Black Lotus Knives

See what's happening with current or completed "Pass Arounds". Forum members occasionally send knives or sharpening stones around to a hand selected group of participants for short term use and feedback/reviews.
keithmarder
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by keithmarder » Fri May 10, 2019 2:34 pm

I would love to be in, please

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pd7077
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by pd7077 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:26 pm

Updated participant list:

nakneker
Bluenoser87
andreu
Altadan
Bob Z
J David
Georgek
Slobound
JustinP
Jeff B
Cutuu
Keithmarder
--- Steve

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STPepper9
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by STPepper9 » Fri May 10, 2019 10:29 pm

Whoa, looks very interesting. I can't wait to see pics and read all the feedback.

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pd7077
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by pd7077 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:07 am

I asked Jeff what his standard grind looks like, and he sent me a photo that immediately brought a smile to my face. Figured you guys would wanna take a peek as to what to expect.

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Only 2 spots remaining as I’m awaiting confirmation from participant #13.
--- Steve

nakneker
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by nakneker » Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 am

pd7077 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 1:07 am
I asked Jeff what his standard grind looks like, and he sent me a photo that immediately brought a smile to my face. Figured you guys would wanna take a peek as to what to expect.



Only 2 spots remaining as I’m awaiting confirmation from participant #13.
Wow 😁
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slobound
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by slobound » Sat May 11, 2019 1:54 am

That choil shot!
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Jeff B
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Jeff B » Sat May 11, 2019 8:12 pm

pd7077 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 1:07 am
I asked Jeff what his standard grind looks like, and he sent me a photo that immediately brought a smile to my face. Figured you guys would wanna take a peek as to what to expect.
Oooh Yea!
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Insnekamkze86
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Insnekamkze86 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:24 pm

Sounds like it would be a great pass around to be apart of enjoy and cheers to you.

Cutuu
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Cutuu » Sun May 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Grind looks interesting and sweet!

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pd7077
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by pd7077 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:53 pm

Jeff forged the blade this weekend, and he got all of the rough grinding done. It’s almost ready for HT so things are progressing nicely. He said that the final dimensions will likely be around 245x56. Hardness will probably come in around 63hRC, but he will test if after HT.

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And it looks like he was able to get pretty nice alignment of the 52100 core.

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nakneker
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by nakneker » Sun May 12, 2019 11:36 pm

Oh wow! I like the 245x56 dimensions, this is gonna be fun!
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Insnekamkze86
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Insnekamkze86 » Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 am

Looks like a beautiful knife what is he thinking about for as for a handle?

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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by nakneker » Mon May 13, 2019 3:31 pm

Insnekamkze86 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 am
Looks like a beautiful knife what is he thinking about for as for a handle?
I haven’t designed it yet. I think I’ll come up with two or three options and run them by Steve. He’s helped me in the past and has a nack for details. When I start on the handle I’ll post for a few pics along the way. It’ll be fun to watch this blade take shape from start to finish.
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Insnekamkze86
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Insnekamkze86 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Awesome to hear so far it looks like it's going to be a truly beautiful knife. Have a great day

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pd7077
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by pd7077 » Mon May 13, 2019 11:25 pm

Insnekamkze86 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Awesome to hear so far it looks like it's going to be a truly beautiful knife. Have a great day
We’re holding off on the handle design for now because we want the handle to match the look of the blade. I have a pretty good idea about how the final polish will look, but I’m planning on doing a few new things so I didn’t wanna jump the gun and design a handle with Sean that might end up clashing with the finish. Any residual force scale that might be left on the knife by Jeff would probably call for a more rustic looking handle. If Jeff decides to remove all the forge scale, then we could opt for doing something a bit different.
--- Steve

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Jeff B
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Jeff B » Tue May 14, 2019 12:55 am

I'm just excited, this is going to be one cool knife regardless!
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Insnekamkze86
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Insnekamkze86 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:38 am

Would love to get in on the passaround but I think I'm only at 50 posts or so. Either way It will be great to hear reviews about the knife once it's done.

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pd7077
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by pd7077 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:31 am

I talked to Jeff yesterday. The knife has been HT’ed and he was in the process of tempering the blade. He will begin grinding the knife over the next few days. This whole thing is moving a bit more quickly than I anticipated so I’m gonna go ahead and close the list now. I currently have 13 participants signed up, and I’m reserving the last 2 spots for potential people that have reached out to me on IG. If any of those fall through, then I’ll open it up again. The participant list is as follows:

nakneker
Bluenoser87
andreu
Altadan
Bob Z
J David
Georgek
Slobound
JustinP
Jeff B
Cutuu
Keithmarder
Appleton

Participants, please email me your contact information so that I can start organizing the order.
--- Steve

nakneker
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by nakneker » Wed May 15, 2019 11:27 am

Thanks for taking lead on this one, should be a fun to play with.
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Insnekamkze86
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Re: Black Lotus Knives

Post by Insnekamkze86 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 pm

Can't wait for the review of this awesome sounding knife.

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