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Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Accessories

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Mar 19, 2019.

Which Accessories for the BF'19 Knife

Poll closed Mar 22, 2019.
  1. None

    37 vote(s)
    16.4%
  2. Back Label Only

    14 vote(s)
    6.2%
  3. Pin Only

    10 vote(s)
    4.4%
  4. Label and Pin both

    164 vote(s)
    72.9%
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  1. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    All kidding aside, the add ins can only enhance the the story and thereby the intrinsic value of the project.

    Back in 2006 it took all of 8 months just to hammer out the particulars of having 50 knives made to the exacting standards and discriminating tastes of the residents who reside on the porch and the denizens who inhabit the dark, dank basement of the porch. That place where we’re afraid to look at our own reflections in the mirrors.

    In the end over the years they’ve managed to stream line the process of gettin’ a unique, for us Forum Knife at a reasonable price.

    Just remember, the waiting is the hardest part.
     
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  2. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I saw people stating their opinions, myself included, not complaining. Complaining usually comes after a decision has been made. Which in this case and at the moment, the poll is still open.

    No mention was ever made about not appreciating what people have done, or are doing, to get this knife to delivery. I’m not complaining. I’m not upset at all.

    Have any other baseless assumptions that you’d like for me to clear up?
     
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  3. DelOro

    DelOro Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    Actually come to think of it, I do have one (but only one)

    :D Enjoy your 2019 BF knife :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019
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  4. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I never thought something so trivial as a pin and a label would cause such consternation.

    In any case, I voted for both. GEC knives come in tubes and any collector knows that a knife has a hair more value to a fellow collector if the original packaging (tube) is included in the resale. Why not make the tube special? Pins are fun and also part of the GEC tradition. Why not include one?

    I understand the thinking, "What do baubles add to my knife?". And the answer quite simply is, next to nothing. There isn't anything wrong with folks who don't see the point in keeping tubes or pins. Just as there is nothing wrong with those who want that extra something special to add to the overall package.

    The knife itself is turning out rather special. Not including this current poll, I am 4/5 in the voting (I voted Banner shield) so I can say that things have largely gone my way and I expect to be rather pleased with it. If the knife came in simple tissue paper, I'd be happy with it.

    But if more attentive packaging with a unique message can be had at a negligible cost increase?

    Why not?
     
  5. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    554
    May 10, 2017
    This is my second year participating in the forum knife process, and I have no complaints on the resulting knives or prices. It's a unique opportunity to get a special offering at a nice price, I agree, and I am appreciative of the opportunity afforded by the hard work of many others.


    Since my Forum Knife '18 has been with Buck for repairs for the last 11 weeks, I would like to amend this to "the waiting the second time is the hardest part"! :D
     
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  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Sheesh, you haven't even had a chance to enjoy last year's forum knife yet.
     
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  7. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    554
    May 10, 2017
    It's alright, hopefully it'll be on it's way back in the next week or so. Like a few other forumites here, I have a couple spares to occupy my pocket in the meantime.

    Looking forward to getting both of the forum knives in hand this year!
     
  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think it is important to remember that this is a forum knife, not an individual special order. Many of the details have been decided by polls. I lost several polls--doesn't matter which ones. In the end, I really like this knife, and the label and pin are details I appreciate. So do the majority. If you do not want to buy the knife, don't buy it. If I didn't like it, I wouldn't buy it. Simple as that. If it had been acrylic, or bloodwood, for example, I wouldn't buy it. I would stop voting and stop commenting, and order something I really want.

    Look for something you want and spend your money there. I understand your point, but it makes no sense to keep complaining. I hope you buy the knife and enjoy it.
     
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  9. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    May as well go all out and get both!
     
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  10. Fanglekai

    Fanglekai

    Jan 7, 2007
    This poll is about accessories. I get to voice my opinion and cast a vote just like everyone else. Giving my opinion isn't complaining.
     
  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    You can certainly give your opinion, but I will have to disagree with you about definitions. To "complain" is to "express discontent." When you say things like "I don't want to pay...", "...I don't want...", and "Labels and pins are a clutter that do not benefit me," you are complaining. That is my opinion, anyway.
     
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  12. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    There is no need for disparagement, or even comment really, just vote! This isn't an issue where anyone is likely to be able to argue or persuade others to change their votes.
     
  13. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    You speak the truth. I will say naught else! :thumbsup:
     
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  14. DelOro

    DelOro Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    Thank You @fishface5 :thumbsup:

    I’ve often wondered why someone continues to beat a dead horse?

    Then yesterday I suddenly realized...that I too had a stick in my hand. :oops:

    Now I know why my Dad would say, :)

    "You kids either stop the nonsense, or I'm turning this car around."

    and of course...

    "Why do I buy you books, when you just eat the covers?"

    Over & Out! :D
     
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  15. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
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  16. DelOro

    DelOro Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    Now that's funny! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks Ed :D

    Glad you're feeling better :)
     
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  17. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Words from my past. Long lost brother Del? :D;)
     
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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I never heard those words. Just a lot of cussing in Spanish and a promise of a beating. ;)
     
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  19. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    As I see it the forum knives while good user knives are also for collectors and may never be used these extras that add to the special nature of this knife add to the collector value. I am someone who is a bit of both, more user, so I would enjoy having the bonuses to keep as part of the collection particularly if it is a knife I ended up not enjoying and selling off. This particular situation here there to me is little reason not to go for the extras the cost associated with them is minimal. I get it being uninteresting to some and they will vote against it I certainly would if I were not a collector in the least. I am not voting myself as I am still on the edge and undecided as to weather I will be purchasing the knife.
     
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  20. DelOro

    DelOro Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    HaHa! :p

    Turned around was a heck of a lot better than pulled over! :eek:

    "This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you, boy."

    HaHa! :p:p

    I sure miss him. :D
     
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