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Auto Hunter Prototype #6016514 11/07/15 06:44 PM
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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

Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7] #6016532 11/07/15 07:01 PM
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It looks good sir.

Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7] #6017666 11/08/15 03:32 PM
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Awesome knife!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7] #6018226 11/09/15 12:40 AM
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Very, very nice.

Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7] #6018983 11/09/15 02:35 PM
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Outstanding !! Please place my order for the next one you make. up


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Very impressive sir.

Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7] #6020575 11/10/15 03:47 AM
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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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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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excellent work

Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: randallss7] #6021501 11/10/15 07:08 PM
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Very nice work sir, looks like you made quick work of getting one built.

Re: Auto Hunter Prototype [Re: shumpertdavid] #6022106 11/11/15 12:36 AM
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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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VERY well done!!!!

LOVE IT!!!


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