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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:50 am 
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Mr.Gumby wrote:
...And taking the two out together (for the photo above), I once again was a bit queasy about how they ran with the Sindt design for their own but it works and I'd look at the Killarney as a nice little workhorse. I have heard the Killarney referred to as the Poor Man's Sindt.

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As you said, they run out of rivets when they made your Killarney


Yes, great attention to detail indeed :P.
Seriously though, I would need to see more of their recent work to give an informed, solid opinion but they seem to have upped their game since.


The Killarney I have is beautifully finished - the rivets protrude a bit, they are rounded (so no risk of scratching anything or anybody) but they haven't been filed flush with the Delrin. Might be on purpose to make their whistles more easily distinguishable from the Sindts (assuming the rivet is flat and flush on that).

As for it being an exact copy - well, either Mr. Sindt didn't take out an international patent on his construction (if that would have been possible - no idea what's considered patent-worthy), or it has run out, or he sold the rights, or he doesn't care, or... In any case, from a bit of internet research I understand it's practically impossible to get hold of a Sindt whistle (does he even make them any more? Couldn't find a website, just an AOL mail address, and I wasn't even aware that AOL was still around...), so he may well not mind that somebody else produces his design. Might be the way to gain true immortality...


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Kade1301 wrote:
The Killarney I have is beautifully finished - the rivets protrude a bit, they are rounded (so no risk of scratching anything or anybody) but they haven't been filed flush with the Delrin. Might be on purpose to make their whistles more easily distinguishable from the Sindts (assuming the rivet is flat and flush on that).

I've convinced myself that the protruding rivits are specifically designed to stop (or at least slow) the whistle from rolling off a table. Same reason they put keys on flutes.

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Steve Bliven wrote:
I've convinced myself that the protruding rivits are specifically designed to stop (or at least slow) the whistle from rolling off a table. Same reason they put keys on flutes.

Just enough design modification to make Killarney unique.


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