Voyager Sign Ups

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  1. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have not made any yet.
    I have decided that I will be making them from CPM 154.
    I am really hoping to be able to have a couple around Blade Show time in Stainless.

    I am actually going through withdraws as I do not have a Voyager at all right now.
    I sold my personal user a few weeks before Christmas and am missing it very much.
     
  2. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    I am loving mine. It is a prized member of what i classify as my "work knives" and as such, is never considered for sale.
    I still have a spot for one in stainless :) That will fix me up for when I move to a more tropical climate.

    Mine serves from the campsite, to the kitchen to the fire pit. Also rides along as Security on trips where I cannot carry my sidearm.
    I still need to get a proper sheath for carry but the one that comes with it serves just fine for tucking.

    Bill
     
  3. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    That is great to hear Bill.
    I always love hearing when my knives are being carried and used.

    What's wrong with the sheath?
    I am assuming you have the kydex one that it came with?
    If you are looking for attachments I suggest Index Fasteners.
    They have so many options.
    The holes on the sheath are Large Tek-Lok spaced.
    Let me know if I can help you out in any way.
    Thanks
     
  4. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Sorry Chris- nothing wrong with the sheath. I am a leather and wool kind of guy ;) LOL!!

    But my two primary field knives in this size are both in kydex and it works so well, I have been lazy to do anything about it.

    Fact is, the sheath is a good thickness for safety, excellent fit and retention. Slim enough in design to not add much in dimension.
    I think it is the attachment mechanisms that I object to most with kydex. They are bulky. If I just weave para through the holes and slip a belt through, it is very slim and flat in carry.
     
  5. lyco.woodsrunner

    lyco.woodsrunner

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    Jul 1, 2016
    I think the handle ergos on my 52100 Voyager are about perfect for my hands. Feels good in different grips as well. So my question is, how similar are the dimensions on a Wolverine handle? I have never had the pleasure to handle one in person and was curious how similar they are in ergos.
     
  6. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Chris,
    Any Voyagers in the queue?

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  7. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Wouldn't mind a Voyager in 3V!
     
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  8. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Bill,
    I have one in 4V that I hope to have finished in time for Blade Show.
    I also have a couple in 52100 and maybe even W2 that are laid out but not yet sawn out.
     
  9. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have one in .140"ish 3V laid out.
    I hope to be able to start on that batch by the end of the month.
    Hoping to have it finished in time for Blade Show.
     
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  10. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Oh man well if I can speak for it, consider it spoken for! The last couple knives I picked up from you need a big brother.
     
  11. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Chris,
    I am not much of a fan boy but use has me leaving 80% of my customs in the drawer. Even as arthritis starts moving into my hand, that damn Voyager still fits like a glove and is so flexible. A 6" chefs knife with ass.

    I will be relocating in a few more years and want to have a back up for the one I have now. I really love steels like O1, A2 and 52100 and do not mind caring for my knives but a move that buys me more time between exposure to sweat, saltwater and high humidity and after use care will be good. Basically something I can use in a tropical climate for at least 48 hours without being able to re oil.

    What steel might you recommend with this criteria and the voyager profile?
    Bill
     
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  12. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    You got it then, it's yours.
    Thanks
     
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  13. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Bill,
    I want to make a batch using some 3/16" to 1/4" CPM 154.
    My thinking is that this steel is tough, holds a great edge, and is very easy to maintain and care for.

    Chris
     
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  14. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Chris,
    3/16" CPM 154 sounds perfect for my needs. Funny, my machetes used in the Phils are all old trucks springs :) but them I do not take the same levels of care for them I do with my smaller knives.

    Bill
     
  15. LukeTheSpook

    LukeTheSpook

    Jan 2, 2015
    If you happen to make 2, dibs!!!!
     
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  16. argyle1812

    argyle1812 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 6, 2016
    Please make a batch!
     
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  17. Buck W

    Buck W

    6
    Nov 28, 2001
    Yes, I would like a 3/16" 154 CPM Voyager also. :)
     
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  18. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Chris,
    ;) Sounds like time for another sign up list?? :)

    Bill
     
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  19. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sorry, I only have one and don't think there is enough steel for another.
     
  20. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    of 3/16" CPM 154 Stainless?
     
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