What do you WANT??

Discussion in 'K9 Knives' started by Tom Krein, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. JERSEYTEX7

    JERSEYTEX7

    405
    Dec 3, 2005
    thumbup: Congrats. Would like to see a 3 inch, full bellied, non serrated, non tactical, can work around boats, water, good hunting/work folder, titanium handle, talonite steel.:):) I would sign up in a heatbeat. Call it "Black Lab."
     
  2. Blackwind

    Blackwind

    466
    Jul 20, 2004
    Tactical....functional....kerambit.
     
  3. lizzardbone

    lizzardbone

    253
    Jul 28, 2006
    VG-10 maybe H1.

    Good fighting blade profiles. ie Almar Shiva or similar.

    Serration option similar to Spyderco that can easily be resharpened by the owner. NO FINE SERRATIONS.
     
  4. Razorwind

    Razorwind

    110
    Sep 6, 2004
    A big beefy folder 4-5", VG-10 steel, G10 or micarta scales that is not priced out of the realm of your average purchaser.
     
  5. Chinpo

    Chinpo

    Aug 25, 2007
    Beauty and functionality. I want it pretty, but I also want something that I WANT to use.

    Handle and PE/SE/CE choices. Too often I've seen knives that I really liked BUT didn't like the combo edge or handle material.

    Solid warranty (Looks like you have that covered already).

    Makers/staff that are easy to get in touch with and reply in a timely fashion (Again, think you guys have that really well covered).

    Price. I have no qualms about paying extra for a custom knife made by great knife makers, but I like to feel that I'm paying for the materials, design effort and the maker's sweat (And sometimes blood:eek:), not the "name".
     
  6. lizzardbone

    lizzardbone

    253
    Jul 28, 2006
    Affordable, quality damascus.

    It's an oxymoron statement, I know, but you asked.
     
  7. Blackwind

    Blackwind

    466
    Jul 20, 2004
    Something I find interesting is the comparison to Busse..... that is in my opinion...a good thing. :D


    As for acquiring Busse knives....there is no better place then right here on Bladeforums. I have never had an issue finding what I wanted or needed. Having said that, K9 is a business at the end of the day and the focus is making coin.


    Continue to put out great design and product as you two have individually and I foresee great things for both of you.
     
  8. xinel

    xinel

    822
    Sep 5, 2006
    Yes you can buy busse knifes here for a HUGE markup.
    I'll reiterate my no limited runs nonsense hope here again.
     
  9. mymindisamob

    mymindisamob

    Feb 1, 2005
    I've noticed the similarities to Busse in casting the business aspect, but in all fairness, Tom and Dan seem to be taking some very desirable aspects of it and putting their own spin on it while embellishing with their own styles.
    We can buy almost anything here for a huge mark-up, but all it takes is a little work and you can get most at close to cost.
    If any makers work becomes very desirable, all their work is a limited run. I want to see Tom and Dan do what I've seen them doing all along. Strive to keep learning and making new and interesting designs while keeping their customers happy by getting them done in a timely fashion. Be successful guys!
     
  10. Blackwind

    Blackwind

    466
    Jul 20, 2004
    Sorry, but I'll point that out as an inaccurate statement.

    You can easily buy Busse knives right here on this forum at original price and market cost. To suggest otherwise is misinformed at best.


    Anything found here falling the in the category of "HUGE mark up" is typically falling in the "collectors category." Hence the mark up. Busse is not exclusive in that respect or phenomenon.


    Ultimately, it should be K9 Knives goal to be sought after, have a sought after product line and be compared to at some point. Period.
     
  11. Tballetta

    Tballetta

    373
    Jul 22, 2006
    My 2 cents worth. Not often dicussed but to me one of the most important aspects of a great knife is the handle. The material and ergonomics are critical in my choice of what to use. Spyderco's Hossom line, for example, has great ergonomics (although I am a bit tired of Micarta as a material) I have also taken to liking blaze orange as a color. It is so easy to find on the ground or bench. Some innovation in handle design and material would be a welcome change and might be a great way to standout.
     
  12. xinel

    xinel

    822
    Sep 5, 2006
    Blackwind, I often see Busse knives being sold for 50+ dollars more then the original price used and unused. To me that is a huge markup. I also often see the knives being sold for twice the original price. Calling me misinformed at best is calling me an idiot. I actually have the ability to surf to more then one site and look at prices and compare thank you. I think almost every knife Busse sell must be collectors editions going from what you say.
     
  13. Blackwind

    Blackwind

    466
    Jul 20, 2004
    Hardly...hell, shipping can easily be half of that 50 dollars especially when shipping. Say....your locale? A bit more then that.

    As for your "idiot" comment, I did nothing of the kind. If the shoe fits, by all means...wear it.


    As noted by mymindisamob....anyones work has the potential of becoming a "limited run" due to demand. It's the nature of the beast when it comes to product such as this. I highly doubt any maker sets out to purposely limit supply in order to hike up cost. Chris Reeves Sebenza comes to mind.
     
  14. mymindisamob

    mymindisamob

    Feb 1, 2005
    C'mon guys, let's not pollute Tom and Dan's forum with another debate started with jabs at another maker.
    What I want is to see more positive attitude when discussing comparisons in blades, their makers and the marketing involved. I know that K9 has two of the most positive makers at the helm, so let's keep with that spirit.
     
  15. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    No problem guys.... just agree to disagree.

    Sometimes Dan and I don't see eye to eye (might be cause he's a "bit" taller than me...??:D) but we get past it and move on to more important stuff!

    We have some exciting ideas in the works and really do appreciate hearing what you guys would like! We ARE listening and paying attention. Just trying to let this thread run on its own so we don't influence it.

    PLEASE keep on posting what you would like to see!

    We ARE listening!! While we may not be able to do it all we plan on this being a very dynamic company!

    THANKS!
     
  16. xinel

    xinel

    822
    Sep 5, 2006
    Sorry guys, I agree to disagree with Blackwind and move on. What would be cool is having different colored handles and being able to buy them :p
     
  17. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    Like I said no problemo!

    Are talking about being able to purchase additional handle scales that could be changed out when you wanted??

    Tom
     
  18. xinel

    xinel

    822
    Sep 5, 2006
    Yes I am :)
    Sometimes my terminology leaves a lot to be desired :p
     
  19. southern bigfoot

    southern bigfoot

    327
    Oct 21, 2006
    Like he said!!!!

    I'm finding I'm using smaller blades more and more, I'd be fine if it went to 3 1/2".;)
     
  20. winmagfrog

    winmagfrog

    Nov 16, 2005
    Ahem... A FOLDER!!!
     

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