"Lili" | The Rainbow Lorikeet EDC Pocket Knife - Koi Knives

"Lili" | The Rainbow Lorikeet EDC Pocket Knife

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There is only in existance and we won't part with it because we love it too much. 
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Scientific name: Trichoglossus moluccanus
Indigenous name: War-in, kalingar (tjapwurrung)
Koi name: "Lili" 

One of the most unique and colourful birds of Australia, the Rainbow Lorikeet is a sight to behold.

Loud and belligerent, rainbow lorikeets are the soundtrack of urban Australia. They live so close to us that we think we know everything there is to know about the iconic bird.

While quite small in stature, the Rainbow Lorikeet is no pushover, they defend their feeding and nesting areas aggressively against other rainbow lorikeets and other bird species. They chase off not only smaller birds such as the noisy miner and the little wattlebird, but also larger birds such as the Australian magpie.

 

Knife Specs

Blade Length: 87mm | Overall Length: 206mm | Folded Length: 118mm Blade Thickness: 2.5mm | Weight: 129g

Bird Specs
Diet: 
Herbivore - fruit, pollen, and nectar (although some have been observed eating meat).
Average Lifespan In Captivity: 
Up to 30 years
Wingspan:  46 cm (18 inches)
Weight: 
75 to 157 g (2.6–5.5 oz)

The rainbow lorikeets make their nest high up in hole in trunk of tree
In old gum or wattle or blackwood maybe
Or any old tall tree with a cavity
To nest in hole runs in their family.

It has been said in unlined nest they lay
Two to three eggs of dullish white to gray
And though their nests far too high to climb to for me
Their eggs I have been privileged to see.

The rainbow lorikeets so beautiful to view
They wear the rainbow colours pink and green and blue
And you hear their harsh like calling as they fly
In small flocks to flowering gums nearby.

In Eastern Australia these birds are not rare
Where flowering gums bloom you will see them there
On higher branches taking nectar from the flowers
And chirping softly they spend their daylight hours.

On higher branches of a flowering gum tree
They are not very easy birds to see
But their numbers are in plentiful supply
And you know them by their chirpings as they fly.

Francis Duggan

For Australian customers:

We offer $9 flat-rate Shipping Australia-wide.

For all domestic orders, we use Australia Post where current delivery times are 2 to 5 days.

If the knife is for a birthday, give us a call and we will upgrade to express at no additional cost.

For overseas customers:

We offer $29AUD flat-rate shipping for all regions (larger orders are rewarded by keeping the shipping cost fixed).

For overseas shipping, we use DHL or TNT, the two biggest transport companies in the world (The German's versus the Dutch). Delivery times tend to vary from a week to a month, however we do provide tracking information for clarity.

Any issues or problems let us know. If it doesn't arrive then we will refund you or re-make and re-send.

Koi knives are made by a small team passionate about what they make.

We do not have a full warranty for everything.

We make the knife and we are responsible for how the product is made. If there are any product issues related to how it’s made we take full responsibility.

Once you take the knife you are responsible for looking after it. To be clear we look at how other passionate makers work with their clients - like those who make Ferraris.

If you invest in a Ferrari you need to take care of it, wash it, service every so often. You need to treat it with love, with the same passion it was made.

If you buy a Ferrari, ignore reading the manual, drive around your local cow farm through the mud and undulating landscape. Leave it by the seaside where the salt comes in from the sea. Don’t service your car. What will happen?

Can you bring it back to the car dealership 6 months later and ask for a refund? What would they do??

We are no different. If it’s a product problem we will fix it or we will replace it at no charge. If you don’t look after your knife then it’s your responsibility.  If it needs to be fixed (due to the negligence of the knife holder) then we will tell you what is costs.

Hopefully this makes sense.

Please care for your knife with the passion that your knife is made with.

A very good question. Here's a short answer.

What not to do?

Don't put it in the dishwasher or leave it in a sink full of water as this can lead to corrosion. We also recommend against cutting on a glass chopping board as this is terrible for the blade (can lead to chipping).

What to do?

Our knives have a high carbon concentration meaning they are harder at the edge. This means less honing is needed (i.e. sharpening with your rod at home or in the kitchen).

With this type of steel you should have it sharpened by a sharpener (ideally on a whetstone to stop the steel heating). How often varies depending on usage however most people do it every 3-6 months.

To summarise, less honing and more stoning.

If you need help finding a sharpener near you, give us a bell and we will do our best to assist.

Here's a little more detail from our blacksmith Shannon...

Tax for Australian customers:

Australia is easy. We charge 10% GST (which is included in the price). 

Tax for overseas customers:

Rest of the world is a little more complicated. To date, we have experienced very few tax issues at customs however we're happy to talk with you if you're unsure (and we can pass on what has happened for knives sent to the same region in the past).

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