Discussion in 'Baryonyx Knife Co.' started by FortyTwoBlades, Dec 1, 2017.
are you getting these made by condor?
I may have some questions.
Yes, they're being produced for us by Imacasa/Condor like the Baryonyx Machete was.
Finally got the info we needed and I just need to do some number crunching before listing them for preorder. Should be up within a week.
Didn't stay asleep all night -- going on 0300 here (leg cramps after a long bike ride yesterday) -- so found this update. Again, even though this isn't at the top of my list -- an iMac maxxed out for video production is at the top, and there are a number of other items below it and above one of these -- but it IS on my (interest) list.
Question. Not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread (I didn't see it this morning when I was scanning back through): what's that little thingee above the spine forward of the scales? Looks like a large bottle opener the design for which didn't quite get finished. Or maybe a convenient hook to hang it up while the zombie blood drips off the blade.
that's a blade catch.
Yup. It's a rear guard that can be used to pin a blade with a twist. It's borrowed from some European glaive/partizan polearms. Parries across the body are the slowest and you don't want a blade sliding off your guard (by accident or deliberately) and hitting you regardless of your attempt to parry. Locking a blade with a twist gives an opportunity to close distance to grapple in order to wrest the weapon from their grip entirely.
That makes sense (at least as much as possible for a person with zero sword training -- even though I gave it serious consideration before coming to Maine; one of the most famous medieval sword trainers in the US lived in the city in Oregon where I lived for ten years. But I never got to it. Figured I have enough trouble with concealed carry of guns, and a sword would just be that much more challenging.
And of course, I was being partly tongue-in-cheek. I remembered you wrote upstream in this thread that it's technically classed (designated? categorized?) as a machete (and thus might be legal for me in Scotland, was the thinking).
But from your descriptions of it as a zombie SD tool, and since this assumes that said zombinos will be armed with blades (da'yum, there's a new sci fi/horror genre: zombies with swords ), I suspect the inspectors at the gate in Glasgow may raise an eyebrow.
Of course, that doesn't change the fact that I want one.
Yeah, not for zombies. The usual zombie tropes dictate different weapon choice.
Good question, @erik. I honestly don't remember -- over ten years ago -- but let me do some digging, and I think I can find out.
They're now up for pre-order. Rock-bottom intro pricing lasts for the first 200x units. The "normal" price shown is MSRP, and so street price will be roughly $42 and change, which isn't much more than we'd initially projected. After the first 200x are gone there will be a slightly lesser discount for folks buying 3x or more.
Hey @FortyTwoBlades what's the word on the utility shears you were developing?
As previously noted, those are the project on the "to do" list AFTER the Kingfisher.
Already only 131 left of the 200x that'll be at the steep discount pricing. 34.5% gone.
Still thinking about one of these.
I have a very large (HUGE) list of needs right now,
most of which relate to my professional project (new company in the works).
(Translation: I have zero discretionary funds.)
My biggest needs for blades are more pedestrian (I'm replacing my hatchet.)
Still, something about this be-otch calls to me.
Question: does it come with a sword fighting manual?
I'll get back to you ...
Hahaha--no manual, though it would be well-suited to a variety of different stylistic approaches.