Ansorge & Stein
Ansorge & Stein
Knife and Arrowmakers Germany
From the day back in 1985 when I came out of the Cinema after ?Rambo First Blood ? Part II? I was infected to own one of these movie-seen Take Down Bows and Arrows.
Starting to collect everything belong to that theme, my collection increased over the years till I finally had all the stuff together which was movie related. All Bowmodels , Arrows and Ripper Broadheads ? there was nothing out there what was not available in my collection At the end of the 90ies I was starting to share my expert knowledge about the Hoyt Easton Rambo Bows and Arrows with the Fan-Community all around the globe.
From that time I met a lot of US Army Fellows from Mannheim Airforcebase , as well Wiesbaden AFB and we enjoyed many weekends with Bowshooting at Heildberg Rod & Gunclub and Collenberg Outdoor 3D shooting Range ?.. I felt my hobby was the right thing to share with others, make them happy and get back the emotions that I have invested all the years. It happened that I was asked to repair other collectors Bows with genuine Parts and more and more my hobby was focused on repairing and restoring Rambo Bows and Moviearrows from all over the world. In 2007 I wrote an Report in international weapons magazine ?Visier?, featuring the theme ?Rambo Bows? due to the moviestart of Rambo IV movie. I met a lot of guys on the knifeshows and also I started to focus on knives. Building Arrows was not that far from going to the next level ?
It happed that I met Mr. Marcus Stein during my Plans on a Special Arrow Project and we found out that we work fine as a team . The more we work together ? the more the idea of a ?Lets do something together? was coming up . The Collaboration for building a Knife was born and found the result in coming out on AZCK this spring with the awesome ?Phoenix Strikeblade?.
Back in the times of elementary school, my interest in technical things and manchines and how they work came up. Starting repairing bikes I expanded my interests to remote-controlled vehicles. From the age I was a teen, I was repairing motorbikes and cars of friends as a hobby combined with having fun with that theme. Over the years that wasn?t enough so my interests built up to explore the sense of construction details and creatingstructures of complex technical things - always on the hunt to find the spirit of the builders visions ? or to create a better solution.
Back in 1984 I started my daily business in close touch to my above mentioned requirements related to my hobby. During my work I had experience with special orders and projects, especially with weaponparts , transformation and upgrading technical formations . Working on different materials and surfaces, I started with explorations in building multitools for different tasks.
At that time one of my customers ( Jens Ansorge ) asked me to engage me in modifiying his created broadheads for his arrow building business.
We found to be a good team to invent special sharp things and the final step was to set up a knife-collaboration with our own Design.