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JonasHeineman
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Apr 13, 2018
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Hey everyone,
It has been an honor and a pleasure working with the one-and-only Bob Terzuola. From the first time we discussed this idea during the USN Gathering, to meeting with WE Knife at SHOT Show, and visiting his new shop to shoot the video, a few things have really stood out to me:
1) Bob really enjoys sharing his passion for the craft, and all of the knowledge he’s gained over the years, with others. He literally wrote the book on tactical folding knives (which, if you’re lucky, you can find in good condition on eBay for $150-$200). I think his passion comes across in the video we filmed, and I am grateful to help share his story with a new audience that may not already know about him.
2) Bob is incredibly humble, given all his experience and accomplishments. He’s a living legend in the knifemaking world, but you’d never know it if you just ran into him on the street or at a knife show. He regularly collaborates with other makers, and though most people think of him as a teacher, he still considers himself a student in many regards. This open mindset, that there is always more to learn, keeps his designs current and with a focus on innovation - this guy is always thinking about what’s next, even though he has already pioneered some of the most important innovations in knife design - laser cutting of titanium blanks, ambidextrous one-hand thumb disc opener, double-detent slipjoints, the locking removable belt clip for sheaths, and many more.
3) Bob is open to learning new things, but uncompromising about quality. He was insistent about some key features of this collaboration - primarily, titanium liners, but also regarding some design refinements of the blade shape and grind. It is this uncompromising attention to detail that has gained him a dedicated following of people who gladly pay $1500 to $4500 for his custom knives (if you are lucky enough to have your name drawn in the lottery at a custom knife show - they are normally sold for 2 to 3 times that amount on the secondary market). Before signing off on the project, Bob looked at a number of other WE Knife models and met with both of our our teams. He personally inspected the prototypes, and made some key revisions which you see reflected on the page.
As for the knife itself, I love the CTF design for a few reasons. It’s smooth as butter to flip open - with the flipper tab, of course, but also with the thumb disc. I find on a lot of knives that the geometry of thumb stud and their location relative to the handle makes for awkward ergonomics; many are hard to open at all, let alone get open fully with a quick flick. It’s also pretty slim and lightweight for a Terzuola knife, which makes for a perfect EDC. Bob’s custom knives are stunning to see and to hold, but at $1500 to $3000 or more, I’d be a bit nervous carrying one around all day - you can be sure the CTF will be getting some regular use as part of my EDC rotation.
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* The drop will start at 6:00 am PT on #TerzuolaTuesday, April 17th * The drop is limited to 1500 total units - 500 of each handle color. * Each color will have its own set of serial numbers, all members are guaranteed a serial number lower than #0550. Black / K0001 to K0550, Olive Drab: V0001 to V0550 / Desert Tan: T0001 to T0550. * Members who join in April will see their orders processed and cards charged on April 30th, or earlier if the drop ends because all units are sold. If there are still units available, the drop will remain active through May 18th and members who join in May will see their orders processed and cards charged when the drop ends. * Our Estimated Ship Date is September 28th, 2018
Thanks for looking, and for helping to make this awesome collaboration possible!
Carry On - Jonas
Apr 13, 2018
Paulfreakingji
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Apr 13, 2018
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This is awesome.
Apr 13, 2018
Bobraz
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Apr 13, 2018
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I think this is another winner for the collab team of Massdrop. Why don't you take all my money now, and I'll just send the kids to clown school!
Apr 13, 2018
Hackenslash
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Apr 14, 2018
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Total Homerun here, Jonas!
i can't tell from the picture; does the CTF have Bob's concave lock face on the liner?
Thanks!
Apr 14, 2018
biogon
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Apr 16, 2018
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Also interested in that. That special lockface is amazing.
Apr 16, 2018
JonasHeineman
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Apr 17, 2018
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Yep, Bob pioneered that style of lockbar-to-blade engagement and WE Knife does all their blade tangs this way.
Apr 17, 2018
OT454
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Apr 17, 2018
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Hi, Is the blade going to be marked with that huge "MASSDROP" on it?
Apr 17, 2018
GalvoAg
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Apr 17, 2018
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If you look they have it in small font.
Apr 17, 2018
OT454
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Apr 17, 2018
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oh well. Maybe they will change it to their logo like others have suggested
Apr 17, 2018
mhwolf
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Apr 19, 2018
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Say Jonas, what about tools. Are what is needed off the shelf or proprietary, I have read Terzuola knives have their own customized fixings that need special tools? Please advise if tools can be bought for this offering?
Apr 19, 2018
Omniseed
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Apr 29, 2018
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You can see in the pictures that the pivot and fasteners are all Torx
Apr 29, 2018
Benjabooly
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Jun 21, 2018
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Any chance that you will be able to add or make a drop for a clip for us lefty's?
Jun 21, 2018
Wobbs
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Sep 5, 2018
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What happened with the AMA? I received an email awhile back to submit questions, submitted one, and have not seen anything since. Is that still going to happen?
Sep 5, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 5, 2018
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I never got an email for that. I hope this Q&A doesnt turn out like the apogee knife.
Sep 5, 2018
JonasHeineman
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Sep 20, 2018
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@AveryC is working on it with Bob right now, I think it should be done this month. We collected questions from members and passed them along to Bob not that long ago. We'll work to get it compiled and sent out soon.
Sep 20, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 20, 2018
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How come I never get to put in my questions? I don't get any of the q&a emails, and I had several to ask.
Sep 20, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 20, 2018
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Could I still send them after the fact like I had to do with the kiritsuke when there wasn't any instruction on how to ask them.
Sep 20, 2018
JonasHeineman
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Sep 20, 2018
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I'm not sure TBH. Stock response: "Did you check your spam folder?" A lot of people find messages from our support and other teams there. We'll ask @AveryC if there's time to add any more, I'm not sure if it's possible or not.
Sep 20, 2018
AveryC
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Sep 20, 2018
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Hey there - we sent an email on May 24 to collect questions for the Q&A. As Jonas mentioned, be sure to check your spam folder as sometimes our emails go there (and then you can mark as not spam).
Bob has already answered the questions and we'll be sharing the video in the next few weeks. I apologize that you weren't able to ask your questions in time.
Sep 20, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 20, 2018
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I have it so that your emails for advertising show up in one page and anything that says anything important shows up in my main, and I do check my spam quite often for things like this, because of occurrences like this being so frequent. I guess I'll have to start asking other members when they get to ask their questions to I dont miss out again on something that was a reason for me to get this drop.
Sep 20, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 20, 2018
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Same as to Avery, but thanks to you both for trying and responding.
Sep 20, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 20, 2018
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Going back and checking all 3 folders it could be in, and i did not recieve that one, nor have I for the Ray Laconico drop, if that is too late too.
Sep 20, 2018
Tigerman
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Sep 23, 2018
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Me neither :(
Sep 23, 2018
Benjabooly
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Sep 23, 2018
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Maybe Avery will let us know about the Ray Laconico one so i dont miss that too. Since im trying to ask now.
Sep 23, 2018
AveryC
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Sep 24, 2018
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We sent the Ray Laconico email on June 20th, and Ray has already answered the questions. Can you email me your questions for Ray at avery.corley@massdrop.com? Chances are someone may have asked something similar, or I can see if Ray can write one more answer. Thanks!
Sep 24, 2018
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