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Specter based mid-tech experiment

twirl Jul 22, 2015

  1. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Remember these blades?

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    Those were Specter "v1" blades that were the original shape with the round tang. The v2 is actually pretty close to the Arashi main blank and was a little too large for my taste once it was 3D printed. The V3 was also 3D printed and was decided to be the final one for the production Specters.

    Anyhoo, there were a number of these produced a while back just to experiment with and take some measurements, and there were some ground by Bill Tyc, BB, and Harner.

    So four blades were ground by Harner, all very unique too, some with some pretty sick deep hollows!

    Got the handles in today, if you look closely, some of them have rounded pivot areas, and some have orange peel grip on the radiusing, pretty neat.

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    I almost want to give that blue and silver set a two-tone gold and blue, what do you guys think?
     
  2. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I think that to form a proper opinion I need to see the different configurations of blade to handles.

    It's only 16 pictures... or assembling/disassembling 32 times :bwah: :thumbsup:
     
  3. Silent Jay

    Silent Jay Flips more than he speaks JDBA Official Member

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    Bottom Blade on the Silver/blue handles....

    In a box on it's way to my place :manganr:

    Just sayin.... :madaddy::ropeman:


    But forreal, they look sick.
     
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  4. silkworm

    silkworm Silky Devil JDBA Official Member

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    Great looking stuff you got there. :devilzeek
     
  5. Nirvana

    Nirvana Formerly known as baliforge JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Those handles look heavenly, like they are radiating. Gorgeous balis.
     
  6. Mystik

    Mystik That's no ordinary rabbit! JDBA Official Member

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    I'm in!!!

    That's how these things work, right...? :bwah:
     
  7. Baliman987

    Baliman987 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I've been waiting to see where those blades went :devilcorn:
     
  8. nostimos

    nostimos JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Yeah, I'll send you my Specter and you can swap out the factory blade with that deep hollow Harner beauty on the bottom.:devilwag:
    :thumbsup::jdwink2::manganr::devilcorn:
     
  9. Rumpty

    Rumpty JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    they all look sick!! any combo of blade and handles would do me :thumbsup:


    is there a reason those screw holes in the handles dont match up as pairs?
     
  10. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    ... i can see that. And that is a problem...
     
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  11. Mpsecare

    Mpsecare Owl Man

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    you mean the spacer screw?
     
  12. mpec

    mpec JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    It does look like the spacer screw holes that are off-set from the center at the end of each handle aren't going to pair up for most of the handle sets. The purple looks good to go and my vote is for it to get the last blade on the bottom.
     
  13. LAHST

    LAHST JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Awesome work Jerry, keep moving forward
     
  14. chintofong

    chintofong JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Spectacular grinds....me likey!!

    The 4th blade shape looks striking and stands out IMHO.

    :devilzeek
     
  15. zogglet

    zogglet Better than Nutella Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member

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    Me too!! From what you've shown, I'm digging the gold/purple-ano'ed handles with the fourth (bottom) blade. God damn.

    That would look effing fantastic. And would be my college colors. I'd love to see how that would turn out, and again, would love to see the fourth (bottom) blade on that setup. :madaddy:

    You're a wizard, Jerry.
     
  16. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Thanks, but the credit here also goes to Harner! Unfortunately we'll have to redo the mis matching handle sides
     
  17. L R Harner

    L R Harner They call me "Butch" Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    mark my words devils i shall unfuck my laps in thought

    jsut as fast as i can
     
  18. Ryanol

    Ryanol SnarkMasterFunkyFresh JDBA Official Member

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    hmmm yall are oftly concerned about lipstick.

    Seems like there's no solid reason why a set of handles would have to have slabs that are all the same color?
     
  19. mpec

    mpec JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Yes! I definitely want to see some mismatched handles now. Then I want to see them flipped.
     
  20. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    When these are complete... what's happening with them?

    Auction?, Sale?, Not for Sale?, Raffle? Pre sold?
     

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