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Les George
10-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Ok, so here is my new model. I'm calling it the Rockeye.

I am gonna use some ordnance names for my knives since I worked with ordnance for so long back in the day....

I moved 79 of these one day on a mountain top in Laos and I decided right then that I would name a knife after that item! cool 1

They look like this -

http://www.uxoinfo.com/uxoinfo/phototour/rockeye_pic3.gif

The knife looks like this -

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2763.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2764.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2766.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2768.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2774.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2770.jpg

Oh yeah, the specs! http://knifedogs.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

9.5 inches over all
4 inch blade
this one is Carpenter XHP (stonewashed)

.100 thick titanium liners with black g-10 scales, tip UP! http://knifedogs.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

This one is all MINE! I love me a new EDC!

Thanks for looking guys! http://knifedogs.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Rudy Joly
10-14-2009, 06:45 PM
That's one big folder.
Nice lines and looks rock solid.
Good job.

M.Olexey
10-14-2009, 06:58 PM
NICE!

BossDog
10-14-2009, 07:08 PM
milled scale.. I see you are making use of that big machine shop?

Bill Coye
10-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Good looking knife sir!

BC

JAWilliams
10-14-2009, 07:39 PM
Oh that is so nice. That is really nice. Les could you show some action pics. Or if you are too busy you can send it to me to do some pics.

TKC
10-14-2009, 07:44 PM
That is a great looking big knife.

Jeff Pearce
10-14-2009, 07:49 PM
That is a Brute..It should get the job done....2thumbs

kai76
10-14-2009, 08:12 PM
It just keeps looking better and better every time I see this one!

BowtownBlade
10-14-2009, 08:27 PM
That is a nice one, I would love to have one for a EDC myself !!

str8shooteresq
10-14-2009, 08:48 PM
That is a great looking knife. What will you be selling them for?

Les George
10-14-2009, 08:57 PM
YouTube - Tactical Folding knife - The Rockeye

JAWilliams
10-14-2009, 09:08 PM
Oh that is so very nice. It is a brute and a half. There is going to be a waiting list on this one. Thanks for the show Les.

BossDog
10-14-2009, 10:09 PM
well I have to ask. what is that munitions thing you had to dispose of?

JMCNEES
10-14-2009, 10:17 PM
That may be my favorite model of yours yet. Great work!

mwalx30123
10-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Very nice Les. Love the design and the frame shape looks like it would be very comfortable in hand. Also like the blade to frame ratio.

Les George
10-14-2009, 10:28 PM
well I have to ask. what is that munitions thing you had to dispose of?

Yeah they are a "cluster bomb" more useless info on them below, thanks for all the kind words!2thumbs



http://www.geocities.com/aws_572/images/Weapons/mk20.gif
MK20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb


Length: 7.5 ft (2.3 m) Diameter: 13.2 in (335 mm) Tail Span 2.8 ft (0.85 m) Weight: 485 lbs (220 kg) Filling: 247 bomblets
The MK20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb comes in 3 major assemblies: the nose which includes the MK339 Mechanical Time Fuze, the dispenser (body) containing 247 MK118 bomblets and the tail assembly.
The nose section currently hold the MK339 Mechanical Time Fuze and the Canadian Air Force is looking in replacing it with the FMU-140 Electronic Proximity Fuze. The MK339 Fuze is initiated upon bomb release and then causes the separation of the dispenser after a preset timing which allows the bomblets to fall free. If the FMU-140 is acquired, then it will be able to be set to one of 10 settings which via doppler will cause the dispenser to open up at altitudes varying between 300 ft and 3,000 ft (90 - 900 m).

http://www.geocities.com/aws_572/images/Weapons/mk20_2.gif
The MK7 Mod 6 dispenser houses 247 shaped charge bomblets and is covered with a thermal protection coating which is indicated by two coloured bands around the circonference of the bomb dispenser. Incorporated in the dispenser along its length are linear shaped charges (shaped charges concentrate most of the blast in one direction) which will split the dispenser once initiated to allow the bomblets to disperse.
http://www.geocities.com/aws_572/images/Weapons/mk118.gif The MK118 bomblets come in three main parts: the conical shaped charge warhead, the fuzing system and the tail assembly. The shaped charge which, consists of 0.4 lbs of high explosive, causes upon detonation a jet of super heated and pressurised gas to penetrate 10 inches of steel and 31 inches of reinforced concrete. When they are freed from the dispenser, they fall free and arm themselves on their way to the targets. If they hit a hard target such as a tank, bunker, etc a piezo electric crystal in the tip of the probe gets crushed which causes the crystal to produce electricity thus detonating the warhead and enabling the shaped charge to form a jet to penetrate the armour. If the bomblets hit a soft target, the impact is not sufficient to crush the crystal to produce the electricity to cause it to detonate at that point. The bomblets travels on the lenght of the probe until it hit at its wide diameter at which point it will suddenly stop. This sudden decelleration will cause an inertia firing pin to set off the warhead, cause a blast and send metal fragments all around. The dispersion of the 247 bomblets roughly covers the size of a football field.
The tail assembly has four folding fins so they can fit on the delivery aircraft and will pop open upon the bomb release.

Rusty McDonald
10-14-2009, 10:31 PM
Nothing a bit of prima cord and some well placed explosives cant fix.

Fun to watch them drop but I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end.

Nice blade by the way Mr George

Les George
10-14-2009, 10:32 PM
Ya dont really have to place them well if ya use enough.... ;) (so I heard)

Denny Eller
10-14-2009, 10:42 PM
Gee, Les, why didn't you pick a low stress job like air traffic controller or hard hat diver? Great knife, by the way. Semper Fi

rvin1911
10-15-2009, 05:44 AM
I like the name
Great Looking Knife Les












When are you gonna make another one;)

Semper708
10-15-2009, 06:34 AM
Very Nice, and Big is good! 2thumbs

BowtownBlade
10-15-2009, 07:10 AM
Cool video, the great looking knife. Aren't you suppose to chop with the sharp edge :p ;)

Les George
10-15-2009, 07:22 AM
Gee, Les, why didn't you pick a low stress job like air traffic controller or hard hat diver? Great knife, by the way. Semper Fi

I never said I was a good role model.... huh1


Cool video, the great looking knife. Aren't you suppose to chop with the sharp edge :p ;)

I did that so you would know what not to do! cool 1

Les George
10-15-2009, 07:25 AM
I like the name
Great Looking Knife Les












When are you gonna make another one;)


Later..... :D

I am gonna make this one in a couple different sizes, all the way down to maybe a 2.5 inch blade... I'll have to play with the CAD and see how small I can make it and it still be worth anything....

This night be another one to supper size! cool 1

John Barker
10-15-2009, 08:38 AM
That's my kind of knife Les! I like it a lot. Great work and it looks like the action is super smooth.2thumbs
-John

Rick Haney Design
10-15-2009, 08:41 AM
Les,Cool name!Cool knife!2thumbs

bigbob68
10-15-2009, 09:06 AM
Yet another fine piece of work. Congrats on your OWN knife. Keep em coming.

Ltwtcmdr
10-15-2009, 09:25 AM
Looking' good Sunshine!
Now throw some mosaic damascus bolsters and some mammoth ivory on it and send it to me! :)

Ltwtcmdr
10-15-2009, 09:26 AM
This night be another one to supper size! cool 1

Why, you plan on eating one?:rolleyes:

A SUPER-size one would be pretty cool thou:D

Darklight
10-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Gread knife Les !
I dig it.

rvin1911
10-15-2009, 12:33 PM
This night be another one to supper size!

Put Me DOWN fo one2thumbs

Les George
10-15-2009, 01:08 PM
Put Me DOWN fo one2thumbs

Like a 7 inch blade? 2thumbs Maybe a 7 inch flipper!? :D

rvin1911
10-15-2009, 01:19 PM
Like a 7 inch blade? 2thumbs Maybe a 7 inch flipper!? :D

:beg::beg::beg:

Les George
10-15-2009, 04:30 PM
Mo' betta pictures!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2765-1.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2774-1.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2781-1.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2792.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2795.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2808.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2814.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2820.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/Rockeye/IMG_2823.jpg

Jeff Pearce
10-15-2009, 04:37 PM
great pictures. that knife would look better in idaho....in my pocket..lol..

Les George
10-15-2009, 04:46 PM
That particular knife hates the cold, and since it's like 90 deg here today....... :)

Jeff Pearce
10-15-2009, 05:06 PM
but it's begging to go elk hunting....lol

JAWilliams
10-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Les could you let everyone know when you are taking orders for the rockeye? Seems to be gathering a following.

Les George
10-15-2009, 06:59 PM
Not time soon much a pity, but it will soon be an option for folks already on the list...

I am falling behind as it is, but I hadn't put out anything really new on over a year. Maybe this winter I can get a few extras worked in and put them up here on the forum.... No promises, but I'll try! :)

RAGUEL3
10-15-2009, 07:28 PM
Thats nice bud,.. clean lookin too,.. congrats on the long list, and dont forget to take a lil time to relax whenever possible.
Even with a big wait list, making knives should be enjoyable, not drudgery.
:)

bigbob68
10-15-2009, 07:48 PM
I am a patient man and I am one your list. Very nice work as always.

JAWilliams
10-15-2009, 08:18 PM
Not time soon much a pity, but it will soon be an option for folks already on the list...

I am falling behind as it is, but I hadn't put out anything really new on over a year. Maybe this winter I can get a few extras worked in and put them up here on the forum.... No promises, but I'll try! :)

Thanks Les. It is a great looking knife.

ragingwolf66
10-15-2009, 08:50 PM
that is AWESOME Les!!!

Midnight
10-16-2009, 04:01 AM
Super slick design and execution as usual my friend!

You ROCK!

Les George
10-16-2009, 10:58 PM
No man, YOU rock! :)

StephanFowler
10-16-2009, 11:22 PM
Not time soon much a pity, but it will soon be an option for folks already on the list...

I am falling behind as it is, but I hadn't put out anything really new on over a year. Maybe this winter I can get a few extras worked in and put them up here on the forum.... No promises, but I'll try! :)


Well, you know where to reach me aight.



2thumbs2thumbs

Les George
10-16-2009, 11:30 PM
in Georgia?

;)

RedbeAR15
10-20-2009, 12:15 PM
That is one good looking folder - Very Nice!

mack1
10-20-2009, 03:52 PM
You outdone yerslf on this one, Les!
A bit big, perhaps, for an EDC but, from a guy who EDC's a Fixed Blade, I have no room to talk.:D

cool 1 2thumbs cool 1

Les George
10-20-2009, 04:17 PM
LOL, it's interesting to see what people think of as EDC size. I like it this size and I have had folks tell me they would like to see this knife both bigger and smaller...

Guess I'll have to make a couple different sizes... Thanks Mack!

Les

CAD
10-20-2009, 07:44 PM
Guess I'll have to make a couple different sizes...


Sounds good to me...:bud:


Chris D. :D

Midnight
10-21-2009, 02:05 AM
If it helps, my favorite size for every day carry is a 3,5" blade (like most people I guess), but I can go up to 4"...