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#6016514 - 11/07/15 12:44 PM Auto Hunter Prototype
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Registered: 02/20/12
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I just finished the prototype auto hunter today, I'm about 75% happy with it. I guess, I thought I would just knock the first one out of the park...lol. I learned a lot from making this one, Along with this learning curve I had to figure out how to use a lathe at the same time, any way it works good, there is a tiny bit of play in the open locked position I hope I have figured out a way to correct this, time will tell, it will not close without pushing the button.

a break down of parts and sizes
blade is 1/8" stock thickness cpms-35vn stainless
bolsters are 416 stainless
liners are 410 stainless
spacer/stop bar is 440c stainless
scales are camo g-10
303 stainless screws, pins, and pivots

7 1/4" total
blade is 3 1/8" from leading edge of bolsters

I had plans on making this one out of nicer materials but decided to just finish it and carry it as a field test/prototype as it didn't pass my initial expectations and therefor didn't want to spend any more time or money on fit and finish.




here is a video of it in action
http://vid1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh487/randallss7/20151107_113938_zpszo1wupyz.mp4

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#6016532 - 11/07/15 01:01 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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It looks good sir.
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#6017666 - 11/08/15 09:32 AM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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Awesome knife!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#6018226 - 11/08/15 06:40 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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Very, very nice.
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#6018983 - 11/09/15 08:35 AM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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Outstanding !! Please place my order for the next one you make. up
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#6020463 - 11/09/15 09:02 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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Registered: 12/20/09
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Very impressive sir.

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#6020575 - 11/09/15 09:47 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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Just a question on steel choice I'm leaning towards ordering a cusom knife after the holidays. You used cpms-35vn, I keep going back and forth between cpms-35VN and cpm-154, for a fixed blade knife with a 4 in blade. I'm just curious about the pros and cons. I think that the 35vn has a more durable edge but it's harder to get a fine finish. The cpms 154 is easier to get a fine finish, but the edge while durable, it's not as good as 35vn. I do realize that the makers preference will play a big role.
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#6020810 - 11/10/15 06:11 AM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: nsmike]
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s35 will take a mirror finish, Here is a link to a chart for you to look at.

http://www.crucible.com/PDFs/%5CDataSheets2010%5CdsS35VNrev12010.pdf

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#6021236 - 11/10/15 10:27 AM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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excellent work

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#6021501 - 11/10/15 01:08 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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Registered: 04/25/11
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Very nice work sir, looks like you made quick work of getting one built.

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#6022106 - 11/10/15 06:36 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: shumpertdavid]
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Originally Posted By: shumpertdavid
Very nice work sir, looks like you made quick work of getting one built.
I tinkered on and off with this one for about 2 weeks.

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#6024061 - 11/11/15 05:12 PM Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7]
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VERY well done!!!!

LOVE IT!!!
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