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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Jul 25, 2020.
Im in whatever the majority decides. Its been exciting to watch the poll as it progresses!
Yay, and ram horn takes the lead!
Coincidentally, I have a ram horn otnat coming from Mike scheduled for delivery on Monday.
I voted. Count me for two no matter the outcome. Thank you Mike for your efforts!
How many knives did we produce and sell last year?
Oh yeah....Go Rams!!
After seeing the @waverave mock up, I’m pushing for some ram. Fingers crossed
Not sure why there is the concern about horn - Mike is better placed to know about the complaints or returns he has received, but I thought the screwed construction with radiussed liners would have alleviated any warping issues that you would encounter with a traditionally constructed knife.
Not to be picky but amboyna wood is not a wood, its the name of the burl produced by the tree we Australians call Papua New Guinea Rosewood. I just finished making a side table out of it.
Mike was the first one to express concern over the horn being an option.
All the following concerns were to save mike any headaches from having to deal with it.
I think Mike was referring mostly to the Ox horn, not ram's horn. Ox or cattle horn is more subject to shrinkage and warping. I wouldn't worry about ram's horn.
Yes Johndf that’s what I meant. I meant to say not sure why Mike has indicated there is an issue with horn.
It's still wood.
Sounds extremely picky to me lol. Burl is a growth of the tree with irregular grain structure. It’s made up of wood since it’s part of the tree. So yes, it actually is wood.
ALL species are on the CITES restricted list. There are only about 100,000 giraffes left in the world if you count all subspecies.
Not trying to start a debate, nor am I trying to get on a soapbox. I don't expect everyone to agree with me ethically and I'd be a fool if I did.
My experience has been the opposite. But that’s the great thing about this forum, being able to agree to disagree on our individual experiences.
It would seem that like many species, managed population control and the $ raised, is overall good for giraffe populations.
Although rooting for the uniqueness of the bone scales, will be in for two regardless of the final decision, one to keep, one to gift, have never sold a forum knife.
Regardless of the final decision, this indeed will be a most memorable forum knife.
Giraffe skin slips maybe
edited to add that rams horn would certainly help in making the 300 knife minimum in that most would order two (as in the 2018 knife) with the thought of picking out the nicer example as a keeper or safe queen, the other a user or to gift
Don’t care what the flippers want, vote any known flippers who order
GET PLYWOOD............CDX plywood
My original concern has nothing to do with fit/finish - it has to do with character. Too light, too dark, too much texture, not enough texture. As long as we agree that the character is the character - I love ram horn.
Nope. If you read the articles you list; it says they were added to Appendix II last year. This is not restricted and they are freely traded internationally. All Appendix II means is that the trade will be documented. They are legally hunted and components are freely transferable. Appendix I is restricted - no giraffes on this list. Please be careful what is stated as fact; many people take us seriously (sometimes, maybe, it could happen) . Most natural handle materials used these days are on Appendix II (cocobolo, ebony, stag, ram horn, etc.).
I don’t have the energy. Just call it amboyna and we can agree.
Not sure how this will work but CK normally won’t ship to Canada. Used a work around once but it’s not worth the time or trouble. If it can’t just be shipped through the distributor at a reasonable cost, (typical shipping for a knife to Canada is between 9 and 15 dollars) I’ll have to pass.
It’s too bad actually because they have some great exclusives that I would have bought but it’s just too much trouble. And it’s not like there’s a ton of restrictions shipping to Canada either. (There are a few materials noted but in practice they don’t even care about anything other than ivory. Other than that autos and Bali’s).
The run off will be interesting. I'm guessing most of the wood votes will go to the incredibly cool amboyna and most of the giraffe bone will go to the ram horn (unless it's a 3 way with giraffe included)
The swing voters will decide.
I’m good for two....maybe 3.
Wow it’s close! I think Scott is correct about the voting but we will just have to see
Double post, not sure how...