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folding kerambits

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by spyken, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. Mike Turber

    Mike Turber

    Oct 2, 1998
    Brad,

    Please contact me ASAP. I was under the impression that the design was by Liong and that you made them from his drawing. Is that true? I understand that a lot more work is necessary to get a design to market but I need to know if he is the original artist for the design.
     
  2. Goosebumps

    Goosebumps

    62
    Oct 26, 2002
    I still dont see what's so special about this thing. It seems to put someone at a disadvantage by having a shorter blade. What can you do with it that you can't with a longer bladed knife?
     
  3. ian_j

    ian_j

    203
    Mar 3, 2002
    When do the cheetahs come out? :D
     
  4. Colinz

    Colinz

    Feb 16, 2001
    A Gil Hibben for me, please...

    /Colinz
     
  5. Allen E. Treat

    Allen E. Treat Banned by Moderators Banned

    498
    Oct 4, 2001
    I just HAD to check out Think of the Children's Spydie collection before
    posting this ( BTW : I have 27 Spydies ;) ( 4 customs;)))

    I read an article in the January 2003 issue of BLADE magazine ; yeah, the Emerson's "state of the art" but the MSRP is $229 ;) This po' boy's gonna go for the Turber version. BELIEVE ME, if I had the $$$, it would DEFINITLY be the Emerson!;)

    AET ;)
     
  6. Smoka Da'Weed

    Smoka Da'Weed

    474
    Apr 20, 2002

    Mike's trying to shoot for the first week of December. The new colors he added held him back a couple of weeks. And the Kerambits suppose to be coming out late December-Early January (last time I checked).
     
  7. Mike Turber

    Mike Turber

    Oct 2, 1998
    You must not be smoking that much weed as your memory works just fine :D

    Teh blade really is not all that short. I consider 3 3/8" to be a good size. Not to mention this will be one helluva box cutter!
     
  8. Cyblade

    Cyblade

    Aug 16, 2001
  9. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I never gave much thought to a Kerambit before reading this thread. Never had much interest in balisongs either, til I read a thread on 'em, but that's how ol' BFC works, aint it?

    Gotta tell ya, I got the kind of cash for that Emerson version, but this boy's STILL gonna buy the Turber version. 420HC don't scare me none a'tall.
     
  10. fossilhunter

    fossilhunter

    346
    Apr 7, 2001
    You can't read it (at least I can't:) ) but
    there are some nice pics of the Emerson folding
    karambit in this forum link here:

    http://budo.net.pl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6629

    the blade looks to be hollow ground, but I believe
    the model shown is one of the pre-production "custom"
    runs from Emerson and the production model will be a
    chisel-grind:grumpy:
    awesome looking knife no matter-I would certainly
    like to grab one if possible:

    any word on release dates for production models?
     
  11. fossilhunter

    fossilhunter

    346
    Apr 7, 2001
    Thank you TOTC,

    it was an interesting read.
     
  12. Brian C

    Brian C

    Jan 22, 1999
    :rolleyes:
     
  13. tattoo

    tattoo

    458
    Nov 7, 1998
    Liong designed the knife, he could have gotten quite a few makers to make it and now you think it is yours. How would you have made it without his designs ? You screwed Liong and tried to turn it to be all his fault.
     
  14. jbravo

    jbravo

    Sep 16, 1999
    Its well established that the design is pure Liong and Brad made the knives. Period. Any other reading of the history here is pure fantasy.
     
  15. Kirian

    Kirian Banned BANNED

    19
    Jul 5, 2002
    Mr. Duncan,

    Liong designed the knife, you made it (wrong I might add) and now Mike/WOW is making it. As public as this whole thing played out, it's foolish to claim anything else :footinmou .

    Kirian
     
  16. Kirian

    Kirian Banned BANNED

    19
    Jul 5, 2002
    On a side note, since I just found out, you have only delivered 18 of the 20 knives that Liong paid for, you have proven yourself to be not only a liar, but a thief, way to go.......
     
  17. tonyccw

    tonyccw

    Sep 2, 2001
    OK. Let's get the facts straight.
    1) Liong came up with the design on paper. You converted that design to CAD. True. Still, not your original idea.
    2) You were commissioned by Liong for the run of 20. Included in that commission is payment for your skills as a knifemaker, to translate Liong's original design into a final product in titanium and steel. Your conduct during this commission was highly unprofessional.
    3) Of the original run of 20, nearly half had to be returned for repairs. And even though Liong paid for the full run of 20, you've only delivered 18 to date, and still owe him 2 knives. This is from March 2002.
    4) You each have your reasons for the bad blood, but attempting to claim the originality of the design as yours is just not ethical, when you did not come up with it.

    Mike: If you like, I can represent Liong on this matter. Brad did not come up with the design, Liong did. Brad executed the design into the Folding Eroder. The Folding Eroder is Brad's interpertaion of the design Liong submitted to you for evaluation and selection for BOSS. Your execution is not based on any feature Brad came up with in the execution of the Folding Eroder. The specification can be easily determined with arbitration, should that be required.
     
  18. Ferret

    Ferret

    Jan 20, 2000
    Brad, you say it yourself...Liong had the idea and came to you. Now if you'd done the prototyping and the run for free you might have a leg to stand on, but you were paid to execute Liong's idea, right? His idea, your work.
    Sure, you probably did the conversion to a working CAD file (from liong's concept) and want some credit...but you ain't getting credit thisaway :rolleyes:
     
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  19. novembre

    novembre

    23
    Oct 17, 2001
    Brad, this is the same infantile BS you pull all the time....it's painful for you not to receive the attention you so desparately want...so you've retaliated against Liong for getting some and you conveniently get the spotlight by posting this stuff in a public forum. Nope, nobody's buying your BS, bud...we're all stocked up here.

    If this were really your idea, then how is it you completely screwed up the pocket clip, eh? I mean, had you truly conceived this knife, wouldn't you have known to put the clip on the right side? I would say that your failure to do so demonstrates your lack of knowledge on how a kerambit works in the first place.

    I apologize for being so angry here, and I don't often post on BF, but I could no longer contain myself given this individual's manner of operating. I got hot when he put up a table outside of a knife convention (real classy, might I add....everybody else pays for a table, but I guess Brad just decided "screw it, I'll sell here") and this only makes me hotter. I really do hope you grow up.

    (I better go have my last look around before I'm banned! ;))
     

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