Blackjack 1-7 effingham
BLACKJACK Trail Guide Knife -Ducks Unlimited Edition/DU/Effingham IL USA. $ Brand: Blackjack Knives. $ shipping. Watch. Blackjack Knives USA BCB37GM NIB Model 3 Green Canvas Fighter fixed blade knife. $ Blackjack Woodsman Fixed Blade Knife USA Carbon Steel + Sheath LST. The example shown below is an unmarked that was made by Western for the BlackJack company. Note the differences between this knife and the early BlackJack made example. photo courtesy of O. J. Faust. photo courtesy of O. J. Faust. Next up is this example of a . Blackjack Seller DesertDweller Available on Knife Forums Location Seattle, WA Description. Up for grabs are two great blades. Please PM with any questions, requests for additional pics, etc. In order: 1) BlackJack Model This is from the Effingham Days. This is still new and in the box (Box has shelf wear), unused and uncarried, in.
This one features an ivory handle with color scrimshaw by Pike. If you have a scrimed knife or are considering buying one and want to know if it is original or not feel free to contact me and I will try and help you out. These blanks were recently completed and sold by A. It was not until about that this variation was added. Sales were way up, production was established in the United States and importing from Japan was eventually eliminated.
I have decided that it is time to set the record straight concerning the blade steel used on most of the Effingham era carbon steel bladed knives. Officially the company always said it was This was done because Sharon Steel which was the company that made went out of business in By about supplies were drying up. Since is really an improved version of , many companies who were using the former switched to the latter.
Including BlackJack. This was until or so when according to Mike Stewart the company switched to Mike told me they bought their first heat lot of in and also stated at the time it took about a year to actually get a heat lot after the order was placed. Here is a bit of an outline of the Company's Effingham history provided by Jason Stewart son of company founder Mike Stewart. This is actually the second part of his original post. For the first few years, the move was the best thing to happen to the company.
Sales were way up, production was established in the United States and importing from Japan was eventually eliminated. Many said the quality suffered, but most I've seen complain about the quality didn't realize they were holding on to a Richmond Ek that was sold from the inventory purchased in the acquisition. Blackjack was given accolades for its series of knives based on the traditional manufacturing methods of Marble's and Randall. The model , Model 5, Trailguide, Chukker, Woodsman and Stalker all became favorites among outdoorsman, everywhere.
Production was high, sales were even higher and the company, just a few short years after its creation was about to be in the black. Since the success of the company was apparent, some of the investors collaborated with each other to steal money from the company.
Here is a bit of back ground information on this model. According to Mike Stewart this was the companies most popular model and was introduced in As you will soon see a lot of things happened in They moved to Effingham in October of that year. Apparently the model was introduced early enough in the year that approx. Mike Stewart told me that between knives were completed before the move to IL.
These knives did have for the blades. The company that actually made was the Sharon Steel company. This company failed in but Western like so many other companies that used this steel were able to stockpile a fair amount of the material.
So despite the fact that the company failed in , knives were still being made with the steel they produced in the early 's. When the supply of dried up pretty much everyone in the industry switched back to the old standby In truth is an improved version of and was specifically designed for cutlery use. BlackJack decided to switch to as a replacement for and the material that replaced it Mike told me that at the time it took about a year to actually get an order such as this from a steel mill after the order was placed.
This may mean that the order of would not have arrived in Effingham till sometime in I am sure there would have been a lot of blade blanks in that would have still been on hand at that time.
It would have also taken time to get new blade blanks produced from the steel as the company did not make the blanks in house. This process was outsourced to another company. Because of all these factors my guess is that the bulk of the production for this model would have been done in There is really know sure way of being able to tell if a knife has blade or If you have one of the Western made knives you can be sure that the knife has a blade.
This is why surrender is the first thing you have to think about when playing your hand. The second most important decision is whether or not to split. This will only be an option when your first two cards are a pair or if you have two ten-valued cards like a jack and a king.
The last thing you should think about when it comes to basic strategy is whether or not to take another card. If the other options above are not appropriate for your hand then you would choose to hit or stand. The goal with remembering phrases is to be able to look at your hand total and immediately recite the rule in your head, without having to see what the dealer has. Memorizing these phrases will make you much faster and have fewer mistakes.
Soft totals: A soft total is any hand that has an Ace as one of the first two cards, the ace counts as 11 to start. Hard totals: A hard total is any hand that does not start with an ace in it, or it has been dealt an ace that can only be counted as 1 instead of We get a lot of questions on our forum about basic strategy. Here are some of the common ones and their answers:.
Basic strategy was derived from a computer simulation. Somebody taught a computer how to play blackjack and then told it to play several hundred MILLION hands of blackjack and record what happened. Why are the strategy charts on this site different than the charts I saw on such-and-such website? There are also slight variations in strategy when you play a 6 deck game versus a single deck game.
Rather than teach you 9 different basic strategy charts for each variant of blackjack you will ever see, we decided to run our simulation against the games people will most commonly see and teach one basic strategy that is sufficiently effective against all numbers of decks. We have a Keep it Simple Stupid , mentality when it comes to learning card counting.