Just wanted to throw up a pic (a few more here) of progress on learning how to run this new CNC machine so you guys know I'm still alive and cranking out parts on a daily basis. The learning curve on this machine along with CAD/CAM/Mach 3/GCodes, etc. has been a lot more than I had ever anticipated and it has really backed me up on orders, but at least now I'm heading in the right direction and making consistent parts. (Sept. 24, 2014)
Here's a few I just finished so you guys know I'm actually making some kind of progress with this new machine:
Scout with Alabama Damascus and Black G10
Announcement: I attempted to install a new email program in hopes of retaining all my old mail/messages/contacts, etc. and it did not go as planned. I am missing a lot of mail and have had a few calls wondering why I haven't replied to emails since I'm usually pretty good about getting to all of them, even though it may take me a day or two.
So, if you've sent me an email over the past few weeks and haven't gotten a reply from me, now you know why .... LOL
Just send me another one from the contact page here on the site, please.
FYI: Some of you know I acquired a CNC machine after the Tornado, and the learning curve has been HELL for someone who has never used one, so I am running WAY behind on some of these orders because I'm learning as I go, but I don't want to twist up a $1,000 folder or wreck my machine because I got in a hurry. So please be patient; I'm practicing everyday, and even getting some knives out the door regularly, but some of them are coming together kind of slow.
I might be late delivering an order, but I'll damn sure deliver it
Thanks a LOT to those of you who are being patient with my learning curve, it is very much appreciated.
PS: I am also designing a new locking mechanism for the M250 Scout's and Cobra's, so any of you who don't mind waiting a bit longer for me to iron out the design, I'll upgrade your knife free of charge with the new locking mechanism instead of the original frame lock if I'm late on our initial delvery time (6-8 weeks), but I'm still working on it, so bare with me.
ATTENTION: The only knives I am currently making are the M250 Scouts and M250 Cobras. All other knives on this site have been discontinued; never to be made again.
When I discontinue a knife, it is a done deal. This helps keep the value of the knives up for those who've invested in them. If I just keep on making them after I say I won't, it only hurts the value; therefor, when they are discontinued, I won't build another one for $20K or $50K .... I've kept my word on this for many years and fully intend to continue the tradition.
You can see the Scouts and Cobras by either clicking this link:
Or, you can choose them from the drop down menu of the GALLERY button above.
NOTICE: Take the time to look at the photos. The Cobra and the Scout are two different folders; the Cobra has more flare and curvature on the grip than the Scout; there is a HUGE difference between the two grips if you'll look. Both knives have the same three blade options:
Model 4, Model 5, and Model 6. The model 4 is the Wharncliffe style blade; the Model 5 has the big dip in the spine of the blade just past the thumbstuds, and the Model 6 has no dip in the spine. So, you can get a Cobra with a Model 4 (M4), a Model (M5), or a Model (M6) style blade, and the same applies for the Scout.
Those knives start at $845.00 with CPM-154 Stainless and G10 front side grips. I have Coyote Brown/Black/OD Green G10 to choose from.
If you want a Titanium front side grip, add $200.00
If you want a Damascus blade, add $200.00
Shredded Steel or Chameleon Pattern ....... Add $100.00 (I no longer do the dark colored patterns, only the Shredded Steel 'light' or the Chameleon 'light'. Look through the other albums and you will see the difference).
Shipping/Insurance for one knife in the US ..... $20.00
Overseas shipping/Insurance for one knife ... $30.00
I accept paypal and credit cards as well. Just shoot me an email and we can work out the particulars if you find something in that album you like.
Hope this helps answer some of the questions for you guys.
Thanks for the business fellas, it's very much appreciated.