2019/2020 winter kith

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by timos-, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. timos-


    Oct 22, 2012
    I missed out on the last two kitchen kiths , im glad to see it is still going!

    Id like to run a regular kith for this winter.

    This kith is open to anyone who can finish a fully functioning knife.

    The knife should be made by you , it is ok to outsource the heat treat.

    Lets make the theme "utility knife" this can be anything from kitchen use to hunting, to camping....basically its gotta be made to do something very well! Should have at least a 3" inch blade.

    You will be responsible for shipping your knife to the recipient up to $50.00 USD Anything over that the recipient would be responsible for. I personally would pay any extra (over$50usd) shipping charges myself for such excellent forum members as hengelo and natlek (for examples) to receive knives, the idea of international forum here is great but we do have to keep a reasonable cap on shipping charges.

    The spirit of this KITH is that you get to give someone here one of your knives as a gift!

    This kith will be a success if the following two rules are observed:
    If you are not going to give your best effort dont join.
    If you are going to complain about the knife you get dont join.

    In the last kith I ran one person had spent a considerable amount of time on their submission and received a knife with the bare minimum of effort. We are craftspeople, do your best work! Basic materials are absolutely acceptable and even encouraged. You do not need to have made a certain number of knives to join but you do need to do your best!

    The deadline will be April 12th 2020 that gives you a couple extra weeks after the official end of winter to wrap it up.

    If you would like to join post im in!

    whos in:
    Stacy E. Apelt
    Sam Dean
    Stromberg Knives
    Gene Kimmi
    Coy Ranch
    Travis tallboys
    sean j
    fredy cro
    kmf 600
    storm w
    Daniel W
    Mike Read
    Jeremy Franks
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
  2. A. Matthews

    A. Matthews Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2017
    I’m in!
  3. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    I'll join.

    One comment, 4"is a pretty good size blade for a hunter or utility knife. 3" would be a better minimum ... but the rules are yours to make.
  4. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    I’m in.
  5. timos-


    Oct 22, 2012
    we can save the 3" size for the folder kith ;) also, im in.
  6. Sam Dean

    Sam Dean Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I'm in! Thank you for running this!!
  7. Stromberg Knives

    Stromberg Knives strombergknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 3, 2015
    I'm in! I also fill the position as "the guy across the globe who nobody wants to send their knife to!" :D

    Greetings from Sweden. :thumbsup:
    seanj, SBuzek, Coy Ranch and 2 others like this.
  8. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    A vote for 3 inches here as well.
    Bigger isn't better, a 3" knife can be a perfect EDC.
    Quality/best effort should be the criterium
    Sam Dean likes this.
  9. FredyCro


    Jan 11, 2019
    This sums up the discussion in other kith topic. I am in. If I feel my knife is not up to it, I can cancel by posting "not ready"?
  10. RedCrow


    Dec 24, 2018
    I'm mostly just a lurker, and have only posted a few times, but I would still like to join, Is there some sort of a minimum post count to join or anything like that?
  11. timos-


    Oct 22, 2012
    I guess im just so use to making kitchen knives now....i dont even know what one would use a 3" knife for? Even my parers are 3.5" LOL ok ill change it to 3-1/4" Minimum length ...tolerance range for fractional measurements is +/- .030" ;)

    Thats it though...theres no voting ! either ur in or out? (Are you in hengelo ? :D Congrats on expecting a little one! )

    to everyone:
    Of course you can post "Im in" and later withdraw. all you have to do is intend to finish a knife...no one is actually in the KITH until they submit a finished knife by the deadline.
    FredyCro likes this.
  12. timos-


    Oct 22, 2012
    i believe i did cover this in the original post.
  13. Gene Kimmi

    Gene Kimmi

    Jan 8, 2017
    I'm in.
  14. kdnolin

    kdnolin Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    I’m in!
  15. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I can't promiss to be in with a baby due any moment now. But that is why the basic rule is a good one: no stress but you're only in if you have a knife ready to ship on date X.

    If family life permits I'll probobaly jump in.
  16. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 17, 2017
    I'm in.
  17. bike4fun919


    May 5, 2014
    I’m in. Thanks
  18. AlaskanHunter


    Nov 23, 2013
    I'm in!
  19. Bamph


    Aug 9, 2015
    This looks like fun! I'm in.

  20. Coy Ranch

    Coy Ranch

    Aug 23, 2017
    I'm in.


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