Thanks to everyone for supporting this project. It is awesome to know that this many combat chefs are out there
For more information on future Combat Kitchenware offerings, as well as where to order pans after the Kickstarter campaign closes please visit us at www.MorlockEnterprises.com
Stretch Goals Unlocked!
$10,000 - Achievement Unlocked! Epic Quest Cards for all!
Every backer $5 and up will receive a bonus Epic Quest card. Those backers already at the $5 and $15 levels will receive an extra unique and high level quest card.
$13,000 - Achievement Unlocked! For all of you backers making all of those Demoman references. I give you a hat! Specifically a printable, fold able paper chef hat in the spirit of Combat Cookware.
$15,000 - Achievement Unlocked! A new hilt pattern!
That's right, at this tier we unlock options. All backers receiving a pan can now opt between this potential new hilt and the standard model (Hero).
$20,000 - Achievement Unlocked! CCCC-Combo Breaker!
At this tier backers, that's you, can stack single rewards together to make your own combo. Simply add the rewards together and pledge that amount. Each reward tier may only be used once per combo and international backers will have to add shipping for any reward tier they stack as well.
$25,000 - Achievement Unlocked! The rogue has gone, well rogue.
At this tier the cast iron 6.5" rogue will break free to become it's own backer reward (due to computer issues the model file is not accessible at this time).
$27,000 - Achievement Unlocked! The Executioner!
A custom deluxe pan hilt design. An awesome death dealing kitchenware forged to make truly legendary meals.
We've reached all of these goals, and in short order thanks to all of you!
Fighting Man's Frying Pans!
I have found a less than epic styling to my current kitchenware. I can crack eggs with a well-placed pistol and beat them with a mighty cordless drill. But frying them? For that I use a non-mighty pan? Never!
We here at Morlock Enterprises pride ourselves on bringing awesome into your day. Let us infect your kitchen with our indelible stamp of awesome. Allow the wonderful delusions that haunt your adventure seeking brains to seep out. Cry havoc and let loose the bacon of deliciousness!
For that purpose we have created the most epic of combat kitchenware, the Fighting Man's Frying Pan or FMFP! A battle hardened piece of cookware ready to maul any meal you sling before it.
The skillet itself varies and can be tailored to your individual combat styles. The hilt is where the inherent awesome is contained. We start with a custom milled aluminum base and combine it with a molded silicone wrap. Thus creating a sturdy well insulated handle. What warrior cook could ask for anything less?
All of the parts are carefully manufactured by the fine people of Morlock Enterprises (if you consider subterranean cannibalistic evolutionary offshoots of humanity people). Milled and cast in the USA, by us.
All steps of production will be managed by us in our shop in Herndon, VA. Our machine shop is set and ready to handle a job of this magnitude. We just need the funding to jumpstart production. Everyone here takes great pride in having our geeky hands on all parts of the project directly, from design to production.One pan is easy. However, enough pans to indulge the epic needs of our fellow culinary warriors takes a bit more. To that end, I am hoping to use this kickstarter to help fund the molding and tooling to make this project a reality, and get this epic culinary craziness into as many hands as possible.
It is my fervent hope that this is but the vanguard of a host of epic culinary implements.
I am clearly insane. You will want to see what I create next.
Dinner is coming, prepare yourself.
Risks and challenges
With any custom project there are many things that can stall even the most valiant of hero. We like to think that we have mitigated risks of pan creation using our awesome stat sheet and proper use of charisma points.
Crafting of the Proto-Pan, pictured above, has helped lay waste to most of the surprises in design. All the plans that we might need have been 3D modeled, drafted, crayoned, and beaten with a very large hammer.
As with any design, there are curveballs that may be encountered in production. These may force minor design changes to the pans, but that is a minor threat to our overall quest for kitchen domination. All kitchen warriors will be kept apprised of any production surprises and the alterations they cause.
We have been crafting a great many things for a good number of years. This project falls not in a new realm for us, but an extension of existing capabilities. Milling, casting, and a general mangling of materials into pleasing and usable forms is kind of all we do.
The greatest challenge is if we exceed the goal it will take more time to meet delivery of the pans. Should this happen pans will be released in waves, one after another, until demand is met. And we will have the epic joy of crafting the Fighting Man Frying Pans for the next several months.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Unfortunately you cannot. Kickstarter does not allow for users to “order” items/ rewards. See their official blog on the subject. http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-is-not-a-store However, the hope is, with your help, to launch this as a product in our very own store. As such if funding is successful we will give backers of all levels first chance to order additional pans from our site.
Cast Iron pans are 12” in diameter. However due to the popularity of the bludgeon that is cast iron we may have to include larger or deeper pans to this project. If there is enough interest I will add these pans to the mix as well.
Handle is dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 450 F/ 232 C
I want a different wrap of material used in the construction of my FMFP, can you alter the design or construction to better suit my tastes?
Of course! While the bulk of the FMFP rewards are stock items we do offer options for customizing the pan to suit your own styles and needs. Simply select one of the two customization options at the bottom of the pledge list. Then once the project has met its funding goal we will be happy to see what awesome plans you have for our pans.
Yes it is! Our hope is to minimize the time from from opening the box to culinary greatness.
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