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Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade on 03/31/2012 20:09:00 MDT Print View

EDIT: Update: Ok so a few people have decide to drag this project back from the dead. ;)

I've gotten some PM's requesting some of these. The original run ended up only being a small handful, and I never posted final pics, but Mr. Evans was kind enough to post a review and some photos at: http://www.suluk46.com/RandD%20-%20RD38%20UL%20Titanium%20Knife.html


I'll leave some of the original post for posterity, and because I don't want to retype an explanation.


Price is $100 shipped, for the cordwrapped, sheathed version. I'll try to come up with some alternative sheaths, but for now, it's kydex. $80 for the stand-alone blade. $90 without cord.

I never settled on a UL sheath I liked, but as mentioned, these can be safely carried a number of ways, as they're not as "finger sharp" as a steel edge. I admit it sucks to have a sheath that weighs almost as much as the knife, although it's still a 15gram package. I do still have some ideas for other options.



I'm *NOT* taking upfront payment on these. My schedule is chaotic, and I can't handle the stress of owing people products they've already paid for, so if you are interested in one, just PM or email me, I'll make a list, and contact you when I've got a batch ready.

Anybody I promised one before that I never sent one, let me know.


se tss scapel



OLD POST; edited.
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It's about time right?



New from me, TSS Ti Field Scapel.

This is self sharpening, chisel ground, industrially carbide impregnated' titanium utility knife, which requires little or no maintenance, excels at cutting tasks, and weighs roughly 8grams.

OAL is 5", 0.5" wide, 0.063 thick.


The pictures following show the final proto, which was hand ground out of 0.075 6al4v Titanium, and weighs 9g. The production pieces will be waterjet out of 0.063 6al4v, and weigh a little less. The edge bevels will be hand ground by me, and the carbide spark deposited also by me, using a very expensive industrial spark depositor made by Electro Arc corp. While some of you may be familiar with hobby carbidizer units, and their poor performance, rest assured that the results from the industrial machines are nothing similar. This unit will deposit a single pass layer of tungsten or titanium carbide of 25 micron, where as the small units are at best around 2 micron. On the max setting, this machine sparks like a mig welder.


This blade as mentioned, is self sharpening, due to the single side deposition of carbide, and the chisel grind, which implements the so called "beaver tooth" effect. The softer titanium wears down at a higher rate than the thin layer of ultra hard carbide, which exposes the carbide layer, creating a micro serated edge. In fact, the sharpness will increase after use from the initial grind.



These blades are microserrated and work extremely well for cutting tasks, slicing, cutting rope, bags, sticks, clothes, food, etc, however are not a substitute for a steel blade where impact use is required. These blades are not suitable for batoning or axe type chopping, and won't be warranted against such abuse.




scapel 1

scapel 2

Edited by jdempsey on 09/22/2013 13:35:33 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 03/31/2012 20:13:58 MDT Print View

BTW those pics were taken with my tablet unfortunately. If it looks dirty, its the camera, the blade is actually heat colored, but its not showing worth a crap in the photos. I'll try to get better photos tomorrow.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/01/2012 11:56:03 MDT Print View

I got an email asking about durability of these. I've been using the first test piece for nearly two years, almost daily. Its still going strong. However, if for some reason they wore out from normal use (not abuse), I will replace them.

Edited by jdempsey on 04/01/2012 12:21:43 MDT.

Mike Oxford
(moxford) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley, CA
Razor blade on 04/01/2012 12:19:42 MDT Print View

I'll drop on in, just so you're not left in a vacuum... :)

Most knives are relatively multi-purpose. If you don't want the weight you'll probably end up with a standard razor blade (which is lighter still, and far far cheaper.)

Marketing:
So you have a relatively expensive single-usage product, but I'm unsure what pain-point/niche you're filling with it.

Design:
I don't care for the handle design, as there is no tang for wet environments. I could para-cord wrap it. Also the cutting surface is relatively small (your 'scalpel' analogy is good) which further limits use, pushing it more into direct competition with your basic razor blade. I don't know the metallurgical-aspects of the forging and such, so I cannot comment well on rockwell-levels or durability over time.

But it really comes down do: what would I use it for and does it have a place in my pack? Unfortunately, and especially for that price, I can't find one. =/

-mox

K C
(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
RE: Ti knife on 04/01/2012 12:19:43 MDT Print View

Cool knife, I would rather have a pointed blade rather than a tanto tip. I myself use a 50 cent paring knife that weighs 8g.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: RE: Ti knife on 04/01/2012 12:28:30 MDT Print View

Yep, its definitely a niche product. No arguement. A razor blade has its purpose in a minimal gear list, although I find these much more versatile. They're much more effective at cutting things like rope, stick ends, etc, and the handle is just long enough to get a good purchase on.

These aren't a replacement for a full sized fixed blade, but a great alternative to a small fixed or folder.


Those interested in a more traditionally shaped edge profile, Josh over at Ruta Locura is offering something along those lines.

Don Meredith
(donmeredith) - F

Locale: SouthEast
Ti scapel on 04/01/2012 16:52:37 MDT Print View

Impressive, Javan! Will this be a short run or an ongoing product?

DM

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Ti scapel on 04/01/2012 19:23:42 MDT Print View

Everything from me is likely to be a short run, unless some other vendor decides to pick up the design.

Also, unless I get some commitments on some of these, it won't be a run at all. ;)

I know how particular our community is regarding edged tools, so maybe there isn't a place for these in it, although I find my user to be one of the most useful on a daily basis.

I've got enough tied up in this project that I've got to see some return or I'm scrapping it. Maybe I should stick to making knives for the appropriate user base.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Market Stagnation on 04/01/2012 22:42:27 MDT Print View

Responses to this same thread circa 2005:
Wow!
So its 6 times thicker than a razor blade, and three times thicker than a paring knife, but still Ultra light, thats awesome!
I'll take 5, can I pay more for them?
So it will never rust, even in marine enviroments, thats just amazing!
Its semi self sharpening? My stainless blades wont hold an edge for $hit.
Made in the USA, thats what I like to see.

Javan, I think this must be some of that "market stagnation" I read about. Why didn't you foster some relationships with asian manufactures, have kids build them working overtime in China, get the price down, and sell UL to the masses. Rather than kicking out, one off, pieces of $hit, made from inferior materials, out of your gargage. Come on man, get a hair cut, shape up, and sell out, its 2012. Oh wait, no... you should have probably gone the kickstarter route, and secured a Made-in-USA prototyping-to-production process, that hard goods market is ripe for the taking, I mean no one has ever done that.

I think I know whats stagnate..........

Yep, I light my canister stove with a ferro rod, but a real knife, what would I use that for?

Anyway, I use obsidian, its all natural, light weight, and free....huh!

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F - M

Locale: Oregon
New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/01/2012 22:47:47 MDT Print View

Tell us how you REALLY feel, Josh.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
feelings on 04/01/2012 22:49:44 MDT Print View

I was going to, but I didn't want to come off too rash.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: feelings on 04/01/2012 23:11:48 MDT Print View

Thanks Josh, you made my night man. ;)

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Re: feelings on 04/02/2012 10:32:24 MDT Print View

Nice work. I think that's pretty cool. This may be a dumb question, but where on that blade is it sharpened? If I was looking at the pictures you posted, would it be the lower left half aswell as the left (angled) side? When I read the word scapel, it makes me think only the angled (short) side is sharp.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: feelings on 04/02/2012 13:02:12 MDT Print View

Stephen, that's not a dumb question at all, since apparently I was so focused on showing the carbidized side that I didn't post a pic of the sharpened side. I'll get one up in a bit, but its chisel ground on the opposite side following the carbides, so 1.5" long on the length of the blade, which leaves a short section of full material to get comfortable purchase with the index and thumb, and then of course also ground on the angle section.

A chisel grind with one side carbidized is the only way to get a strong enough edge geometry from such a thin cross section of material that won't cause excessive edge rolling, unlike some other offerings out there.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: Re: feelings on 04/02/2012 13:04:21 MDT Print View

BTW its the right side that's ground, if looking down on the blade in hand, which is appropriate for a right hand cut. I could easily accommodate the leftys though.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/02/2012 14:27:26 MDT Print View

Another advantage worth mentioning, these blades aren't dulled by cutting spectra/dyneema like steel is. Like cutting anything else, it just sharpens them.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/02/2012 20:47:04 MDT Print View

Thanks for the explanation Javan. I got it now.

I have been using a derma-safe folding knife for years, weighs 8 grams, and I could use an upgrade, but I'm curious why you would stick to the basic rectangle design if you are getting it cut on a waterjet? Why not add a few bells and whistles like the the Ruta Locura blade? Not saying one is better than the other, I actually know very little about knives (but plenty about titanium) I'm just a sucker for cool shapes.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/03/2012 00:02:46 MDT Print View

Steven,

You answered your own question, and it's late, so I'll only elaborate a bit. For me, and it's an obsession, form follows function. The evolution of curved edges, had evolved in conjunction with human evolution and human function. As one of the oldest tools of humanity, all aesthetic can be traced to either a) necessity of function, or b) consequence of construction.

Counter curved (hunter/skinner/drop) style blade profiles have gained primary predominance as a result of classic, survivalist, and regional function, along with a basic consequence of the physics of forged metal; I.e. forging edge bevels, causes an automatic curvature as the thicker cross-section flexes under the expansion of the thinning bevel. Stock removal wasn't an option during a time when material costs far outwrighed the value of extensive labor. Josh's design, facilitates those agendas perfectly, in a very efficient package; namely skinning game of various type, and other misc. hunting/fishing tasks, so why overlap?

I can't comment too heavily on the ubiquity of primary curvature in western blades, but I will point out that they're not universal, or in my opinion, *ideal* for most average cutting tasks.

As ubiquitous as the common curvature is, so is the recurve in other cultures, a geometry which has been demonstraited to be more effective at localized cutting/slicing numerous times over in objective testing.


Ask yourself; "What is the advantage of a curved blade for slicing "x"?" I doubt for 90% of tasks you can find an objective answer against a straight edge.

I have in fact, three more progressive designs of functionality, in succesively larger profile, already designed, but I chose to premiere the most versatile and minimal, due apparently to a misconception of communal reception. On top of that, if its not obvious already, I work synergystically with Ruta Locura, and found their skinner so ideal to task, that I saw zero need to envade the well covered territory. In fact I'll be working with them directly on the grind geometry and spark deposition of their offerings.

Woops, I got long winded anyway.... :/

Edited by jdempsey on 04/03/2012 00:07:22 MDT.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/03/2012 06:04:52 MDT Print View

Totally get it with the form follows function...

OK, so I'm sorta sold on one of these. I mean, someone's gotta bite, right? :)

I would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit skeptical on how sharp the blade is but you're a well known guy in this community and I suspect you wouldn't offer something that wasn't up to your standards (very high judging by your quilts). Plus I think it will be much more usable compared to the dermasafe at no real weight penalty.

I'll take one off your hands and get the ball rolling on this project.

Cody Lebow
(CLebow)

Locale: Orange County
Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/03/2012 08:12:02 MDT Print View

I'm in. Never can have too many knives

James Connolly
(jamespjc) - MLife

Locale: TX
Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price on 04/03/2012 08:37:05 MDT Print View

I'm also in. Hope there are sufficient interest to make this a go.

***Edit: Paypal sent***

Edited by jamespjc on 04/03/2012 15:42:40 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/03/2012 15:23:13 MDT Print View

I understand the skepticism regarding sharpness, but I just ask that those of you who end up with one of these just keep an open mind. Much like a convex ground steel blade, which usually doesn't "feel" razor sharp after the first cut, but maintains a working edge for days beyond a flat or hollow grind, the microserrated edge of these won't feel razor sharp, in fact once you start breaking it in, it will feel very toothy, almost jagged. It will continue to cut and cut and cut however, and if it seems to become less effective, cut some cardboard (the most notorious dulling medium for steel), a few swipes, and it'll be good as new.

You won't be shaving with these, it's not that kind of edge, but it'll handle much bigger tasks than the dermasafe; which doesn't allow any leverage or force, and is very easy to break.


As far as the project goes in general, I'm willing to make 10 or 12 of these by hand, immediately. If you want one, just paypal me $68 and you're guaranteed to have one. If I get atleast 10 orders in the next few days, I'll send a sheet of ti off to the waterjet, and get a large batch cut out. If I don't get that many orders, I'll be moving on to another project to cut my losses, and whoever ordered will be the only ones that get one of these. Regardless, anybody who pays for one now, will get one, and subsequent support of the product, should it be necessary.


Also, I have had some mention of interest in a UL straight razor for shaving/etc, so if there's anybody real keen on that, let me know. It would be steel bladed with a titanium body.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/03/2012 16:01:05 MDT Print View

Any luck with any idea for some sort of sheath?

My interest is piqued, but without a sheath I can't use it on the trail.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/03/2012 23:42:57 MDT Print View

I'm working on something tonight sheath wise. We'll see how it pans out.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/04/2012 13:13:18 MDT Print View

Last night I was able to make an approx 3.5g sheath by heat molding and welding some thin hdpe. It was just rough rough prototyping with limited tools (I have no experience working with these types of plastic) but it was successful and functional, albeit pretty ugly.

At this point, I think I'm going to continue in this direction, I just ordered some thin stock of various plastics, so I'm going to try a few different possibilities, but I will have a sheath solution worked out by the time I ship these.

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
folding on 04/05/2012 02:40:10 MDT Print View

When you develop the folding version I am in!

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price. on 04/05/2012 03:21:53 MDT Print View

This is pretty interesting. My only suggestion would be to make some that have a stick tang and then put some kind of handle material. That would make it much more usable.

Cody Lebow
(CLebow)

Locale: Orange County
Sheath on 04/06/2012 08:16:36 MDT Print View

Edited for google safety. Hurray for sheaths of all kinds.

Edited by CLebow on 04/06/2012 22:49:19 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Sheath on 04/06/2012 17:40:56 MDT Print View

I don't suggest repeating that anywhere she's liable to see/hear it Cody, and I'll just say for the record, that I wouldn't recommend any of you refer to your women as "sheaths" if you want to continue living. Obviously Cody's woman is a saint for putting up with him... ;D

I'm waiting for a shipment of materials, but I hope to have a reasonably professional looking solution to the sheath problem.

All pre-orders will ship with a sheath for the same price. Afterwards the price is going up some to cover the extra labor if you want a sheath.

Edited by jdempsey on 04/06/2012 17:41:36 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Sheath on 04/18/2012 16:58:01 MDT Print View

Update; As usually happens, right after receiving a batch of material to find a solution to a problem, I find the solution elsewhere.

So all the less than ideal plastics I got, are a waste, since I found a supply of lighter material specifically designed for sheath applications. I'll post pics as soon as I have a final sheath. I'll probably be offer two options, one super minimal and lightest, and one with eyelets that'll offer more attachment possibilities.

Cody Lebow
(CLebow)

Locale: Orange County
Re: Re: Re: Sheath on 05/13/2012 20:49:15 MDT Print View

Any updates?

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
How are they looking? on 05/15/2012 11:30:50 MDT Print View

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished knife and sheath combination. Any updates???

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: How are they looking? on 05/23/2012 22:54:50 MDT Print View

Apologies to all who've been waiting, apparently I've got a reputation of lethargy to uphold.

I am not finished with these. I'm working on them now, but I've been sidetracked by "other projects".

I'm done with the bevel and carbide on Ruta Locura's skinners, so if anybody is interested in that profile, contact Josh, they should be available.


For the scapels, I hoped to have my mill delivered and cutting slots by now, but it isn't, so I'm having to file them by hand, which is labor intensive. At this point, if anybody that ordered is tired of waiting, email me, or pm, and I'll issue an immediate refund. Otherwise, I should have pics of a finished package in a day or two.

Thanks to my patrons, for their support, and patience.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: How are they looking? on 05/27/2012 19:44:26 MDT Print View

Ok, so after a two day blackout, and ruining another of these tonight since I'm still having to drill and file the slots, I'm going to put these off until the end of June when my mill is actually on site.

I apologies to everyone, but since I didn't get enough interest to fund a run at the waterjet, and I'm unable to mill the slots, these are costing me more than I'm able to currently make.

Everyone that pre-ordered, I'll issue a refund this week. I'll still send you one of these when I can afford to make them economically, at no cost.

Thanks for the support, but for now I've got to move on to something profitible.

Anybody interested in something like this in the meantime, Josh should have the skinners available now or very soon.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Ti Field Scalpel on 10/13/2012 08:48:53 MDT Print View

I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of Javan's creations. They are VERY nicely made and I am surprised at both how well it cuts and how well it has held up. I can cut anything from a single sheet of paper to skinning a branch. Very sturdy, well sized and 8 grams...no complaints here.

Anyway, here's a link to my website with some additional pictures but the info is just copied and pasted from his first post. Enjoy.

www.suluk46.com/UL Titanium Knife

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: Ti field scalpel on 10/13/2012 12:48:54 MDT Print View

Missed this the first go around. I think it looks brilliant. Still selling them Javan?

Ian Armstrong
(ajoker2)
Great design on 03/03/2013 12:54:17 MST Print View

Hi love the design, are you still selling or planning any future runs?

Ben Feldman
(fenbeldman) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
also interested on 03/04/2013 16:59:44 MST Print View

keep us posted!

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: on 03/05/2013 07:46:57 MST Print View

Unfortunately haven't seen Javan around on the site in a number of months, a big loss for the BPL community. If interested, it may be worth trying to contact him directly. I was gifted one of his early prototypes, and it is a very functional and lightweight design, great for food prep, cutting cordage or packaging, cleaning fish, etc.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
MIA on 03/29/2013 16:49:54 MDT Print View

Sorry guys, I haven't been visiting the forums lately.

If anybody is interested in these, let me know. I've been so busy with non pack related projects that most everything else has been severely back-burnered, but if there's interest, I can get a run of blanks cut out for these.

If anybody needs to get ahold of me directly, I'm always available at javan.dempsey "at" gmail.com

Marc Loomis
(th12t33n)
Im In on 03/30/2013 00:13:05 MDT Print View

Hey Javan its marcus, And like i said in Emails you can count me in for 4 of the ti scalpels. If anyone else would like to as i noticed a few wanted to take a shot, id suggest you get your order in now!

**edited i actually need 4 now**

Edited by th12t33n on 04/12/2013 23:22:40 MDT.

William Roddey
(DraicKin) - F

Locale: Southeast
I'm interested on 03/30/2013 11:36:57 MDT Print View

I just sent you an email stating interest in purchasing one of these.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: I'm interested on 03/30/2013 14:26:05 MDT Print View

Cool well, looks like there's plenty of interest to justify a run of these this time around.

I'll keep everyone posted.

Andy Anderson
(ianders) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: I'm interested on 03/30/2013 17:35:16 MDT Print View

Javan,

What kind of gear are you making these days?

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: I'm interested on 03/30/2013 17:43:47 MDT Print View

Mostly damascus, and custom knives, various jigs and tools. I'm pretty heavy into smithing and general machining and fab work.


Sitting at the sewing machine was fun and all, but uh, gets old. I like playing with the big boy toys. ;)

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price on 03/30/2013 19:40:48 MDT Print View

Bought one of your quilts from Eugene Smith and really like it. Nice workmanship. I would be interested in one of these scapels also.
Thanks.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price on 03/31/2013 20:50:04 MDT Print View

Thanks all, looks like we've got plenty of interest this time around to justify a run.

I'll work up a CAD this week and see about getting the waterjetters cutting the blanks. I'll still be grinding, carbidizing, finishing, wrapping, and sheathing these by hand, but not having to cut and mill each one will make the process a lot faster.


I'll update when I have news.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price on 05/03/2013 19:15:41 MDT Print View

Hey all, just wanted to update:

I haven't dropped the ball on these, but I'm really busy getting ready for Blade Show in ATL at the end of the month, trying to finish some knife projects so I'll at-least have something to show off to my friends, even though I wont have a table.


Once that's over with, I'll focus all my efforts on getting these scapels ready.


Sorry for the delays, but progressing my skills as a bladesmith and steel maker, is my primary focus for the foreseeable future.

Landon Schrock
(lschrock) - F - M

Locale: The plain states
I'll take one on 05/07/2013 23:36:39 MDT Print View

Whenever they're done, count me in!

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: Re: New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price on 09/22/2013 13:34:01 MDT Print View

Finally getting around to these. Made up a small batch last night, making more all week.


Final price is $100 shipped, for the cord wrapped, sheathed version. I'll try to get in touch with everybody that asked for one, and if I have any extras, I'll post here.

Edward Zwibel
(YetiEddie) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
In Line on 09/23/2013 20:43:07 MDT Print View

I missed out on your quilts, and I'll be damned if I miss the boat on this also. Throw me in for one of the extras if you have them. If not, count me in line for a future batch edition.


Regards,

Ed

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: In Line on 09/23/2013 21:37:14 MDT Print View

Just to clarify, anybody that contacts me (in the next few days), and places an order, will get one of these. Otherwise, I'll make as many as I have materials for on hand, and if there are any extras I'll post here.

I have no idea if/when I'll do another run of these, so if you want one, contact me. I'm taking payment on these now, and payment will guarantee a Scapel. If I have enough interest to order more materials, and make more, that's fine, I'll honor existing orders, but this wont be an "in stock whenever you want it" item. That's not the way I work. Sowwie. ;)


PM or email javan.dempsey@gmail.com

I've emailed or PM'd anybody that contacted me directly previously. If you haven't heard from me, get in touch.