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    I'm looking for a store that sells a set of Kimony awls, other than GSS, which I think are a bit high. I'm looking for the complete set similar to the picture below but without the wooded box (though it would be nice).


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    let me know if u find these, very interested...

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    I was on the Kimony site, and the suggested retail price is 2000 Yen each. With the US dollar being so weak, I'm realizing $20 each, though pretty high for one awl, is a fair price. They are high quality. I have a similar set of the regular awls I got with a Prince tool set. They used to sell the set in the wooden box (pictured in my first post), but that included a set of pathfinder awls.

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    I finally got the Kimony Awls I ordered from GSS. $80 plus shipping.

    I'm just missing the Grommet awl.

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    in terms of usage, what difference are there between them? what's the fat one for?

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    The two long awls can be use for badminton, because they are quite narrow at the tip. The bent one is for clearing a block grommet from the inside of the frame out. The short one is a regular awl, and the fat one is an off setting tool, or sometimes called a blunt awl. There is also a pathfinder set that I hear works real good.

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    damn. GSS have raised the price to $25. and according to them they are exclusive so unless we find supplier outside the country if we want it cheaper.

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    ok. so i found an outside supplier (MBS, actually). i am trying to get the pricing of them and see if it is worth getting through MBS. let me know if you are interested in a group buy. obviously only make sense if you are close to me. or just post here so MBS knows there is a demand for them so they can carry it.

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    i am in... i canada tho lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggybil View Post
    i am in... i canada tho lol
    the only place that i know of that sells the Kimony awl is GSS which sells them at $25 a piece. it really depends on what MBS quotes us for them and if it is worth the savings. i suspect it would be but we still have to take into account the shipping. so let's see what MBS say first!

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    sure thing ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    the only place that i know of that sells the Kimony awl is GSS which sells them at $25 a piece. it really depends on what MBS quotes us for them and if it is worth the savings. i suspect it would be but we still have to take into account the shipping. so let's see what MBS say first!
    StringersWorld sell them also, although at 20 a go they are more expensive than GSS.

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    MBS is going to import them from Japan and they will go for US$29.95 with free shipping. they will be up and available on their website. MBS also told me they will have the whole set (5 awls) for $145 with free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    in terms of usage, what difference are there between them? what's the fat one for?
    i'm using the fat one to expand the shared grommets. i make it a little bit hot over a flame and press it on the shared grommets inside...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    MBS is going to import them from Japan and they will go for US$29.95 with free shipping. they will be up and available on their website. MBS also told me they will have the whole set (5 awls) for $145 with free shipping.
    did they say when they will have it... and are we doing group order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggybil View Post
    did they say when they will have it... and are we doing group order?
    at this point i don't think it is worth the effort. by the time i get it and shipped to you it is around the same cost as getting it directly from MBS.

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    he says by the end of next week. which mean he might have it on the website beginning of May?

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