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Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by TK Steingass, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    Greetings All,

    I hope everyone is surviving China’s gift that keeps on giving and you and yours are well. Here at the the Steingass house, we’ve been laying low. I’m usually a private guy about some things but I believe you and my wait list clients deserve an explanation why my books remain closed and my delivery projections have slipped.

    Awhile back I wasn’t feeling up to snuff and I closed my books - just couldn’t put in an honest day’s work (enjoyment) in the shop. After a myriad of tests, we’ve come to find out I have a leaking mitral heart valve and I’m down to 40% heart capacity. A team of surgeons is performing a case review of my condition this week and we’ll see what develops regarding surgical repair. If I undergo surgery, I'll probably ask the surgeons to throw in a face lift too.:D

    I apologize to those of you that are patiently waiting for your knife order to be filled - and I completely understand if you want to cancel. Recently I was contacted by a new BF member that someone had referred my name to. This is what I told him: “Tell ya what - if you’re still interested, contact me in a month - by then I’ll either be on the mend or in the ground.”

    Be well and don’t forget to vote.

  2. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Wow TK, so sorry to hear, today’s medical technology is amazing. I’m sure they’ll devise a plan and have you on the mend in no time.
    I‘M hobbled up myself. Had a Total Knee Replacement this past Friday. Getting around pretty good and Doc told me the apparatus will surely outlive me....o_O I think that was good news.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery :thumbsup:
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  3. i4Marc


    Oct 19, 2011
    I'm glad you caught that. I hope the doctors have you back in fighting form in no time.
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  4. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    As shown, you are a man of high standards and delays affect you personally. Your word is powerful to you.

    Health affects you even MORE personally. This is the crossroads of taking care of you and taking care of your lower order responsibilities.

    You chose wisely. :thumbsup: :D
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  5. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    They'll get that valve fixed up...amazing what they can do! Keep you in our prayers!
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  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    God Bless and God Speed my friend...
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  7. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I was wondering where you were after not seeing you around for a while. I'm praying for you and hopefully you'll get back to feeling like your old self again. Take care buddy and Thanks for the update.
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  8. herdbull

    herdbull Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    You will be in my prayers.
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  9. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Hang in there TK! I'm sorry you're going through that. Hoping the surgeon can get you fixed up.
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  10. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    TK I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.
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  11. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Fell better my friend you are in my thoughts

    Your tough and I have all the confidence in the world you will put this behind you
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  12. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    wow, sorry to hear this ! wishing you well soon.
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  13. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Best wishes to you for full recovery.
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  14. JackHammer

    JackHammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Best of luck to you TK, get well.
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  15. dondford


    Nov 7, 2006
    Take care of yourself and listen to your doctors.

    Don Ford
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  16. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    I had my aortic valve replaced so I can relate. I'm on my 8th year with a mechanical valve and do everything I used to and I tick :) I like being bionic.

    There's a forum for us "valvers" www.valvereplacement.org. I found it very helpful. There's people on that forum who have been through your same gauntlet and want to help.

    Get a good team. It's complicated surgery but relatively common with success rates for most procedures +99%. If it's not a straightforward decision get second and third opinions. Don't dilly dally!

    Via con Dios.
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  17. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    TX for all the well wishes folks- appreciated :)
  18. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    had a hernia operation in the summer- definitely not like a heart thing, but my point is that I was amazed that once I healed up after the surgery how much more capable I am. The accumulative nature of the downward spiral of a body that's messed up is not so perceptible while it's underway, and it's damn near miraculous how much better the body functions once that energy sink is dealt with.

    all the best!
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  19. rover

    rover Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Get well soon TK!
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  20. M.McAlevy

    M.McAlevy KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 16, 2014
    Thoughts are with you TK. I’m sure knives will be flying out of your shop soon enough. We all hope so!
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