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Vanguard Oculus

Tony8179 Jul 20, 2015

  1. Tony8179

    Tony8179 Bone For Tuna Brigade Member

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    I wish I had the scratch for this beauty...
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    I got these pictures from Les Robertson's site.
     
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  2. RNST

    RNST Entrusted Devil Super Moderator

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    I've been putting cash away since I first learned about this one.

    First deliveries in August :thumbsup:
     
  3. J-rod007

    J-rod007 Pleasant Plucker Brigade Member

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    There does not seem to be a price on the website. How much is it?
     
  4. mag1

    mag1 No More Mr. Nice Guy Brigade Member

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    $2100ish
     
  5. WJBennett

    WJBennett Huge member

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    I got to play with one at the ECCKS and it is AWESOME!!!!
     
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  6. Les Robertson

    Les Robertson Guru of Steel Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    RJ Martin Vanguard Oculus

    Those who were signed up for my newsletter got the details on Sunday.

    The knife will be posted on my website tomorrow.

    Here are the details:

    RJ MARTIN VANGUARD OCULUS
    Blade Length: 4″
    Overall Length: 9.5″
    Closed Length: 5″
    Blade steel: CTSXHP
    Blade finish: Satin
    Bolster: Zirconium
    Frame material: Textured Titanium
    Inlay: Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber
    Opener: Flipper
    Lock: Frame
    Clip: Zirconium (tip up)
    Comments: First dagger style blade folder by RJ. Full double edge (blade fits into handle). Limited edition of 50 knives.
    Deliveries for new orders will start in October.
    Price: $2050.00 by check or MO
    Price: $2,100.00 by credit card or pay pal
    Plus shipping
    Not In Stock Place Order.
     
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  7. manix j

    manix j Huge member

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    Yup I ordered one!! :manganr:
     
  8. mag1

    mag1 No More Mr. Nice Guy Brigade Member

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    Rumor is they are all gone:madaddy:
     
  9. deusker

    deusker Little member

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    Robertson's web site says "sold out " :cry:
     
  10. ZEN403

    ZEN403 Little member

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    Fairly certain I managed to get one of the last couple!

    Excited... my first actual ordered RJ and she's a beauty!

    Bring on the 36s and a Devestator!
     
  11. Microbo

    Microbo Huge member

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    I have not posted in ages. I suppose having a baby girl may do that to a man. She is now 22 month's old; man the time goes, and so does the dough for collecting knives. :devilzeek

    I always loved the idea of a dagger flipper. Ever since I handled Dustin Turpin's Repentance, I have wanted to see more makers share their vision and execution of the dagger flipper. Number 1 on my list was to see RJ's execution of the concept.

    RJ, I would love to hear your overall impression and highlights and pitfalls (if any) of the project.

    And I am looking forward to hopefully handling one of these beauties some day.

    Thank you RJ, and Les for putting this project together.

    :ross::ross::ross::ross:
     
  12. RJ Martin

    RJ Martin Tactical Knife Maker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Only one pitfall: Grinding a complex grind by hand on a dagger. Twice the symmetry, which equates to about 10X the complexity and effort. Add to that the fact that the bevels are narrow (less contact with the wheel and MUCH less feel) and the grinding is very taxing. I can only grind a few blades each day.

    I developed a new strategy for machining the handles, particularly the front side. The Ti frame, the inlay and the bolster are ALL machined simultaneously as a unit. You can't get a better mating of components than that. Gold star for me!
     
  13. ZEN403

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    And this is what drew me to your knives! I had heard your attention to detail was second to none! That the craftsmanship you display is simply above and beyond!

    To see the development of a "new strategy" forcing a better fit... seriously... I have handled but ONE of your knives Sir and I have a seriously hard time thinking you could make the tolerances any tighter!

    Now that I have shit planted firmly on my beak... have fun grinding Sir!

    I cannot wait for my first RJ Martin! And for the many I am sure I will collect over the years to come!
     
  14. mag1

    mag1 No More Mr. Nice Guy Brigade Member

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    im in no rush..this is epic..
    thanks Les and RJ..and Sandwich for sending me the email..
    Of course, Mr. L also..ahem
     
  15. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    :goldfoilstar::goldfoilstar::goldfoilstar::goldfoilstar::goldfoilstar::goodjob::coolcool:
     
  16. Microbo

    Microbo Huge member

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    Thank you RJ! Can't wait to see the grinds! Take care, be well.
     
  17. Guillermo

    Guillermo 7th Man of the 7th son Super Moderator

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    Got mine today and it is sweeeeeeet!:devilwag: Thank you RJ and thank you Les for making this happen. Sorry for the crap picture but here it is.

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  18. Ronlad

    Ronlad Vox Diabolus Administrator

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    Whoa!!!!!
     
  19. mag1

    mag1 No More Mr. Nice Guy Brigade Member

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    saw one for sale $4975:devilzeek
     
  20. RJ Martin

    RJ Martin Tactical Knife Maker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Where?
     

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