CLOSED, Pre-order, Kephart


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Mar 9, 2018
I said I intended to start shipping these by the end of summer. At this point it appears we might be significantly ahead of schedule.

I have cut about 200 blanks already (AEBL and 3V). They're decked, engraved, blue printed, chamfered and ready to bevel. That part was easy because the work leading up to it was complete 100 years ago, I just needed to incorporate the established geometry into our process. I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do on the bevels yet. I have some cool ideas on the bevels to duplicate the reduced binding in wood splitting of the original but there's some development work to do yet.
Thank you for the update. Very cool! :)
Jan 25, 2021
I never really understood the allure of the modern Kephart-inspired knives... and then I saw one of Nathan's... big mistake!

It's going to be interesting to see how these are in AEBL and 3V. Generally, the idea of a quality knife in AEBL interests me, especially for very hard use in an expeditionary capacity.