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Cutting Video Going Viral

Discussion in 'Big Chris Custom Knives' started by Big Chris, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    My video of me cutting at the Bladesports Middle Tennessee Competition is getting thousands of views.
    I had my best cut yet and the video is proof to show it.
    With an almost flawless cut I managed to bring home the Overall win.
    I was 7 points from a perfect cut.
    I cut out of the 5 pt target zone on the 3/4" oak dowel into the 3 pt zone, literally missed it by a hair.
    I missed the tip of the second "bendy" straw.
    Overall I could not be more pleased.
    As of this posting it has passed 835,000 views.
    Hopefully this link works and you can watch the video.
    https://www.instagram.com/big_chris_custom_knives/

    Thanks

    Chris
     
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  2. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    110
    Feb 22, 2016
    Congrats Chris, great job!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  3. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    I saw the video and it was close to 900k views. Well deserved as that knife and you le skill is impressive.
     
  4. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    The comments are gold btw.
     
  5. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Thanks.
    The comments are both annoying and entertaining.
    I just don't understand why some people feel they need to say the things the say.
    I wish I had time to google translate all the foreign comments.

    I have gained over 6000 followers since I posted it and have had to deal with close to 100 messages so far.
    It's all a bit overwhelming.
     
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  6. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Don't take the comments to heart. People on instgram can be very ignorant and petty.

    There are also people from many different countries and they genuinely don't understand that this is a thing.


    Keep posting them up, I'm a follower of yours and own your work. It's good to see what your knives are capable of.
     
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  7. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    110
    Feb 22, 2016
    Looks like you're gained some more potential customers...:)
     
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  8. DavidCAndersen

    DavidCAndersen Gold Member Gold Member

    691
    Nov 11, 2013
    Chris that is fantastic! Well deserved. Congrats on the great cut!
     
  9. alclark2

    alclark2

    290
    Feb 6, 2014
    I was a big chris follower before it was cool. It is an awesome video.
     
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  10. LukeTheSpook

    LukeTheSpook Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Great Job. Great blade. It's unfortunate that Instagram unveils how many folks are complete racists against white folks.
     
  11. mb>

    mb>

    381
    Sep 24, 2014
    Congrats Chris!

    I have a love/hate relationship with the internet too. Anonymity seems to bring out the worst in some people.
     
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  12. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Basic Member Basic Member

    465
    Dec 24, 2016
    I follow you and onemorejude and couldn't believe when I saw the video on both of yalls feed, Ha Ha talk about different worlds colliding !
     
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  13. Spirch

    Spirch

    206
    Apr 4, 2012
    Nice job and nearly 1.7m views :-D
     
  14. Munchy

    Munchy Gold Member Gold Member

    380
    Feb 28, 2013
    I just saw your video on Facebook with almost 14 million views... dang!! Maybe I should order something while I still can :eek:
     
  15. robgmn

    robgmn

    Oct 30, 2015
    Some of my kitchen knives won't slice tomatoes like that!
    Awesome!
     
  16. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Great run BC! Congratulations to you on the finish :thumbsup:
     
  17. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    That's awesome Chris and well deserved. I've had the pleasure of watching several of your runs and you have come a long way since you got into Bladesports. Keep it up. You are in the running for a world championship.
    Scott
     
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  18. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

    351
    Feb 4, 2007
    I saw this early on when you first posted it up on Instagram and I just watched it again (~1.8m!)... Congrats on the Tennessee win. :)

    The knowledge and experience gained from your blade sport events is going trickle down into making better performing knives for us to use and enjoy!
     
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  19. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    The attention the video is getting is mind boggling.
    I noticed earlier this week that it is gaining attention and getting shared with more European users.

    I am receiving more requests than I am able to keep up with.
    People wanting quotes for everything from Comp Choppers to Hunters.
    Most are weeded out once they find out the true cost of a handmade knife.

    That tomato cut was after the winning run, and was actually the first time the knife had been out of the sheath since finishing the cut.

    Thanks Guys

    The comp knives have changed the way I contour handles a bit.
    They have also taught me a bit about edge geometry on large knives.
    All this is most definitely for the better.
     
  20. Gafishing

    Gafishing Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    739
    Aug 7, 2016
    The video is pretty popular. I had a buddy (who knows nothing about knives) tag me on it on Facebook cause he knows I'm into knives.
    I was like:
    Hey , that's big Chris!!
    BTW awesome video and congrats on winning.

    Andy
     
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