MP Knives, Hunter-Gatherer Pre-Order

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  1. 556mp

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    Im taking pre-orders on the new Hunter-gatherer. It is a nice hybrid of a hunting a bushcraft knife. It has a 4 1/4" blade, 1/8" thick 80crv2. Full height shallow convex bevel, multi piece od micarta, coyote g10, and black g10 handle with ss hardware and mosaic pin. The blades are hand sanded to a 1000gr finish. They would come with a @badger_claw_leather sheath. $395 each, shipped.

    If ordered custom, the knives alone would price out at 465, plus the sheath.

    The sheaths would likely ship after the knives as I just set everything up with John to get them made yesterday. Knives should ship no later than May 7th. While waiting for my broken finger to heal I had time to grind and heat treat some blades. Hopefully tomorrow the cast is gone and I can start doing handle work on back orders and these...

    I've included photos of the heat treated and sanded knives, as well as the pre laminated handle material.

    The limit will be 10 knives, with full payment required. Email to order@mpknives.com to lock in a spot before they fill up.



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  3. 556mp

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    We are about halfway there on orders in just a couple of hours. If you have any questions feel free to send an email to order@mpknives.com
     
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    Beautiful Work @556mp . Looks like a Awesome Blade . Ten Folks will have a Awesome Knife :dblthumb:
     
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    Another impressive knife Matt.
     
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    That design is really beautiful Matt. It's everything a knife should be and nothing it shouldn't. Awesome work.
     
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    Thank you very much guys.
     
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    beautiful as always
     
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    Beautiful work as usual Matt.
     
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    556mp Bushmaster Vendor Bushclass I

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    Thanks guys. I'm going to take two more and that'll be it.
     
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    Any update?
     
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  12. 556mp

    556mp Bushmaster Vendor Bushclass I

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    hey Ill be posting more info tomorrow but the basics of it are that they should be finished by this Friday. Thanks Everyone.
     
  13. 556mp

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    I received 8-10 orders for these but only received three emails containing information for payments. The others that sent payment or need to send payment, but did not send an email, you need to send an email to order@mpknives.com, otherwise I don't know who you are or that you paid, and you will not receive a knife, regardless of how you paid.
     
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    That's all for this Sunday. They are at 800gr, etched, the mark darkened, and the final hand sanding to the blade finished.
     
  15. 556mp

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    Clamped up the laminated scales to square them and radius the fronts:
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    The fronts radiused, beveled, sanded, and polished

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    Matt, you're an artist! No two ways about it. These are beautiful.

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    Very nice looking forward to getting mine.
     
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    All glued up, ready to shape. The belt order should arrive via UPS in the next couple hours and I'll be on my way shaping them out.

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  20. 556mp

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    Ready for tomorrow. All are rough shaped to 36gr.

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    That's a whole lotta fantastic looking work Matt!
     
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    Wow, you are bringing your work up to another level.
     
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    Outstanding craftsmanship.
     
  24. 556mp

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    Thanks guys!!!


    Here they are machine finished to 320gr, and now the ever laborious part of hand sanding from 220gr to 800gr begins...

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    And as a bonus, a photo that I took this morning of our baby goats...

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    Oh man those are nice. Love th etching.
     
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    Doing the last bit of touch up and clean up on these knives, packaging them and all that. They should go out this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
     
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    Beautiful knife! So many things just click for me in that design and aesthetic mix!
     
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