Tyke – EDC Knife Update 2
Okay, FINALLY, some progress…
The hold-up in getting started with production of your Tyke has been on the machining side of things. I sold way more than expected …and so it made a lot more sense for my machinist, Warren, to produce the knife (I could have started it earlier by doing it myself …but I would end up finishing it later!).
Warren has been working on his own project(s) recently – but has now been working on your Tyke since Friday. The good news is that, from here, things will be moving a lot faster.
Warren and I will be getting the blade sorted first. As with all our projects we will do a short run of a handful of blades first (to test the process) …and then work our way steadily through the rest.
Here are the initial blade blanks I cut this morning on the water-jet cutter:
I have just dropped these off with Warren a couple of hours ago.
By the end of this week we should have this initial test-run machined and tumbled. I’m not yet sure if I’ll take them all the way to the sharpening stage a this point – will see how it goes.
Now, you’re probably thinking, “Magnus, it’s half-way through September …you’re never going to get them shipped in the next couple of weeks!”
And, you know, I think you’re right. Your Tyke will ship a little late – but not by much. I will apologises right now for this potential lateness. What I will try and do is give you a lot more updates now that we are in full-production mode!
I think that’s all I have for you today – let me know if you have any further questions or such…