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Exclusive Knife Release Coming Soon.

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:26 am

I have been keeping this quiet for months now, but it’s finally here, almost. I paid for the knives today and hopefully they will be here next week.
I have been collaborating with Moki to develop my own line of knives. I submitted a couple of models to Master Sakurai and he is putting them on the CAD to work out all the fine points. Those knives aren’t ready yet. But in the mean time here is what is coming next week: Both models of the Moki Kronos with exclusive Lapis blue Aberdeen jigged bone handles. Attached are the pictures I received this morning from Jemmy at JKD. Only 50 of each size. I don’t have final prices yet, but will post that here when I get it. Hope this goes well. I will have these in my store, on Ebay and will post in the “for sale or trade” thread until they are all sold. Thanks all.
I will take my own photo’s when they get here, but these aren’t too bad.

I edited the OP for the correct color and jigging.
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Post by cudgee » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:35 am

Good luck with your venture, i have nothing but respect for someone who is prepared to have a go and try something new. You will have no trouble selling these, i can assure you. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:40 am

Thanks Derek, I hope my designs are half as nice as the Moki Kronos models. They are even talking with me about using my designs to make new models available through Moki for wider distribution. Hope it comes together. Could be many months before I see that develop. It is exciting. Never thought that in less than 2 years after retirement I would be doing this, just blessed beyond measure.
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Post by doglegg » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:42 am

Very exciting Ssk. Best of luck in your venture. ::nod:: ::handshake::

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Post by QTCut5 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:47 am

Excellent choice of model and maker. Beautiful knives. I would be surprised if they didn't sell out quite fast. ::tu::
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Post by Montanaman » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:46 am

Well done Mark, looking forward to them.

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Post by dlr110 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:31 am

I'm very excited for you Mark, I hope it all comes together even better than you imagined. Good Luck.
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Post by Railsplitter » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:36 am

Oh boy! Those look great! I'm carrying a blue jigged bone knife right now because blue is my favorite color.

Congratulations Mark. Those are really nice!
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Post by geocash » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:43 am

That's something great to hear! Best wishes for your adventure. I have no doubt it'll go very well.

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Post by Ripster » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:40 pm

Hey Mark ,hoping and praying this works for you. And to do it after retiring, that’s way cool and has even got the fire lit again on some things I’ve put off. Like Railsplitter said, Blue is a awesome color. Please let us know when ready and some dimensions of the knives available.
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Post by orvet » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:15 pm

What are the sizes, and do you have a ballpark price or is it too early in the process for a price?

I want to save a couple $$ as I love the pattern!

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Post by RalphAlsip » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:21 pm

Very nice. Nokia makes a super nice knife and the Kronos is a great pattern. I have the large Kronos and carry it often. Will your SFO have the same VG10 blade?

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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:38 pm

Here are the specs. The smaller Kronos model is model number 533-ANZ, The blade is made of VG-10 stainless, stainless bolsters and liners. The closed OAL is 3 5/8”, blade length is 2 3/4”. Blade thickness is 2.5mm. HRC is 60. Weight is 62g

The larger Kronos model is 433-ANZ. The blade is made of VG-10 stainless steel, HRC 60 with stainless bolsters and liners. The closed OAL is 4”, blade length is 3.15”. Blade thickness is 2.8mm and the weight is 85g.

Prices, I am still not certain. It has to go through customs and not sure what those charges will be yet. I was informed that Moki has raised their prices recently and the two Kronos models have increased in price to 232 and 259 with JKD’s price being 213 for the smaller one and 233 for the larger one.
I think mine came in before the price increase and I am hoping to get them out for under 200, but not sure yet.

I had the jigging wrong in my OP, I will edit that. The color is Lapis Blue, Aberdeen jigged bone. The Shetland was the green I originally tried to get.
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Post by Quick Steel » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:52 pm

Mark, I've long understood that you are a man of good taste. Now I have learned you also possess uncommon courage. To enter into a new business venture when the world is awash with pandemics, social and political upheavals, and nervous economies takes nothing less than courage.
I join with many others in wishing you great success.
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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:58 pm

Thank you Garry, that means a lot. You guys have been great and a source of encouragement. I’ve learned a lot in my short time here on the forum. I can honestly say I look forward to checking in here many times everyday. This is a great community to be a part of.
Garry your kindness and encouraging words have meant a lot to me, thank you.
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