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Old 11-14-2006, 09:50 PM
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How many knives do you make ?

I have a question for all of you full time makers out there. How many knives do you make a month , or per year ?
You'all can tell me to step off if you want to , I'm just curious.


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Old 11-15-2006, 02:29 AM
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Hi Oliver,
I'm not full time maker and abitually I make 4-5 knives, fixed blade, every mounth.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:51 AM
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i send my stock removal knives out to be heat treated so setting that part to the side,,
say a have a dozen blades on the table,,i can screw up two and finish three and sheaths per month. and no i'm not rushing,,i just fumble at the one yard line somtimes,,ok,, a lot.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:09 AM
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Im very part-time ATM but id say if i can get one finished a month, I am good. That doesnt mean i dont have 4-5 knives in progress at any given time, but finishing them is the key!

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:19 AM
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I've been full time for 7 years and produce between 40 and 50 knives per year on average. But, I live alone and in a remote location so a huge amount of my time goes to doing the normal daily chores like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, vehicle maintenance, etc, etc etc. If not for all that stuff, I imagine I could easily double my output....


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Old 11-15-2006, 08:57 AM
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One knife a week is about average for me.


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Old 11-15-2006, 09:16 AM
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well I recently sent off a billet of damascus to get heat treated, normalized, tang welded on and ground etc.. the billet took a week to forge, the recent stuff took around 3 days plus now it's just a regular blade to be finished.

Im sure it really depends on what equipment you are using.


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