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    Quote Originally Posted by add View Post
    So, based on internet pics and a new (relatively) maker then?

    Yes, the market will bare, but worth...? Another matter completely.

    Perhaps he is or has been an apprentice to Kramer... otherwise and imho, his bonafides don't command anything near those prices. Particularly with PS images (FLAG!).

    Design degree, har har... wonder how Bob Loveless, Heron, Dozier, (et all) could even think of stepping up to a grinder without that on their resume?
    I think Mario was just pointing out that his prices seem to be in the same price range as many other "new" or "emerging" makers. To be fair, based on his description of the knives and steel choice they sound pretty good.

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    Just out of curiosity, does he do his own HT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    Just out of curiosity, does he do his own HT?
    He has an oven. Not sure if the pliers of sorts that he seems to be using is a better choice than tongs (you are handling steel that is in 1500-1550F range and you need to quench it fast), but people make do with what they have.



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    LOL vice grips. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by add View Post
    So, based on internet pics and a new (relatively) maker then?

    Yes, the market will bare, but worth...? Another matter completely.

    Perhaps he is or has been an apprentice to Kramer... otherwise and imho, his bonafides don't command anything near those prices. Particularly with PS images (FLAG!).

    Design degree, har har... wonder how Bob Loveless, Heron, Dozier, (et all) could even think of stepping up to a grinder without that on their resume?


    I am not commenting on the quality of his blades,just the price.Since I paid $1500 for a 52100 kramer a $425 knock off might not be a bad deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRLOVER View Post
    I am not commenting on the quality of his blades,just the price.Since I paid $1500 for a 52100 kramer a $425 knock off might not be a bad deal.
    Sure, but you can get the licensed knock off in 52100 from SLT for $350...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprescot View Post
    Sure, but you can get the licensed knock off in 52100 from SLT for $350...
    That is a mass produced knife,this guy is hand making them.Could you explain your comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    LOL vice grips. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    LOL vice grips. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, huh?
    For guys that don't forge its pretty standard for vise grips or channel locks. Those are both standard tools in the knife shop anyway. I think I have at least 4 pr of vise grips. There are very few standardized tools in the knifemaking industry, the 2 x 72 grinder seems to be one of the very few, but there are knifemakers without one. Most of knifemaking is doing what you gotta do. I wish there were standards like other industries, other than a "godd ole boys club"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delbert Ealy View Post
    For guys that don't forge its pretty standard for vise grips or channel locks. Those are both standard tools in the knife shop anyway. I think I have at least 4 pr of vise grips. There are very few standardized tools in the knifemaking industry, the 2 x 72 grinder seems to be one of the very few, but there are knifemakers without one. Most of knifemaking is doing what you gotta do. I wish there were standards like other industries, other than a "godd ole boys club"
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