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    Three to Draw To....

    Fresh off the machine, still greasy......

    The first production Tac Saber
    The third production Tac Little Tigress
    The firs production Tac Willow Leaf

    {from bottom up}
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    Interesting stuff Gus!

    Do you have any shots of the milling in progress? I've never seen it done.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Angus Trim View Post
    Fresh off the machine, still greasy......

    The first production Tac Saber
    The third production Tac Little Tigress
    The firs production Tac Willow Leaf

    {from bottom up}

    WILLOW LEAF?!?!?!?! come again?????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stokes View Post
    WILLOW LEAF?!?!?!?! come again?????????????

    Well, if we're going to do some TacJians, then we probably ought to touch on the dao families too......
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Angus Trim View Post
    Well, if we're going to do some TacJians, then we probably ought to touch on the dao families too......

    ohhhh sweeeeettt... NOW youre talkin!!

    its sorta hard to tell from the pic but does the willow leaf have curve to it?

    that one may very well REPLACE the jian as my next "must have"!!

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    Nice. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stokes View Post
    ohhhh sweeeeettt... NOW youre talkin!!

    its sorta hard to tell from the pic but does the willow leaf have curve to it?

    that one may very well REPLACE the jian as my next "must have"!!
    Yeah, there's a little curve......about as much as is on the Tac Cuttoe......

    Its got a 27 inch blade.........

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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Angus Trim View Post
    Yeah, there's a little curve......about as much as is on the Tac Cuttoe......

    Its got a 27 inch blade.........

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    Nice.... now your talkin....!..


    Think theres ever a chance we could see those ATrim Tactical Butterfly swords?

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    Any chance for a better picture . . . ?

    Gus,

    I truly appreciate the wonderful picture of the three swords but could you step back about 1 foot and take another one so we can see the entire swords?

    This one is like my Auntie Pentunia's family pictures where she cuts off everyone's head right about the hair line.

    I think the entire blades would better depict them but maybe you were trying for a teaser pic . . . ? Nah, you'd never do that! ;0)

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    second on that....

    What Will said.

    Gus, the problem with your thumbnail shots is they cut off the tips/top-third of the blades. I could make a non-PC simile about paper bags and unattractive dates, but that would be off-topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stokes View Post
    Think theres ever a chance we could see those ATrim Tactical Butterfly swords?
    Gus and I have discussed adding knuckle-bows, extended integral guards, etc. but they would add to the complexity of fabrication and expense of the Tacs.

    The shorter messer blade might make a decent butterfly, but then you'd have to make/have made and attached the guard. That IS a possibility.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Chin View Post
    Gus and I have discussed adding knuckle-bows, extended integral guards, etc. but they would add to the complexity of fabrication and expense of the Tacs.

    The shorter messer blade might make a decent butterfly, but then you'd have to make/have made and attached the guard. That IS a possibility.

    Im wondering if they couldnt be weilded on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stokes View Post
    Im wondering if they couldnt be weilded on?

    No, no welding.........
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Angus Trim View Post
    No, no welding.........
    i was really talking about aftermarket.........
    ya think it would ruin the heat treat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Chin View Post
    Gus and I have discussed adding knuckle-bows, extended integral guards, etc. but they would add to the complexity of fabrication and expense of the Tacs...
    I've been thinking about this in terms of adding a right-sided knuckle-bow to the Tac Long-Messer (name yet to be determined) and it occurred to me that a simple flat tang riveted underneath the handle scales might suffice. That way an aftermarket cutler like Christian Fletcher could customize the bare blade, though it might fly in the face of the whole Tac concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stokes View Post
    i was really talking about aftermarket.........
    ya think it would ruin the heat treat?
    Anything that gets metal hot enough to fuse is going to affect the heat-treatment.

    IIRC there's a method which uses intense magnetic fields (not MIG) instead of heat to "weld", but it requires huge amounts of electricity and VERY expensive equipment.

    Can anyone provide more info on this technology?

    edit:

    Hmm...Tinker uses silver-solder on his guards, but these are also solidly slotted onto the tangs. I doubt that silver-solder alone would stand up to use. Since these are "modernized" epoxy would not be inappropriate.
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  17. i wanta bump this thread because id like to BEG.... err i mean ask politly. to see another shot of the willow leaf......

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stokes View Post
    i wanta bump this thread because id like to BEG.... err i mean ask politly. to see another shot of the willow leaf......
    Here's a couple pics of the rough ground blade. Fuller is nearly done.......
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Angus Trim View Post
    Here's a couple pics of the rough ground blade. Fuller is nearly done.......

    OOHHH heck yeh!

    Dang....... Now i think i might need that one instead of the Jian...... Darn! decisions decisions....

    WHOA!?!?!?

    is that a BOWIE i see!?!??!!?!?!

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    That Willow Leaf is starting to look VERY nice.
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    Hell yeah . . .

    Like I been sayin' . . .

    I got to hold this baby and the decision process ended quickly.

    Imagine that and the TAC Cuttoe as a pair, or two of the TAC Willow Leafs (Leaves?). Or that sweet looking knife in the picture . . .

    One is just not enough.

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    Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see a finished product.

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  23. Quote Originally Posted by William MacLaren View Post
    Like I been sayin' . . .

    I got to hold this baby and the decision process ended quickly.

    Imagine that and the TAC Cuttoe as a pair, or two of the TAC Willow Leafs (Leaves?). Or that sweet looking knife in the picture . . .

    One is just not enough.

    Will MacLaren
    Describe in ridiculously excrutiating detail every nuance and thought you had about the sword!!!!!!!
    how did it handle one handed? two handed?

    see, I study a lil wushu dao and id like to have this as a form sword as well as a cutter...... it could pull double duty.......

    so........... tell me man! whatcha waiting for?!

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    That looks much better than I expected from the previous pictures!

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    I want to thank Gus and all of you for your support. Gus launched his Tactical line to help Genise Graham out financially. He recently called me regarding the first check he is able to give to Genise as a result of the help and interest from forum participants.

    For those of you who are unaware, Genise Graham has been our forum big sis since the founding of SFI, working tirelessly to put a smile on many people's faces. She is a disabled woman who suffers from various diseases -- some degenerative, some cancerous -- and is often short of paying for pain medication.

    I therefore cannot thank you all for helping make a difference in her life.

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