18" Keffeler Sword (K18), AKA The KOD Piece

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  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007

    it really isn't almost time. We're still a few weeks away from even starting heat treat
     
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  2. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 29, 2017
    No rush:) I'm thinking I might get you to hold mine till 2021 anyway just because this year is so cursed:)
     
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  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Thanks for the update:(

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  4. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I think there’s gonna be some extra zombies and robots on the prowl this Nov. No pressure. Just saying.
     
  5. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    On the other hand, it'd kind of be nice to be able to say "Well, 2020 sucked monkey nuts, but at least I got my K18."
     
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  6. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    You’re doing great boss, nobody here even needs this damned thing, we just have to have it if you’re making it. We can wait.
     
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  7. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Whoa now...careful with that 4-letter word mang! (“Need”)
     
  8. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Sep 11, 2018
    Gosh darn it I missed the cutoff for order.
    Am a HUGE fan of long blades/swords.

    I'm hoping to catch one of those Friday sales
     
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  9. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Same here. Of all the pre-orders to miss I wish it hadn’t been this one. These should be epic.
     
  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @Nathan the Machinist... maybe post a small dose of updates here, say one or two a day for a few days, so all the other threads can go quiet for a bit. Just show us some chips and scmoo, and a fun picture of Jo with a knife.

    And a dagger.


    We will all, collectively go, "ahhh, shiny things" and be sufficiently distracted to let the pots of stew that are boiling over in the other threads finally quiet down.

    Just a suggestion. :D
     
  11. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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  12. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    boing!
     
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  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  14. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2008
    I’ll be able to sleep tonight now.............
     
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  15. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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  17. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    Ok so I need a K18 as well as one of those warning stickers that I can slap onto my welder.
     
  18. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
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  19. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    We are making 160 swords against orders of, I believe, 119 orders call it 120. I estimate a yield of 140 plus or minus 20. The first half of this production, 80 swords, are machined and beveled and ready for heat treat now. We are about halfway done milling out the second half of the sword blanks and will start beveling them (the second half) tomorrow.
     
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  20. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I must say, of all the status posts I’ve ever read, nothing compares to a good K18 moving towards the finish line post. :cool:

    I was just showing someone the Keffeler 2x4 blast this weekend. Bring it!
     
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