The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby Superfool » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:22 am

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This is perfect. It is everything I hoped for.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby archangel » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 am

I do have one concern. It is not related to the knife itself. It's to do with purchasing it.

Some of you have already said that depending on the price, they'd buy multiples. Even if Sal would give us 1200 pcs, even if there'd be more: a Damasteel blade spydie at a rather affordable price will sell out in no time. I am worried that not all of us would get the chance to buy their one knife before others put in orders for multiples. Call me crazy, but I'd find that unfair. What do you guys think?

I'm fully aware that there's a lot of time to go by before this beauty will hit shelves. Still, it would be great to find an agreement or regulation or whatever to fix this point. I really want us all to enjoy this product, including me.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby Superfool » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:36 am

archangel wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 am
I am worried that not all of us would get the chance to buy their one knife before others put in orders for multiples. Call me crazy, but I'd find that unfair. What do you guys think?

I'm fully aware that there's a lot of time to go by before this beauty will hit shelves. Still, it would be great to find an agreement or regulation or whatever to fix this point. I really want us all to enjoy this product, including me.
I agree whole-heartedly.

As you all know, this project is my baby, but I am in the UK. I could end up not getting one at all if they go that fast.

My opinion is that we wait till a definite green light, then I was hoping we could all do something like a pre-order, maybe with a limit of 2, and add up for all those who pay in full. Then ring fence how ever many that would be, and following that, maybe Sal could then put through the 1200-1500 that will fly off the shelves anyway.

But maybe that is not possible or practical?

I have a few questions for Sal along these lines, but I know he is very busy at the moment.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby archangel » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:41 am

I have sent Sal an email some days ago with an idea, to see if it is practical. No reply yet. I won't publish my idea unless I receive a positive reply.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby sal » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:10 am

Hi Michael,

I got your email.. Interesting concept. Still too faer qway to plan in, but I'm thinking about it.

Hi David,

We're probably talking a year anyway. Sourcing time, R&D time, Golden is pretty busy right now. I'll begin the process and see how much planning we can do.

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Postby archangel » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Sal.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby Dazen » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:56 pm

Superfool wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:36 am
archangel wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 am
I am worried that not all of us would get the chance to buy their one knife before others put in orders for multiples. Call me crazy, but I'd find that unfair. What do you guys think?

I'm fully aware that there's a lot of time to go by before this beauty will hit shelves. Still, it would be great to find an agreement or regulation or whatever to fix this point. I really want us all to enjoy this product, including me.
I agree whole-heartedly.

As you all know, this project is my baby, but I am in the UK. I could end up not getting one at all if they go that fast.

My opinion is that we wait till a definite green light, then I was hoping we could all do something like a pre-order, maybe with a limit of 2, and add up for all those who pay in full. Then ring fence how ever many that would be, and following that, maybe Sal could then put through the 1200-1500 that will fly off the shelves anyway.

But maybe that is not possible or practical?

I have a few questions for Sal along these lines, but I know he is very busy at the moment.

Sounds a lot like an idea I brought up in the past and was pretty much shot down!

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby sal » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:11 pm

Hi Dazen,

I've watched quite a few good ideas find too small of a market, at the time, to move on it. My Mule team idea was hot down more than once before there was finally enough interest to try it. Tooling up for a new model or making a special model like this one is always a gamble and one be careful.

Some have come and gone. Some have come, gone, and later made. When we introduced the Clipit Worker folder at the SHOT show in 1980, no one noticed it. :confused:

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby sal » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:39 pm

I put in the request and we'll make a proto and try to squeeze it into the queue.

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Postby TomAiello » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm

Random suggestion, but I think you should consider making two prototypes and sending one to SuperFool.

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Postby Superfool » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:52 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Random suggestion, but I think you should consider making two prototypes and sending one to SuperFool.
Ha!

I approve this suggestion.

I would do a poll, but I think if I put this board through another poll, you guys are going to kick off.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby Superfool » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:53 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:39 pm
I put in the request and we'll make a proto and try to squeeze it into the queue.

sal
This is amazing.

Thank you Sal.
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby sal » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:14 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Random suggestion, but I think you should consider making two prototypes and sending one to SuperFool.

Hi Tom,

We'll happy to send David a production piece, but protos are kept in-house.

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:29 pm

So excited for this knife.

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:41 pm

This will be quite the slipjoint!
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:41 pm

^^^Me too! I love projects like this. 👍
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby Dazen » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:25 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:39 pm
I put in the request and we'll make a proto and try to squeeze it into the queue.

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Sal, can y’all do a matching Urban as well please?!!

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby The Meat man » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:50 pm

When there was talk about a 2020 Forum knife, I asked for a Damasteel UKPK...it feels like that wish has been granted. If this one isn't a Forum Knife I don't know what is. :)
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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby sal » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:32 pm

Hi Dazen,

You't killing me.

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Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Postby standy99 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:44 am

Where do I send my money....
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