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Alright, so I got a question from a potential customer as to whether or not the knife comes with a certificate of authenticity... given the absolutely horrendous price-tag. :lol:

-So, I decided to make one.

 

It has been a learning experience, no doubt about that. And after 42 hours of work, here is the result.

 

Draumr Gripnir - Certificate of Authenticity:

 

Specs:

Leather: 2mm vegetable tan, dyed and painted with acrylic paint.

Paper type: Original Crown Mill 100% pure cotton, 100gsm, Ivory color.

Page size: A6

Pages: 48

Metal details: Engraved and polished brass.

Stitching: Black Tiger thread.

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The booklet shows most of the process, with some explanations etc. Kind of like a diary.

 

This is the first one I've made, and I am thinking of making it a standard of my more fancy knives.

 

Any comments, tips and critique is more than welcome. :)

 

Sincerely,

Alveprins.

 

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12 hours ago, Gerald Boggs said:

As Alan said, "Pretty Awesome"  But as a businessman, 42 hours without pay? Ouch!

That all depends on how much you charge.......:o

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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2 hours ago, Joshua States said:

That all depends on how much you charge.......:o

At this moment, I'm asking 4500 USD for the knife. The certificate will simply have to serve as a "discount" as I am not raising that price.

I fear however - that the Norwegian market is not big enough for something like this. Most people buy their knives at the equivalent of WallMart at a price of 7,50 USD. :rolleyes:

 

...which is understandable, naturally, as I could never afford anything like this myself personally either.. :lol:

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I have recently learned of this term from my 19 year old daughter, but it seems appropriate.

 

This, sir, is a "flex." 

 

Translation: "A gratuitous display of competence in order to quiet any question of your abilities."

 

Speaking in the vernacular of my generation: That's bad ass, dude.

 

Grins,

 

Dave

 

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18 hours ago, Alveprins said:

I'm asking 4500 USD for the knife.

In that case, I am of the opinion that if the booklet pushes him to the point of signing the check, it was well worth it.

 

17 hours ago, Dave Stephens said:

That's bad ass, dude.

Totally.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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22 hours ago, Gerhard Gerber said:

Next level in every way.......

Thank you very much Gerhard! It certainly is for my own part. And in a few months, there will be another. ^_^

 

22 hours ago, Dave Stephens said:

This, sir, is a "flex." 

 

Translation: "A gratuitous display of competence in order to quiet any question of your abilities."

 

Speaking in the vernacular of my generation: That's bad ass, dude...

Haha! Right on, dude! ;)B)

 

 

12 hours ago, JeffM said:

Alve it doesn't get any better than that....outstanding job

 

I did make a few mistakes, but hopefully I've learned from it. I expect the next one to be at least slightly better. ;) :lol:

 

5 hours ago, Joshua States said:

In that case, I am of the opinion that if the booklet pushes him to the point of signing the check, it was well worth it.

 

Totally.

Didn't hear back from the guy.. Probably he was just fishing.

I will add the booklet to the online advert though, and we'll see.

Colleges at work advice me to try Instagram.

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21 hours ago, Alveprins said:

Didn't hear back from the guy.. Probably he was just fishing.

I will add the booklet to the online advert though, and we'll see.

Raise the price

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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6 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Raise the price

Added another 500... so, it is sitting at 5000 USD now.

 

I dunno about the pricing though. Maybe it's a bit too much in general..

I always have problems pricing my stuff.

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We have a saying here in America

There's a butt for every saddle and a saddle for every butt.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

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