Official "Return of the YCS" thread - updates posted here

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Daniel Koster, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Thanks Yvsa I was thinking it was something to do with the blades.
     
  2. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    This was exactly the case with my first one. Once I put a convex edge on it, it was perfect and took an incredible beating.

    The second one has an almost-convex edge.

    Bill put the request in for a convex edge and said we wouldn't buy them if they didn't have a convex edge on 'em.


    I haven't heard of any handles cracking, or any other problems other than the inlays.

    Hopefully having these done by the newari will ensure a quality improvement.
     
  3. John Trout

    John Trout

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    Jul 30, 2004
    Dan I sent you mail, if you don't get it, I was wondering if i could call a horn handled one when they come.... :D
     
  4. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Dan,

    Is there a time line on those? Like when they might be ready? I don't really care how long it is but I was just wondering. The Fox Folly seemed to take a while, but some of the more recent projects don't seem to be taking so long.
    Speaking of that whatever happened to Foxjaw?
     
  5. John Trout

    John Trout

    315
    Jul 30, 2004
    hollow I asked about foxjaw too, when Ysva was begging for a fox folly, no one volnteered any info...
     
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    He has checked in now and then.


    I do not know the timeline for completion. Something tells me that Uncle being away for a week might cause a delay in the process. I'm ok with it. Better that he be here to help "keep the record straight".
     
  7. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    re: horn

    A few horn models have been ordered and we can ask for another one when Uncle returns.
     
  8. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Looks like last post 12/03 and "last activity" 4/04
     
  9. John Trout

    John Trout

    315
    Jul 30, 2004
    nice, thanks Dan!

    Did anyone know him personally? He must have been pretty involved here to have designed such a nice looking khuk and have it approved by the High Uncle....
     
  10. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Not personally but he is a nice guy. The Fox Folly was supposed to be a lighter type fighter blade that was his intention , but this was lost in translation apparently and although I'd rank it as one of the aesthetically finest HI blades it is heavy as a Volkswagen. :eek:
     
  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    ahem......."Official YCS thread".....



    :p :p :p :p
     
  12. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Whoops! :eek: Sorry :D
     
  13. John Trout

    John Trout

    315
    Jul 30, 2004
    Maybe you might like to start a new post Dan this thread is getting be ALOT of "official" information to sift through.... maybe dedication to important and current info....

    :p
     
  14. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I don't mind if the thread stays alive....even occasional drifts are OK....just don't want to lose focus too much. :D


    The most important thing is to keep your eye on the first post. :p
     
  15. Luopo

    Luopo

    370
    Oct 27, 2002
    Prepayment sent via Paypal. Thanks! :D
     
  16. ArchAngel

    ArchAngel

    Feb 13, 2000
    I saw this on the second page and thought I would bring it back to the top with a picture of my YCS. ;)
     
  17. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Archangel,

    Great pic! Those are gonna be so cool!
     
  18. ArchAngel

    ArchAngel

    Feb 13, 2000
    Thanks HD! I wish I could post pictures in a larger format. That 100kb size makes my photos too small to see detail though.
     
  19. BruiseLeee

    BruiseLeee

    Sep 7, 2001
    Can I order a set of kardas? :) :confused:
     
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    would be nice, wouldn't it?


    thanks for the pic, ArchAngel. :eek:
     

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