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    CCBladecraft: Blademaker Challenge

    I’ve decided to start my thread a little early as some people suggested they were curious about the process. There’s some things I’d like to keep as a surprise and other things I’ll share. I don’t want to ramble too much (I’m really good at that when it comes to blades) but I think something that would be cool to share is the making of a new blade. Not every blade a blademaker makes comes out as planned especially when working with new materials...like this.

    It’s a great blade but just a little slow for the speed requested. This prototype is an all+ and an awesome one it’s actually a blade I think I would play well with I always like a good mahogany core blade. Did I mention it’s 5w+4c? But wait 4 carbon? How could it be so slow...hmm


    hinoki cypress-nano carbon- redwood-nano carbon-mahogany-nano carbon-redwood-nano carbon-hinoki cypress
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    Beautiful blade! I haven't seen a mahogany-core blade before, but I can imagine it feels very nice as long as you can keep the weight down (not a problem for Der_Echte, though). Those carbon layers are THIN! Do you think that swapping the redwood medial plies out for something livelier would get that blade up to the desired speed for the challenge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate4s
    Beautiful blade! I haven't seen a mahogany-core blade before, but I can imagine it feels very nice as long as you can keep the weight down (not a problem for Der_Echte, though). Those carbon layers are THIN! Do you think that swapping the redwood medial plies out for something livelier would get that blade up to the desired speed for the challenge?

    Thanks! Yeah the mahogany core is cool it’s different. Charlie gave me a few mahogany cores to play with and introduced me to the nano carbon which is hard to see next to darker woods like that redwood. I could swap redwood out with something else but I think I’ll go a different route and make another version of a blade that I make with uni carbon instead

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    Finally able to work on the new blade today. Just keep sanding just keep sanding...

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    Carl gunna need to move his stakeout house No. 13 after these pics.

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    I’m going rogue so I put dragon skin on the edge in case Der_Echte hates it and smacks it on the table haha!

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    Carl gunna need to move his stakeout house No. 13 after these pics.
    The goon squad is definitely circling and staking out the maker of a blade with dragon skin edge tape. No two ways about that.

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    Chase and I had a phone conversation.

    Short of it is... that Chase is gunna do his best to fully adhere to my stated specs... HAHA. Nope, he gunna more than slightly deviate and it is gunna be one grand story.

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    And BTW, if a blade maker already purchased materials and commited resources, then learns a certain deviation is authorized or even encouraged, that blademaker may or may not get a little upsset.

    Don't sweat it, the government ALWAYS does this kind of stuff and you knew it was possible.

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    Alrighty then! My blades are done. Wait a minute Chase did you say bladeS? Yeah why not. So before I post the pic here’s what happened. I didn’t like the part in the specs with composites. I certainly didn’t want to make an all wood 7 ply because well...that’s just not fun. So I talked to Der_Echte and decided I would go ahead and use my carbons. Now with my carbons they actually don’t stiffen the blade the blade as much as most other plain weaves do so in order to get the results I was looking for it had to be thicker. After sanding both blades to size they came out to offensive blades and I think it will be a surprise how these blades play and may even change some peoples perspective on carbon. Equipped them with some dragon skin as seen in the previous pic, black power dot, and custom butt button to recognize the “blademaker challenge”. On that note, Thankyou Der_Echte for giving myself and the other blade makers the opportunity to show off what we do, I think a lot of people have doubts about going handmade and to have someone buy and review blades from multiple blade makers is awesome. Hope you enjoy!

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    Black and clear dragon skin
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    hinoki cypress-uni carbon-kiri-uni carbon-hinoki cypress
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    Other blade makers are gunna be pissed off that I allowed Chase a large number of deviations and allowed him only to bend, break, or toss out rules, but what the heck, I am funding it and he asked.

    Actually, I do not think other blade makers will not be pissed. I think everyone is gunna present something different in both end product and process... AND have a great story to tell. That is really why I did this balde fab challenge thing.

    Chase is likely gunna deliver them Tuesday... IF there is time to glue on new sheets of MX-K and FX-S, then try it I will... if not, then oh well, there is always Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase Bradshaw

    I’m going rogue so I put dragon skin on the edge in case Der_Echte hates it and smacks it on the table haha!

    Hi Chase, where do you get the dragon skin edge tape? How much weight does it add to the blade? Is it easy to remove and cut?

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    It's a red fabric + carbon tissu glued on the edge to me...

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    The dragon skin is one of the proprietary things Charlie has taught me so I’ve been sworn to secrecy. I can say it’s not cloth. It’s glued on with impact resistant glue to make it a hard shell which on this blade isn’t entirely necessary but it’s still a cool feature to have. Saves your balsa blades though!

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    People are dying to know if DE stands for Deutschland (Germany) or Der_Echte... where is da Goon Squad right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase Bradshaw
    The dragon skin is one of the proprietary things Charlie has taught me so I’ve been sworn to secrecy. I can say it’s not cloth. It’s glued on with impact resistant glue to make it a hard shell which on this blade isn’t entirely necessary but it’s still a cool feature to have. Saves your balsa blades though!
    Good to know, thank you.

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    People are dying to know if DE stands for Deutschland (Germany) or Der_Echte... where is da Goon Squad right now?
    And there was me thinking that the blade had already been named!!!

    ‘Dam Excellent’ or caution ‘Dangerous Equipment’ maybe ‘Damage Execution’ 😀😀!!!!

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    Maybe also DEAD END, kinda like opponent is running into a dead end in the point if I hold that bat.

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