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JimGinSC
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Greenhorn to collecting

Post by JimGinSC » Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:42 pm

Greetings boys and girls,
"Jim G in SC" here.
Thank you for accepting me!

"What brought me to this lowly state?" :wink:
I've always been interested in knives but was always nervous about taking the collecting plunge. About a year ago I was allowed to view, and purchase a few of, my "2nd dad's" knife collection. He was quite well known locally for it. "Preacher" was the Mr. Haney of the area. He has since passed away and I was willed first opportunity at his entire collection of something over 500 knives. I was honored that he would think this of me and could not refuse the sale. My only regret is that I did not get at least some of his backstories on them. His children had no interest in the collection, but are grateful that it remained in the extended family intact.

I've been using AAPK for the past few weeks in my research due to the fact that a lot of my research led me here. I felt it was only right that I officially join the community here. There is a wealth of knowledge here and, from the posts I've read, very helpful members. I look forward to eventually becoming one of those members as I gain knowledge.

Well, this was lengthier than I'd planned but that's the gist of my story. Please don't hesitate if you have questions for me.

Jim G (yes, in SC)
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by Samb » Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:47 pm

Welcome aboard!

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by charlesf20 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:00 am

Welcome. Glad you came.

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by Steve Warden » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:03 am

Welcome aboard!!
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by cudgee » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:05 am

Sounds like you have quite a collection, you have found the right place to enquire about any you have. Welcome. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::nod:: ::handshake::

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:13 am

Lots of great knife info here, Jim. ::welcome:: to AAPK, the friendliest knife forum on the web in my opinion.
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by Rdubya21 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:30 am

Welcome Jim. As a member , it’s your duty to start posting pictures of your new collection! ::nod::

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by QTCut5 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:47 am

Welcome, Jim...can't wait to see what you got in your "instant collection. :D
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by JimGinSC » Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:00 am

Rdubya21 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:30 am
Welcome Jim. As a member , it’s your duty to start posting pictures of your new collection! ::nod::
Thanks! I'll get started soon. Pics? I haven't even seen them all yet! :lol:
Jim G in SC

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by JimGinSC » Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:04 am

QTCut5 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:47 am
Welcome, Jim...can't wait to see what you got in your "instant collection. :D
Yep me too HAHAHA!!!

I feel like the "instant Collection" is cheating just a little (like the Grand Canyon is a little creek), but I offset that out of preservation of it.
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by treefarmer » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:30 am

Howdy, JimGinSC. ::handshake::
Glad you decided to become part of the crew! Very seldom does a post with a question concerning a knife go unanswered. For that matter as you probably already noticed, there is a little bit of everything on this family friendly forum. In addition to pocketknives you'll find, photography, hunting, fishing, guns, matchbox cars, cooking, gardening, a place to request prayer for issues of life, music, the list goes on. ::tu::
Folks here from every walk of life, some are very knowledgeable, some of us are still learning every day and once in a while someone will come by that knows all the answers. :roll:
Like others have mentioned, we all love to see pictures. :)
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by TripleF » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:56 am

::welcome::
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:05 pm

Welcome Jim, I joined AAPK for similar reasons.
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by kennedy knives » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:39 pm

Welcome ::welcome:: Jim
I'm also from South Carolina if you get around to the Greenville Gun Show stop by and say hello ::handshake::

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by JimGinSC » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:42 pm

kennedy knives wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Welcome ::welcome:: Jim
I'm also from South Carolina if you get around to the Greenville Gun Show stop by and say hello ::handshake::
Thank you! I’d considered it Saturday since I’m in the upstate. But I’m taking my grandson to a Christmas parade. :)

But keep me posted. I’ve been to this one before but it was for the other toys lol.
Jim G in SC

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by JimGinSC » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:46 pm

treefarmer wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:30 am
Howdy, JimGinSC. ::handshake::
Glad you decided to become part of the crew! Very seldom does a post with a question concerning a knife go unanswered. For that matter as you probably already noticed, there is a little bit of everything on this family friendly forum. In addition to pocketknives you'll find, photography, hunting, fishing, guns, matchbox cars, cooking, gardening, a place to request prayer for issues of life, music, the list goes on. ::tu::
Folks here from every walk of life, some are very knowledgeable, some of us are still learning every day and once in a while someone will come by that knows all the answers. :roll:
Like others have mentioned, we all love to see pictures. :)
Treefarmer
Thank you! I’ve put up a few pictures. Now I need to go find the photography threads 😂😂
Jim G in SC

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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by JimGinSC » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:52 pm

There’s a few pictures up now. I’ll get more posted as I get to the knives. It’s a daunting, if not futile, task of sorting, organizing, cataloging, etc. Primarily, I’m just taking my time going through them; do a little research, check for clumps of rust, give them a little drink of oil, and see which one I grab next.

Thanks all for the welcoming.
Jim G
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:53 pm

Welcome to AAPK. Grab a rack and stow your gear. You've landed in one of the finest knife forums on the web.
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Re: Greenhorn to collecting

Post by Reverand » Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:00 am

::welcome:: welcome to AAPK! We are glad to have you here. There are a lot of good men and women on this forum, and we love sharing knife pictures, knife stories, life stories, good times, bad times...
I hope you find yourself at home here amongst us!
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