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British Blades

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by fielder1963, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. fielder1963

    fielder1963 Full Member

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    I'm not trying to be contentious, and please forgive me if this has been answered, but does anyone know if British Blades is finished permanently? I hope not, I enjoyed it.
    Mods please delete or move this if not appropriate.
     
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  2. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    We're all still in the dark! :(
     
  3. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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  4. fielder1963

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    Yes I really hope it will be back. Mind you, my wallet is better without it!
     
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    There are a few threads here about it. To put it simply and bluntly, the owner is unwell, he hasn't been able to maintain the forum due to this, he has lost some good moderators because it became difficult to manage the place without his input, and the huge library of tutorials and pictures has been utterly buggered by Photobucket dumping everyone's pictures. Photobucket was the hosting site of choice for many years, it's made a big hole in loads of blogs etc. Crappy thing to do in my opinion.

    I feel for the guy, and I'm one of the only people who has been able to make contact with him during (both) our health issues and the forum issues. I've taken a step back for now and I'm not holding my breath. I'll give it some more time and get back in touch with him at some stage. Not now though.
     
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  6. fielder1963

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    Thank you. I really hope he (and you) is better soon. That's more important than a forum.
     
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    I'm ok, but thank you.
     
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    It was a great site, a place to find good souls and inspiring work, best of fortune to him.
     
  9. juliojordio1983

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    Missing Portobello Road.... There were lots put up for sale on BB, Edge Matters covers most the info you are missing from BB, but the Sales Section over at EM is a fair bit quieter than BB was.
     
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    Glad you mentioned this Fielder as I was about to ask the same question. Thought it might be due to recent hysteria over knives in general.
    Sad to hear its illness related.
    Riven.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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  12. fielder1963

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    Please let us know if you hear anything.
     
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    even worst since now you have to be a paid up member to buy stuff as well as sell - can't even use their PM system
     
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    BcUK is my Home page :D and I thoroughly enjoy the conversations, the sheer range of knowledge and information freely offered, the whole family friendly ethos of the site, but it's not a great place for knife sales/collectors. Mostly folks here buy to use, to try, and to pass along at fit the budget prices.

    You could try ROF.
    It's a very adult site, where they will rip the innards out of idiots, but you can buy without paying, and if you bung a fiver in the pot, you can sell too, and they do know their knives :)

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    Here you go. ;)

    http://www.realoutdoorsforum.com/forum/index.php
     
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    so where is the best place to sell a blade now? I have a lovely Fallkniven I want to sell...
     
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    Do we assume British Blades Forum is closed permanently now?
     
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    Wayne BCUK Welfare Officer
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    I would consider it history until told otherwise. I haven’t heard anything that leads me to think it might be up again anytime soon.
     
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    Correct, its staff are none the wiser here. It's gone, or sitting on blocks, I don't know. Assume it's gone.
     
  20. juliojordio1983

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    Edge Matters would be the place mate. Where a lot of the old BB members have congregated. There is also a few threads on there regarding BB, which may shed a little more light on the matter.
     

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