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Old 02-06-2016, 01:13 AM
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Knives.

So managed to pick up a Spyderco Salt Rock 'Sprint Run' recently and as per usual over the moon with quality and overall build (even with the high vis orange scalloped handle flanks - opposed to traditional black) of the knife and for $276(AUD) found it to be a steal with the low Aussie dollar overall especially with getting from the USA with their horrendous postage charges - and in comparison to buying the Spyderco Schemmp Rock VG-10 blade for $230(AUD) locally.

I know at one stage after the initial Salt Rock H1's were made obsolete from Spyderco manufacture some of the prices were going 'la la' - some reaching near $800 for BNIB knives... Yes I was near enough dropping the coin on one, until I forgot about it and the 'Sprint Runs' came out again.
Spyderco Salt Rock H1 'Sprint Run' - 20160519.jpg

Now my question for any of the metallurgical orientated here - I have a nice piece of Ti 6AL4V - which I would like to turn into a overall out doors work blade.
Slab of Ti.jpg

I have spoken to a company here on the GC that specialises in Laser cutting steel etc, he wont do any cutting due to the refractory blah blah blah something carcenogenic dust - slow death et al effects of it...

Spoke to another guy who came recommended that was a an abrasive water cutter who again "I've never cut Titanium" before but we'll give it a go... Its going to be a trial and see what happens kind of scenario - $120 thanks...

Any ideas on how to cut it without too much heat build up?

Do people have any nice designs that I could turn this into or have a design that would suit this piece of metal? I know I can get some Kydex from the states for a decent sized sheath so thats taken care of.

Specs of the Ti are as follows
Long: 26cm
Wide: 6cm
Thick: 3mm
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