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Casinostocks

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Casinostocks Casinostocks I bet yours is in the same bunch!

EDIT: Man guys, I don't always get knives, but when I do, they're always on the same day. My DEK1 preorder is supposed to arrive Thursday, and my KnifeJoy Slysz Bowie that shipped last Wednesday by UPS is finally supposed to show up with an updated delivery time of... Thursday.

Congtarts on having yours on the way. I knew that you wouldn't be the last to receive DEK1s, not by a long shot ;)

Nathan had stated up to one year from the time that preorders close for the orders to fully fulfill and I've always been good with Nathan's timescale. Mine will get here when they're done, no worries on that :thumbsup:
 

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Congtarts on having yours on the way. I knew that you wouldn't be the last to receive DEK1s, not by a long shot ;)

Nathan had stated up to one year from the time that preorders close for the orders to fully fulfill and I've always been good with Nathan's timescale. Mine will get here when they're done, no worries on that :thumbsup:
I'm still learning. I dithered back and forth on the K18 preorder and ended up somewhere just ahead of the middle of the pack. I jumped right away on the DEK1 preorder in the hopes of getting them faster; but I forgot that logically the K18 was going to be basically delivered in post order because there was no customization, while the DEK1s were such a hodgepodge of customizations that post order wouldn't have nearly as much to do with how soon I'd get them as what order Nathan ended up doing the different customization types in.
 

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What percentage of DEK1’s leave you all’s facility with a sharpened tip, swedge and all?
How many DEK1 point configurations leave CPK? Regular, sharpened swedge, sharpened tip or penetrator tip??? Perhaps someone can explain with photos 😁
 
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Please reconsider using sentences like: “I’ve kicked enough ass and had my ass kicked enough...” because some of us have senior grade vision and without wearing glasses, k can look like L.

#imjustsaying
After reading this entire thread, which is in equal measure informative and hilarious...two things spring to mind.

one - Nathan must have brought a new keyboard because the AEB and L keys are worn out.

two - never ask casino to get his DEK out
 
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Nathan the Machinist

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What percentage of DEK1’s leave you all’s facility with a sharpened tip, swedge and all?
How many DEK1 point configurations leave CPK? Regular, sharpened swedge, sharpened tip or penetrator tip??? Perhaps someone can explain with photos 😁

There are only a few with a sharpened tip and maybe 20-30 with a "penetrator point".

We're not going to continue to offer these points on this pattern in the future. The pattern was never designed to be this way, and these are low volume modifications that we're not really set up for (I'm just doing them by hand and eye with monkey meat interpolation) that are both time consuming to setup and risky due to cutting on an otherwise finished ready-to-ship knife without a setup part to prove out the process when it occasionally comes up. It would be different if it were a standard part of the work and I had fixtures but it isn't. Sometimes you see these kinds of details on other knives that have a lower bar for fit and finish but (for better or for worse) our customer base has very high expectations for our work and, with an occasional manual process like this, it is difficult to meet those expectations. I'm loosing money on them and I don't think they're a particular good value for the end user either. It was a bad idea.
 
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