DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

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Damasteel UKPK: final damasteel poll

Poll ended at Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:51 pm

Hakkapella, and I wouldn't buy it if it was a different pattern.
1
2%
Hakkapella, but I would buy it if it was a different pattern.
15
28%
Bjorkman's Twist, and I wouldn't buy it if it was a different pattern.
3
6%
Bjorkman's Twist, but I would buy it if it was a different pattern.
30
57%
Bifrost, and I wouldn't buy it if it was a different pattern.
2
4%
Bifrost, but I would buy it if it was a different pattern.
2
4%
 
Total votes: 53

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DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Superfool » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:51 pm

So, the tallying came up quite close again for the top 3.

Here are the top 3 choices by penultimate poll

Hakkapella got 22% of the votes at 20.
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https://damasteel.se/pattern/hakkapella/

Bjorkman's Twist got 20% of the votes at 19
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https://damasteel.se/pattern/bjorkmans-twist/

Bifrost got 17% of the votes at 16.
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https://damasteel.se/pattern/bifrost/

This is the final DAMASTEEL poll for the DAMAUKPK project

■ You get 1 choice here.
■ The polling ends 7 days from now, and you WILL have the option to change your mind until polling ends.

The patterns for the damasteel are all here:

https://damasteel.se/patterns/?filter=flat-bars


Please be aware that if steel options are limited, prices change etc, then we may need to repoll, depending on what Sal comes out with.

This may well be the last poll, although who knows? Sal might come back with more options to discuss.

I just wanted to say a really big thank you to everyone who has helped this project along. It has been a huge learning experience for me, and I am grateful to all of the people who have provided a positive push for this project. For some of you that has been providing insight and options. For some of you it has been sending supportive PMs, or making positive comments on the boards. Hopefully it will all amount to producing a great knife.

Let's get this rig rolling.
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby The Meat man » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 pm

Can't wait to see where this idea ends up!

I voted for Bjorkman's Twist. (But I'd take any of the three.)
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Superfool » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:57 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Can't wait to see where this idea ends up!

I voted for Bjorkman's Twist. (But I'd take any of the three.)
I suspect it will be close again, but we do need a decider.
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby fixall » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:12 pm

Excellent finalists. I chose Bjorkman's Twist, but I'd be nearly as happy with Hakkapella. Bifrost looks a bit too similar to the patterns found on the standard damascus Spydercos to me but I don't dislike it in the least bit. I think the forum narrowed it down to some great choices.

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 pm

I voted Hakkapella only.

But, only if it's the DC18N and they can match the pattern(or get close) on that straight razor from the other thread.

That was a gorgeous pattern!

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Dazen » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:24 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 pm
I voted Hakkapella only.

But, only if it's the DC18N and they can match the pattern(or get close) on that straight razor from the other thread.

That was a gorgeous pattern!
I voted Bjorkman's Twist for that reason! I doubt they will use DC18N on this budget knife. I would love the Damacore blade though.

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:33 pm

Dazen wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 pm
I voted Hakkapella only.

But, only if it's the DC18N and they can match the pattern(or get close) on that straight razor from the other thread.

That was a gorgeous pattern!
I voted Bjorkman's Twist for that reason! I doubt they will use DC18N on this budget knife. I would love the Damacore blade though.
I'm just going to leave this here...

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby TomAiello » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:55 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 pm
...the DC18N and they can match the pattern(or get close) on that straight razor from the other thread.

That was a gorgeous pattern!
That was really amazing.

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Cambertree » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:48 am

Bjorkman's Twist all the way!

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby JustinB » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:58 am

Bjorkman's Twist for me! This is gonna be exciting
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby SpyderNut » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:21 am

I voted Hakkapella again, but I’ll still be interested regardless of what pattern is selected. Very cool project! Thanks again, David, for all your hard work and perseverance on this.
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby TomAiello » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:02 am

I really like the looks of Hakkapella, but I also really like the fact that it's available in DC18N (Vanax core damasteel).

I'll buy one in whatever comes out, though.

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby PStone » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:49 am

I voted Bjorkmans twist. But would buy another pattern. I agree with fixall that bifrost looks a lot like the Damascus already offered on the Endura/delica.

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Superfool » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:43 am

Amazing.

Hakkapella won the penultimate round by a nose, but BT is absolutely murdering it.
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby archangel » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:55 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Dazen wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 pm
I voted Hakkapella only.

But, only if it's the DC18N and they can match the pattern(or get close) on that straight razor from the other thread.

That was a gorgeous pattern!
I voted Bjorkman's Twist for that reason! I doubt they will use DC18N on this budget knife. I would love the Damacore blade though.
I'm just going to leave this here...

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Sorry to say, but this pattern looks very boring. In my opinion. Perfectly symmetric, well elaborated for sure. But you "see everything there is at a glance", if you know what I mean. It's missing variety / diversion.
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Dazen » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:59 am

Here is another Michael Burch knife in Hakkapella DC18N Damacore!

It should be Hakkapella DC18N Damacore or Bjorkman's Twist!

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Woodpuppy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:28 pm

It’s so hard to choose, because we can’t see a prototype UKPK blade in the different patterns. The cleaver pattern folder in BT looks amazing; but the Marttiini looks terribly plain. The kitchen knives in Hakkapella almost like diamond plate. The cleaver in Dazen’s post looks amazing. It’s going to depend so much on the grind. The Bifrost has enough random small pattern that I think it would look interesting no matter the shape or grind.

I took my lumps and chose Bjorkmans Twist. I think it’s has a good chance of providing some wonderful variety and texture in a UKPK blade.

Can’t wait to see how this thing comes together!
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 pm

Dazen wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:59 am
Here is another Michael Burch knife in Hakkapella DC18N Damacore!

It should be Hakkapella DC18N Damacore or Bjorkman's Twist!

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Dang, that looks even better!

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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby Superfool » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:52 am

Well, i put 7 days on this poll, but the answer seems fairly clear to me.

I will obviously let it run its duration, but I think we are decided on the following:

Leaf shape.
Ivory G10.
Bjorkman's Twist.
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Re: DAMAUKPK: Damasteel UKPK final poll

Postby fixall » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:55 am

Superfool wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:52 am
Well, i put 7 days on this poll, but the answer seems fairly clear to me.

I will obviously let it run its duration, but I think we are decided on the following:

Leaf shape.
Ivory G10.
Bjorkman's Twist.
This thing is going to be gorgeous. I can hardly wait.


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