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Old 11-21-2005, 10:28 AM   #31
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I just shot this one out the door today, for a trade amongst knifemakers


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Old 11-21-2005, 10:39 AM   #32
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I just shot this one out the door today, for a trade amongst knifemakers


That looks like a sweet knife, Chris! I detect some heavy Goo influences. You tribal guys definitely make some fine stuff.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:42 AM   #33
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Yup. I even called it the "Goo-ie". Blade shape is darn near identical, but I can't do socket handles with a tenth the grace he does, even though I've seen it done live. Takes lots of practice, that.

Next one like this will probably have a bottle opener on the back. And since I just changed my bike chain, I'm itching to squish it down for a san-mai blade of motorcycle chain and 52100.
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #34
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Actually the stresses involved in a stamped logo is somewhat of a myth, Eric.

The blade is stamped BEFORE heat treating, and during a good heat treating program, all stresses are relieved in the steel as it is austenitized. I've used both etching and stamping for years and have never had a problem. Also, I have never, nor has anyone been able to produce a pic of a knife that has been abused to the point of actual breakage at the location of a tang stamp.

I'll just have to put on my Mythbuster hat and debunk this one, bro! :)
Thanks for setting me straight - I read that some time back and it stuck in my mind, but it was 15-20 year ago I'm sure things have changed.

I always figured the weak point was at the transition from the blade to the tang since on many knives the transition is pretty abrupt.
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:14 PM   #35
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Velocity,
Have I seen your tapping machines on Bladeforums? The knife you made for Passmore is beautiful. What are the materials used for the blade, liners, etc? And, If its OK to ask, the price?
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:18 PM   #36
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If its OK to ask, the price?
Oooonnnneeeee meeeeelllllliiioooooonnnn dollars...
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:25 PM   #37
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Making a knife for someone like Michael is both a joy and a trial at the same time - but well worth the effort. You see there are several types of customers in my business, but rare are the types like Michael who primarily thinks of a knife as a necessary tool, not a toy. He holds no fantasies of knife-fighting with ninjas dressed in black, or piercing a dragon's heart with a crystalline dagger. No, instead Mr. Passmore carries a knife to be used. His honest sensible ways let him choose to carry a knife to use, and as long as function supercedes form, he is happy with whatever gives him good service. Michael also likes the good things in life, and that is what has drawn him to commissioning himself a custom knife from me.

The Passmore Model is a fine user's knife, but as I hope to show you in the weeks to come, the Passmore will also lend itself to some fine embellishment. On my bench as I write this are four more Passmore models that will be fitted with bolsters and handles of patinated bronze, mother of pearl, mosaic damascus steel, and fossil mammoth ivory.

The Desert Ironwood on Michael's knife was essentially a gift to him. I was very pleased with the design of his knife and although he wantes plain old black micarta, I urged him to go with the DI. This piece I have is of exceptional beauty. I sliced off a couple pieces and matched them up fairly well as handle scales. I think it was a good decision. Michael, I am certain that DI will mellow and age like a fine wine. Heck, it probably already is over 200 years old!

I'm happy to see Mr. Passmore enjoying his new friend. Always wear it, and it'll be there when you need it. Oh yah!
Great looking knife, fine craftsmanship!
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:58 PM   #38
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Wow, very nice work. Very nice. One should never be far away from one's blade, you never know when you'll need it.
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Old 11-24-2005, 03:55 PM   #39
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Wow, very nice work. Very nice. One should never be far away from one's blade, you never know when you'll need it.
Yeah, there's another knifemaker who said, "The best knife in the world is the one on you when you need it."

Hey TF, where ya been, bro?
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:33 PM   #40
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Just my HO, but, item by item here are my thoughts on your list:

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Ok, I'll toss my thoughts onto the pile, though I'm not sure how complex a knife you're considering making.

For openers,

The adventure knife for me needs to:

cut, slice, poke foodstuffs while cooking Don't all knives satisfy this?
lock open and closed Locking closed is unnecessary
open cans I'll use a leatherman for that thanks
open bottles see comment directly above
cut line (rope) All knives will do this again. If you mean Serrated, I say nay
be lite enough to carry in pocket as necessary Clip allows for heavier knife
fit hand properly Of course
approx 3" closed Too small


what would anyone else like to add or subtract from this list.
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:42 PM   #41
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Just my HO, but, item by item here are my thoughts on your list:
For the most part, I agree with your comments Anthony.

I have noticed in my use of this knife so far that the blade is so far superior to what I was used to for so many years with my Spyderco that I am expanding its range of abuse, uuuhhh I mean "use"... The blade is handling it w/ no issues what so ever...

It performs quite finely as a bottle opener and punches through cans just fine thus far
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:22 AM   #42
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Great! So now, I not only have new bike lust, I have custom knife lust to deal with. Thanks a lot! With friends like these, who needs enemies???



;-)


Oh yeah, BTW -- What list price would we be looking at for the Passmore Special knife?

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[QUOTE=PASSMORE]Greetings all

Everyone knows that a good knife is indispensible not only whilst riding in the wilds, but for general use in everyday life...

I carry a small folder with a clip everywhere. Unfortunately, I had multiple failure's with my trusty Spyderco I was sad...

I caught one of Pally's (aka Velocity Jones these days ) threads showing some of his handiwork. Looked to be top knotch stuff, but I had never gotten into a "custom" knife. I contacted him to see if he had interest in doing an "adventure" folder to my specs...

He agreed it was a good idea, so we began...
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:35 AM   #43
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Just my HO, but, item by item here are my thoughts on your list:
You pretty much hit it. 3" closed is too small, I carry a little spyderco on my key ring to open boxes and shit. Bottles and cans, never, I have something to do that already, I would never do that to any "good" knife anyway, especially the new one I'm waiting for
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:46 PM   #44
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Ok, I'll toss my thoughts onto the pile, though I'm not sure how complex a knife you're considering making.

For openers,

The adventure knife for me needs to:

cut, slice, poke foodstuffs while cooking
lock open and closed
open cans
open bottles
cut line (rope)
be lite enough to carry in pocket as necessary
fit hand properly
approx 3" closed


what would anyone else like to add or subtract from this list.
Here ya go. Its even called the Adventurer. Victorinox Adventurer

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Old 12-01-2005, 07:32 PM   #45
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Here ya go. Its even called the Adventurer. Victorinox Adventurer

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