Maumasi Smith & Bard monosteel collection

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  1. Nov 10, 2019 #1

    Nikabrik

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    Spotted on Instagram - Mareko and his wife Sarah are collaborating on a new series. They're monosteel 1075, full tang, stock removal knives. They look to have his s-grind, and similar profiles to his other knives. They'll be sold through his newsletter.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B4n9Jz8pwHX/?igshid=1g4z6n8zbywnz
     
  2. Nov 10, 2019 #2

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    Concept kinda reminds me of what Kamon is doing. Let's see how his prices compare
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2019 #3

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    Meh. Seems like a lovely guy and maybe he has his reasons, but at that price point I'd rather buy a Rader or any number of other high end forged knives.
     
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    Woah. Sticker shock. Makes the Tsourkan WH's look like bona fide bargains.

    For me, anything 'dyed' is a real turnoff, especially for a knife in this price bracket
     
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    I was hoping for free shipping...but nope...
     
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    I'll say it, I like to look at Mareko's work but this Is a joke. Those knives were all produced within a week and have nothing especial about them.
     
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    And what's with all the bs backstories these days. Carter now Maumasi. Total money grabs.
     
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  10. Nov 13, 2019 #10

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    I got the newsletter, clicked through and boom. 1400. Nope. For a stock monosteel? Dreaming.
     
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    I would've copped for $600. $1400 is too much for me. Good for him though.
     
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    Free shipping would be expected but nowhere near enough to make this deal palatable.
     
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    Honestly, at $1400 I’d want them hand delivered by The Queen.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2019 #14

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    With perhaps a special favour in there too.
    I really like Mareko‘s stuff but this has made me lose all respect for him.
    Total ripoff for a bar-stock knife in an inferior steel.
     
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    Dammit. I really hoped these would have been more affordable.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Like someone said, good for him that he's able to sell them at 1.4k.
    Also I love that he's saying how underrated 1075 steel is. :D
     
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    He'll say his wife made him do it....:oops:
     
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    I like how makers are doing these production style knives. $1,400 is a bit much for me but I guess it's a fair bit less than his recently auctioned $6,000 knife
     
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    It is surprising that he didn’t use 52100 or AEB-L or something else.

    Hoss
     
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    Like others have stated good for him to be able to command that price and most likely will sell out quickly.
    Now personally I couldn't even try to justify asking that much.
     
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    Because I thought it'd be nice to finally try something of his?
     
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    Stock removal ... monosteel $1400.

    How is this ...

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    Different from this ...

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    Stock removal ... monosteel ... $400

    Just saying!
     
  24. Nov 14, 2019 #24

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    I'm on my phone now so it's hard to see, but who makes that bottom knife you referenced? Digging that handle
     
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    Or how is it different to Kippington’s work, to mention another Australian maker whose prices are similarly reasonable (read: low)...?

    A shout out to Will Newham, in case others don’t recognise the bottom photo above.
     
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    Preaching to the choir brother
     
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    Of course, I don’t want to belittle or underestimate the amount of work and skill that Maumasi has put into being able to command that kind of pricing.

    However, the sun does just seem to shine more favourably on some than on others, when it comes to the renown some makers earn.
     
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    The bottom knife is one of Will Newham’s. I bought it a while back and was more than impressed with the design, fit and finish. A lot of work went into producing it. To be clear, though, I don’t regret any knife maker getting what the market will bear for their products. My only point is that there are makers out there struggling in relative anonymity who produce a quality product for a much more reasonable price. One of my pleasures in collecting knives is finding the makers producing a quality product in relative obscurity. Just a thought.
     
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    Ditto Kippington. Also Tansu. Seems like there are a few Aussie’s producing quality products at reasonable prices. Tansu recently introduced the HVB line of knives. Excellent products at relatively reasonable prices.
     
  30. Nov 14, 2019 #30

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    Has to be the influence of the Joe Rogan podcast right? He was on it, Rogan occasionally uses one while other guests are on. Show has a wide reach, has to be driving up the price with non knife folk.

    If this has been discussed to death in other threads, and operating as an underlying assumption here, I apologize.
     

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