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Waiting for the mailman

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BePrepared, May 11, 2012.

  1. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    I'm getting a new Kukri delivered today, and i'm sitting here at work checking the delivery confirmation every 30 minutes...

    This waiting stuff makes me twitchy

    anyone else HATE this part?
  2. majigy

    majigy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 19, 2010
    My friend is sending me my long lost HALO 5 and Troodon, haven't seen them in over a year. Should be arriving next week. I think I have a ZT 0301 coming in today,should take the edge off of that haha.
  3. djjonny


    Jan 11, 2012
    I seriously admire patience like this. :D I could never wait for this
  4. Ramil839


    Feb 11, 2012
    Yea,the longer you wait the more you're gonna love the kuk when it gets to you though :D
  5. combatjiujitsu

    combatjiujitsu Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2009
    Everone hates that part lol
  6. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    well, i'm planning on posting a substantial, pic heavy side by side comparison of it either this evening or tomorrow.

    I'm going to compare it the the CS Kukri machete and the Condor Boomslang for chopping, size, etc, and then beat the snot out of the edge chopping some dry wood and see if it can hold an edge.

    It's a very limited run hand made kukri, so i'm curious to see if it is decent. I took a gamble but the price was right.
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
  7. jimmyd1982

    jimmyd1982 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    I always spend months obsessing over a knife before I give in and buy it. You would think that the fact I was able to hold out so long already would make it easier to wait but once I finally order something it's a thousand times worse. I have a case trapperlock coming sometime next week and it's already killing me.
  8. humblerodent

    humblerodent Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    I actually love that part. That anticipation just makes it better.
  9. uyotg

    uyotg Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Take the anxiety out on the shipping box once it arrives.
  10. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    Lol i thought i was the only one who did that... i spend 20-30 minutes trying to pick up all the tiny pieces and slivers of cardboard off the floor after getting a new knife

    glad to see it's not just me ;)
  11. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Few days wait. Ya rookies. Wait until you want something that takes 5 or 6 years. :D

    I hope to take delivery of a knife at Blade that was ordered in 1999. (not kidding)
  12. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    Bastid... details please? WTF kind of knife takes 13 years to make?

    Did you put a chemist on retainer to have him develop the first Adamantium knife?!
  13. Bigfatts


    Mar 12, 2012
    I am waiting on a custom piece I ordered from Bacustoms. Worst part? i don't even know what it's going to look like. I saw the blade blank and described what I wanted but haven't seen the actual finished knife. The anticipation and guessing is killin me!
  14. stoffi


    Jan 14, 2008
    I share that feeling when I order something that I truly covet -- like a kid before Christmas. It's pathetic, really.
  15. C Ben Susrool

    C Ben Susrool Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    I went through that last month waiting on a Kershaw Volt.
    Tracking said it was out for delivery and I met the mail man, he didn't have it. :(.
    A later entry on tracking noted it had been delivered. Not to me. I never did get it.

  16. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    It did not take 13 years to make. The makers waiting list was that long. :D.
  17. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    17 months was my longest wait time so far.
  18. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    well, i got it, but i didn't have time to do a review this weekend.

    My first impressions are not all favorable. The materials and design are good. The finish is pathetic.

    I spent all evening friday reworking the blade finish to try to remove the staining left on by some sort of oil that the maker had put on the blade

    the edge grinds look like they'd been put on by a palsied monkey.

    For $100, i suppose it's passable, but I was hoping for more.

    Pics to follow after work today
  19. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    The waiting is part of the "fun", and is an integral element of the hunt, the purchase, the wait, the mailbox and the opening. Dr. Powernoodle says that we buy these toys to distract ourselves from the emotional angst which resides in each of us. The waiting is part of the distraction. Embrace the wait.
  20. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    This is one of those facts that is disturbingly accurate, yet very difficult to confront head on... when you have "something to look forward to" it's a bit easier to deal with "the shit that's happening now"

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