Maker transition complete

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Maker transition complete

Postby sal » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:08 pm

Well, we have finally competed shifting tooling and making knives with the new maker. I'm pleased to say that all of the models are coming through even better than from the former maker.

This is a new experience for us, but all is well. We should be able to maintain inventory and make improvements (CQI) as we learn.

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Postby xceptnl » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:32 pm

What country does this refer to sal?
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Postby sal » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:39 pm

All of the byrd modeols are made in China. One of the makers that we began with many years ago, was going out of business and he was a main maker for us. We had to find another maker, check out their quality, move tooling, etc. The whole transition took more than a year.

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Postby yablanowitz » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:42 pm

I'm glad you were able to find a new maker who could meet your standards, and congratulations on completing the move. Just what you needed on top of the Golden expansion, huh?
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Postby Sharktooth » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:45 pm

Excellent news! Thanks Sal
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Postby araneae » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:19 pm

I've been beating on a new meadowlark all week as we do the renovations on our new house. I really like 8Cr as a working steel and the mlark is a very nice example of a well made budget knife. I am particularly interested to see the new crow/raven models...
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Postby jabba359 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:53 am

Does this also mean a new maker for the Tenacious family?
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Postby defenestrate » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:23 am

I know you are careful about working with talented makers capable of quality work, but I'm happy to hear you folks are impressed with the quality and want to wish you luck for a long, stable and profitable relationship.
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Postby Donut » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Congrats. How can we tell when the new maker products hit the streets?
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Postby sal » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:00 pm

yablanowitz wrote:I'm glad you were able to find a new maker who could meet your standards, and congratulations on completing the move. Just what you needed on top of the Golden expansion, huh?
Hi Jack,

Thanx for noticin' and I'm supposed to be retired. Life seems to be busy for this old man. However, Eric and the staff are doing an excellent job.

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Postby sal » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:02 pm

araneae wrote:I've been beating on a new meadowlark all week as we do the renovations on our new house. I really like 8Cr as a working steel and the mlark is a very nice example of a well made budget knife. I am particularly interested to see the new crow/raven models...
Hi Araneae,

Thanx. The Raven and the crow will be made by the same maker that made the first version. However, we'll be making quite a few more changes on this pair. The Raven wil come out first.

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Postby sal » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Donut wrote:Congrats. How can we tell when the new maker products hit the streets?
you shouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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