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
    Provided the cost is reasonable (what is reasonable to me, I'm not sure, haha), I would be willing to "kick in" so we could have buttons this year.

    I'm certainly wanting to hear some numbers. :thumbsup:
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  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I should state that I am not one who is bent on getting a pin. They are neat but I am more interested in a knife than a cool bit of bling.

    I was simply pointing out that pins are very inexpensive, whether Chris does them at that price or not.
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  3. DelOro


    Jan 17, 2016
    The pin *always* makes the knife slice better! :p

    All kidding aside, I would like to see a pin included (if possible/cost effective?) with the knife. :D
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  4. Butch

    Butch Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2003
    I always enjoy your stories. Having one saved for posterity on this year's tube would be great.
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  5. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Frank, Gary, and I were having some conversations in the background prior to any poll. I had asked them to wait until I could go to Shot and talk to some makers.

    I don't have any problem with pins either; but when a price tag is put on something, it sometimes needs a bit of context. Having a machine churn them out several a second is a bit different than Chris stacking the components and pulling the lever down on one at a time in any extra time. That doesn't make the pins worth any more, but why I mention we may be better off to just supply them ourselves. Having said that, I don't think a GEC made pin or a back label either one would even be a bump in the road as far as overall price.
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  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I appreciate the context, Mike. I wasn't aware that Chris actually "made" the pins. Obviously, that changes things in terms of bulk pricing as nothing is free, nor should it be.

    If folks wanted a pin, I'd be all for coming up with a graphic and finding a source that makes more sense.
  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Double tap...
  8. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I'm in for a pin and something on the back of the tube. Let me know how I can help :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  9. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    He’s got a better chance of 50 words and undercthan I would. ;) :D
  10. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    I bet it takes quite a bit of time.. I've done it before. It's an easy task, but time consuming. IF GEC decides to make pins I don't think it's fair to ask them to do something out of their normal routine. Making 600 some odd number of pins will chew up major productivity hours. They should just do what they normally do...if they choose to do it. Make 50 or so pins and it's luck if the draw.
  11. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    The current order thread will stay open until the day before Mike closes down taking orders. That is likely to be several weeks from now. If folks don't see the order thread within a 3-4 week time frame, well, there's only so much we can do and still make this a 2019 knife. GEC does not have the throughput that Buck does.

    Whether there is a pin or not would be up to Mike and GEC.
    (Have no use for them, myself, but I'm not a big GEC collector.)

    Edited to add: When we know the timeline for the actual purchasing site, we will post it in the first post in the ordering thread.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
  12. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I see what you did there. :)
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  13. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I'm a +1 on the idea of Meako writing the blurb for this year's knife.

    As far as the pin goes, my daughter likes them. She wears them for a bit and then loses them. So I am fine with the addition of a pin.
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  14. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I'm curious if anyone knows how many forum knives have been produced each year? Based on the "reserve yours now" thread it looks like this year will be well over 300, but is that a lot?

    Also - Meako story with knife please!
    On button I'm a "meh."
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  15. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Last year's order was for 474 knives. I think I remember a previous year may have exceeded 500. Those were the top two if I'm not mistaken.
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  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thanks for that clarification. :thumbsup:
  17. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    I just want to add while I am not sure if I will be purchasing one of these I want to thank @knifeswapper and everyone who works hard on the forum knives.
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  18. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    thanks for the info! Looks like we are currently in the neighborhood of 380.
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  19. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I counted 346 as of 7:10 pm, but some may have changed their earlier posts.
  20. Behr95


    Jan 23, 2018
    Can’t wait to get these in hand. As a GEC fan boy and only my second forum knife, this is very exciting!
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