- Oct 8, 2004
Codger has explained most of it. He’s also the bad influence that introduced me to the pattern and started me down this dark path. The prototype had flat textured Delrin handles similar to what your Rigid has. I think it also might have been TiCN coated. The knife above was a plain Jane late model 152 from ebay. I’m a collector, not a knife maker so my involvement was limited to ideas. The tang is taller to accommodate for the finger grooves and the butt extended for the lanyard hole. Metal fabrication was limited to that, the blade was not altered at all. The Delrin handles were custom made and have the same shape as the ones on the prototype but aren’t true to the design. Flat, matte and textured these are not. The proto also had the same XTimer shield as the 24OTX which Walmart did pick up when they rejected this knife. I found and sacrificed a 24 for the cause. I have an image of the proto but not on my work computer. If Codger doesn't post it before I get home, I'll post it later on.
I still want one. Or an approximation of one.
Here is the United Rigid version.
And their Harley Davidson version.
The lighter weight imported Winchester branded copy.