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    10,000 units

    This year has I had some of the highest highs and lowest lows for me. A couple years ago I started to make Dutch clips as part of a group buy with 2Q. I had it quoted to make only 50 to 100 parts. So much has happened since then and this commumity has meant so much to me. Some of my most cherished freindships have come directly from these forums. The way HF is run has fostered a loving kind community that gets to meet every so often to share a common interest. The growth has been remarkable and how it still feels like a small community is amazing. I have freinds from around the globe. I am so glad to be a part of it.

    Now for the title. I have sold 10,000 units this year so far. It is inconceivable to me that in about 9 months all those trinkets were cut, polished, sanded and put in little envelopes and shipped out. This is a big milestone for me. I am going to look for some way in the near future to repay the loyalty. This has been the worst economy of my life and yet so many have found the scratch on their pockets buy me trinkets. I hope everyone really feels my graditude. I hope I stay loyal to the values and princibles the created the loyalty toward Dutchware.

    Thank you everybody!!!
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    Congrats, Dutch! You've really hit the big leagues!
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    Fantastic News!!

    Hey Dutch - a big thank you in return! Absolutely one of the vendors that I will include nearly one of each offering in my collection (because I love my Dutchware and want to be part of supporting).
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    It's simple. You're a great guy first of all. Clear by your generosity. And your trinkets are tools of our shared passion. Congrats Dutch. Hope it only gets better from here.
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    Enjoy the day
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    I am not surprised - your "trinkets" are innovative and just plain awesome. Congrats!
    Potential is nothing without hard work.

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    That is so great to hear, Dutch. You are always so gracious with your words and I'm sure with your actions, also.

    Congratulations and keep the "trinkets" coming.

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    Great job, Dutch!

    No hammock is complete without Dutch bling.

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    Congrats Dutch! You've done much for this community and your continued growth and success are well deserved.

    Cheers

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    Way to go Dutch! Always nice to hear of great success stories from great people. Thanks for your contribution to our camping community. I wish u many, many more years of success my friend.
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    Wowowow! That is a lot of trinket bling. Congrats to you my friend

    Just to add - the stats on the site dont lie.. the top keywords that brought people to the site in the past month were, trailgear, DUTCHWARE, hammock gear, neck knife, smokeeater908, cuben fiber. with approx 34K pageviews. Looks like everyone is stalking you Dutch

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