Osprey K/T Work in Progress/Preview 01/23/17 - Updated 02/08/17

Discussion in 'Osprey Knife & Tool' started by Osprey Knife & Tool, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. SPownson

    SPownson Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    Two thumbs way up! 👍👍
  2. heat_treat

    heat_treat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2015
    I realize this is mostly in jest but nix the tritium. With a half-life of ~ 12 years this would only be a cool glow for you, and not for very long. Knives are forever (relatively) ;)
  3. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Agreed! Can you make pins from something like Toxic Glow Shadetree / equivalent? Do those materials have a half life? (including the glowing carbon fiber)
  4. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I would imagine not, most of that stuff is photoluminescent, giving off light for a period of time after being exposed to light. Tritium is radioactive and gives off light as it decays. After about 12 years, it's decayed to the point where the light is too dim to be usable.
  5. SPownson

    SPownson Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    That would be awesome!
  6. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014

    Thanks Douglas, I am excited to get back into forging it is something I have missed since I let it fall by the waist side over a year ago. I found one of my old forgings I started awhile back and never finished. I am confident I could do a better job if I did it over again today!

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    Thanks Danny, and your welcome! I am excited to have you along for the ride! I will keep you guys posted on my progress.

    The Carbon Fiber in its current state only glows on the sides, bit as I contour into the handle the glow layers will come through kind of like the Multi colored G10.

    I agree with you and Abe as well. I quit once before for 6 years, but unfortunately picked it back up a few years ago. I will again but only when I am ready.

    You, make an excellent point. I wouldn't want to put something on or in a knife that would degrade like that. I imagine if you got some glow material it could be turned with a lathe, but that's beyond my experience at the moment.

    Your are correct they are photoluminescent as well as the Carbon Fiber I just obtained, the Carbon Fiber appears to have a more sensitive and brilliant photoluminescence to it. Keep you eyes peeled this week I plan on using at least one of them on this batch.

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