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Where's Ban?

Discussion in 'Ban Tang's "Stupid Sharp Knives"' started by PA Trout, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. PA Trout

    PA Trout Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2015

    I'm trying to get ahold of Ban, has anyone heard from him lately?
  2. D86PQ

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

    Jul 28, 2010
  3. silkworm

    silkworm Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    He's on instagram too. Haven't seen him around the forums in a loooong time.
  4. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    He has been pretty active on Instagram bantangknives.
  5. ragnerok


    Oct 25, 2008
    Instagram :eek::confused: Is that the same as facebook?
  6. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    No Instagram and Snapchat are the new fangled things the younger generation are using. Will Ban still reply to orders for knives from his website I wonder. He makes some nice pikal knives that's for sure.

    I always wondered though can his sheaths hold his pikal knives inverted in the belt like the clinch pick sheath does?
  7. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Both usamadeblade and empire outfitters are carrying knives by ban now.
  8. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    I still respond to emails via contact page on my website. Yes, most all the smaller pikals are designed to be carried similar to the Clinch Pick.
  9. rhwingert

    rhwingert Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    I'm not sure where Ban is at this time. I mailed him two of his own very excellent knives to sharpen and possibly place liners on over NINE months ago. Since then I've received empty promises from him but have not yet received my knives. I intend to pay shipping each way and have asked if he would simply send them back without any work but, alas, no answer. I'm afraid they're gone. I keep checking this forum and EBay from time to time to see if he puts them up for sale. Live and learn I guess; one could call me stupid sharp too. Richard Wingert M.D.

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