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Manitoban Here To Say Hi!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SRS Knives, Sep 6, 2016.

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  1. SRS Knives

    SRS Knives New Member

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    New to both this thread and to knife making, loved knives for a very long time, took a bit to move from admirer to maker. So here I am! My wife and I are making a go a business (Part Time) with this and I am pumped!

    J
     
  2. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. There is a lot of talent and knowledge here.
     
  3. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Nice to have you join us, J! Lots of good people and good info here.

    Jim T
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! Lots of really knowledgeable people here.

    Can somebody explain to me what it is about Manitoba (and Alberta) that causes so many to get into knife making? Is it illegal to buy knives in stores out there so you have to learn how make them yourselves? So many knife makers from the prairies. Surely a lot of you guys must run into each other a lot. At shows or maybe at the knife making supply warehouse.

    Speaking of which, i'm beginning to think that a knife supply store in Winnipeg may be a heck of a business.
     
  5. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Hi and welcome!
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    There is a guy who forges blades in town (rivers) and occasionally sells them then another in Brandon plus one vet who used to make knives. Yea that is a few when you think about it but of all them I have only met one of them.

    I have thought of the store or something as well for Manitoba and have even looked into purchasing large volumes of assorted fasteners and such. Like the heat treating paint I have coming in this week that I bought a gallon of. Will figure out how much repackaged in pints and should be same price or lower than the same stuff from Brownells from the States.

    If my job did not have me in hotels six months of the year I would already be importing a few products since there is no Canadian importer at this time.
     
  7. SRS Knives

    SRS Knives New Member

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    It's not illegal I just live in a Provence that is short on cool knives. lol

    And yes a supply store is a damn good Idea! :)


    And thanks for the warm welcome.


    J
     
  8. Marc Liss

    Marc Liss New Member

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    Hello! Are you in Winnipeg?
     
  9. Marc Liss

    Marc Liss New Member

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    Who's the guy who forges? In which town? Winnipeg?
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    In Rivers it is a half hour North West of Brandon. People are always saying there is a guy who forges knives but no one knows who he is but that he only makes one or two a year.

    Still trying to find the old timer (90) or so who has a travelling blacksmith shop. Still getting stuff together for my own smithy, half done the gas forge but knife making is a priority with the upcoming craft sale I am supposed to show in.
     
  11. Marc Liss

    Marc Liss New Member

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    Which craft show is that?
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The Rivers Legion and some locals put on a show at the Legion of all the local crafts people so they can show off their stuff. I am going mostly to show and if something sells well that would be awesome.

    It is November the 19th starting at 10am
     
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  13. Marc Liss

    Marc Liss New Member

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    Awesome! Good luck!
     

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