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The work goes on. In the last post I showed a few pics of some 2D drawings I did in "Ashlar Vellum Graphite". These are great conceptually, but there is still so much "unknown" in 2D drawings that short of building a knife, and finding all the mistakes like that, you need to convert to 3D CAD drawings to see if and where you made mistakes. My last piece of 3D software was really outdated, and to be honest not very good in the first place. I had been looking around for some time for new software, preferably one that...

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I've been making knifes now for several years, but only fixed blade knives. I think this is pretty much the norm for most aspiring knife makers. They are pretty easy to make in the grand scheme of things - get an idea of what looks good to you aesthetically, make a model out of something easy to work with, thin plywood, plastic, etc to see if it fits your hand and looks good in the real world, and of course, will it be a useable knife? Making it out of steel is fairly straight forward, there are probably a hundred thousand...

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I was asked by a buddy to build him a custom pig hunting knife, his only real specific requirements were that it had to be big, big enough to take on wild pig hand to hand, or rather tusk to knife. I started on my 2D CAD software to just get a general shape. I do it this way so once i have a rough idea, I can then send it to my laser and cut out a mock up from thin plywood or plexiglass. I did the first one, and it was close, but the handle was way to...

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Dark Soul Designs Launch, News -

Dark Soul Design came about when I finally realized that I'm never going to be happy being constrained by a single industry. I've been a successful mechanical / commercial designer for the better part of 25 years, designing & manufacturing various bits and pieces ranging from inline skate parts, to large scale radio controlled car accessories, to firearm components and knives and just about everything in-between.  Recently, with the loss of my mother to cancer at way too young an age, I decided that life really is too short to be screwing around doing things that burn you out and you aren't truly passionate about....

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