Lobo And Hudson Bay Will Be Dropped

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I`ll be dropping the Lobo and Hudson Bay from my line at the end of the year, or when the material I have on hand is gone, due to the cost of materials and time involved in making them.
 
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Wow...Sorry to hear that :( I really like the look of your Hudsonbay & I LOVE my LOBO ! All I know is If you don't have a LOBO & you were thinking about it...better go for it, you won't regret it :thumbup:
 
Will someone post a picture of both of those knives Please.:thumbup:
 
You got it, udtjim - the Hudson Bay part, at least.

Here are a few shots of my Hudson Bay. It's one of the first that John did. It has torched oak handles with brass hardware, and it cuts, slices, and chops like a dream. This is far and away my favourite 'big knife' in my collection, which is saying something. This knife has been with me on a number of outings - summer hiking trips, fall camping, snowshoeing in the dead of winter, and brush clearing in the spring. It has supernatural edge retention and is really comfortable to use.

I'm sorry to see that the HB is getting cut from the line. I have posted a fair few reviews of mine, and have definitely recommended it to others looking for a *very* reasonably priced custom chopper. Maybe the future will see a resurgence of the custom chopper / camp knife trend and a renewed interest in the HB. Until then, here are a few shots of mine!

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All the best,

- Mike
 
drat. i like the lines of the Lobo and was considering one when i could fit it in the budget.

perhaps you'll still have stock left and i'll be able to get one. just can't do it right now.
 
Bummer to hear about the Hudson but that makes me that much happier that I got mine when I did, love this knife. I was hoping to put it through the ringer this weekend and give a review of sorts but was short on time so I only managed to chop a bit and get a few pics. It's a great workhorse for camp duty.
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Thanks for the great knife John, sorry to see it go but now I have a Limited edition JK knife:D
 
Will someone post a picture of both of those knives Please.:thumbup:

Here they are with their specs. Both blades are 2" tall at their tallest point. If I were to price these where they should be, I don`t think they would sell.

Lobo $185.00 11 1/4" oal, 6 1/4" blade, 3/16" thick
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Hudson Bay $185.00 12" oal, 7" blade, 3/16" thick
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Save me a couple of those blanks. I would like to work tose two and the Camp knife in yet this year. How does the Lobo fit into thje size bracket with the aniversery knife/

Thanks guys.
 
Save me a couple of those blanks. I would like to work tose two and the Camp knife in yet this year. How does the Lobo fit into thje size bracket with the aniversery knife/

Thanks guys.

Which anniversary knife, last year or this year? As far as I know, the folder on it`s way to you now, is your last order you have with me.
 
It looks like I have enough material on hand to do 6 of these at the old price. I wonder if I raised the prices to $200 after the old material is gone if there would still be interest in these models?
 
$200 for somerhing that size is about the best price around. It still sounds like a good deal to me!

Brandon
 
I agree that $200 sounds reasonable for the Hudson, especially since you provide a very usable sheath. Trevor~
 
I was talking about the old aniversery knife. Put me down for a Lobo and a Hudson Bay. First one in OCT. Go with the tourched Oak for both. Six brass pins, Lanyard hole. Every line needs a top dog to me that is the Hudson Bay. That said, I still may need theroach belly.
 
I was talking about the old aniversery knife. Put me down for a Lobo and a Hudson Bay. First one in OCT. Go with the tourched Oak for both. Six brass pins, Lanyard hole. Every line needs a top dog to me that is the Hudson Bay. That said, I still may need theroach belly.

Hudson Bay or Lobo first?
 
It looks like I have enough material on hand to do 6 of these at the old price. I wonder if I raised the prices to $200 after the old material is gone if there would still be interest in these models?

i'm a cheap bastard, and even i've gotta say that an extra $15 is a reasonable price increase considering the amount of steel it takes to make one. materials have gone up. i expect the price of grinder belts and gas for heat treating has gone up too. (or is that electric?)
 
Maybe I should just keep them at a price of $200 starting the first of next year. :confused:
 
Maybe I should just keep them at a price of $200 starting the first of next year. :confused:

if that works for you.

i don't know. i've never purchased blade stock or anything like that, but i expect that like most things you get better prices when you order in quantity, and having stock on hand probably reduces the shipping costs compared to ordering individual short lengths of stock as needed.

if you dropped them completely, but then someone wanted one as a "custom order" what time delay would special ordering the steel cause? what price increase?

unfortunately with the economy struggling many people are cutting back on extras. i can only hope that things pick back up sooner rather than later,
 
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