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Attention 2019 Forum knife question thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knarfeng, Mar 17, 2019.

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  1. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I'm just going to keep asking if we can have a Badge/Button/Pin until someone tells me we can or someone tells me we can't. :)

    I think a Poll to decide would be a good bit of fun.
     
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  2. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 28, 2015
    I think too, the fact that the ‘18 forum knife came out late last yr, people wanted to get on it early this yr. I forgot who got the first comment rolling this yr, but that seemed to get it started early this yr. As well, the focus of the mods and Mike has the process running quickly and efficiently.
     
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  3. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Your button idea might add to the price of the knife. The goal was to keep it close to $100.00. Apparently they've done it.
     
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  4. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    It sure might.

    We don't know the price of the knife yet, so you're not really in a position to know one way or another if adding a button would be cost prohibitive or not.

    I, and others, would be willing to pay an extra couple of bucks to have a cool pin.
     
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  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I said apparently.

    I put an order in for two knives not two knives and two buttons.

    Who knows - maybe Howard would throw them in gratis.
     
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  6. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    That's why we love you @meako, 'cause you know just what not to say!:cool:
     
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  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Considering that some brief price checking for buttons has demonstrated that it can cost up to 15 cents (with a custom image and all, ordered in bulk), I highly doubt it is any sort of measurable factor in the cost of a GEC knife.
     
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  8. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I hope we have a Poll to decide if we get buttons!

    It would be a cool addition for the last of the "Dot" knives.

    Ed, I'm sure Mike would be happy to remove the Buttons from your tubes and reduce the price of the knives accordingly. :D
     
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  9. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    I spent some time peddling “advertising novelties” in the past and if I remember how pricing on buttons went, “bulk” implied a quantity far beyond the few hundred our little deal here might be good for. Is that 15 cent price threshold applicable down at the ~500 quantity level?
     
  10. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Is there a deadline for adding a 2nd knife? Or is that a decision that we already made if we posted in the "I'm in" thread?
     
  11. BrianB43

    BrianB43 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 5, 2010
    Understood and makes sense. Had to ask.

    Brian
     
  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    If you keep just 3 out of those 7 promises, you got my vote! ;) :thumbsup:
     
  13. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    It varies. For a 500 count, sites have pricing between 15-25 cents.

    Again, being a promotional item, I shouldn't think it would be a significant cost factor. Even if the manufacturer wanted to put that cost on the buyers.
     
  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I recall that it may have been @JTB_5 who started the ball rolling, but I could be mistaken.
     
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  15. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I can guarantee you that Chris won't do them for that price; so you might need to just send the factory the 500 pins you want dropped in the tubes.
     
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  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I didn't really start the conversation, but after watching a lot of folks discussing and dreaming, I was the first one to start the "unofficial" poll that got the moderators working behind the scenes with purpose. I'm pretty sure I annoyed them, but I hope in the end they'll be glad it happened earlier in the year than later. But who knows. I just hope we don't run this thing into the ground!
     
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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think we ordered last year's knife in July, and didn't receive the knife until December--and some folks in January. I am glad this process started earlier in the year this time.
     
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  18. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I hope it works out better. I haven't been around long enough to know. As I recall, it was actually Mike's suggestion that a poll be started, to get an idea of what maker folks would want, which would then give an idea of what dealer would be able to help out. I was just the one dumb enough to make it without asking! :D
     
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  19. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    If this is a serious proposal, I'm a local guy, and there is a print shop in town that does buttons. (It may be who GEC uses for all their buttons anyways, but I don't know). Shall I inquire about pricing?
     
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  20. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    everyone wants buttons, even people that pretend they dont (especially those people), so maybe a "Big 10" button with a rams head or possibly a polar bear?
     
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