Is it time for another custom knife group buy?


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hso
March 28, 2009, 03:33 PM
This is a candidate for another group buy.

Sole authorship, hand forged, ~3.5-4" dif heat treat blade, pouch sheath.

Do you think we have enough interest to put together an order?

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bikerdoc
March 28, 2009, 04:52 PM
I could be interested.
What is Price and steel?

hso
March 28, 2009, 09:07 PM
Doc,

The price depends upon the number of folks that want to get in on it. I always ask the maker to come up with a basic design that will come in under $175. They submit an example based on 8-12 pieces being ordered and I pass things on to you guys. Sometimes the price is below $150 (sometimes $120), but the price depends upon how many of the "same" thing the maker can produce with a guarantee sale. Volume discount.

JShirley
March 28, 2009, 09:20 PM
Aw, man! A Wheeler! Good stuff.

I really prefer micarta, though. And funds have been low...though I do have a double drill weekend coming up...:uhoh:

John

bikerdoc
March 28, 2009, 09:53 PM
Come on guys, show some interest. Grandpa needs a new knife. ( not really needs but see my sig line)

Valkman
March 28, 2009, 10:56 PM
Those'd be a steal at those prices!

six4
March 28, 2009, 11:01 PM
im in :) put me down for one

sidheshooter
March 29, 2009, 01:48 AM
When you do the valkman fighter buy, I'll be there!

hso
March 29, 2009, 10:18 AM
sideshooter,

Don's already done a couple of group deals for the gang.

Anyway, why would I need to do a group buy on Don's knives since he's right here? :scrutiny:

Molasses
March 29, 2009, 10:30 AM
Aw heck, I haven't bought another "perfect" hunting knife in at least a couple of weeks...maybe this one will be "the one". Riiight.

I'm in.

22-rimfire
March 29, 2009, 12:28 PM
Do you have a web site link to Wheeler knives. I keep thinking this Wheeler comes from GA, and looked at his knives at last year's Blade Show. Maybe some more information would be helpful before I decide.

auschip
March 29, 2009, 12:41 PM
I would be in for one.

hso
March 29, 2009, 03:27 PM
22-rimfire,

Gary Wheeler is a retired 5th Group 18B in Clarksville, TN.

If you were at Blade you may have looked at Gary's knives since he and Kim Breed and Mudbone and Perry Elder set up a table. The big stag bowie in damascus that Gary had at the table was the one he made for me.
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=78423&d=1211167707

I think he and Kim dropped their website.

Valkman
March 29, 2009, 08:53 PM
I'll make anyone a Fighter for $225, the GB price. It'll be black or tan canvas micarta with a custom Kydex sheath. I gave too many options last year and am still paying for that.

hso, I'd buy one of these Wheeler knives if I could.

hso
March 30, 2009, 09:04 AM
Yeah, Don, Gary does nice work whether large or small.

Todd A
March 30, 2009, 10:38 AM
Beautiful traditional style work of art.

I am tempted,but I just confirmed an order with JK Handmade Knives this morning.

So I'll have to sit this one out.

hignhappy00
March 30, 2009, 10:41 PM
I am interested in it.

CWL
March 31, 2009, 02:47 PM
Please count me in for one.

CWL

Molasses
April 13, 2009, 06:54 PM
Just thought this thread could use a bump. I'd still be in if this'd just happen...

Fat_46
April 13, 2009, 08:56 PM
Sure - right after I tracked down the Imperial auto I've been hunting for the past 3 years I see this.


Dangit.

If we can get these under a buck and a half I'm in.

hso
April 13, 2009, 11:15 PM
Sounds like enough people to ask Gary for a proto and price.

Gryphon1410
April 18, 2009, 03:57 AM
I'd like one. That's one puuuurty knife. Thanks!

Andrew

Sunray
April 19, 2009, 03:00 AM
How does one buy anything custom as a group?

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