Shouldn't every Friday be "Black Friday"

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by The Fort, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
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  3. Grandpa Peter's and Grandma Betty's

    Grandpa Peter's and Grandma Betty's KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Aug 5, 2016
    For everyone that doesn't or didn't know exactly what Black Friday is ~ Interesting Truths "Un-stretched and Un-Twisted" ~ when I seen the title ~ I went and pulled this up ~ it is just the way I am...……….when I here certain terminology or words or coinage being used for any given thing I like to learn EXACTLY what it meant where it derived from and their TRUE Meanings......it has been a habit of mine for the past 25 Years ~ So here it is ~

    The term “Black Friday” (in the retail sense) was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit.

    The name was first recorded in 1966 by Earl Apfelbaum, a dealer in rare stamps. In his ad, he said, "'Black Friday' is the name that the Philadelphia Police Department gave to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a term of endearment for them.

    In 1966, the Black Friday name became famous in print. That's when a story appeared in an ad in The American Philatelist, a stamp collectors' magazine. The Philadelphia Police Department used the name to describe the traffic jams and crowding in the downtown stores.



    I never knew it until this morning ~ But I have heard and seen the word a Hundred Times ~
     
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  4. CHNeal

    CHNeal Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 24, 2019
    Yes, yes it should. 6EA8A378-0154-4171-BDE7-ADF5B3B4108B.jpeg
     
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  7. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    My knife rotation schedule has assigned me this dark duo for the week:
    Cold Steel Kudu
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    GEC #85 with horn covers; EO notch and secondary blade mod by @paulhilborn - thanks, Paul
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    - GT
     
  8. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    My faithful Buck 303 given to me by my dad more than forty years ago.
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  9. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    May the “Eye” be with you! ;) :D

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  10. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Thanks to a tip from @DavidZ I just got this Kershaw in today and it's nicely done and will take the place of my Maserin for my watch pocket carry.

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    I do have a bit of an OCD thing, (besides that not being in alphabetical order that is) but I do drink a lot of water/propel and when I remove the cap, I will go and whittle off the little nubs, yeah I know, I need help ;)

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    Thanks again Dave, good call
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  12. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Obnoxious Black Friday Post

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  13. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

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  14. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Some of my faves;
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  16. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Obnoxious?
     
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    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Schrade sheath, Fiskars fixie, Utica jack, Pal cattle, Camillus stockman.
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