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Queen City Knives is a small workshop creating hand made knives from re-purposed materials in Clarksville, TN.
130 backers pledged $7,536 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello everyone! My name is Jared Thatcher and I am the co-owner and operator of Queen City Knives. The other owner (and my better half), Kylee does most of our woodworking and carving. I make hand-made knives for chefs, home cooks, and outdoorsmen from re-purposed steel. We have been doing this for 2 years now out of our very small workshop and have decided we would like to expand. 

Two years ago, I found that I did not own a quality knife to take with me into the woods. After an exhaustive search online, I also found that I could not afford a custom knife to take with me into the woods. After a few Youtube videos and countless Google searches, I set out to make my own.  

Two years later we have shipped our custom knives all over the world and continue to challenge ourselves by making other kitchen type utensils. 

The heart and soul of our operation is our love for re-purposed steel. There is nothing in the world like taking 50 year old rusty sawmill blade or file, and turning it into a beautiful kitchen knife, to be used for the next 50 years. We waste enough as it is, so why not turn something of "old world quality" back into something of quality? 

Now, why the Kickstarter? Well, to continue to make quality products, our shop needs a few upgrades. One of them being a larger heat treat kiln so we can process more knives at one time. We would also like to add another grinder to the shop to aid in production. Even though each knife will be a bit different from the others, we still want them to have the same performance and specifications as the others that leave our shop. 

Thank you for your support and please share with someone you think would love our hand crafted wares!

Sincerely,

Jared and Kylee Thatcher - queencityknives.bigcartel.com Instagram @qc_knives

 The "hammered" finish at the top is intentionally left from the old saw mill blades patina. These handles are examples of our custom work, but the bottom one shows the Desert Ironwood that is included on our reward knives (excluding the turquoise). 

 Our most popular item, the Walnut Coffee Scoop.

 The Walnut Serving Spoons

 Walnut and Maple Cutting Board

 The Walnut/Maple/Beech Cutting Board

Risks and challenges

Time. Time is the biggest risk. We do not want to take too long in delivering the rewards once it has been funded. We will address this by ONLY working on the rewards from this campaign once it's funded, until every one of our backers has a beautiful, hand crafted product sitting on their doorstep.

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    The Queen City Knives Magnet - made from repurposed pallet wood and branded with out logo.

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    Queen City Knives Coffee Scoop in Black Walnut - One of our most popular items!

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    The Queen City Knives T-shirt. Gray with small logo on front and large logo on back. Sizes S-3XL

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    Our Signature Walnut Serving Spoon - 12" in length, finished in beeswax compound

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    Our Signature Snap Back Hat in Black with white Logo embroidered on front.

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    1 Walnut Serving Spoon and 1 matching Walnut Spatula. Both 12" in length and finished with our beeswax compound.

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    Our Signature 12"x14" Cutting Board - Made of Walnut, Beechwood, and Maple

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    12"x14" Queen City Knives Cutting Board - Made from Walnut and Maple harvested right here in TN!

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    The Queen City Knives 8" Chef Knife - Early Bird Pricing. Only 5 available. Comes with a standard figure desert ironwood handle and brass pins. Normal Pricing is $200.

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    The Queen City Knives 8" Chef Knife - Only 5 available. Comes with a standard figure desert ironwood handle and brass pins. Normal Pricing is $200

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    Fully Custom 8" Chef Knife - Only 2 available - You choose from a premium list of handle materials and combinations!

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Funding period

- (30 days)