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Blade Show 2019: What we will bring and who is coming?

Discussion in 'We Knife' started by henkh, May 31, 2019.

Blade Show 2019

  1. I will definitely attend!

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  2. I will definitely attend! I will visit #731 to shake hands!

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  3. I am still unsure about attending.

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  4. I am not able to attend this year.

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  1. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    WE 910A - 037

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  2. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    @henkh I watched a blade show vid by Eugene Kwan. The first knife he picks up from the case with a straight clip, bright machine satin finish and a single line of large holes in the handle. He says it looks like a Zinker design and is expected in July or August.
    Can you tell us more about that one?
     
  3. True Talon

    True Talon

    431
    Aug 14, 2016
    This might help .......Eugene Kwon....

     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  4. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Thanks Talon
     
  5. True Talon

    True Talon

    431
    Aug 14, 2016
    No problem.

    I've found with our WE sales rep - who was at the show - when I ask her about new knives, she has usually no idea other than sometimes what date they might be released. I think Joe - the President - likes to keep prior information very tight until the knife is actually made and released to the dealers.

    But maybe Henk will know.
     
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  6. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Interesting. I've noticed that WE seems good at showing a knife here or on IG, giving an approximate ship date to dealers and actually meeting that forecast! Obviously people get frustrated when there are long delays. WE seems better than most at managing expectations.
     
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  7. True Talon

    True Talon

    431
    Aug 14, 2016
    Yes I would agree with that.

    Apparently Joe runs an extremely tight ship at WE. My first impression of him was “seems like a nice guy but I don’t think I would like to piss him off”. LOL

    They are putting out so many new knives I can barely keep up with it.
     
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  8. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    Thank you very much @RamZar
    We are very proud to win an award during Blade Show as first Chinese company. Quite an achievment I think for a Chinese company.
     
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  9. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    Thanks Andy.
    We learned from the past. I sincerely hope we can keep avoiding this kind of mistakes for the future as well.
     
  10. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    Those were proto's. There seems to be some similarities with Zinker designs but it is not a Zinker design. In fact we showed the proto to Brad himself to get his approval because of some similarities by accident. Brad was totally okay with our design. And yes it is scheduled somewhere end of summer but quite sure already.
     
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  11. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

    542
    May 13, 2015
    Well, actually it is because of me and my college Teryl that we do not announcements anymore if we are not sure about the release date. When we show proto's, we tell no more then that it is a proto and we just don't know if or when it will be available.
     
  12. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    LOL - it's always been like that Henk. It's probably a good policy too. Otherwise 50 million people would be driving you nuts with questions.....
     
  13. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    You did get two awards on the 704DS - or doesn't Blade Show West count?
     
  14. henkh

    henkh Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2015
    Yes Blade Show West counts for sure, but it's different then winning during Bade Show. It's a step up. It needs more effort.
     
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  15. jp9mm

    jp9mm Basic Member Basic Member

    192
    Apr 1, 2019
    Hi, I have 2 questions.

    1. Are you making a production version of specialty 3&4 ?
    2. How did you decide on the release date of December 10th 2019 for them?
    :)
     

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