BushMaster Knife Orders - by Daniel Koster

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  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here's a pic of what it looks like:

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    And here are the first set of blade blanks all cut out ready to grind.

    These are going out for heat-treat as soon as I'm done with the grinds. :thumbup:

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    There is only one small change between the prior model and this one - the thumbgrooves are farther forward to allow more comfort in detail work. Other than that, everything else is the same. Blade length, thickness, grind type, handle length, etc.

    Pic:

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    If you would like to be on the list, you can place an order here: http://kosterknives.com/orders

    More info on the BushMaster - including specs, pics and sheaths - can be found here: http://kosterknives.com/knives/bushmaster

    Updates posted here: http://kosterknives.com/BushMaster.htm

    Thanks for your interest in Koster Knives!

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013
  2. copenhagen69

    copenhagen69

    32
    Feb 13, 2013
    SWEET! Cant wait to get mine .. Hopefully I made this production of them! :thumbup:

    Either way, I shall enjoy watching them be built
     
  3. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Indeed!

    I've got a bunch going out for heat-treat. Fingers crossed it will move quickly. :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  4. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    double-post
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  5. copenhagen69

    copenhagen69

    32
    Feb 13, 2013
    Where do you send them off to?
     
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Peter's Heat Treat in PA.

    Fantastic service. Each blade is individually tested for hardness. Unparalleled customer service too!

    Dan
     
  7. FTR-14c

    FTR-14c

    Jul 24, 2011
    Screw it.... I'm in.
     
  8. copenhagen69

    copenhagen69

    32
    Feb 13, 2013
    Ah, very cool!
     
  9. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Heat-treat is the most central part of knifemaking. A bad heat-treat or slight oopsie in the hardening process can literally ruin the entire knife. Handle failures can be repaired/fixed. Heat-treat failures can only be replaced with a whole new knife. That should be the standard by which all knives are measured - quality of heat-treat. I did my research and have spent hours on the phone with Peter's to talk to them about their process, etc. I am very satisfied with how they do things and if I felt there was anyone else better I would go there instead. I used to send my stuff to "another big-name heat-treat company" and don't anymore. I won't go into details in public, but you guys can put 2 and 2 together. ;)

    Dan
     
  10. copenhagen69

    copenhagen69

    32
    Feb 13, 2013
    I could not agree with you more Dan ... It sounds like I am going to have one amazing knife, and if so you sir will have a customer for life. Of course, I am going to put this knife through its paces first and if I don't have to use the amazing warranty on this knife, then my friends will be coming this way as well! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  11. xxjohndoe88xx

    xxjohndoe88xx

    6
    Dec 20, 2011
    I can't wait.for.my.knife! I've wanted.one.of these works.of art for.like.3 years
     
  12. Jeff Jenness

    Jeff Jenness

    123
    Sep 2, 2010
    Any updates. How's the current batch going? The first of the list was going to be done before the end of the month. Still on schedule, Dan?
     
  13. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    nope. Way behind unfortunately. Still getting them ready for heat-treat. Had to take some time for the Bushcraft folder prototype. I'll keep it updated here. Thanks for the reminder.

    Dan
     
  14. Jeff Jenness

    Jeff Jenness

    123
    Sep 2, 2010
    thanks for the update! i think the folder was worth the time!
     
  15. other memory

    other memory Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    What is the wait time? In excess of three months?
     
  16. other memory

    other memory Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    One more thing... would you be willing to use 3/8" scales rather than 1/4" scales? Personally, I don't care if a knife is handle heavy.
     
  17. Jonskiles

    Jonskiles

    15
    Nov 9, 2012
    The delay is going to make me very sad and someone else very happy. I needed the knife for use on an upcoming through-hike. I am going to have to cancel my order and go to plan B. Can you please take me off the list and process the refund via PayPal? Thanks. I understand the reason for the delay but I don't have the additional time.
     
  18. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    alfred - yes, I can use thicker scales if you want - shoot me an email.
    Jonskiles - email sent.
     
  19. other memory

    other memory Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Will do!
     
  20. hutten

    hutten

    13
    Apr 16, 2009
    Hey Dan
    I shot you an email to discuss the Bushmaster I have on order.
    Thanks
     

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