The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2020 forum knife possibility discussion thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Elgatodeacero, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Time to start the 2021 thread.
     
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  2. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    If any year would be best for a fixed blade it is 2020. Buck could churn out 400 of those before year’s end, I’d wager.
     
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  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I'm pretty sure a 2020 Forum knife is a dead issue. I was only posting that to show club knives made. A year.... no idea.
     
  4. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    That is very likely true and disappointing.
     
  5. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Yeah, once the pandemic shut everything down I had a feeling 2020 was going to be a bust. Add that to the fact that no dealers have offered up their services willingly to take on the headache for $0.
     
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  6. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    I work in manufacturing and this pandemic creates extraordinary challenges. When it first ramped up, shipping became a nightmare. Planes were grounded, prices soared, etc. Daycares shut down and schools closed and a lot of people just flat couldn't get to work. And I'm not just talking in the plant, I mean people at businesses you rely on for keeping your business running.

    Then the social distancing protocols and getting that sorted and trying to maintain distancing and such. Now, imagine if an employee tests positive. You might be down several employees who had contact with them as they are quarantined for an abundance of caution. Huge hit to productivity.

    PPE might have been tough to get. Lots of manufacturing facilities use masks, Nitrile gloves, etc. Same stuff as medical personnel.

    Now imagine if your business is taking significant hits to the bottom line and hours, or worse yet, people have to start getting cut. Yeah there's less work but those things take time to adapt to.

    I don't know if any of this is happening at any of the shops I'm just saying there is a whole lot more to consider when thinking about manufacturing impacts.

    I think it would be a Herculean accomplishment if any company could pull off a forum knife but I have to tell you, I just hope they all survive.
     
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  7. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero

    Jan 5, 2014
    Many recent posters in this thread are very negative, and are stating the 2020 forum knife is dead, without even a hint of evidence or fact to support that opinion. When we do achieve a 2020 knife I hope the negative people will do the honorable thing and not participate.
     
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  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I only hope the flippers do not participate.
     
  9. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero

    Jan 5, 2014
    If there are flippers that means it’s a super cool knife. And it will be a super cool knife.
     
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  10. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    To be clear, I don't know if you're including me in that statement, but my post wasn't about being negative. It's about enhancing the appreciation for the challenges such an endeavor may require.

    I also thought it might help explain why there hasn't been any talk about it yet. Manufacturers may just be highly focused right now on adapting and staying open.
     
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  11. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero

    Jan 5, 2014
    @Eli Chaps no, your post was useful and insightful for further discussion.
     
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Leaving more room for the hoards of people that will flood over here just to sway votes and purchase a very valuable knife on the cheap. At least the negative people are involved in the process rather than just waiting to cash in.
     
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I don't care who makes the knife, but if it can be organized and I happen to like the knife then I'll buy it, I don't believe I'd be alone either;)

    As I wrote much earlier, this exceptional year means, if the knife happens, it'll have to be a take it or leave it diktat- no polls, no puerile wanting to be on the winning side no bitching about anything at all. But it would be a triumph over this miserable disease & shutdown we've all been affected by. Now that's something more valuable than flipper bait :D:cool:
     
  14. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero

    Jan 5, 2014
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  15. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    They will...they need a new knife to cut up all the toilet paper they hoarded and now can't use...
    I keep seeing Bucks latest on instagram...so someones making knives....as has been said...we can not be over fussy...thats not to say quality will suffer....
    Fingers crossed for a facilitator soon.
     
  16. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member

    274
    Mar 25, 2019
    If we report a post or two would that get the moderators attention?
     
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  17. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Apr 8, 2020
    Dudes, I read this whole thing only to find out...
    Man, I had my wallet ready!
     
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  18. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    If it's a Buck fixed blade, guess what group is on it's way. That's OK, they're experts. They voted D2 for a bushcraft/camp knife ... :rolleyes:
     
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  19. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    HEY!
    ARE YOU TIRED OF THE ENDLESS DRONING AND BITCHING ABOUT SOMETHING NO BODY HAS CONTROL OF?
    WHAT ABOUT THE ENDLESS HANDWRINGING AND CATERWAULING AS THE INEVITABLE SHADOW OF DEATH BEARS DOWN ?...I KNOW I AM!!
    VIRTUAL PARLIAMENT
    VIRTUAL GOVERNMENT
    VIRTUAL PUBS
    VIRTUAL CHURCH
    VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETINGS
    VIRTUAL SCHOOLS
    VIRTUAL 2020 FORUM KNIFE
    I MEAN WHATEVVER WILL THEY THInk ...of....naiirrkst..? hey...just a second....
    I ve had another of my brilliant ideas...
    For the last 14 years or so weve participated in the creation of a very real thing...10 years for me ON A VIRTUAL PORCH!!!....So why now are we quaking in our boots....about virtuality? Heres the idea:
    A virtual porch knife...its so beautifully simple..but forget that...we can poll and snark and huff and puff and blow the porch down later...wanna hear the best bit?
    YOU GET-
    THE KNIFE YOU WANT!
    THE KNIFE YOU CHOOSE!
    THE KNIFE YOU BUY!
    You have until December 20 2020 to post your knife pic and reasons for your decision.
    We then proceed to the polling which consists of the one with the most likes becomes the official but virtual 2020 porch knife....
    I dont care much for the label "genius"...but if the incredibly large hat fits....
     
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  20. Lodd

    Lodd Gold Member Gold Member

    428
    Jan 23, 2015
    What's wrong with that?
     

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