Light Brigade Series

Model: Argonne Assault LB
Steel: INFI
Blade Length: 10"
OAL: 16"
Weight: ?
Thickness: Approx 1/4"
Width: 1-7/8"
Features: Hollow fasteners
Grind: Shallow hollow
Blade Finishes: Black (Std), Desert Sage (Std), Muddy Brown (Std)
Handle Options: Black Canvas (Std), Tan Canvas (Std), Black Paper (Std) Black G-10 + $45, Green and Black G-10 + $60, Red and Black G-10 + $60, Black and Tan G-10 + $60, Orange and Black G-10 + $60, Black and Blue G-10 + $60
Base MSRP: $597
Year: 2011

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Model: Team Gemini LB
Steel: INFI
Blade Length: 7-3/4"
OAL: 13-1/4"
Weight: ?
Thickness: Approx 1/4"
Width: 1-5/8"
Features: Hollow fasteners
Grind: ?
Blade Finishes: Black (Std), Jungle Green (Std), Desert Sage (Std), Muddy Brown (Std), Tanker Gray (Std)
Handle Options: Black Canvas (Std), Tan Canvas (Std), Black Paper (Std) Black G-10 + $35, Green and Black G-10 + $50, Red and Black G-10 + $50, Black and Tan G-10 + $50, Orange and Black G-10 + $50, Black and Blue G-10 + $50
Base MSRP: $337
Year: 2012

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Light Brigade Trivia:

The Science Behind The "Light Brigade" Series. . . . . (Cool Pics)

Here we go gang!!! The following pics should give you an idea of what we have been working on. . . . .

This first pic shows the "Light Brigade" treatment on a Team Gemini. . . .

Here's a cut-away of the handle-lightening work with the Light Brigade anti-vibration web that spans the entire inside profile of the handle while producing an I-Beam effect. This greatly reduces the weight of the handle without turning it into a hollowed out tuning fork. . . Very Cool ! ! ! !

 What isn't shown in this cut-away is the fact that we will be using an end mill with radiussed corners to ensure that there aren't any stress risers introduced into the design. The end mill used on the knife in the pic did not have this radiussed design. (You can see the radius in the above pic along the inside edges.)

The next cool feature is the HUGE diameter shallow hollow grind (42" diameter that's bigger than a hula hoop!!!!!) used on the primary bevel. This ensures a much lighter blade while allowing for a wicked sharp edge. This large diameter also greatly decreases the tendency that smaller diameter hollow grinds have of binding in wood when chopping.

Here's a pic that shows the difference in geometry between a convex bevel and the new Light Brigade shallow hollow ground bevel . . .

The Light Brigade treatment reduced the overall weight of the Team Gemini by approx. 1/3 pound!!!!!

We are looking into "treating" some of our old school models as well as introducing some new designs with these features.

Yours in light weight and bad assed INFI,

Jerry
5/4/2011