Nuts and cams manufactured in Japan...?

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nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2014 - 05:00am PT
I would be most grateful to any Korean who could translate the following document to me. 1974 seems to be the date when this company started its business, as it predates the launch of the Friend by Wild Country. Very interesting stuff on this brochure.
Maldaly, have you ever heard of this manufacturer…?
Credit: MCS (Ken Funahashi) website
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2014 - 09:51am PT
Bump...!!!
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 21, 2014 - 10:29am PT
Very interesting!

I've been wondering curiously about Japanese gear too, as I'm generally a fan of Japanese engineering. I tried googling it years ago but came up empty handed.

Maybe this guy holds some answers?

http://iceclimbingjapan.com
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Nov 21, 2014 - 11:27am PT
I have asked a business friend in Korea to translate that for you. I will post the translation as soon as I have it.
ryanb

climber
Hamilton, MT
Nov 21, 2014 - 11:47am PT
I bootied a friend clone stamped "camrad" and "korea" at city of rocks many years ago. I don't still have it but recall it looking similar to the cams in the ad. I always thought the name was a bit funny for a region divided on communist/capitalist lines.
skitch

climber
East of Heaven
Nov 21, 2014 - 03:09pm PT
Someone else has Camrad cams: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/re-sling-my-camrad-slcds/106237313#a_106237446
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2014 - 12:45am PT
Ihateplastic, wallyvirginia, thank you very much for all your interest.
ryanb, skitch, to my knowledge, I do not believe that the Camrads were produced by the Korean “company” that I am looking for.

May I tell you the full story: Malcolm Daly has already kindly helped me a lot in my research. He has even contacted a Korean climber for me and forwarded me the following translation of the leaflet:

Spirited youth running towards to the future.
By adventure and challenge that is always with you.
Bakbong is waiting for meeting with climbers through the always constantly challenges of a new world.
Bakbong is the challenge space for people who want to know about climbing.
Bakbong has developed climbing gear since 1974.
Bakbong is pride of Korea by competitive equipment in the world.

In fact, it seems that Bakbong is a company with only one person. I tried several times to send messages to Malcolm’s Korean friend, but it did never work. I cannot send or receive emails from Korea with my computer…??? So, I would like to know the name of the person behind Bakbong, his whereabouts, and try to contact him to learn a little more on his amazing sliders and one cam devices.

Kind regards from the Nuts Museum
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Nov 28, 2014 - 06:38am PT
It seems our translations are similar:


The Young power for running to the future, there is always challenge and venture.

Bekbong is waiting the intelligent people who is brave by challenging to the world.

The challenged space and place--- Bekbong

This is the place for the people who wanted to know about climbing.


"Picture"


These equipments developed by Bekbong from 1974

This is the pride from Korea which is same quality as the famous global brand.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 28, 2014 - 07:09am PT
Where can I get a bakbong?
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2014 - 05:59am PT
Thank you Ihateplastic! The question now is: Bakbong or Bekbong...?
Bekbong gear
Bekbong gear
Credit: MCS (Ken Funahashi) website
Bekbong gear
Bekbong gear
Credit: MCS (Ken Funahashi) website
Bekbong gear
Bekbong gear
Credit: MCS (Ken Funahashi) website
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 29, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Stephane- Hope made ice axes and crampons BITD. I wonder if they produced anything else in the way of hardware as the brand hasn't been mentioned so far. It is quite possible that the ice gear was imported too and so not made in Japan strictly speaking. I don't have any Hope gear to check stamps.
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