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Lets talk about carbon fiber.. do you use the cloth and resin to make your own. do you buy the scales. what do you use it as. pictures would be nice
 

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I buy the scales. I used it on my first folder and on the caper I carry now. On my caper I laminated it to Orange G-10. I have a 6" by 6" piece of it now. I like the way it looks if it is not buffed or sanded. It does not take much to "smear" the pattern.
 

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Beladran said:
Lets talk about carbon fiber.. do you use the cloth and resin to make your own. do you buy the scales. what do you use it as. pictures would be nice
Made my first "micarta" or phenolic (generic term) a couple of weeks ago. Used old blue jean denim and fiberglass resin. Micarta is a trademarked name. Looking forward to using it on a knife. I don't know what cloth you would use to make carbon fiber. Have you heard of someone making it, that stuff is expensive to buy.
 

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I will bring what I have made. Some will be my personal blades. Others for sale. Working on a couple that I think will go over well. We'll see!! :thumbup:
 

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yea you can buy it like a fiberglass cloth and you have to add resin to it. I dont think its as strong as the scales because they are heated and preasurized when they add the resin to them. But as far as a handle goes I think it would work nicely
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=6158&BASE
Thanks for the link. I am just getting started in this homemade laminate stuff, thanks to E.Martin. But it is interesting to me. Going to buy some of the cheap fiberglass resin today to play some more. The carbon fiber cloth is interesting because I like the way the stuff looks but a 6" X 6" X 1/8" piece will run you about $30-50 (haven't checked prices in awhile) and I feel like you could make a lot of those size pieces out of 1 yard of cloth. Gotta do some more research and testing. Anyway thanks again for the info. :bigtu:
 

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gears in my head are turning.. wonder if you can can layer 3- 1/8 thick sheets together and be strong enough to be used as a knife blade and be able to hold an edge??
 

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it would be a stabing weapon maybe like a five inch dagger? Also metal detectors would not be able to pick it up, this has some interesting potential.
 

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Yes it can be done. Kinda like your talking about. It would be a last ditch, deep hideout weapon. But I hate to be the one to say it has already been done. A company called Combat Elite made an all carbon fiber dagger. Don't think the company is around anymore. Not saying it can't be done again though.
 

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hmm you would think body guards would want a undetectable back up weapon? I think i may order a yard of that carbon fiber and toy around with the idea. If i can find an electric oven I might be able to cure it better and make it stronger??? :scratch:
 

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It is one of the strongest materials pound for pound. It is interesting concept. I think neck knife size would be good. So light you would forget it, impervious to sweat, salt water, temperature, everything. Run with it and keep me updated.
 

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I dunno about the oven, but you should make some. Dont focus on the edge as much as the tip and about 1/2 inch from the tip.
 

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this is the idea i got and yal better not jack my idea and patent it or i will find you! lol ok I got some titanium laying around here I am going to make one solid carbon fiber and one is going to have about a 1/2 by 1/8th titanium bar in the center wraped in carbon fiber with about 3/4-1inch of the tip in exposed titanium... in my mind this will be a winner!! :evil:
 

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Ok so I made a rough draft of the Ti/carbon hybrid.. The handle needs a little something but the white part at the end of the blade will be the exposed titanium with the bar running to half way through the handle. I have a feeling this knife will be almost impossible to detect with wand and walk through metal detectors.. will have to test that out with my PD friends
 

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Dont worry I wont patent it, and if its been done before to a pretty common extent it probably isnt patentable. I have paid my instructors patent bills before. That 200 dollar get your patent started on tv bull crap is just that bull crap. His patent came up and he had to pay the attorney so he wouldnt loose it. I paid $3000.
 
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