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B.K. Mains
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 09:40:23 AM »

Another update and edit guys. Comments.....

Edit. We might be getting close guys. I just did another proof read and edit for Ed's latest comments....... Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2013, 03:53:16 PM »

I know this is an old topic but I think the guide lines are great!
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2013, 03:25:29 PM »

How does someone have a knife tested for the hepk association in the virginia beach, norfolk area???
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2013, 12:30:17 AM »

This is all interesting  Cool
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2013, 06:31:20 PM »

u test it!
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2013, 11:33:24 PM »

u test it!

who would I get to be my hepk representative for east coast?
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2013, 02:48:30 AM »

Record it all with your phone.
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2013, 07:49:28 AM »

make a video than come to blade show next year with some knives and video and we can all have a look and a good time! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2013, 09:46:48 AM »

The emphasis is on knowing the limits of performance of your knife.
You decide what the knife is for.
Develop a test doing what the knife is intended to do.
Every aspect of your knife must have a functional reason for being there.
Safety for the user is of paramount importance.
"Because I like it" is a valid reason as long as it does not interfere with function. For example engraving, handle materials etc.
You know the limits of your knife and honestly communicate them with your client.
For example if a knife will require 50 foot pounds of torque to bend it, you communicate this with your client.
Guarantees are for the life of the maker, if the client does not like it after using it, all he has to do is contact you and return the knife and you refund the price of the knife at the time he bought it.

Your knowledge abut your knife, honestly represented and fair dealing are our ideals.

You are free to make what you want to make in addition to HEPK knives, but do not call them HEPK. One of our Mastersmith makers has what he calls an entry level knife that is lower priced but cut very well. They are sold as such.

Please consider these thoughts as guidelines. We are open for communication at any time.
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2013, 10:00:48 AM »

u test it!


Chad already has...

http://knifetalkonline.com/smf/index.php?topic=1889.msg15306;topicseen#new

I think he might be just looking for further verification of his work.
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« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2013, 04:21:35 PM »

you could always fly a couple of us out to your place, then show us the testing of your knife, and if it passes, then we can celebrate having you as the new east coast rep with tons of drinking and knife talk until you have to fly us back here! shouldn't take more than a week or two of celebration!   Grin

or the video thing works also.......

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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2013, 04:43:31 PM »

Man I really like the first idea if I was rich lol. But who WANTS to be rich?!
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2013, 08:31:31 PM »

It beats the hell out of the alternative.
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2013, 11:37:28 PM »

Yeah RICH !! who the hell !!!  i prefer sleeping in my VW bug w/ the passenger seat removed and a piece of plywood propped there to lie on instead    Hahaa
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2013, 04:08:22 PM »

When I went to college I was living in my 48 Buick Roadmaster cooking on a Primus stove for the first few months. Looking back, it was good times!
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