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Les George
08-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Now this has been a long time in the works!
It's a new way for me to work, something that I have been planning long before I even moved to Texas. It's the reason that I am taking machinist classes day and night on top of full time knife making.

If you may recall the Rockeye is named after an ordnance item of the same name.

There is a variation of the Rockeye, called the VECP. VECP means Value Engineering Change Proposal, basically that is a program that finds better ways to get the same job done. Since they Rockeye's job is to blow up and send a shape charge jet into a target, they found a way to do it with a stream lined design and manufacturing process.

One of the goals of the Rockeye design, was to have a design that I could scale up and down at will. since I have made them with blade lengths from 2.6 all the way up past 7 inches, I think that box is checked.

One of the hardest parts of custom folder making is managing the variations of materials. Steel not straight, titanium bowed and not the same thickness though out, etc. All these things play havoc with knife function and I spend a lot of my time on the custom knives fixing those inconsistencies. A lot of time!

So I had an idea of a project, where I took out as many of the variables as possible, Keeping the design simple and speeding things up, adding Value by changing the engineering.

That's about enough talk for now, here are the specs and pics!



I give you, the VECP


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9598.jpg

Steel: .150" (3.81mm) thick, CTS-XHP


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9596.jpg


Handle: Titanium Frame lock, .150 (3.81mm) thick


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9616.jpg


Back spacer: Grooved Black G-10


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9602.jpg


Ambidextrous thumb stud


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9605.jpg



Phosphorus Bronze washers


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9622.jpg



Drilled and tapped for tip up / tip down. Hole configuration is the

standard 3 whole pattern so if you want a different clip, you have a lot of options. I am actually making up a new style clip for this project, those are still a few days out though.



http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9603.jpg



Lanyard hole


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9608.jpg



4.9 (124mm) long closed


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9617.jpg



Blade, 3.4" (86mm) long, CNC flat ground to .015 (.381mm) before sharpening*



Hinderer Lock Bar stabilizer**

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9623.jpg


*I made a new logo that will go on all non hand ground blades so there is never any confusion.


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9610.jpg

** Big thank you to Rick Hinderer for licensing his lock bar stabilizer to me and for constant help and encouragement thought the initial phase of this project. THANKS RICK! :)


http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9601.jpg


I have a lot of different design elements in this knife that I will hit on later, but for now this is what we got.


There are a lot of goals I have involved in this project, versatility and utility being first and foremost.


Hope you guys like it, thanks for looking.

Les George
08-03-2011, 04:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FmQsqxa2tc

murphda2
08-03-2011, 04:57 PM
:D :D :D :D :D

I get #1 !!!!!

BossDog
08-03-2011, 06:34 PM
nice.
i embedded the video link..

Les George
08-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Thanks boss, I always mess that up for some reason...

I can tell you how many wraps of tape I used on my first live breach, but I can't remember how to embed youtube..... Go figure... :)

stabber
08-04-2011, 11:04 AM
Very nice Design

murphda2
08-04-2011, 11:13 AM
It's been a long time since I've been REALLY excited about getting a new knife, but after opening my e-mail and seeing the tracking number........I'm estatic!!!

John Barker
08-04-2011, 02:22 PM
Sweet! Those look awesome!
-John

Les George
08-04-2011, 08:34 PM
It's been a long time since I've been REALLY excited about getting a new knife, but after opening my e-mail and seeing the tracking number........I'm estatic!!!

please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.....:5:

murphda2
08-04-2011, 10:07 PM
Not funny Les!

Jeff Pearce
08-04-2011, 10:14 PM
Great job Les. I hope to get on your waiting list some day....

Les George
08-05-2011, 06:01 AM
Not funny Les!


I disagree!!

BRad704
08-05-2011, 10:48 AM
Not funny Les!

Knowing how excitable you are... it WAS funny...

VCEP looks GREAT Les!

murphda2
08-08-2011, 02:54 PM
I received an e-mail from the USPS that they delivered a package from Corpus Cristi, Tx to my PO Box today. I had planned to spend the night at the office tonight, but I guess I'll being driving home to see if there's anything in the box.

:D

BRad704
08-08-2011, 03:06 PM
I received an e-mail from the USPS that they delivered a package from Corpus Cristi, Tx to my PO Box today. I had planned to spend the night at the office tonight, but I guess I'll being driving home to see if there's anything in the box.

:D

I better get a text with some glamour shots of this knife tonite!

Les George
08-08-2011, 03:13 PM
It's probably just the receipt.... ;)

murphda2
08-08-2011, 08:37 PM
My VECP has finally made it home. This thing is AWESOME!!! If you haven't already placed an order for one, I hope you don't miss out.

bigbob68
08-15-2011, 09:44 AM
Where do I sign up? I haven't got an email from Les in FOREVER! I WANT ONE!! Whose leg do ya gotta hump around here?

Les George
08-15-2011, 10:05 AM
There will be some generally available on the e mail list in a bit, I still have some room left on the list for anyone that wants to reserve one, just drop me an e mail to les@georgeknives.com and I will put you down.

Thanks to all for your support!

:)

bigbob68
08-15-2011, 11:23 AM
I guess that I humped the right leg. Man was I worried I was humping the wrong leg, whew.

Les George
08-15-2011, 11:26 AM
According to every dog I have ever had, the key is not to stop no matter what....

Les George
08-15-2011, 11:50 AM
new pics with the new clip

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9647.jpg

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9645.jpg

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9665.jpg

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9662.jpg

Finalized Hinderer Lock Bar Stabilizer

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/VECP/IMG_9655.jpg

Support of this project has been astronomical thus far, thank you all for your support and kind words! More to follow! :)

murphda2
08-15-2011, 12:04 PM
I guess mine has already gone up on the collectibility scale. I have a VECP "Generation 1". :D

Les George
08-15-2011, 12:06 PM
LOL, it's a fact. I'll send you an updated clip if you want one.... :)

murphda2
08-15-2011, 02:44 PM
Sure, why not. I may like it better. The one on it now was designed to insure you never loose your VECP out of your pocket (or remove it from your pocket). I'm normally a bit nervous carrying an expensive pocket knife, not the VECP. The clip holds it in your pocket safer than gold in Ft. Knox.

bigbob68
08-15-2011, 06:26 PM
I like the "original" clip better for that very reason. Very nice of Les to send you a replacement to make it current. I ought to send in my FM-1 to have the "newest" pivot pin installed, cause it looks so sweet.

Les George
08-21-2011, 08:15 PM
I still have some availability on the list for these, e mail me if you would like on it.

bigbob68
09-12-2011, 06:40 AM
I still have some availability on the list for these, e mail me if you would like on it.

I already did. Just got your email that mine is ready and I will be calling you today to pay for it.

Les George
12-03-2011, 03:45 PM
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/Snapbucket/DC004DB0-orig.jpg

BRad704
12-04-2011, 10:23 AM
Very cool Les!

murphda2
12-04-2011, 07:27 PM
Hey, I have one of those!