Ostap Hel Knives - "Alpha" Prototypes

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum' started by Ostap, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Ostap

    Ostap Well-Known Member

    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? :)


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  2. Don Robinson

    Don Robinson Well-Known Member

    "What do you think?"

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

    dan van Well-Known Member

    Nice lines, clean knife. Dan
     
  4. Rated G

    Rated G Active Member

    I like the duplex grind, it gives the knife a modern look which complements the lines and simplistic taste. Definitely some cool pieces!
     
  5. Ostap

    Ostap Well-Known Member

    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? :)


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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
  6. Johan Nel

    Johan Nel Well-Known Member

    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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