Fun Friday Sale! Delta 3V Flipper!!!!!!!!

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  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Unlocks at 5:00

    Mark's 4" Frame lock flipper

    Collaboration (sort of. I did a little bit)

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    6-4 titanium and Delta 3V frame lock.

    This is a prototype but he has it dialed in pretty well. The detent is a work of art, it closes with a satisfying CLINK! No blade play or wobble open or closed. This thing is a bank vault. The grinds are an insane demonstration of the rare-as-unicorn grinding skill Mark possesses. And also some of my grinding. It's a complex compound grind giving you a reinforced point but with a tall grind giving you clearance behind that primary in the middle of the blade with a clean symmetrical and you-have-to-see-it-in-person transition. The grind is low and obtuse at the point and I cut some swedges into the spine there. This combination lowers the shoulders to a point behind the tip making a very strong reinforced point. I tweaked the blade shape a little, sharpened it and gave it a little penetrator point too. So, while this folder is definitely Mark's baby, I helped a little. A fantastic Fun Friday today. (I'm on beer #2 now)

    Delta 3V blade at HRC61 is unbreakable. This particular specimen is pretty heavy duty. You could cut nails with this or open up a car door in a relatively permanent manner.

    5 1/2" Closed length
    9.0 oz
    4" blade is .170" thick Delta 3V at HRC 61.0
    10" hollow grinds
    Edge is 22 DPS
    Lock bar insert and stabilizer
    Antique micarta back spacer

    $700
     
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  2. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017
    I am in for that folder! That seriously looks amazing! Those are some crazy sexy grinds right there!! :eek: And that ECAM backspacer...wow

    Jo, I sent you an email about this one and the Behemother/scales. Thanks!
     
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  3. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
    K-18? :)
     
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  4. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    What a beast of a blade! Congrats steelcity!
     
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  5. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Had to try, but my relief at not winning is worth exactly... let me see... $700?
     
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  6. Burton Knut

    Burton Knut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Sword?? So close...maybe??
     
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  7. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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  8. Airbornetx

    Airbornetx

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    Feb 6, 2007
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  9. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    @steelcitysixteen congrats!
    No 8? my strongest showing yet!!!
    In a year or two, I would have mastered this thing. Or is it beacuse the usual gang did not participate?
     
  10. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9.... not so bad for a computer illiterate with an abacus. That is one beauty of a knife. Congratulations, steelcitysixteen! Mike
     
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  11. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    fdsaf
     
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  12. njlath90

    njlath90

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    Sad face
     
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  13. Turbodiesel69

    Turbodiesel69 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 6, 2018
    It's pretty clear I will never end up with one of these unless you sell 20 or 30 at a time. :(
     
  14. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
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    IN!!!
     
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  15. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I was going to have a K18 today, but I'm running out of steam. Maybe next Friday.
     
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  16. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
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  17. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

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  18. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    Awesome

    congratulations
     
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  19. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 1, 2019
    OMG I take a one week hiatus from the sub and this is what I miss. Beauty. Congrats.
     
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I am surprised that this unique MS & NC collab folder is still sitting up there unclaimed at 37 minutes past the 18:00 hour EST. OK welp, twist my arm: I'll take it!
     
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  21. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ knucklehead
     
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  22. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Completely missed the sale again!
     
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  23. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017
    Thanks everyone. My only regret is not trying for one 2 weeks ago when these were $25 cheaper! Inflation under the new administration is killer!! :confused:
     

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