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REK Ember fixed blade discussion thread

Discussion in 'Razor Edge Knives' started by razor-edge-knives, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Figured it was about time to make a dedicated thread for this specific model :)

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    Any questions, pics, discussion, testimonials, etc. about this model can be posted here!!

    Pre-order is now closed

    Here's some of the WIP pics from start to finish for the first batch. Second batch is in production as I write this w/ an ETA beginning of December.

    First up I did the CAD and 3D printed a proto:
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    Then I ordered up the blanks and rough ground to prep for HT

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    Sent out for HT and once back I started building all these handles by hand (chamfers and all)

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    Initial batch done!

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    Final pics before initial sale:
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    Next batch I'm offering 2 steel options (M390 and CPM Cruwear) with multiple scale materials and sheath colors. This next batch will likely have jimping with the crowned spine, as well as a skeletonized tang.

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2020
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  2. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    The Ember definitely deserves its own thread. Very cool!
     
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  3. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    These look like a very well thought-out small blade. Nice choices of steel too.
     
  4. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Thanks David. I'm very interested to see what's the most popular options, will try to post here in a few after I compile the data so far :)
     
  5. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I’m betting on the CocoCru!
     
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  6. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I love it and can't wait for mine!
    Josh will you be offering replacement scales also?
     
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  7. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Aaaaand you would be RIGHT! out of 37 orders so far, top orders are:

    Blade:
    • 27 cruwear
    • 10 m390
    Scales
    • 13 coconut
    • 12 od grn micarta
    DLC - 13 orders

    Sorry I know I'm a nerd but I find spreadsheets and stats quite interesting :) Plus I love organization so spreadsheets are a must for me!

    Yes for sure! Crunching the numbers allows me to dial in specific orders w/ a certain number of each color extra. Acutally I may send out an email to see who will want what regarding extra scales (just to make sure I don't undershoot any specific color), we will see.
     
  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Ha! Love it. I’m a data guy too. Tight race there with the OD! They’re all good tho. It’s always hard to choose when there are so many great options.
     
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  9. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    All is small today
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  10. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    And with all the fever, no one noticed the extra "s" in discussion. :D:thumbsup:
     
  11. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
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  12. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    On days where ounces count, the Ember and that rimfire kit are a joy to have tagging along ;)
     
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  13. TenShun705

    TenShun705 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2016
    My wife’s guna have a hoot when I wrap one of these up for my daughter’s Xmas present this year ;)

    EDIT: for context, I pre-ordered 2 and will need to justify the second one lol
     
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  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Josh, do you foresee making any of the micarta scales with a pattern like the G10 models? (I don't know if that's even feasible but I like the pattern on the g10 over the sculpted, though I usually lean toward micarta) Maybe not necessarily on this order, but on subsequent?

    @razor-edge-knives
     
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  15. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    I will be having a review of the Ember going live tonight/or tomorrow! :D Pretty excited.
     
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  16. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    No that pattern is referred to as peel ply and is made that way in a factory. I may make some extra black g10 peel ply scales to be available at some point though.
     
  17. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Understood. I had wondered if it was factory textured. Thanks for the response, it helps.
     
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  18. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Next to a pm3

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  19. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Love it!
     
  20. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012

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