Work in Progress/Preview 1/6/17 Through 1/17/17

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  1. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014
    This is the first preview of the first batch of 2017!


    The first
    three photos I posted up as a teaser before the holidays, Most of these are 3/32 all CPM154.
    a hand full of new profiles in here as well



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    Here I am setting up to grind the bevels and taper the tangs


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    I split the batch roughly in half after grinding and tapering, heat treating one half of the batch. Here is that half I will be moving forward on.
    These have been heat treated and the bevels are at 80 grit. I will take the bevels up two more belts before I glue the handles on.


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    Speaking of handles, I laminated a boat load of them today before heading home to beat the winter weather, with it below freezing the next few days I will have to let them sit an extra long time to make sure the glue is dry. For some reason the colder it gets the slower the glue cures.

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    These two jade ones will get bolsters later on.



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    Some wood!



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    Synthetics- G10/Carbon Fiber/Micarta

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    I received these blocks of wood in the mail today, I will be looking forward to getting some of these on knives

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    I managed to make it down to Carltons Rare Woods and Veneers in Downtown Atlanta. I was lucky enough to show up right as they where getting this board of Bocote in.
    I managed to snag it before anyone else could.I will cut up the Bocote into knife blocks.
    Next to that I found this amazing Spalted Tiger Maple X wide piece of lumber on Ebay. The plan is to make a coffee table out if it.

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    Thank you for looking!


    Questions and comments welcome!


    Chris Linton
    Osprey Knife & Tool
     
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  2. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo

    Nov 13, 2013
    Good stuff. I can't wait to see the dagger progress. It also looks like a good variety of handles are on the way.

    Are these pics from the new phone? They look great! Drive safe if that stuff starts to ice over, it'll get really nutty on the road as you know when the flakes start falling

    I can't get those goofy Mentos commercials out of my head now for some reason.
     
  3. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Did the 1/8" harpoon make it into the current batch? :)
     
  4. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    :thumbup:Looking forward to seeing the finished dagger and the poon tip!;)
     
  5. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    You have a great variety of stuff in the pipeline, both in models and handle materials. There should be something to please every one in this batch. I think the first large format sales thread will be a big hit.

    Thanks Chris for posting all these photos and sharing your insights along the way.

    Phil
     
  6. mjbine

    mjbine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 12, 2011
    What are models of the bigger knives in that batch? This batch looks real nice.


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  7. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Hey Chris,

    Very cool preview and to see all these behind-the-scenes details! These are always great to see and greatly appreciated. If you ever happen to do another pic like the pre-taper prep pic above, it might be cool to see a before/after pic to see how much you removed. I'm always amazed at how thin you take (most of) your tapers and it does wonders for the balance of the knives. It makes me wish Andy would do tapered tangs on the 3/32 Fiddlebacks - not sure I've ever seen one yet. (hint hint if Phillip or Andy read this :) )

    Ummm has the S35VN stock ever become available since before the holidays? Just wondering .. not that you don't have enough irons in the fire right now.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  8. Scotcha

    Scotcha

    Oct 25, 2013
    Looking good Chris [emoji106]


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  9. adequacy

    adequacy

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    Mar 19, 2014
    Looking great chris. I still have no landed my first OKT, but I'm hoping I'll be able to on your first 2017 batch! I'm staying tuned. :)
     
  10. M4Super90

    M4Super90 Biochemical Superfreak

    Aug 26, 2008
    Looking good Chris. I see some handle combos and models I sure hope meet up in this batch! :)
     
  11. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014

    Thanks Danny, unfourtunalty the dagger I pooched during the post heat treat grinding, I suspected this might happen. Oh well there is always next time.
    these photos are from the new phone, Iphone 7 I was using the Galaxy note 5 before. I like this phone better. It took sometime getting used to it going from android to Apple.

    No not this one, but it will one coming up soon

    Thanks Gus, RIP to the dagger!

    Thank you Phil, I hope so too. I am trying to provide a lot of variety!


    Not sure which ones particularly you are referring to, from the left to the right is a (K) Raptor Variant with a poon tip, and next to that is a (K) variant Apache

    Thanks Jerry, you guy's are welcome. I have some pictures for you! I have not started on the S35vn yet, I am trying to hold out until I get my oven set up later this month after I complete this first batch. I also want to get my Dewar filled up with LN2 as well. I will keep you guys posted about the S35vn, there may be a possibility I try out the 3v first. I have not decided yet.

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    Thanks Gus!

    Thank you, I hope you land one soon!


    Thank you, I hope the ones that caught your eye made this batch, but I have a sneaking suspicion they did not. If the handles you saw aren't on these they will most likely be on the next batch in a few weeks.







    Thank you everyone for your reply and questions, Here is an update of what I completed over the weekend.

    The road leading to the shop Saturday morning. I was a little disappointed with the snowfall we got, considering the weatherman called for a couple of inches, what it did to was rain all day Friday right above freezing, then dropped to freezing once the sun set and started to sleet for a few hours, then it decided to snow, So we got the bad road conditions without the fun of a decent amount of snow. It did not get above freezing until this morning.

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    Here is a picture of what i glued up this weekend I will start shaping them this afternoon. I am more than likely going to finish them all and release these together. It is looking like it will probably be an early next week release.

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  12. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    [emoji30]RIP dagger, but there's still the poon tip right?[emoji57]


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  13. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014
    There are a couple of poon tips this batch, the won't be sharpened though. I decided to try a little bit of a different approach this time to leave as much thickness towards the handle. this distal taper towards the tip. I like it!
     
  14. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Sounds good Chris! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.[emoji106]


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  15. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Holy Schnikeees, look how thin those tapers are!! :eek: That is amazing ...

    What is the liner setup on the CF guardless Mamushi? THAT one is my target based on the side shot.
     
  16. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014
    CF over Black with white accent liner 3/32 CPM154
     
  17. Thomas Carey

    Thomas Carey Dealer / Materials Provider

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    Nov 26, 2010
    Thanks so much for taking all the time to show photo's of all the knives in progress. =) Have these all been pre sold or will some still be available?
     
  18. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014
    You are welcome, none of these have been claimed or sold, I sell them on a first come first serve basis, via sales thread here on my subforum. I will likely finish these up later this week and post them for sale beginning of next week. Check back in from time to time, I will do my best to give everyone a general Idea of when that should be ready.
     
  19. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Too early for an I'll take it!? :eek:

    Looking good! :thumbup:
     
  20. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator

    Jun 4, 2014

    Thank you!
    A little early yes!
    And a wise knifemaker once told me the hardest knife to finish is the one that's already sold!
     

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