First time for my work in print!

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First time for my work in print!

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:51 pm

If y'all haven't seen it yet, one of my knives was tested out and reviewed by Kim Breed in the November 2013 issue of Blade Magazine, on page 28. Magazines being the weird critters they are, the November issue is on the shelves right now in August. :)

Kim tested out one of my Benghazi Warfighters with a short, fully sharpened double edge. He refers to it as a Neo-Tribal Utility in the article, which is also accurately descriptive. He put it through a pretty good workout and I'm pleased with how the knife did. I particularly liked that he commented a couple of times about the comfort of the handle, as that's something that's important to me.

He put through the blade through a thorough series of real world tests and it did well. The number of rope cuts was a little low, but given that this is a knife built and intended to balance on the tougher side of things to withstand military usage and that bringing the edge back to shaving sharp is quick to do, I am overall happy with the performance. Kim didn't hold back with it and the knife served well.

This is actually the second time that my work showed up in Blade, but the previous time was a letter to the editor where I thanked them for their article on the Bowies at the Alamo as the picture of the Caiaphus Ham Bowie knife in the article helped me build a commissioned replica I was working on at the time. I included a picture of my version that they published, but this was the first time that someone else's thoughts on my knives had seen print.

I believe there are some more articles forthcoming in other magazines, but not sure when.
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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by majorhavoc » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:00 pm

Dude, that's awesome. Congratulations and here's hoping that media exposure gets you a nice bump in business. Sounds like those accolades were well-deserved.

This is how it's supposed to be done: you offer a demonstrably superior product, that fact gets recognized by the popular media, and customers come knocking at your door. :clap:

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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by Regulator » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:08 pm

Hey! Congrats, thats very cool. I'll have to check out the magazine, I already know the knives are great :D

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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by Halfapint » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:30 am

I don't see how your blades WOULDN'T hold up well. Congrats on the press!
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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by Storm Crow » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:43 am

Thank y'all!

Majorhavoc - That's what I try to do. It's a slow process. :) Is it too late to add a gimmick? :mrgreen:
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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by xd dude » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:22 am

Congrats! Your work deserves the recognition.

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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by 223shootersc » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:52 pm

Congrats, love your work

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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by Murphman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:33 pm

Congrats.

Raise your prices by 15%. Thank me later. 8-)
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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by Chicago Zombie » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:11 pm

That's great! CONGRATS!! :D
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Re: First time for my work in print!

Post by kontraktniki » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:04 pm

Very happy to see this James...you deserve any and all recognition you get. :)

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