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Glesser custom

Postby supracor » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:04 am

Will we ever see a Sal Glesser custom knife?

I'll buy it ;) :spyder:

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby Mushroom » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:11 am

The Police 4 might be that knife.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:21 am

We see a lot of Sal Glesser "customs" as production knives
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Re: Glesser custom

Postby The Meat man » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:36 am

How about the upcoming Respect Bowie?
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Re: Glesser custom

Postby abbazaba » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:55 am

Lots of different meanings floating around of "custom knife". Do you mean hand made by the man himself? :D

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby supracor » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:21 am

abbazaba wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:55 am
Lots of different meanings floating around of "custom knife". Do you mean hand made by the man himself?
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That's right ;)

Fantastic knife; it resembles a Buck 110 :D

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby sal » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:53 pm

I forged for a while, but not too many knives made. Most of my designs that I feel are "good enough", I will usually make a production run, like the Respect.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby supracor » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:53 pm
I forged for a while, but not too many knives made. Most of my designs that I feel are "good enough", I will usually make a production run, like the Respect.

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It'd be interesting see some of your knives :)

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby Evil D » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:22 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:55 am
Lots of different meanings floating around of "custom knife". Do you mean hand made by the man himself? :D

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I always thought it would be cool if they did a production model as close to that as possible while improving the obvious stuff and make it a mid lock but make the dimensions and general shape Exactly the same.
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Re: Glesser custom

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:05 pm

That modified knife is a Basic Tools with a 440C blade, and unknown stainless scales.
I had a few in different sizes, and I still have later versions with guards and rosewood scales.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:09 pm

There are a few in evilbay, but here is a video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFmzP8eSexQ

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby sal » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:19 pm

I modified an existing knife to test proof of concept. I welded a piece of drill rod to the blade, reground with a hard wheel grinder and drilled the hole with a hand drill. Did it about 10:00 pm at the office. Took a break from paying bills. Worked long days back then. (1979). Gail was pregnant with Eric.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm

You should do a collab and make them for real :)
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Re: Glesser custom

Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:10 am

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:19 pm
I modified an existing knife to test proof of concept. I welded a piece of drill rod to the blade, reground with a hard wheel grinder and drilled the hole with a hand drill. Did it about 10:00 pm at the office. Took a break from paying bills. Worked long days back then. (1979). Gail was pregnant with Eric.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby KnickKnackCity » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:42 am

I cant wait for the Respect. I hope we get to see a photo of Sal's hand forged piece to compare to the production specimen.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby MacLaren » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:38 am

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:53 pm
I forged for a while, but not too many knives made. Most of my designs that I feel are "good enough", I will usually make a production run, like the Respect.

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Speaking of, are we any closer to a release date?
Or next year maybe?

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby sal » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:14 am

KnickKnackCity wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:42 am
I cant wait for the Respect. I hope we get to see a photo of Sal's hand forged piece to compare to the production specimen.
Most are forged just blades / tangs. The project was to learn to/and understand the forging process.

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby elena86 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:16 am

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:19 pm
I modified an existing knife to test proof of concept. I welded a piece of drill rod to the blade, reground with a hard wheel grinder and drilled the hole with a hand drill. Did it about 10:00 pm at the office. Took a break from paying bills. Worked long days back then. (1979). Gail was pregnant with Eric.

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Instead of a custom what about a flash batch XL Dragonfly (2.75 inch blade) with your signature etched on the handle Sal ? That would be awesome and feasible :)

P.S I said it before : you were visited by gods when you designed the Dragonfly :spyder:
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Re: Glesser custom

Postby sal » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:24 am

Hi Marius,

That's pretty close to the Chaparral in size. When I designed the D'Fly, it was in response to customers asking for something between the Ladybug and the Delica. It was a challenging concept because of the shorter knives having insufficient handle length for good purchase. (To me, a safety issue). I decided to employ an idea that I learned from Moki Sakurai, the finger choil. Old man Moki designed a knife for Kershaw, back in the early 80's, that was a small knife, with a finger choil.

Purchase is always an issue for me as, in my opinion, a secure grip is much safer for handling a very sharp blade (which ours are).

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Re: Glesser custom

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:21 am

sal wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:24 am
Purchase is always an issue for me as, in my opinion, a secure grip is much safer for handling a very sharp blade (which ours are).

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Yes. My feelings too. There is much more discussion of blades — steels, shape, Length — than handles. Although blade shape and length are important factors for me I am more concerned with the handle. My current favorites, which get constantly used, are the Rhino, Para Military 2 and Lil’ Native. They stand out because of the handle components and ergonomics. I have ordered a Lil’ Lum G10 after selling my Nishijin model solely because of the handle. I like the knife, the blade, the ergonomics and the Lum design but the Nishijin did not have the purchase security I wanted.
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