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    Greetings All !!

    The kids are back in school, everyone has had vacation and is back in work mode, Christmas is 3 months away, and George & I are sitting here waiting for the first snow of the season.

    In the summer I started a thread regarding a 2009 knife project. My apologies, timing was wrong everyone had summer vacation and fun in the sun on their minds.

    With a project like this it usually takes a while to settle on what folks are looking for. There were some ideas on the previous thread that sounded interesting.

    This is the "official" thread ~ is anyone interested in a project for "2009" if so we need to hear some definite affirmations. Last year being a first the pricing was not accurate, actually is was low. Pricing for a future project would be in keeping with true market value.

    To make the project worthwhile we would be looking for at least 40 if not more to proceed.

    George & I will wait for posts to see if anyone is interested.

    Cheers, Carol

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    Hi Carol & George,
    1 vote for a folder with damascus blade and bolster and timber scales and an optional pocket clip. The clip should attach to damascus "bottom bolster" ie the end away from the blade ( You can see that I know a lot about knives)

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    Hi George,
    I think you might want to consider a folder this time, since we did a fixed blade for 2008.=) What do you guys think?

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    I think I'd be IN for a folder ... but as I have absolutely no clue about knives I can't contribute anything useful at all
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    How about something Automatic! similar to a microtech ??
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    Interested

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    I might be intested in a folder.
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    I'm interested in a folder.
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    Hi Griff,
    I'm a bit anxious re an Automatic model since Customs don't like them coming into Australia (ditto many other Countries).

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    How about a folder with the following - Titanium handle extremly thick,
    5" blade integral lock, Recurve blade with high hollow grind S30V,
    Blade thickness of .170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griff View Post
    How about something Automatic! similar to a microtech ??
    Sorry, automatics are definitely out. There are some makers who will make them and claim otherwise but George does not. They are illegal in Canada and in many other areas.

    Cheers, Carol

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    Gentlemen I think we should establish very quickly here where the price level is going to start.

    Our main stream folders start at $500 and go up. This is with 440C blade, titanium chasis, bolsters can be either 416S/S or titanium ~ the S/S being heavier the titanium being lighter. As an example both options change the pricing as would using Damascus for the bolster.

    If you start changing the blade steel, price changes. Consider it as buying a car ~ everything you add that is not part of the normal package adds to the final price.

    I'm only saying this now so that there is no question later on as to the pricing. Last year was a steal, this year in order to remain solvent and run as a proper business we have to charge market value.

    For those of you who have purchased from us before or since the 2008 project ~ your bonus points are not eligible for use against this project.
    A blanket discount will be factored into the final price and disclosed to all if/when this comes to fruition.

    Our suggestion is that we go with an exotic steel (S30V) in a frame lock design, possibly anodizing the titanium frame blue - to coincide with the forum colours ~ no scales, no bolsters to keep the price. thickness and weight down. A 3"-4" blade length given that many jurisdictions limit blade length i.e. New York City. Price on this one would be approx $450-$500 - extras would be engraving the forum logo, shipping, etc. NOTE: Price is subject to change depending on the price of raw materials i.e. titanium and S30V at time of manufacturing.

    This is just to give you an idea we have that could appeal to a wide spectrum of members. As last year we would require at least 40 orders, and as last year a deposit will be required on Visa or MasterCard.

    To get the ball rolling George will draw a pattern of what he is talking about and we'll get it up this week. Our Wedding Anniversary (31years) is tomorrow so don't expect to see a drawing until later in the week

    The discussions can go from there

    Cheers, Carol

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    For that sort of money it would have to be a pretty spectacular knife, I am thinking Hinderer XM-18 sort of quality...and materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iTorch View Post
    For that sort of money it would have to be a pretty spectacular knife, I am thinking Hinderer XM-18 sort of quality...and materials.
    Good Morning iTorch,

    Check with some of the people who purchased from us last year. George has an excellent reputation and is known for his quality workmanship.

    Cheers, Carol

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    I can tell you first hand the knifes Gerorge makes are top notch, he made

    a Custom A1CENTURY HUNTER in solid 440c stainless steel (248 Grams)for me, all I can say is it is a true GEM, the mirror polish is perfect.



    Quote Originally Posted by george tichbourne View Post
    Good Morning iTorch,

    Check with some of the people who purchased from us last year. George has an excellent reputation and is known for his quality workmanship.

    Cheers, Carol

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    I'd be interested! Folder with a 3" blade.

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    Ti framelock with 3" S30V blade sounds good to me, would love to the see the drawings

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    I'm still interested. My metal-head fantasy follows:
    3 inch folder.
    Damascus blade with Ti frame, Ti bolsters and damascus scales
    Pocket clip.
    Hopefully "thin" and light for EDC..

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    I'd definitely interested in a Folder.
    3" would be great.

    What about an option to get the same number
    that we did for the fixed blade? That way we
    would have a matched set. Love the idea about
    having it about the same color.

    I have lots of high-end folders (Sebenzas, Lochsas,
    XM-18s, etc) and bought the forum fixed-blade knife
    last time just because it was from CPF and I got to
    participate vicariously while it was being designed
    and made. Would really like to participate again.

    What about the debate about tip-up/tip-down carry?
    I'm sure that will be a cause of debate. Some people
    are quite adamant about it. I prefer tip-up, as most
    of my knives are that way. You could do some sort
    of XM-18 like design where it is reversible.

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    +1 to tip up carry!

    and a low profile clip!

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    I'm optional on clip up/down but feel strongly that the clip needs to look good...not like a piece of bent metal on a cheap ballpoint. Having said that it can also be low profile to attract minimun attention.

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    Waiting to see the drawings but I am interested in a folder.

    Getting 40 people at the $500 pricepoint may me difficult.

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    The way things currently stand this is out of my price range. I'm interested yes, but will need more time and information before I can commit.
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    As I said in my e-mail, I am most likely in. NO MORE than 4"...3.25 or so is perfect for me, 3.5 is also pretty great. LOW profile tip up carry...

    Sounds good so far.

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    For blade length, i'd like to keep it as close to 3" as possible. 3.5" is really big for me. I think 5" is crazy for a folder.
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    I am leaning to 3" to meet all of the restrictions I know of with screw holes drilled and tapped for the clip to be mounted either way.

    S30V would probably work for most people as well, just have to check with my heat treater first. I kind of threw him a curve by sending in some Sandvik 19C27 a couple of weeks ago without full heat treat specs. Won't do that again, need him too much.

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    As stated in post #10, I would prefer 5" blade, but then I'm a bit crazy, I would'nt be apposed to 3 to 3.5 blade, would prefer 440c but S30 is fine, one thing I will not give up is the Titanium handle or the integral lock, doesnít need to be pretty, bead blasted is cool no need for a polished blade. $500 to $600 for a super heavy duty folder with the workmenship George put out is fine with me. I would love to have something Similar to the Shane Sibert Monster Rocket.but with out the 2k price tag, George we can always do a 1 off, drop me a PM.
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    Im sort of a sucker for striders. Is it possible to get a Tanto point? How tough will this knife be? I probably wont be abusing it like knifetests.com but i would like to know that it can take a beating and ask for more.
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    I would guess no on the tanto, but if thats what 40+ people want i'm sure it could be. They just aren't very popular anymore, and are not really too practical for my uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schiesz View Post
    I would guess no on the tanto, but if thats what 40+ people want i'm sure it could be. They just aren't very popular anymore, and are not really too practical for my uses.
    You're right Schiesz, tanto blade was not what we had in mind. George will be working on the drawing this week.

    Cheers, Carol

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