PDA

View Full Version : Business IS War



Jon Payne
07-13-2021, 11:17 AM
I purchased my own business in June of 2018. As many of you know, I own Ray's Pawnshop over here on the Third Coast. Staying relevant and IN BUSINESS has been challenging to say the least. Having WT as a reference since 2008 has been a blessing for me.

I've learned many lessons from Gabe and the rest of the Tribe. I've dealt with an abundance of firearms/ammo, COVID BULLSHIT, and the scarcity of firearms/ammo. I'm continuously looking for new markets, products, and strategies.

One of the markets I've immersed myself in is Cutlery. There's no background check on knives. While there have been shortages due to COVID Restrictions and the lack of workers, my distributors still have many brands in stock, ship promptly, and allow for good profit margins.

61751

The link provided is not particularly entertaining. There are some fascinating strategies employed if you're willing to read.

This is the history of Queen Knives. READ MORE HERE (https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/content/knife-manufacturer-specific-research/queen-cutlery-knife-reference-guide/the-history-of-queen-cutlery/)

61752

IANative
07-13-2021, 04:02 PM
Jon, given your immersion in the business and your AO of Texas, do you have any opinion on the Moore Maker trapper knives, versus something more common such as Case?

Jon Payne
07-13-2021, 04:12 PM
Jon, given your immersion in the business and your AO of Texas, do you have any opinion on the Moore Maker trapper knives, versus something more common such as Case?

I just happen to be a Moore Maker dealer. I know you want more details so Iíll continue this once I get back to my HQ.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Jon Payne
07-13-2021, 05:28 PM
First of all, I love Moore Maker as a business and their knives. Second I'd have to ask what the purpose of your knife would be. There's a metric shit ton of cross-pollination in the knife world. Just because someone's name or brand is on a knife doesn't mean damnit. The majority of Moore Maker's knives are some type of carbon steel. Most of their Trappers are 1095 Carbon Steel. A few of their knives are Chrome Vanadium. Moore Maker doesn't make their knives "in house". They often own the machines and always own the materials, but they contract out the labor. It's not uncommon to have a Moore Maker with Case blades. Queen used to make the majority of the Moore Makers, but they went bankrupt January 2018.
Jon, given your immersion in the business and your AO of Texas, do you have any opinion on the Moore Maker trapper knives, versus something more common such as Case?

IANative
07-14-2021, 07:24 AM
I'm thinking in terms of knives as gifts for my friends/hunting buddies. Will send you a PM, thanks.

Jon Payne
07-14-2021, 01:23 PM
I'm thinking in terms of knives as gifts for my friends/hunting buddies. Will send you a PM, thanks.

Will check it out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

mmullins2000
07-14-2021, 06:09 PM
First of all, I love Moore Maker as a business and their knives. Second I'd have to ask what the purpose of your knife would be. There's a metric shit ton of cross-pollination in the knife world. Just because someone's name or brand is on a knife doesn't mean damnit. The majority of Moore Maker's knives are some type of carbon steel. Most of their Trappers are 1095 Carbon Steel. A few of their knives are Chrome Vanadium. Moore Maker doesn't make their knives "in house". They often own the machines and always own the materials, but they contract out the labor. It's not uncommon to have a Moore Maker with Case blades. Queen used to make the majority of the Moore Makers, but they went bankrupt January 2018.


Moore Maker is on my want list. I grew up in Motley and Dickens county Texas. Not a lot of industrial capability unless you're making cattle, rattlesnakes, or weeds.

Edited to add: Wifes family is from Titusville.

Jon Payne
07-14-2021, 06:53 PM
Moore Maker is on my want list. I grew up in Motley and Dickens county Texas. Not a lot of industrial capability unless you're making cattle, rattlesnakes, or weeds.

Edited to add: Wifes family is from Titusville.

We can put you in a Moore Maker easily. We ship to WT members all the time.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

ToddC
07-15-2021, 10:47 AM
I'm thinking in terms of knives as gifts for my friends/hunting buddies. Will send you a PM, thanks.

I have gifted several Moore Makers; best part about them is the various options to consider. Ordering from Ray’s is easy and fast.

Very good fit and finish on these knives- for me the worst part is deciding which ones to keep for myself.

mmullins2000
07-15-2021, 05:53 PM
We can put you in a Moore Maker easily. We ship to WT members all the time.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I'll keep you in mind. Currently in the middle of home remodel and recovering from hand surgery. Is your FB page the best way to see inventory?

Here I am, editing again. I clicked the "Like" button on FB, and was immediately notified that you violate community standards. Welcome to my friends list.

Jon Payne
07-15-2021, 06:44 PM
Yeah, fuck them in the neck. So was that my personal FB page or Ray's Pawnshop?
I'll keep you in mind. Currently in the middle of home remodel and recovering from hand surgery. Is your FB page the best way to see inventory?

Here I am, editing again. I clicked the "Like" button on FB, and was immediately notified that you violate community standards. Welcome to my friends list.

mmullins2000
07-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Rays

Jon Payne
07-15-2021, 07:12 PM
Awesome. I'm on the right side.

Rays