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A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:09 pm

So the story goes, Paraguy wanted to poll people to see if a knife designed by the forum could be created. Most at this idea were
1. Skeptical
2. Calling it dead on arrival
3. Optimistic/supportive

… there are a little less than 90 posts on Paraguay’s thread supporting 1, 2, or 3. Very few actually recommended anything. Someone wanted a really large “Military” in the theme of the Texas flag (Amen, you go buddy.)

steelcity16, Naperville, and Evil D are the only people who recommended anything constructively.

Evil D wanted a forum made knife Endura sized.

steelcity16 requested a Dodofly… I just made it my own. Dodofly in my opinion is a cool idea. Nod to you steelcity16.

If I drew another Dodofly, I would make the handles a little asymmetrical and shaped more for a grip and less for symmetry needed to Bali flip the thing.

A recurved Balisong with front serrations.

Please share your constructive thoughts. Would you buy one?
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Airlsee » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:16 pm

I think the minimum size was thrown out by Vivi and not Evil D, but either way...

Very interesting design! I don't own any balisongs though, and probably would not purchase.
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Jim Malone » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:24 pm

No, why include a Spyderco hole on a balisong ( butterfly )knife? It would be a bad flipper as well due to an asymetric blade. It is illegal in a lot of countries. Balisong's are normally good stabbers and your bladeprofile is ment for slashing. The blade does not fit the handles. The tip will break off when you hit the handle with it.
I like the artistic time and work you put in it and it beats shovelling snow from your roof but it needs a lot of finetuning. Keep up the good work. Just teasing you a bit. 😂

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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby The Meat man » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:42 pm

Kevinim82 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:09 pm
So the story goes, Paraguy wanted to poll people to see if a knife designed by the forum could be created. Most at this idea were
1. Skeptical
2. Calling it dead on arrival
3. Optimistic/supportive

… there are a little less than 90 posts on Paraguay’s thread supporting 1, 2, or 3. Very few actually recommended anything. Someone wanted a really large “Military” in the theme of the Texas flag (Amen, you go buddy.)

steelcity16, Naperville, and Evil D are the only people who recommended anything constructively.

Evil D wanted a forum made knife Endura sized.

steelcity16 requested a Dodofly… I just made it my own. Dodofly in my opinion is a cool idea. Nod to you steelcity16.

If I drew another Dodofly, I would make the handles a little asymmetrical and shaped more for a grip and less for symmetry needed to Bali flip the thing.

A recurved Balisong with front serrations.

Please share your constructive thoughts. Would you buy one?

Wasn't his idea just a reverse-S blade in a Dragonfly handle?

Edit to add: That's a pretty cool-looking blade you drew up, though!
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Sure its all good.

I just want to say looking at a "forum designed knife" thread by only the constructive comments still defeats the purpose of the original thread.

I guess Im just saying that even the non-constructive criticism was, in a sense, saying that you just cant make all the people happy all the time.
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby zhyla » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:25 pm

That knife won’t work as drawn. Trace it on card stock and rotate the handles around. Then tell me you’ll carry it in your front pocket 🤣

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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby yogibearal » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:35 pm

Live in a state - can't buy/own/carry :) - Having serrated edge on a ballisong would be the first I've ever seen it. What is the primary purpose of such a blade on a ballisong? Wild? yes? practical? .....hmmmmm

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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:43 pm

Jim Malone wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:24 pm
No, why include a Spyderco hole on a balisong ( butterfly )knife? It would be a bad flipper as well due to an asymetric blade. It is illegal in a lot of countries. Balisong's are normally good stabbers and your bladeprofile is ment for slashing. The blade does not fit the handles. The tip will break off when you hit the handle with it.
I like the artistic time and work you put in it and it beats shovelling snow from your roof but it needs a lot of finetuning. Keep up the good work. Just teasing you a bit. 😂
Good point the big round hole in this one has no function.

I am good with teasing. I like criticism it’s either motivating or not.

Here below is more the flavor of Balisong I was thinking of…
https://image.invaluable.com/housePhoto ... 311701.jpg

Also this one
https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-DoubleDow ... 2840&psc=1

Yes illegal in many places; very exotic and rare that’s why it’s a Dodo.
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:47 pm

zhyla wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:25 pm
That knife won’t work as drawn. Trace it on card stock and rotate the handles around. Then tell me you’ll carry it in your front pocket 🤣
It’s a first draft. Please wait for a cardboard photo-type, that’s when that kink gets discovered.
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:50 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:47 pm
Sure its all good.

I just want to say looking at a "forum designed knife" thread by only the constructive comments still defeats the purpose of the original thread.

I guess Im just saying that even the non-constructive criticism was, in a sense, saying that you just cant make all the people happy all the time.
Good points about Paraguy’s attempt. I consider his post a good success (it got me thinking.)

Very true not all people will be happy all the time. I think a Dodo Balisong will make most unhappy all the time! 😂
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:04 pm

Yeah, I thinks he wants a reverse s dragonfly.
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby zhyla » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:06 pm

Kevinim82 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:47 pm
It’s a first draft. Please wait for a cardboard photo-type, that’s when that kink gets discovered.
Well, no offense, but if you're at all serious about this knife design, that's a step you should do before asking anyone "would you buy one?" Because right now the answer is "no, that thing will cut my nuts off".

I think I've seen Spyderco say something to the effect that they don't produce designs that have been disclosed on the forum already. So that's something else to think of if you really mean to bring this to market.

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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Xformer » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:14 pm

I'll always support people who tries their hands at designing knives. Cool initiative and the art is on point

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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:36 pm

zhyla wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:06 pm
Kevinim82 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:47 pm
It’s a first draft. Please wait for a cardboard photo-type, that’s when that kink gets discovered.
Well, no offense, but if you're at all serious about this knife design, that's a step you should do before asking anyone "would you buy one?" Because right now the answer is "no, that thing will cut my nuts off".

I think I've seen Spyderco say something to the effect that they don't produce designs that have been disclosed on the forum already. So that's something else to think of if you really mean to bring this to market.
Thanks for the critique. Good points. I suppose “my” point would be better, because you tell me it will have your nuts! 😜

The drafting is for me. If it guarantees my ideas will never be used that’s ok. I’ve blacksmithed a little. If my rabbit hole goes deep enough, I suppose I can make my own serrated recurve bali.

A Dodo bali probably would only fancy <1% here and the regular knife market definitely would pass for it.

I like the large useless Spydie hole for the off chance I am in the wild with a pack of hotdogs… have you ever skinned a hotdog with just the belly of a knife (that takes time!)
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:37 pm

Xformer wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:14 pm
I'll always support people who tries their hands at designing knives. Cool initiative and the art is on point
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby kennethsime » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:40 pm

No, because I’m just not into balisongs. However, I’m sure it would sell. The blade shape itself is very cool.
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby JSumm » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:41 pm

Well, I was going to say this will be fun, but I have learned my lesson.

Kevin, you have some serious drawing skills. Good on you bud!
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Frozenspyder » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:12 pm

I love balisongs. I actually like the serrations on there. It's not something you usually see. However, I'm not a fan of reverse-s blades. This one seems to have a little more material at the tip than most though. Overall, I like it and I'd buy one. The design needs some fine tuning, but it shows some promising ideas.

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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:19 pm

JSumm wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:41 pm
Well, I was going to say this will be fun, but I have learned my lesson.

Kevin, you have some serious drawing skills. Good on you bud!
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Re: A knife designed by steelcity16 and Evil D

Postby Kevinim82 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:21 pm

Frozenspyder wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:12 pm
I love balisongs. I actually like the serrations on there. It's not something you usually see. However, I'm not a fan of reverse-s blades. This one seems to have a little more material at the tip than most though. Overall, I like it and I'd buy one. The design needs some fine tuning, but it shows some promising ideas.
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