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18" Keffeler Sword (K18), AKA The KOD Piece

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Forgive me thinking aloud this AM (or your PM if way ahead east of me!) regarding sheaths:

    For lord's luv, no kydex please! I am sorry, but I just even can't fathom such sacrilege!

    To our leather sheath making craftsmen and artisans: please consider some sort of Baldric carry provision and attachment options.
     
  2. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    You should buy 2, CPK is not going to offer (produce) anything remotely close to this awesomeness in the foreseeable future;)
     
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  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    It's easy I would order it:p
     
  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You enabling me or vice versa is akin to two (aging) primates grooming one another! Scary sight!
     
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  5. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 29, 2017
    Just when I thought I was out....
     
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  6. aqw955

    aqw955 Gold Member Gold Member

    207
    Aug 24, 2013
    How long will the preorder be opened?
     
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  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Mat have a lead on some really nice kydex sheaths and was wondering if I can count on you to spread the word on this?:rolleyes:
     
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm just speculation, but I think at least this weekend, pretty much like most of other Nathan's preorders with the exception of the Comp Chopper which was a limited run of 40 units.

    Nathan had previously said that he will need to see at least 50 units in the preorder to get the project off the ground as that number is pretty much a break-even point; ideally he wanted to see 80 units in the preorder. The only way that Nathan may shit it down earlier than the whole weekend, will be if the numbers of preorders escalate and shoot upward of 100 really fast. That could also happen!
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    If it's going slow but steady I might leave it open a week so it can hit the critical mass we need to justify a run. If it starts getting too big I'll probably close it sooner.
     
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I am corruptible! Money talks Martin. So quanto mais amigo?
     
  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You may pleasantly surprise yourself because of that price point!
     
  12. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    It’s not an historically accurate piece and it’s not a fancy piece for looking pretty. It’s an already heavy blade that I’d use outdoors, so light and non-absorbent kydex works just fine for me.
     
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  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Well plans changed for the day, going to be there at two just to make sure I can be in on the ground floor, thanks Nathan for making this thing possible.;) Is it two yet?
     
  14. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    But are you cheap? My Spanish is not so good Sir, can you speak English? Thanks
     
  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    To each, his own. You may wish to ask Jo if she will be supplying any kydex sheath maker with a blank. Otherwise, you will have to send one in or pool with those who are interested in kydex.

    BTW speaking for myself, it's a historical piece because in my history of existence, I have never owned a proper sword or quasi-sword ;)

    ETA: I just remembered that Al from AZWelke may also be in this one as he had shown interest and if so, I'm sure that he will be running his machines to make sheaths for this pattern.
     
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  16. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I bet a good Kydex sheath system could be made for this with a separate removable cover for the back edge and/or front edge. Personally I'd prefer to just use that "back edge" as the primary edge but I am still undecided on whether to get this thing because frankly it scares me. I had to recite the Bene Gesserit litany against fear just to hold the copy Dan was showing around.
     
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  17. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Something kinda/sorta/somewhat like this o_O by @David Brown :thumbsup::):cool:?
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  18. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I meant like a kydex edge cover that you can keep on one edge while you have the knife unsheathed to play with the other edge, not sure how it wouldn't screw up cuts though as I think about it.
     
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  19. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Yup, plus the inertia would be a b**ch to overcome the impact of the chop and stay sheathed :eek:
     
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  20. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013

    But what if someone is even MORE of an opinionated asshole, to the point of deciding that it needs only one sharp edge DESPITE what the designer thinks? :D
     
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