Moving forward in bringing to life the iKnife Collector 2012 Community Knife!!!
So far we are all in the pocket knife camp and we have had some great discussions about style.. Thank you Alexander for putting my thoughts into a language we all speak,
Frame first, then blades, then handle materials then extra's?
So far if I have been listening correctly we are looking at
My vote is for the Geppetto whittler. For those of you unfamiliar with the pattern
SO TELL ME WHAT IS YOUR VOTE FOR THE FRAME/PATTERN???
In Germany a knife can be one handed opening OR locking. But not both. You can own them. But without a valid reason you can't carry them.
Shlomo ben Maved said:
I thought it was legal to own and carry autos in Germany since I saw them (especially OTF) for sale in all the knife and outdoor stores there?
Reply by Alexander Noot
Can't carry a switchblade over here. Same for Germany, Danmark, Sweden, UK and many others.
i vote for stockman or the whittler long as it's GEC I will buy
My opinion is.....BARLOW. Love me some barlows!!
Ok ikcers club knife why does it have to be a knife ! why not a good swedish axe or a small machete or a bushcrafter / outdoor knife , condor tool and knife are doing some real good small fixed blades and theres mora also what abt a ikc kukri !!!! just stabbing in the dark here but may not every one wants a pocket knife this yr .STAY SHARP .
I'm with Rick. I even suggested it before, but I'll say it again: I wish it could be a fixed blade this year. I'm just not interested in another pocket knife but, again, that's just my opinion and I know I don't speak for everyone.
Like Rick said, Both Mora and Condor Tool & Knife make some amazing products that you can use for a price everyone can afford. We're talking carbon steel knives from $12-$50. Everyone can afford that. The problem is getting IKC etched on it, but I'm sure we can look into having that done and still meet or beat the agreed upon price point.
Been a little while since we visited this forum but I wanted you all to know what I doing about your suggestions now. Pat Vroman and Chris Tucker will be attending the Blade show for GEC. I am going to print this all out and send it to Bill as a personal message. I have seen some wonderful ideas on here and the best way to present them, Let him read it and see if anything jumps out to him that he can do "special" for us.
I want to be certain we are addressing all our options so I will also be speaking with some other folks. I will wait until the week of the Blade to print, so if you have any other ideas, let us know.
Ultimately, I want to have the final set up by August so we have time to get the commitments and get it made before the holidays :)
While at the Blade I had the opportunity to speak with 2 different companies. Both are looking at our options, what they have, what they can make to fit our ideas. Cross your fingers, I think we will have our options by end of next month
That's really great, Jan.
Just curious. Did you give our prospective knife makers a particular price-point to shoot for? If so, what was it? Perhaps a hundred or less? And please forgive me if that had already been discussed or mentioned.
P.S. ~ And, before I forget ~ Thanks for keeping those of us who couldn't make it to Atlanta up to speed on what was happening at the show -- also for all the pics you posted! Thanks for all you do to keep us in the know!!!
I'm gonna cast my vote for a Moose in stag. Or a 54 with American Walnut handle scales.