WTH is going on?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Well you may ask.

    Whenever we do a project here, it usually spans multiple threads, often in multiple sections. If you aren't in on the project, it can get confusing, since maybe you don't visit every section.

    So let me encapsulate the new project, in one place, so you guys know the deal.

    J.D. and I have been enamored of the Dos Equis guy for some time. No, not the guy himself, but the concept of the lifestyle. The guy has done everything. And beyond that, he has done it in an interesting way.

    We've done knife challenges here. And those are fun for us, and fun for you guys.

    But what if it was done in a way that made it Dos Equis worthy?
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    As long as there are no pics of you and JD in a hot tub with a bunch of baboons......Oh, Wait, The FTF National Meet hasn't happened yet!!! :D
     

  3. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    So, Cane points out one of our vendors, whom we'll elaborate on later. And this vendor does custom work.

    I have tons of knives, I'm trying to catch Francisco. Alas, no customs.

    Our vendor does them reasonably priced, and, as a twist, he does obsidian.

    Obsidian is nasty sharp. So much so, that it is used for scalpels. A standard steel knife, no matter how long you sharpen it, will show up rough under a microscope. Not so with obsidian.

    And you just can't beat something forged in a volcano for the "interesting" factor.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    A lot of this stuff happens for supporting members. It's a nice thing.
     
  5. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Now the thing with obsidian is the fact that it is also fragile. Our standard tests, piercing coconuts, lighting it on fire, shooting it, were not going to happen.

    So how to test them, give exposure to a new vendor, maybe get some business for him so that he can grow with us, and keep it interesting?

    Food Network. We'll each go Cordon Bleu, and prepare an interesting meal, with these knives.

    If I like the edge, I MIGHT do the standard test that has become a sort of hallmark for this type of thing, and shave my head.

    I also plan to do an offshoot of this concept, but I have to discuss it with The Man. If the price is right, I want to take you guys on an interesting journey.....
     
  6. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Awesome. I think I may order one of these. Which vendor is it, BB?
     
  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Let me be completely serious for one post.

    I keep a scrapbook. The wife took alot of my pictures, and put it together as a gift. It is the most precious thing I own.

    I see alot of grumpy old f**ks, who lay around and pray for death. And the sad part is, they didn't enjoy life while they could have, never did one thing that made a difference. They finished school, got a job they hated, married a woman they hated, and had kids that stuck them in a home at the first opportunity.

    Their scrapbook would be one page.

    I am spending the rest of the time I have left filling mine. When the young nurse removes it from my dead wrinkly hand, maybe she'll thumb through it, and say, "S**T, this guy did it all."

    And he's in a hot spring with a bunch of baboons.....
     
  8. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    10 characters.....:D
     
  9. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    The cook off will be happening in the Bunker, access is available to supporting members.

    CA357 is right, we do alot of cool stuff, and keep most of it there. I feel badly sometimes, because if you haven't signed on, you're missing alot, but we have our reasons.

    Consider signing up today.
     
  10. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    rp50817 is our custom guy.

    I have seen pics of his work. I'm not saying anything one way or the other yet. I will provide a fair and unbiased review upon reciept.

    But they sure look pretty.:D
     
  11. Dillinger

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    Benning has done a very good job explaining some of the behind the scenes workings. He is a very outside the box type of thinker, the real genius behind tons of great threads and I am merely lucky enough to be along for the ride.

    The truth is, sometimes we just stumble into something and it catches fire, turning into an Inferno with you fellows ( and ladies ). Something that starts with just an idea becomes a thread with hundreds of views because of you folks, and that is really cool.

    That first happened with the Cold Steel Spartan. What started as a "What do you think about a cuttiing challenge?" became a hallmark of growth and eventually was the groundwork for The Bushcraft School.

    Randy Porter is the new Vendor that Cane first turned us onto and we both said "Hey, wait a minute, I don't have an obsidian blade!":eek:

    The Fates had spoken and we got in touch with Randy and he crafted a couple of really beautiful knives. But, as obsidian is all about being sharp, and not a multi use prybar, we needed something new, yet interesting, for the "testing" for all the members. Benning once again came through with the Chef Challenge and thus we are on another journey.

    The knives should be here next week and we will share them, and what they can do, with you all.

    I can say this, Randy has been great to deal with and he found EXACTLY what we were looking for in our black on black knives. The price was well under $100 for each blade, and for a custom like this, I consider it to be a great, great value.

    More to follow -

    JD
     
  12. Benning Boy

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    Precisely. Stuff we've done this kind of thing with so far has been for outside companies. Mil-Tac came on board after talks with them.

    This guy started here as a vendor. So hopefully, we'll be able to interact with him on a larger scale than has previously been done. If you love his stuff, you can tell him. If you dislike a feature, we can offer feedback.

    We've had a little more success every time we've tried this, so this time, hopefully, we get it right.:)

    Obsidian Chef is coming soon........