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Thread: Ostap Hel Knives - "Alpha" Prototypes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
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    Poland
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    Ostap Hel Knives - "Alpha" Prototypes

    I would like to present you first full sized fixed knives in my knifemaking career - model "Alpha".


    I've designed simple and slim blades to try out my new CNC Router. It was all new to me and on almost each manufacturing step I've sacrifaced one knife to discover and upgrade making process - there was 6 of them first and in the end there are only 2 pieces left...


    But I've learned many things doing them and I hope my every next knife would be better.


    Prototypes are made from M390 steel (~60 HRC) and handles from black G10 (3D textured).


    Knives are available with duplex and classic grind shapes.


    Also I've decided to use custom hardware, so stainless steel screws are also designed, turned and milled by me.


    Specifications:
    - M390 steel blades (60 HRC)
    - Blade finish: soft stonewash
    - Black G10 Handle (3D textured)
    - 222 mm / 8,75" overall length
    - 95 mm /3,75" blade length
    - 3,5 mm /0,138" blade thickness
    - custom SS screws + brass pivots.


    What do you think?


































    Ostap Hel - Custom Knives & Designs:

    www.instagram.com/ostaphelknives

    www.facebook.com/ostaphelknives

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Brownsville, Texas
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    "What do you think?"

    I think that is very nice work, Ostap. As always.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2009
    Location
    Maple Lake MN
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    Nice lines, clean knife. Dan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    United States of America
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    I like the duplex grind, it gives the knife a modern look which complements the lines and simplistic taste. Definitely some cool pieces!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Poland
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    Hello,


    So here they are, after months of prototyping limited run of "Alpha" Fixed Knives is finally ready and available!


    Final version has:


    a) Two different blade shapes (droppoint and wharncliff) with standard or compound grind.


    b) Black G10 3D machined handles with hidden lanyard pin made from Titanium (6Al4V).


    c) Custom stainless steel hardware - screws designed, turned and milled by me.


    d) included kydex sheath with TEK-LOK sized holes


    Specifications:
    - M390 steel blades (60 HRC)
    - Blade finish: stonewash
    - Black G10 Handle (3D textured)
    - 223 mm / 8,75" overall length
    - 95 mm /3,75" blade length
    - 3,3 mm /0,130" blade thickness
    - custom screws made from stainless steel
    - titanium hidden lanyard pin
    - kydex sheath with TEK-LOK holes included


    It's limited run so there are only few of them left.


    What do you think?
















    And few more photos in the daylight:







    Last edited by Ostap; 03-19-2017 at 03:07 PM.
    Ostap Hel - Custom Knives & Designs:

    www.instagram.com/ostaphelknives

    www.facebook.com/ostaphelknives

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Nelspruit, South Africa
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    34
    Quite something! I must commend you on your work, tenacity and skill. It is obvious a production line product and I like it.

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