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I will of course give credit to those who provide information and pictures. This is my attempt at gathering and sharing information about knives made by BlackJack Knives. In retrospect, That is not very many units and may explain why we don't see many on the secondary market. The next run had s. I now believe that the green and black examples below, are moly coated not titanium coated, as I have previously stated. According to new information there were about of these made.
The Mamba is the design that really is responsible for launching the entire BlackJack company. The model dates back to the 's when the first versions were made and sold from a gun and knife shop that was owned by former BlackJack CEO Mike Stewart.
Most of those early knives were made by Mr. Stewart himself. The first example was made by Mike Stewart and a would be knife maker by the name of Thomas Vincent Miller. At the time Mr.
Miller was interested in becoming a knife maker but for some unknown reason seems to have lost interest shortly his involvement with the first Mamba knife. According to information I have recently been sent by a fellow collector, there were approx. There were approx. I now believe that the green and black examples below, are moly coated not titanium coated, as I have previously stated.
Mike had this to say. It had moly added for a bit more toughness. All of the vintage Mambas were all U. We finished the blades in our Van Nuys shop and put on the handles. You can tell these from all the others.
You can learn how to join our forum which is free by visiting this page. Attention: We are not a dealer. Nor are we the actual BlackJack Knives Company. We are merely Collectors of the brand.
Be sure to check out what's on the site. There are several collectors that post there. I have had several people ask if I will add the Condor brand of knives to the site. I have decided to do so. I will need pictures of the various models in order to do this.
If you have pictures and would like to see them added to the site please me. If this is your first time visiting the site or even your second and your not a BlackJack collector but you do collect knives you may have asked yourself why should I collect BlackJack's?
For some thoughts on this click on this link. Why BlackJack's? This is my attempt at gathering and sharing information about knives made by BlackJack Knives. If you can add information to knives that appear on the site or if you see information that is incorrect on the site please contact me.
I am also asking for any pictures of knives that were made by BlackJack Knives that you may have. I will of course give credit to those who provide information and pictures. BlackJack Knives are once again being made and marketed by the current owner Ken Warner.
Beat The Dealer. There are some misconceptions about the objective of the game of blackjack but at the simplest level all you are trying to do is beat the dealer. Blackjack is usually played on a semicircular table that can accommodate varying numbers of players.
Blackjack games come with many rule variations and different numbers of decks. Here is the basic overview of a round of blackjack:. Before you can play at the table you need chips. You do this by simply walking up to the table a placing your money on the felt of the table.
Once you lay your money on the felt the dealer will lay it out on the table for the cameras to clearly see how much it is and a pit boss will come over and verify the amount. You are now free to handle the chips and place your wager. The dealer will arrange your buy-in on the felt so the cameras can clearly see the amount.
The table will have a small sign on the far right or left side of the table telling you what the betting limits are. After you place your bet the dealer will deal clockwise, one card, face up, to each player at the table and then one card face down for herself. Then she will deal one more card face up to each player and one more card for herself, face up. Each player has 2 cards, face up, in front of them, but the dealer has one card face up and one face down.
It should look something like the picture below. You have two cards face up in front of your bet. To play your hand, first you add the card values together and get a hand total anywhere from 4 to Those get paid 3 to 2 or 1.