Yippee Ki-yay, we are excited to announce the newest OEM release! After what seems like forever, but really isn't, we have in hand the new X-Mid. The name derives from the fact that this model is extra -- the size is in-between the Slim Utility and the Mid-Utility. Think Goldilocks, not too big and not too small, but JUST RIGHT!
The X-Mid is next in line in our Utility series. So the look is similar but this model has a machined clip and keyed studs in the rear. The blade is 1/8" thick; which is slightly thicker than the Slim. Also, the blade is 3" long, whereas the Slim has a 2.75" blade and the Mid-Utility has a 3.25" blade. The blade steel is the same as our previous OEM, which is M390.
We are offering 4 versions:
- Black DLC frames with bead blast blade
- Bead Blast stonewashed frames with bead blast blade
- Blue stonewashed frames with bead blast blade, and
- Bronze and black stonewashed frames with dark stonewashed blade
Yep, it's that time of year again! Time for you all to join us in bringing smiles, hope, cheer, and happiness to the faces of little ones, and big ones. As usual we are raising funds for our local community. The monies will be divided among Toys for Tots of Socorro County, Toys for Tots of Catron County, The Samaritan Center Food Pantry, The Catron County Food Pantries, The Friends of the Magdalena Library, and Village of Magdalena Secret Santa Christmas Tree.
Our tokens of appreciation are pretty special this year, if we do say so ourselves! The Q has a Vinland Damasteel blade and Zirc inlays with the snowflake pattern. It also has a hidden snowflake inside the frames.
The Zirc snowflake tag is very pretty with this year's snowflake design on one side and the modified snowflake pattern the same as on the knife inlays.
Donations can be made by clicking on the link below:
As always we want to thank you so much for your continued support. We truly appreciate you. You will make a huge difference in the lives of many. Thank you!
The fundraiser is now closed. Thank you for another successful year! Update will be posted after December 20.
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Can y'all believe it's already December 5?! That means I'm behind in promoting and telling everyone about this year's fundraiser. (Procrastination, table for one!) (And can we not notice that I have not done a blog post in a year. Yikes, I totally FAIL as a news correspondent. But I digress -- as usual.)
The fundraiser will be running from Thursday, December 9 - Saturday, December 11. Prizes will be randomly drawn after my dentist appointment on Monday, December 13. The link to donate will be posted here and everywhere on Wednesday evening, December 8.
This year, and forever more, the fundraising will be operating as a nonprofit under the business name of Cutting Edge Charities, Inc. This really doesn't much change how we go about running it but you may notice the name on your receipts. One of the reasons I have been holding off on getting this party started is we are (im)patiently waiting to hear from the I.R.S. as to whether we have been granted 501(c)3 status. I was hoping we would have been approved months ago, but, alas, the waiting continues. All that means to you is your donation won't get a tax deduction -- but you will get our undying gratitude and respect! (If anyone has a friend in the IRS NonProfits Division, please put in a good word for us, and ask them to step it up, already. Thanks.)
As is tradition, we will be supporting our 6 favorite local charities - they are the Village of Magdalena Giving Tree, the Magdalena Friends of the Library, the Samaritan Center food pantry, The Socorro Storehouse food pantry, and the Marines Toys for Tots of Catron County and of Socorro County. These charities all have a web presence if you'd like to look into them.
The theme, yes, Virginia, there is a theme, is surprise, surprise...Snowflake! (Richard's clever that way.) The Slim Utility Zirc inlays are a one-time only riff off the Art Deco design on the snowflake ornament.
He even put a little snowflake inside the frame.
The other giveaways are 15 Zirc Snowflake ornaments and 10 Zirc Snowflake mini Tags.
There will be other prizes, such as 2 full-size Ti "Tenshi No Hane Bear Bone Custom" wings, a cutie CBJ mini bottle jack bead/ornament, CBJ slap pack, and other fun goodies. And of course, these prize giveaways are our way of saying Thank You to all who support and help bring joy, hope, and brightness into the lives of the less fortunate.
***CLOSED. Thank you all ! Our fundraiser was a major success raising over $34,000! I will follow up with a re-cap post in a few days. Now to go buy some toys!!***
Yippee Ki Yay, it's that time of year again! Time for our 7th Annual Holiday Fundraiser! We were hesitant about hosting it this year in light of the current situation in the world, but the need is greater than ever and we know y'all want to help spread hope and love. So LET'S DO THIS!!
As usual, we are hosting this to help support our favorite local charities - they are the Village of Magdalena Giving Tree, the Magdalena Friends of the Library, the Samaritan Center food pantry, The Socorro Storehouse food pantry, and the Marines Toys for Tots of Catron County. These charities all have a web presence if you'd like to look into them.
The need is great in this rural, economically poor, no enterprise area in the second poorest state in the nation. There are many less fortunate families that can use some hope and cheer. Especially this year as Covid has hit the area extremely hard.
So let's work together to bring some hope and smiles to lots of kids and their parents!
Our fundraiser will run from December 4 to December 11. We realize a week is a long time and we don't want to lose momentum but we feel it offers more people an opportunity to get in on the giving. And we want everyone who would like to join in to have the opportunity to do so.
Donations are accepted in any denomination, but every $10 donation gets one entry for a chance at prizes. This giveaway is a way for us to say Thank You for your support.
Our grand prize is a Slim Utility (!!) featuring a wave pattern in the Zirc inlays, especially designed for this holiday theme. It also has a matching milled clip and a Damasteel blade. The inside milling has this year's penguin and the year.
Other gift swag are 11 Zirc snowflake ornaments; an OEM Slim, 20 Zirc Penguin mini tags; a special surprise collab offering that will be revealed later in the week, and a few other goodies I decide to throw in. Prizes will be randomly chosen on Sunday, December 13.
To donate go to: our Shop/Store here on our website or click:
Thank you and may your holidays be bright and filled with love & laughter!
While at SHOT Show last week it was brought to our attention that the CRKT CEO has been counterfeited. The knock-offs are extremely similar to the CRKT version. So much so that we felt it was important to make you aware of what to be on the look-out for.
In all photos the counterfeit is on the bottom with the genuine version on the top.
The differences are minor and may be undetectable unless a real model is held up next to the knock-off. The following details appear on the counterfeits:
- On the blade the text and graphic are slightly larger
- The clip is thicker and slightly more curved
- The liners are thicker
- On the inside of the locking liner there is a cut-out hole
- On the back, the pivot screw is not flush - this is the most noticeable difference
- Thumb-stud is slightly thicker and higher
- Blade is thicker
******CLOSED*****Thank you to everyone who donated. Your generosity has been overwhelming and incredible. I will update with total raised and recap once we go toy shopping and give out the checks. Thanks again!*************
It's that time again! Welcome to our 6th Annual Holiday Fundraiser! Hard to believe this year marks our sixth year doing this with you all!
As usual, we are hosting this to help support our favorite local charities - they are the Village of Magdalena Secret Santa Christmas Tree, the Magdalena Friends of the Library, the Samaritan Center food pantry, The Socorro Storehouse food pantry, and the Marines Toys for Tots of Catron County. These charities all have a web presence if you'd like to look into them.
Most of you know by now the need is great in this rural, economically poor, no enterprise area in the second poorest state in the nation. There are many less fortunate families that can use some hope and cheer.
Our fundraiser will run from December 1 to December 7. We realize a week is a long time and we don't want to lose momentum but we feel it offers more people an opportunity to get in on the giving. And we want everyone who would like to join in on spreading the joy and hope at this special time of year!
Donations are accepted in any denomination, but for every $10 donation your name goes into a chance for a gift. This giveaway is a way for us to say Thank You. Our grand prize gift is a model Seis with a dagger blade of CTS-XHP and patterned Zirc inlays.
Other gift swag are 11 Zirc snowflake ornaments, 16 Zirc tree coins and 25 copper tree tags; along with other goodies I decide to throw in. Gifts will be randomly chosen on Sunday, December 8.
To donate go to: our Shop/Store here on our website or click:
Thank you and may your holidays be bright and filled with love & laughter!
The USN Gathering, GXI, is this Friday and Saturday, August 30-31. We are headed to Las Vegas now. We are excited to visit with friends, show off some new models, and sell some knives!
The show runs from 10:00 - 6:00 both days. We are located at Pod 21. Our beep beep lottos will end at 3:00 on Friday, and 2:00 on Saturday. Tickets are somewhat limited so please stop by early in the morning to pick one up. Each day features new knives.
We've very happy to offer this Open Bid knife. Richard learned a new skill and used it to great effect on this beauty. The knife is an Axiom. It features sexy sculpted Zirc scales, a Thor Damasteel blade, Timascus clip, pivot collars and backspacer, Zirc rebated spacers, Titanium lanyard pin, and blurple anodized screws.
This Open Bid will begin Friday, August 30 at 10:00 am (PDT) and run until Saturday, August 31 at 3:00 pm (PDT) . Need not be in attendance to bid; worldwide bids welcome. You can bid in person, by proxy, or I can act as your proxy if you text, Messenger, or email me. I will raise bids in $100 increments. My Facebook Messenger name is SallyRogers, my phone is 575-838-7237, or email email@example.com.
We're hoping you all stop by to see us.
Another year has rolled around and it is now time for Blade Show 2019! We will have beep beep lotteries on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. Knives are different each day. Friday lotto drawing at 4:30 and Saturday drawing at 1:30. Must be in attendance to enter lotteries.
The Open Bid is a really special set; and as is our custom it is one of a kind. It features a Symmetry with finely carved Zirc inlays in a Ti frame. The pivot has been keyed to pattern and is really sweet. There are 3 interchangeable blades, a spear-point, a drop-point, and a Wharncliffe. They are all in Damasteel Vinland pattern.
The set includes both a Timascus and a Ti clip. As well as both a Timascus and a Zirc backspacer. There are extra screws, anodized blurple to match the Timascus, and extra bearings. The set in encased in a Pelican GO G40 case and comes with a Wiha tool.
This Open Bid will begin Friday, June 7 at noon (EDT) and run until Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 (EDT) . Need not be in attendance to bid; worldwide bids welcome. You can bid in person, by proxy, or I can act as your proxy if you text, Messenger, or email me. I will raise bids in $100 increments. My Facebook Messager name is SallyRogers, my phone is 575-838-7237, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support and we are looking forward to seeing you! Safe travels.
The Symmetry is the newest design coming out of Richard's fertile mind.
This new model is basically designed for locales with knife restrictions.
The blade is under 3" long, it uses ball detents to hold the blade open and closed; so it doesn't lock open.
It is a very flexible design: operation is ambidextrous, the clip can be mounted for right or left hand use, or removed entirely. It opens like any flipper style knife. Many different blade shapes can be used, basically whatever will fit in the frame outline.
The tang is extended slightly so that when holding it in the open position your hand keeps it from closing inadvertently.
Weight: 1.8 ounces, 1.7 ounces without the clip
Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, which means it's time for the USN Gathering in Las Vegas. This will be the 10th year for this fun show. It runs from Friday, August 31 through Saturday, September 1; hours both days are 10:00 - 6:00.
We will be in our same location, Table 21, so please stop by to visit. We will have beep beep lotteries, ending at 2:00, both days.
The Open Bid Knife is an Axiom.
It features a Dense Twist Damasteel blade; Black Timascus bolsters, clip and floating back-spacer; Marble Carbon Fiber scales, and purple anodized hardware. Reminder - Open bid knives are one of a kind and will not be repeated.
Bidding will start on Friday at 9:00 AM and end Saturday at 3:00 PM (PDT). Bidding is open to everyone, need not be in attendance to bid. Non-attendees may text or FB message me with bids. I will increase by $100 increments. My number is 575-838-7237 or Sally Rogers on Messenger.
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