TL Group -Buy, small Victorinox knives in Kydex Sheaths

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by JKM, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    i am hoping to put together a group buy for TL members for a handy little camp/cooking knife with a custom made BLACK kydex sheath/cover.

    initially i wanted to get blue knives/sheaths to match the forum colours but unfortunately they have been discontinued.

    i know lots of people appreciate how good the little victorinox paring knives are, myself included (just search victorinox on here) but i am put off carrying one for camp cookery as they don't come with a cover and anything i try to make is either heavy, shonky or likely to injure me... the last thing i need is to accidentally slice a hole in myself or my tent. However, if you actually want to do any cookery while camping then imho these are the best for the job and they are a decent size/strength to use for plenty of other light tasks as well and they are easier to clean than a folding knife.

    the ideal solution for me is a kydex cover/sheath as this is light, robust and is shaped around the knife for a very positive fit. i have approached someone who does excellent kydex work and they can do a batch of 10 in 1mm kydex the (lightest thickness available) for £80 + postage. Jim's standard price for one off work is a minimum of £15 + P&P so it is a decent saving.

    you can have a look at his work here: https://www.instagram.com/no1jimmypie/
    and these pages give i think the best representation of what we would get
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BcSHT_dnNOe/?taken-by=no1jimmypie
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BarSnFenmq1/?taken-by=no1jimmypie
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bab63H6HatY/?taken-by=no1jimmypie
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BPc1LdQFzWZ/?taken-by=no1jimmypie

    the sheath will have 3 rivets that you can also thread cord through and weight wise it should be around 15g, that's just a guess but i have a sheath on another knife that's twice the size and has 9 rivets and that only weights 24g. if possible i will also have the end of the handles drilled so a cord can be attached.

    i need 10 takers for the initial run, then i may be able scale this up to another 10. i may have to put some other number limits on this depending on the amount of interest so some people may be disappointed, sorry.
    @gixer @Teepee @craige @Beachlover have already expressed interest, @Shewie can you confirm if you still interested and what colour/blade type

    BY EXPRESSING AN INTEREST YOU ARE DECLARING YOU ARE OVER 18
    if you don't respond to PM's or have never contributed to the forum,you may be removed, sorry.

    COSTS

    10cm Knives are £6.50 direct from victorinox
    Sheath will around £8
    postage will be around £3 including getting the knife from the supplier to the kydex maker, back to me and on to yourselves. if you live overseas i will get a separate quote for P&P or can hold on till you are next in the UK or ship to a relative.
    total should be £17.50 but if its a tiny bit more i hope thats ok.
    i will buy the knives and ship them to the maker, he will return them to me once the sheaths are made and i will get them posted out.
    if members know/see each other then i am happy to combine postage to reduce costs.

    I won't be profiting from this at all and if there is a pound or two left it will be put in the lifeboat tin.

    i don't need any money now, i will PM you when i need payment and it will need to be paid via bank transfer.

    if the coloured/10cm is not that popular i may look at getting a batch of cheaper 8cm black or coloured handled ones done but the saving will only be around £3.50 for black and £1.50 for the coloured ones

    if there is a lot of interest then these may need to be made in separate batches.

    the knives themselves are easily replaceable, its the sheaths that we are really paying for.

    note that the serrated versions only have a very mild serration and are still just as easy to keep sharp. in a past life i was a professional chef over a decade and used the serrated version on a regular basis.


    initial offer is:
    if you are interested, please choose a knife from:
    serrated: https://www.victorinox.com/uk/en/Pr...Knives/Swiss-Classic-Paring-Knife/p/6.7736.L4
    or
    non-serrated; https://www.victorinox.com/uk/en/Products/Cutlery/Paring-Knives/Swiss-Classic-Paring-Knife/p/6.7703

    copy this list of participants and add your name to the next available spot. please don't tag people or quote the whole post unnecessarily, just copy and paste.

    Batch 1
    1. JKM - Orange serrated
    2. Gixer Orange non-serrated
    3. Teepee Orange non-serrated
    4. Craige Orange non-serrated
    5. Beachlover Orange serrated
    6. Shewie Orange serrated
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.

    Batch 2 (reserve list)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.



    If you are tempted but really wish it was 8cm, or a red knife and red sheath or orange/orange then comment there may be an option for another batch at a later date.

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  2. Beachlover

    Beachlover Trail Blazer

    My apologies, but can you make mine serrated and not plain edged please?
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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm in please James, orange serrated

    I've updated the list, just because I can :)
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  4. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Such diversity of colour choices :rolleyes:
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  5. NEEpps

    NEEpps Trail Blazer

    Thanks for organizing this James. I'm in even though my therapist said I wasn't allowed sharp objects.

    Batch 1
    1. JKM - Orange serrated
    2. Gixer Orange non-serrated
    3. Teepee Orange non-serrated
    4. Craige Orange non-serrated
    5. Beachlover Orange serrated
    6. Shewie Orange serrated
    7. NEEpps Orange Serrated
    8.
    9.
    10.

    Batch 2 (reserve list)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
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  6. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Safety first :)
  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Thought orange was best so i don't lose it when i put it down

    Hold onto mine for now James, hopefully we'll have a meet again this year and you can give it to me then :thumbsup:
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  8. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Batch 1
    1. JKM - Orange serrated
    2. Gixer Orange non-serrated
    3. Teepee Orange non-serrated
    4. Craige Orange non-serrated
    5. Beachlover Orange serrated
    6. Shewie Orange serrated
    7. NEEpps Orange Serrated
    8. ADz Black non-serrated
    9.
    10.

    @ADz added you to the list, perfect timing as I was just wondering if it was going to be possible to continue on those numbers.
    Now we are at 8 takers which is enough to qualify for the free delivery from Victorinox, but still short from the 10 that the kydex guy quoted me the batch deal for.

    I will contact him and see if he can pro-rate the deal for an 8-knife batch.

    If anyone was tempted but it's not quite the right size/type/colour/price than please comment and I can see if there is any way to accommodate you.
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  9. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    I'm in...


    Batch 1
    1. JKM - Orange serrated
    2. Gixer Orange non-serrated
    3. Teepee Orange non-serrated
    4. Craige Orange non-serrated
    5. Beachlover Orange serrated
    6. Shewie Orange serrated
    7. NEEpps Orange Serrated
    8. ADz Black non-serrated
    9. KiltedPict Orange Serrated
    10.
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  10. Max

    Max Ultralighter

    kiltedpict Ultralighter
    New
    I'm in...


    Batch 1
    1. JKM - Orange serrated
    2. Gixer Orange non-serrated
    3. Teepee Orange non-serrated
    4. Craige Orange non-serrated
    5. Beachlover Orange serrated
    6. Shewie Orange serrated
    7. NEEpps Orange Serrated
    8. ADz Black non-serrated
    9. KiltedPict Orange Serrated
    10. Max Black Serrated
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  11. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    update: the knives are on there way to Jim for sheathing. i expect i will pay Jim next week so will PM you towards the end of this week so you can pay.
    cheers
  12. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    happy to give you some dolla now if you want though?
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  13. Max

    Max Ultralighter

    Just give me a shout when you need it and I will transfer to you.
  14. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Likewise
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  15. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    all the way from Switzerland....


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  16. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    these have all been received so i will PM you my bank details.
    thanks
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  17. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    actually change of plan, i am going to wrap one up first an check if my preferred packaging will be ok in RM Large letter size.
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  18. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker


    Posting out tomorrow
    @Shewie @NEEpps @craige @Beachlover @Max

    Awaiting payment
    @kiltedpict @Teepee (off hiking somewhere) @ADz

    Awaiting time, date and coordinates for hand delivery
    @gixer

    :thumbsup:
    Thanks all, hope you enjoy them
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  19. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Still awaiting price and payment details bud!
  20. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Apologies @kiltedpict though I had PM's everyone. Have just sent you details.
    Thanks
  21. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Arrived this morning thanks James

    Thanks for organising the GB, they can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes

    I'll buy you a pint if we hook up again
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  22. Beachlover

    Beachlover Trail Blazer

    Mine arrived today as well. I can only hope it ran as smoothly at your end as it did for me. Many thanks for doing this.:thumbsup:
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  23. Max

    Max Ultralighter

    Cheers bud, well pleased with mine.
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  24. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Mine came today. Very pleased :) thanks again @JKM
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  25. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Mines just arrived and very happy with this indeed... thanks again for organising.
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