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Anticipating my "first"

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by YoungCurmudgeon, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    964
    Oct 15, 2014
    My 1st JK is in production. Going through the Christmas season with young children I was reminded what true anticipation is. This was the first year that our oldest really got what was happening and his excitement and anticipation was genuine and intense. It reminded me that as I've gotten older I have fewer and fewer things that I really anticipate with excitement. When we want something (and can afford it) we just get it. No fuss, no waiting, no real anticipation. This knife feels different and it's not just the wait (2 months seems like a short wait for a handmade knife). Now I'm not going to say the arrival of my first JK ranks on the list of all time "firsts", but I am excited.
     
  2. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    What model did you choose for your first?

    Jeff
     
  3. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I was excited to get my first JK - and I still get excited to see the next one.

    The best things are those that continue to excite you and provide pleasure even after they are not new.

    JK's are like that.

    best

    mqqn
     
  4. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    964
    Oct 15, 2014
    I picked the Camp & Trail.
     
  5. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Nice choice for a good all-arounder. Enjoy!

    Jeff
     
  6. KYenglish

    KYenglish

    Nov 26, 2010
    very nice choice, good luck with the wait :)
     
  7. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    964
    Oct 15, 2014
    Fortunately the wait is almost over. It was started today.
     
  8. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I can post now that I`m on lunch break. Ground it along with 5 other blades today, will be heat treating it tomorrow.
     
  9. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    964
    Oct 15, 2014
    Thank you for the update. Enjoy your lunch and have a good night.
     
  10. Shaggy DA

    Shaggy DA

    113
    Aug 16, 2014
    I felt the same way about mine. John and I discussed certain benefits when it comes to the functionality of a blade and being a newbie, he was very patient with my inexperience. With that said, I can guarantee that you will be MORE than pleased with the product that you receive. Congratulations on your decision. :)
     
  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Just thought I would post a couple of "teaser" pics to hold you over. It will ship Monday. My brother, who does my sheaths, will return to work on Friday. He has stitches in his ankle which prevented him from going to his basement to work, they are coming out Friday morning.

    Camp & Trail, in ironwood, with both blue and white liners, and aluminum pins.

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  12. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Nice! I like the multi colored liner treatment.

    I hope your brother gets better soon!

    Congratulations Young Curmudge' !

    best

    mqqn
     
  13. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    964
    Oct 15, 2014
    Thanks for the "tease". It looks exaclty how I pictured when ordering, only the wood is better. Amazing!
     
  14. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Very nice - one will absolutely lead to another :)
     
  15. KYenglish

    KYenglish

    Nov 26, 2010
    iornwood always looks good and so dos the CandT a;)
     
  16. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Congrats again YC, that's a nice one!

    Jeff
     
  17. slg98

    slg98 Cove Dweller Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    That wood is gorgeous.. !!:thumbup:

    ..
     
  18. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Shipping it in 1/2 hour!
     
  19. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    964
    Oct 15, 2014
    What carrier do you use for shipping?
     
  20. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    USPS Priority Mail, you should have it Monday. I`ll email you the tracking number.
     

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