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2021 KITH Theme Poll


2021 KITH Theme Poll  

14 members have voted

  1. 1. What do we want to build this year?

    • Any knife, but must begin with 1 cubic inch of starting stock?
      6
    • A bladesmithing related shop tool?
      4
    • A knife to a specific set of parameters (to be decided by a set committee)?
      2
    • A spear?
      1
    • A miniature knife?
      1
    • An exotic blade from history?
      0

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  • Poll closed on 02/13/2021 at 05:00 AM

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I think I've included all of the suggestions from the prior thread.  I sincerely apologize if I've left anything out.   I have the poll set to close at the end of next week.

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For what it's worth, I think the coolest KITH ever was the one where you had to make a functional/beautiful blade with nothing but stuff you could buy at a local, generic hardware store. I think the best challenges come with somewhat arbitrary constraints.

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Looks like the 1 cubic inch of starting stock it is!  I'm looking forward to getting started.  As a somewhat arbitrary deadline, I'll throw out October 1st.  That should give enough time to actually be done by the end of the year.:D

 

Thoughts?

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Out of curiosity..... if one were planning on using damascus, would it be the pre weld size or post weld billet size that would be 1 cubic inch? Just want to make sure of parameters. 

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1 hour ago, Cory LA said:

post weld billet size that would be 1 cubic inch

This is what I was assuming...

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2x2x1/4, 1x3/8x2-5/8, 2x1x1/2 anything that makes 1 cubic inch of volume.

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According to my math, Robert, you're good to go.

 

My first two ideas are kind of at the opposite ends of the mild to wild spectrum.... a simple sheeps foot or one based off a Bastinelli design

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I should probably get going on my designs as well, even though I have yet to make something for the KITH that ever turned out like the original plan. But I am a creature of fire and chaos, so change is just the game. 

 

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