Maker Knife | The EDC Pocket Tool You Want to Carry
Created by Giaco Whatever
Didn’t make it to the Kickstarter campaign? You can still order your Maker Knife here!
Orders placed now will be shipped in September 2019.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Where is my order?!?!?!
10 months ago
– Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 02:02:02 AM
It's shipping time!
As you might know the team and I are in China assembling and shipping the MakerKnife. We are unfortunately behind schedule, at this very moment we should have finished the whole assembling and shipping but we are here:
We are learning from our mistakes and refining the process every single day to speed up the assembly line. It's four of us and 20 amazing Chinese friends who I'm pretty sure hate us deeply at this point. We're working from 8am to 11pm non stop to ensure the best quality we can (Locals have 3 breaks a day, we don't)!
We get many questions about delivery time but we can't make any promises. We're going ship all the orders from China in December but we cannot ensure that you will get if before Christmas because the post services are going crazy worldwide in this period.
You will receive a tracking number a couple of days after your parcel has been shipped.
Here are some random picture I took right now.
THANK YOU Giaco
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10 months ago
– Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 01:21:51 AM
Assembly of the Maker Knives starts NOW!
We are doing the groundwork for the assembly line as we speak. We are trying hard to be as efficient as possible to get as many knives out the door as we can. These will be some busy, busy and exciting days!
We would like to thank you for all of the support you have given us throughout this project. Without people like you, this knife wouldn't be more than a prototype and our team would not have been able to grow. We are now 5 makers and all we want to do is make stuff and share it with people. It's thanks to you that we can do that now.
We are happy to report that things are going well with production!
11 months ago
– Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 01:28:48 AM
We are on schedule to start shipping in December and by now you should have received an email asking if the address we have for is still correct.
Since it might have been some months ago that you entered it, some of you might have moved, or maybe you want your Maker Knife to be delivered to another address. We just want to make sure so that your Maker Knife arrives at the right place instead of being returned back to us.
It will also allow us to prepare as much as possible around shipping and documentation before we arrive in China, saving us valuable time that we can put towards making and shipping the knives.
We hope you will receive your Maker Knife before Christmas, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee it will. The sheer volume of packages being sent worldwide during December puts a high pressure on customs and carrier services and might slow down the delivery. As soon as your package is shipped you will receive an email with tracking information so that you can keep an eye on the progress of the package traveling over the globe to your home.
11 months ago
– Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 02:05:44 AM
We are very happy with the progress we are making. The companies are being communicative and parts are being made.
We will make another trip to China when most parts have been made and will personally set up the assembly line to ensure the quality. We will also stay there and sit in assembly line ourselves to imbue them with our love and speed up the process.
Since we are noobs at projects this scale it sure has been much more a jump into the deep end than planned. We are trying our best and learning every day.
BIG PROBLEM! Read This!
about 1 year ago
– Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 01:03:02 AM
WE HAD A BIG PROBLEM. WE SOLVED IT. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS NOW.
We solved the problem but we're a little late!
Our aluminum CNC manufacturer decided to shove a big stick in our wheel.
It started out great. The samples were good and it was easy to communicate as they were a European company. All was going great until about 3 weeks into the 3 months agreed upon lead time. When out of the blue said they did not want to make these parts anymore.
When we asked to buy the parts that they had already made, it turned out they never even started production...
Yeah, that was a fun day... So much wasted time and effort. We have taken legal action against the company since they breached the contract, but that doesn't solve the problem we are now facing; Delivery on time.
We had a trip booked for China to overlook and quality check the production of the EDM parts. Late nights and early mornings ensued between then and the trip to find good manufacturers that we could have samples ready for our visits to their factories.
We were very fortunate to find an excellent manufacturer during that trip. The quality of the parts they can make is amazing. They make parts for Apple and Huawei (both of which are located close by) to namedrop a few. They were able to make 3 rounds of samples during our "short trip" at which point we had exactly the tolerances, finish, and quality we were looking for. The price is higher than the European company, but so is the quality. We got to be a part of the whole process of manufacturing. They let us be part of the whole process and let us decide the order of operation all the way down to the CAM and through to the anodizing.
It really was a no-brainer for us. We now have even better parts to assemble the final product with.
THERE IS STILL ONE PROBLEM
All this has cost us time and we are behind on the schedule. In order to be able to deliver before Christmas, we have to ship from China. Getting the knives to Italy just takes too long (the main reason we wanted to use a European company).
The plan is for us to go back to China to personally help assemble, quality check and ship the Maker Knives.
If you DO NOT want your Maker Knife to ship from China. Please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/0EjVyHXqboa4fJ923 If you want your order shipped from China in December you don't need to do anything.
We will take steps to greatly reduce the chance of you having to pay customs fees, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that it won't happen. Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, for instance, due to how their customs handle packages, will always have to pay a fee regardless of what we do. Other countries might have similar systems. Please check your import rules carefully.
Again: If you DO NOT want your Maker Knife to ship from China. Please tell fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/0EjVyHXqboa4fJ923 If you want your order shipped from China in December you don't need to do anything.
Talking about Christmas, if you want to give a Maker Knife as a present then place your order as soon as possible. The batch that is being made now is running out faster than expected!