Spyderco Endura/Kintai Profile MOD

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  1. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I've applied a similar profile modification to the Endura that I did with the Delica/Verrazano. I'm calling it the Kintai. It so far exists only in digital form... I've yet to machine a set. That will happen shortly... hopefully prior to my taking the month of July off.

    I won't be able to evaluate any ergonomics until I get an assembled set on the knife and in hand. I'm thinking carbon fiber for the initial set OR sets.

    I whipped up a few CAD renders in differing textures to evaluate over the next few weeks and see if I still like them with the passage of time...

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  2. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Is that a choil added on?
     
  3. lieferung

    lieferung

    May 24, 2016
    Yes it is, just like on his Verrazano mod for the Delica.

    These look great, I have the Lil Para on my Delica ZDP, when I get a ZDP Endura I will definitely want one of these mods.
     
  4. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Yes... added choil...

    I did a bit of PhotoShop trickery and here's what the knife would look like...

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  5. lieferung

    lieferung

    May 24, 2016
    Was waiting to see the mockup ^. The long straight bottom portion of the handle compliments the long straight spine of the blade. A great design.
     
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  6. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Things are changing already. Ran into the same issue with the Delica MOD where the choil had to be massaged to bury that blade notch and fair the lines from blade to scales.

    The choil needing lengthening as the MK1 version left the notch hanging out...
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  7. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Looks great. I always admire your work. Does that fan texture abrade the pocket?
     
  8. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    BOOMER, I am always amazed at your work.
     
  9. lieferung

    lieferung

    May 24, 2016
    The sunburst pattern does not tear the pockets up. It's a softer G10 on my Delica.
     
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  10. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Looking good as always Steve! I'll want a set of those in CF when you get them made up, for my Vtoku Endura.
     
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  11. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    939
    Feb 27, 2013
    A couple of renders with the MK11 profile tweak... fanblast and predator plate...

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  12. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Really looking forward to seeing the final product! Enjoy your month off!
     
  13. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

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    Nov 28, 2005
    Those are some nice looking scales.
     
  14. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Any update on this one? I'd be interested in ordering a set of fan blast to match my Delica you did :)
     
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  15. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    I just ordered fan blast in OD Green G10 for a Delica. Will be my first from Steve! All his work looks great!

    Chris D. :D
     
  16. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    939
    Feb 27, 2013
    No update on these.

    I haven't had time to machine a set to proof the g-code. Not certain just when that might happen. If I could make time I do that instead of machining scales...!:D
     

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