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Photos Prototype Utility Shears

Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by FortyTwoBlades, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. HMHaines

    HMHaines

    27
    Aug 15, 2018
    Okay, okay, take my money!

    If you're comfortable sharing, how many have been pre-ordered so far?
     
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  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    At the time of this post, just one shy of a dozen.
     
  3. HMHaines

    HMHaines

    27
    Aug 15, 2018
    Thanks!
     
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  4. rmfromm

    rmfromm Platinum Member Platinum Member

    53
    Aug 11, 2010
    Looks good. Been looking for something like this for awhile now.

    Good Luck!
     
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  5. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    How many do you need to start this project? These look just like what I am looking for.
     
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  6. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    If using pre-orders alone to fund the production, a total of 200x. We do plan on diverting some other funds towards it, though!
     
  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Well than I'm placing my pre-order now.
     
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  8. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    They go through corrugated cardboard like it's copy paper. Since I use 'em for everything, whenever I'm in a situation where I'm forced to resort to common household scissors with the plastic handles and stamped blades it throws me for a loop. :p
     
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  9. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Order placed, how do we keep informed about progress?
     
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  10. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I'll post here with any updates. :)
     
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  11. Knife_Geek

    Knife_Geek

    852
    Mar 11, 2007
    TBH I am a little apprehensive on the timing for this one depending on getting sooo many preorders to get it off the ground... That said... I just pre-ordered mine :D
     
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  12. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Shall I assume you are IMMEDIATELY taking the $$s or just putting the info on hold until you get to the 200 order total. I would like to pre-order but wonder about the chance of this falling through or you holding on to the $$s for months.

    Either way, I'm likely to sign up :D but just asking about the process.

    Ray
     
  13. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    As noted, that's just the number needed if we were exclusively funding it with preorders. We'll be diverting some of the proceeds from the soon-to-arrive Kingfisher machetes towards it. We're anxious to get them going as soon as possible! We're just not setting a firm date 'cause doing that would mean either setting folks up for disappointment if we miss the target, or would require waiting longer to actually make them available in order to have nearly the full funding already on hand. Doing it this way gives us the fastest route to the end results. :)
     
  14. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    We charge immediately, but there's zero chance of it falling through. This just speeds up the process. That being said, if the possibility of it taking several months bothers you, I'd say just wait until they're funded and pick some up then. It'll be a 500x unit run, so there'll be plenty of 'em. But the more people pre-order, the sooner we can get them done and cut everyone's wait time. :)
     
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  15. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Just out of curiosity why would left handed shears need a smaller standard size lower ring?

    Also where is that sword at?!
     
  16. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Our manufacturing partner for these doesn't have forging dies already made for the oversized ring in left-handed configuration, but does have standard-sized left-handed ring dies. Cost would shoot up dramatically if we had to pay for forging dies.

    The Kingfisher Machetes are being packed in El Salvador as we speak, and are expected to be ready to ship to us at the end of the month, after which it takes about a week for them to get here, and then we'll be inspecting them all and getting preorders filled. :)
     
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  17. Knife_Geek

    Knife_Geek

    852
    Mar 11, 2007
    Nice to hear the Kingfisher I pre-ordered is going to help the new scissors I pre-ordered.

    Side Note: Nice to hear the kingfishers are "coming soon" (and right on time no less)

    edit: Fixing some typos
     
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  18. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    ...and then we need a decent scissors sharpener ;)

    Ray
     
  19. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Actually, the Arctic Fox scythe stone is perfect for it! If you get any nicks or rolls in the edge toward the interior, you can use the curved edge of the stone to deburr from the interior face. Lay the stone against the hollow-ground backside of the blade and then twist it until it contacts both the edge and spine, then ride the stone gently to hone the surface while maintaining the necessary hollow. Once the burr is removed, use the flat of the stone to hone the actual beveled exterior. I just touched up my primary use pair, which I've used daily for nearly a year for cutting lots of hard and abrasive materials, and the ride is back to being ultra-smooth and will push-cut brown paper with ease. :)
     
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  20. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008

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