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G'day. Knifemaker from Down Under

Postby Cubane » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:19 am

Hi everyone,

I am a knifemaker down in Australia. I am sure you have heard all the issues with have with trying to import the lovely Spyderco knives into our country. So I ended up approaching Spyderco about licencing the Round Hole for use in my knives as they have done with other knife makers. At least then there would be an option for us Aussies. So late last year I came out with my first model featuring the Round Hole. Not sure what the rules of the forum are in terms of showing my custom creations so I thought I would ask before putting any pictures up.

I have been making knives in my spare time since 2004 and almost exclusively folders since 2005/06. I started making slipjoints both in traditional and some non traditional styles. Once the new import restrictions came in I was getting a lot of queries about making some more modern locking knives so I have taught myself how to make liner locks and frame locks now.

Anyway that is a brief introduction. Please let me know if I can post up some pictures of my Spyderco Round Hole knife model.

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Postby xceptnl » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:26 am

Welcome to the forum Alistair. I don't think you posting photos is in violation of any of the forum rules. Actually I'w pretty sure most will be begging to see them. Thanks for sharing
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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:33 am

Great to see you here, Alistair! Welcome to the Forums! I've followed your work online and also through BLADE magazine for the past few years. Can't wait to see your latest work! :)
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Postby bh49 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:36 am

Welcome to the Forum. I do not see any problem posting pictures of your knives. I also think that most people here will appreciate them.
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Postby Cubane » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:57 am

Ok here goes. I only made in my spare time so I haven't made too many of them and this is my first model to feature the Round Hole. I haven't shown them outside of the Australian sites until now since the main interest for me was to make a knife for our local market.

First up are some plain EDC linerlock versions. All of them have Elmax blades and G10 handle scales.

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I have also done one with a Ti Bolster and CF scales

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I have also gone a bit fancier and done a couple of Chad Nichols Mokuti framelock versions as well

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Those ones have bearings as well so they open really nicely.

I put a video up on youtube before one of the shows down here which shows it off nicely.
[video=youtube_share;UXSHgT7j3Fg]http://youtu.be/UXSHgT7j3Fg[/video]

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Postby Cubane » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:58 am

Here are some more close up shot of the mokuti ones

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Thanks for looking

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Postby Reject » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:11 am

Lovely stuff mate. :)
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:14 am

Mokuti is beautiful, but the bolstered CF model is screaming my name. Nicely done. I haven't been subscribed to Blade for years, but it's nice to hear your work has been showcased. I can see why!
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Postby noseoil » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:23 am

Welcome & thanks for posting these images. Nice work, keep 'em coming!

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Postby Clip » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:24 am

Agreed with the above!

As your main goal is to supply the local markets, will these ever become available to those outside the country? I am loving that bolstered Ti and especially the mokuti!
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Postby Cubane » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:39 am

No there is nothing really stopping them from going OS. I am a little unsure of what would happen if anyone ever wanted to send one back for servicing or a fluff'n'buff etc. There might be some problems getting it back into Australia. There is a part in the legislation for servicing/temporary importation but I have never tried it out and it might involve weeks of red tape to sort out.

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Postby jackknifeh » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:05 am

Welcome to the forum and great work on the knives. They look great. I'll echo another praise for the ti/CF model. That one is really beautiful.


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Postby tonydahose » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:19 am

great stuff..welcome
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Postby senorsquare » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:22 am

Welcome. Good work there. Great design and lovely knives.

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:43 am

Nice work, very worthy of the a hole in the blade. :D
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Postby arjay18 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:38 am

Holy molly! Nice work there. I especially like the mokuti.

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Postby Senate » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:14 pm

very nice work!
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Postby Jes Schuetz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:18 pm

Looks great. Whats on the last picture? A small knife on a big one?
Cubane wrote:Here are some more close up shot of the mokuti ones

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Postby Cubane » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:24 pm

Jes Schuetz wrote:Looks great. Whats on the last picture? A small knife on a big one?
In the last one I put a pocket clip on it from Mokuti as well.

Thanks for looking everyone

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Postby Jes Schuetz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:26 pm

Thank you. Amazing stuff!
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