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How To Pitch Your Knives
Caleb Harris posted a topic in The WayI've noticed that there are quite a lot of bladesmiths that are proffessional at what they do, their knives are "perfect" for their application, and they have the best quality knives for hundreds of miles around. Yet, they are not "computer savvy", meaning it is difficult to set up a website, advertise correctly, or in general get their knives out to the public. Nowadays, quite a lot, if not most, of selling is off the internet. I personally do not sell yet, but I really doubt any of you have an actual store for customers to come and browse through. So, feel free to post ideas on pitching, how to get customers to notice, and overall what makes a good sale, other than the quality of the knife. Oh, and also, there is always one big question I've noticed from the general "ignorant" public. How come handmade pocketknives cost so much ($100-$500) when I can just get a good one from the local store for 20 bucks? There is an obvious answer, but how do you explain it to the customer so that they would want one of your knives, rather than get one at the store?
Anyone know where to find a good belt grinder?
Jacob Neva posted a topic in Beginners PlaceOkay, so I've been searching around the forum and haven't quite been able to find the answer to this question. I mostly do stock removal, and my current tools consist of a vise and a hand-held angle-grinder. These tools are good enough for now, but eventually (when I have the funds) I'd like to get some more "professional" equipment. Does anyone know where I should look for an affordable belt-grinder?