the balis?
     
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  18. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    I didn't know I could do it either. I guess I could since nobody was there to tell me I couldn't??

    Haven't come up with a cool name yet.
     
  19. VashHash

    VashHash JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    That's some nice grinding. The plunge on the top of the Weehawk is beautiful. So crisp.
     
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  20. M.Reno

    M.Reno Cowboy JDBA Official Member

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    Nice work! Very clean
     
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