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Unread 2014-05-12, 01:06 PM   #26
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I don't understand their reply....

They make a knife as "pretty" (boring) as this:



but yours is too "immature" of a design? wtf?
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Unread 2014-05-12, 01:08 PM   #27
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I don't understand their reply....

They make a knife as "pretty" (boring) as this:



but yours is too "immature" of a design? wtf?
That kinda set me off as well!
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I'm guessing they didnt like the matching pen idea? I think it looks great..
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I'm guessing they didnt like the matching pen idea? I think it looks great..
I told them that if they decided to go with just the knife that I was OK with that. Oh well!
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Well for what its worth. I like it. Looks like something i could see myself carrying. Beautiful drawing also. I knew you were good from your youtube but man. Seeing it in a professional application, definitely looks killer. Well done and dont give up!
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Well for what its worth. I like it. Looks like something i could see myself carrying. Beautiful drawing also. I knew you were good from your youtube but man. Seeing it in a professional application, definitely looks killer. Well done and dont give up!
Awww, man, thank you! I'm pretty bummed right now, I had hoped for a larger maker to snatch it up. I am now trying to plan my next steps!
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I like it. Fuckem send it to other companies
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Unread 2014-05-13, 10:04 AM   #33
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I like it. Fuckem send it to other companies
Now I have to go thru the whole process of exclusive rights to each company. Who should I start with? It looks pretty Protech and Microtech, but I was thinking that an auto folder at Spyderco was needed since they discontinued the Citadel. It could be I should try Boker first. I love the Kwaiken.
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Shannon if you get it anywhere I want the pen/knife/cuff links matching set. That is a baller and I know the quality of your work obviously. Good luck man and just find a company that will run with it. Shouldn't be to hard you are talented.
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I've been playing with a blade logo, not sure if I like it or not. Whatyouguys think?

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Is there an opportunity to manufacture it yourself with some startup capital? Could build solidworks model, pick your materials, mass order the blades, send the model off for production and be off! I would love a knife/cuff link/pen set.
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Is there an opportunity to manufacture it yourself with some startup capital? Could build solidworks model, pick your materials, mass order the blades, send the model off for production and be off! I would love a knife/cuff link/pen set.
It's definitely an option. As busy as I am at the office, I'm afraid I wouldn't have time to chase it all!
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Unread 2014-05-13, 07:40 PM   #38
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Wow, cool! I just got an email from Sal Glesser the owner of Spyderco.

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I was thinking that William Henry knives might be able to deal with the art more successfully than we can.

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Wow, cool! I just got an email from Sal Glesser the owner of Spyderco.



Thats what im talkin about ! Pursue Pursue!
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Unread 2014-05-15, 10:31 AM   #40
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Damn, William Henry just took on a whole jewelry project and cannot manage another. They couldn't get to me for over a year.
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Its a cool looking knife.

You don't see many spyderco's where a decent amount of the "spyderco hole" isn't showing for the sake of easy opening. I would say make that knife a flipper.
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just looking around and there's a database of "custom us made knives" on the net, have you emailed any of them?
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You don't see many spyderco's where a decent amount of the "spyderco hole" isn't showing for the sake of easy opening. I would say make that knife a flipper.
It's an automatic, that's why the spydie hole is token. The alternate is flipper if they decided not to go full auto.
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just looking around and there's a database of "custom us made knives" on the net, have you emailed any of them?
I haven't, I was hoping for a more mainstream company for many reasons:
  • More sales based on large brand following
  • Larger brands are always looking for new designs
  • Custom makers usually design their own knives
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So, do you really have the wherewithal to make this happen? Or was that just a nice gesture?

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Manufacture it yourself and start to make em in your free time (there's no money in making knives, lol.)

You were probably rejected more due to no past experience, not the actual design. It's going to be like that with every other company out there. They take guys that make their own stuff, only the biggest firms actually have in-house, and all of them were makers prior to this full-time job.

Nice design man. Reminds me of Owen Wood's stuff. If you can get that made, you'd probably make some headway with proper marketing...though tactical is all the rage right now. Art stuff is on the decline at the moment.
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Manufacture it yourself and start to make em in your free time (there's no money in making knives, lol.)

You were probably rejected more due to no past experience, not the actual design. It's going to be like that with every other company out there. They take guys that make their own stuff, only the biggest firms actually have in-house, and all of them were makers prior to this full-time job.

Nice design man. Reminds me of Owen Wood's stuff. If you can get that made, you'd probably make some headway with proper marketing...though tactical is all the rage right now. Art stuff is on the decline at the moment.
I wonder what all I would need to make a prototype? I really have no tools that I would need. Does anyone in KCSR land have the tools and the interest to develop a prototype with me?
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I wonder what all I would need to make a prototype? I really have no tools that I would need. Does anyone in KCSR land have the tools and the interest to develop a prototype with me?
Maybe talk to MadDog? I know the knives he makes are very different than yours but he still may have the know how on what you need, where to get, tooling etc etc...
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I wonder what all I would need to make a prototype? I really have no tools that I would need. Does anyone in KCSR land have the tools and the interest to develop a prototype with me?
What grip materials would it be, synthetic (plastic or metal) or manufactured (wood).

I would say first step would be building a model of the knife. Then sending it for a one-off prototype in common materials.
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