Greetings boys and girls,
"Jim G in SC" here.
Thank you for accepting me!
"What brought me to this lowly state?"
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)