View Full Version : Workin' in the projects - SPECIAL PROJECTS

Les George
07-31-2010, 02:02 PM
I have kinda talked about these in the past but now that I have some time on this fine summer afternoon, I wanted to post it here and make sure it's all out there.

These special projects are intended to fill a gap in my work. The availability gap. My full on custom offerings are a great thing but since everyone of them is different, they are time consuming to make. These project knives are designed to take advantage of batch work, shared operations and less choices to make. In fact, so far the only choice I have offered is color of G-10. This way I can just focus on the work at hand instead of organizing the details of so many individual knives.

These are the project knives you see on my site. The biggest difference is that the project knives take are a group of knives rather than individuals. In order to try to meet some of the demand for my work I design a knife and plan it out and batch as much of the work together as possible, and limit the options available. This allows me to focus on the work of the project and not organizing the details. Just that allow the knives to be made much more efficiently.

The most important part of any endeavor is honesty. Some may disagree with my definitions and that is fine. If you ever want to know how something was made, ask and I will tell you. No secrets and no lies.

To me is all comes down to this one definition - a handmade knife has a hand ground blade, that will never change. To me the hand grinding of blades is the definition of a handmade or custom knife.

Everyone has an opinion of what handmade means, what sole authorship means. That is fine with me, I would rather someone didnít buy one of my knives than to sell a knife under false pretenses. Honesty is the most important thing here in my eyes. You can decide for yourself how much these things matter.

Les George
07-31-2010, 02:03 PM
Next project, PROJECT TALOS


Coming soon (ish) :)

07-31-2010, 03:38 PM
A giant man of bronze to protect us from pirates and invaders? Awesome!

Les George
07-31-2010, 03:43 PM
Or............ http://www.okieboat.com/Talos%20missile.html

Jeff Pearce
07-31-2010, 04:09 PM
Cool guided missiles....hand ground

07-31-2010, 05:21 PM
That's what I'm talking about. Custom, hand ground missiles for the masses. Wait, I thought you dismantled them, not built them?

Les George
07-31-2010, 05:23 PM
That's the spirit! :)

Denny Eller
07-31-2010, 06:07 PM
First it was a 1911 - now Boss Dog will have to get a missile, too?

Les George
07-31-2010, 08:33 PM
Funny you should mention that... ;)

07-31-2010, 08:37 PM
I would be willing to bet that was either developed and or tested in my home town.

07-31-2010, 09:12 PM
can I get concealed carry permit for that?

Les George
07-31-2010, 09:48 PM
You dont need a permit when you have something like that.

12-30-2010, 02:08 PM
Next project, PROJECT TALOS


Coming soon (ish) :)


Les George
12-30-2010, 09:17 PM
Don't you sass me!

12-30-2010, 10:05 PM

12-30-2010, 10:55 PM
As long as we've waited on updates on this, I'm thinking Les may have forgotten about it (ya know, now that he's a celeberity and all). :D

12-31-2010, 06:44 AM
So cool, he can't come to Vegas! :D

Les George
12-31-2010, 05:32 PM
I hear by deduct 2 cool points to everyone that has questioned me. So let it be written, so let it be done!


12-31-2010, 06:01 PM

12-31-2010, 06:32 PM
Cool Points? I'm married, Cool Points no longer apply. Didn't you read the disclaimer at the bottom of your marriage liscense Les?

***"Upon stating the words 'I Do' and affirmation by signing this liscense, signee hereby forfits all current and future Cool Points."

You have to look hard, but it's there in really fine print at the very bottom of the back side of the liscense.

Ernie Swanson
12-31-2010, 07:24 PM
He would need coke bottle glasses to read that :)

Les George
12-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Murph, youre doin it wrong..... ;)

12-31-2010, 08:38 PM
Well, I have two marriage liscenses. One from Tx. and one from Jamaica. I try to always apply the Jamaica liscense. Things are much moremliad back in Jamaica.