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2022 KITH Poll  

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  1. 1. What shall we make this year? Vote for your favorite. I've set the poll to close on 2/11.

    • Small seax
      3
    • Shop tools. Unrestricted, but must be useful and related to making blades/sheaths.
      10
    • Unrestricted blade. Must use San-mai/Kobuse construction methods.
      2
    • Unrestricted blade. Must use wrought iron in construction.
      4
    • Hatchet or Tomahawk.
      0
    • Double Draw. 3-4" hunter/skinner. 1 maker makes the blade, first draw sees who it gets sent to to make the handle. Second draw determines who receives the finished product.
      1

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I apologize if I left anything out.  With some of the choices above, this could be a very interesting year!

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Nope.  Apparently, once it's been voted on it's set in stone.  I can close it or delete it in its entirety, but not edit it.  No biggie, I think we have cleared it up here. :)

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44 minutes ago, Gerald Boggs said:

So we're thinking of a Japanese laminated viking sax blade made with modern methods?

That would certainly fit almost all of the categories!:D

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This is a difficult choice. I'm gonna think about this one for a bit

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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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Honestly, I never really thought that far in to it.  Having never made one before, I'm not really sure.  Maybe one of our resident fiery beards would like to offer an opinion?

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8 hours ago, Bruno said:

Any restrictions on a "small seax"?  Size or construction?  

 

To me, "small seax" implies a blade length no great than about 8 inches / 200mm or so.  An EDC size rather than a battle size.

 

But I am open to suggestions. KITH is yours to play with, I don't make rules. B)

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Blade size always causes some trouble for folks who live in areas with knife laws. Even though here in the States those places are getting rarer, some of the Euro-makers may have some problems. 

“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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Alex

Now that we've decided on shop tools can I put in a short wish list for what I need?  Maybe someone will take pity on me and I can pay it forward to someone else on the list.  Just saying that not everyone has a machine shop.  I personally would like to ask Santa for guillotine dies for a Cloverdale guillotine.  Next on my list would be machine lathed pommel nuts or a center scribe for marking blade edges.   In return I  could hand forge dividers, Kiridashi or bladesmith tongs.

Feel free to kick me off the island. 

Doug 

 

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I see where you're going Doug.  With the drawing after the deadline, I'm not sure how well that would work.  Might be a good opportunity for another type of event though!

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Alex and Alan, thank you for putting this together this year. I enjoy doing Kith and participated every year I could. This year I am struggling to decide, as I began working full time again and the job involves travel assignments. So I am not sure of “free-time” yet.

When does the sign-up period end?

Gary LT

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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I enjoy the KITH very much as well.  My biggest problem right now is figuring out  which idea i want to build.  As far as I'm concerned, the last day to sign up is the day before the drawing!:D

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That is great Alex.
All Right!! 
That will give me plenty of time to see how this new position works out.

Thanks, 

Gary LT

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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On 2/18/2022 at 7:19 PM, Alex Middleton said:

I enjoy the KITH very much as well.  My biggest problem right now is figuring out  which idea i want to build.  As far as I'm concerned, the last day to sign up is the day before the drawing!:D

I remember a KITH one year where someone signed up late, never posted a finished piece, and never sent one to the chosen recipient.

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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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