Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun May 06, 2018 8:28 pm

Awfully happy to hear about the pricing of this run (though I expect the bone will fetch a $5 or more premium at most dealers). I do not like my chances of snagging an Ironwood or an extra Frontier Bone version, but I'm glad that I've got one locked in and I won't have to pay these mad dog ebay prices for this knife.

Glad to know the wood's out, the bone can't be far behind now! ::ds::
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby JohnR » Sun May 06, 2018 9:07 pm

I would guess the bone will ship this week and be at the dealers by the end of the week, I reserved one of each and glad I did. I wish I had reserved more and been able to pass them along to friends, everybody has 20/20 hindsight.

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Sun May 06, 2018 9:31 pm

The 3 Desert Ironwood Whalers on ebay right now are all owned by the same seller. He is a regular GEC/Northwoods flipper who always manages to score multiple knives when there is a 'lolly scramble'.
He either has a mole in GEC supplying him or he has a 'bot' employed.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 pm

A mole at GEC?

Somebody send in Jack Bauer!
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Mon May 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Monday Morning: Heads Up: KSF has the #46 with D.I. handles available now.
I am posting this not to promote KSF but to help other AAPK'ers have a chance to get one of these as i suspect they will sell out quickly.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby JohnR » Mon May 07, 2018 6:29 pm

And they are gone,just like that.

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Mon May 07, 2018 6:35 pm

Wow. I went to KSF right after their email arrived, bought one and then immediately posted above. I must have scored one of the last ones.
Too bad, i thought my post might help, but it was too late.
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Edit to add: i had intended to buy no more knives until a few bills have been paid off, but this #46 Whaler with the Ironwood handles is really a smart looking knife. What cinched it was price, kind of low for this much knife (Thank you Mr. Howard) and knowing that on the secondary market the price will at least double.

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 08, 2018 1:02 am

Both the Desert Ironwood & Muscle Bone #46 are Tidioute knives. I see no indication that there will be Northfield versions coming. And what could be done to make this more decked out ? Already has a long pull and a long blade swage. Could do carved bolsters in a fancy pattern and handles of Giraffe bone & Mammoth ?
Anyone know what's up ?
If no Northfield in Mammoth, i predict a Mammoth Northwoods.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Tue May 08, 2018 1:11 am

I guess KSF just doesn't much care for my business.

I haven't received a notice about any of these recent releases from them with the exception of the camel bone 74s which i had already arranged for, and currently own 2 of.

Disappointing. Oh well, I shouldn't have a problem living with the muscle bone variation.

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 08, 2018 2:32 am

Send KSF a message asking to be put back onto the mail-out list. Likely a computer issue but they would not know until you told them. I am sure KSF values you as a customer. I believe that 'Josh" 'Derrick" and crew really do care that every customer is pleased with every transaction.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:07 am

Did anyone buy a whaler at knife connection today? I signed up for notifications last night and got an email today at 3:10 PM that they were available. I didn't see the email until 4:00 so by the time I got there of course they were gone ::teary_eyes::
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Thu May 10, 2018 12:32 am

I am not on their list. Have checked a few dealers today and most seem to have not yet posted the Muscle Bone ones. KSF posted the D.I. ones 2 days ago, but no M.B. ones yet. I wonder why the delay ? KSF is one of the top GEC dealers so likely they receive new knives ahead of smaller dealers ?
i.e. is KSF holding back on listing the Muscle Bone Whalers ?
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby JohnR » Thu May 10, 2018 9:52 am

The Muscle Bones just shipped this week, should start showing up today or tomorrow. I'll let you all know as soon as I get the notice to pay for my reserve.

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Thu May 10, 2018 10:44 am

Thanks John.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 11, 2018 6:11 am

I picked up my #46 Whaler with Desert Ironwood handles today. Have just opened it & WOW ! The handles are the finest pieces of wood i have ever seen. I will take pictures in the morning. In addition to this the blades are not difficult to open.
This is a GREAT knife.
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