This is a discussion on Speaking of trainers... within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm curious how wide the rounded ends of specifically-made trainers are. Any one have an Endura/Delica or other manufactured trainer available that they can give ...
I'm curious how wide the rounded ends of specifically-made trainers are. Any one have an Endura/Delica or other manufactured trainer available that they can give me approximate measurements from? Just looking for a ballpark so I can get an idea of what is considered "safe".
Edge to spine, thanks. I figure that a rounded 1/8" blade should be safe(r) as long as you don't get too berserk with it.
The blades of both the Endura and Delica drones are about 1/4" shorter than those of their live counterparts. The Delica drone measures 1/4" edge to spine at the tip. The Endura is 3/8" edge to spine at the tip.
Pretty much what I thought. Thanks very much for the assist, unloved.
I'm hoping the maker will interested in offering my designs as knife/drone/sheath packages so the customer gets a good blade and the tools they need to train with and use it in one go. This is one area that I think that the vast majority of makers (even the "tactical" ones) are, to be quite frank, falling flat on their faces.
I absolutely agree. I think users/customers share the blame though. Drones just don't sell very well.This is one area that I think that the vast majority of makers (even the "tactical" ones) are, to be quite frank, falling flat on their faces.
The radius of the tip on the Endura trainer is about 3/16"
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Great! Thanks for the update, 2edgesword.
I have to agree there, but the costs of the drones are also a factor. I'm designing the drones with full-thickness blanks to follow my philosophy of "train heavy, fight light" and to keep the costs down. Carve out the shape of the blade, slap some matching red/blue scales on it (matching both Spyderco red and blue gun styles of drone identification), and send it out without all of the extra work and polishing.
Be careful when making trainers/drones with aluminum (if you plan too) a bur on them can cut you like a razor.- George
I hear you on that one, mercop! I've worked in commercial kitchens far too long to discount the tiniest burrs or separations of sheetmetals. Given myself some serious doozies that way over the years.
The actual production blanks will be full-tang ATS34 as well.