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My Bladereviews.com Interview

Discussion in 'Ban Tang's "Stupid Sharp Knives"' started by Ban, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
  2. trukreltrog


    Oct 16, 2006
    Nice,,, :)
  3. MRpink


    Sep 17, 2007
    Great interview! It’s interesting to hear what happens behind all the madness! Keep it up, Ban!
  4. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Very nice Ban.
  5. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    very cool Ban...:thumbup: i searched for some pics of you grinding, but couldn't find any, they were all of you chopping...:D
  6. norcalblacktail


    Jan 17, 2008
    Nice interview and cool little site. I have a pic of Daniel son grinding you want to add that one.:D;)
  7. Hogwash


    Jun 17, 2006
    Why didn't you tell him about all the recurves and flying serrations you love?

    And why didn't you plug your kitchen knife project?
  8. HikingMano


    Sep 2, 2008
    Great interview! I like that the questions and answers were nice and succinct. You really get a good overview of who you are as a knife maker, and the thought process behind what you like and what you make.

    And, awesome, my pics of you grinding came in handy after all :thumbup: :D
  9. JTR357


    Sep 10, 2007
    Good interview,thanks I enjoyed that.:thumbup:
  10. gomle


    May 28, 2010
  11. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 28, 2010
  12. grindonyou


    Sep 21, 2006
    Ban, Good reveiw congrats man.
  13. dfkdfk


    Nov 22, 2010
    Hey this is Dan (the guy who runs BladeReviews). I love kitchen knives (and noticed Ban has made a couple) but I didn't think to ask about them! Doh!

    Part of the limitation is that I do this over email and typically write most of the questions in advance ...we will have to cover those topics in a follow up down the road.

    The grinding pictures were clutch - I like having some sparks fly in the interviews. ;)

    And thanks for the kudos, glad you (and everyone else who commented) enjoyed the interview. The whole idea was to give people an idea about Ban "beyond the blade" (and show off as much knife porn as physically possible).
  14. HikingMano


    Sep 2, 2008
    Good stuff Dan, I look forward to checking out the rest of your site :thumbup:.
  15. Hogwash


    Jun 17, 2006
    I was just joking about the serrations, he used to threaten to add them to every knife I got him to mod.

    The kitchen knife project is a plan that I created and Ban hasn't quite signed off on yet...

    I'm working on another project to go with kitchen knives and I just bought $90.00 worth of Micarta to start it off.
  16. David From NC

    David From NC Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2007

    Don't bothering Ban-he needs to be making knives-not at the computer! :mad:

    ;) Just kidding...but he does have one for me somewhere in the pipeline... :D

    "Not-Afraid-To-Use-A-Seven-Font!" From NC
  17. dfkdfk


    Nov 22, 2010
    Hah you got me there. Some Ban serrations would be interesting to see although I'm generally a plain edge guy.

    As for the kitcken knife project, let me know if it gets interesting.
  18. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Great interview.

    Ban, you forgot to mention, that when you modified the Busse knives, they became more valuable, and highly sought after!

    I honestly believe, your stellar mods had something to do with Busse releasing more thin knives, and more with factory convex edges!

    You also did not mention that your available knives last mere seconds on the exchange!

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