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Greetings from North Central Texas

Post by dlr110 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:55 am

I joined AAPK back in November 2016, but hadn't really gotten involved until recently. I upgraded my membership and decided to become more active.

I retired from the Navy in 1997 after 26 1/2 years and then from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DPS in 2016. I have been collecting pocket and fixed blade knives now for about 10 years. My collection is now over 400 knives from a Civil War era prunning knife to a modern day railroad spike blade and everything in between. I have writen an unplublished book "Folding Knives, My Beginners Guide For Amateur Collectors." Also I have a website and a Facebook page that I have started. I'm not an expert on knives, their history, how they are made or even how they are maintained, I'm just having fun doing things I like. I'm still an amateur collector that enjoys the hunt for a different knife, a unique knife, that knife that wants to tell me a story. My slogan in my book is "Even an ugly knife has value and a story to tell."

I hope to share and learn from everyone at AAPK and maybe from time to time I can contribute something that will help other collectors.

God Bless and keep collecting. :D
David R
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DFW International Airport (Ret)
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Post by Doc B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:56 am

::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: Look forward to some pictures of your knives!!!
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Post by carrmillus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm

...welcome to AAPK!!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .................

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Post by Steve Warden » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:36 pm

Hi! Welcome and thanks for your service!!
Take care and God bless,

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Post by Quick Steel » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:19 pm

David, I just now visited your website. Very well done and you have many interesting knives with good photos. [I am not on Facebook.] I'm looking forward to future developments on your site. ::tu::
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Post by doglegg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:08 pm

Well dlr you are across the metro plex from me but I like your web site and hope to see more of you around here. ::tu::

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Post by treefarmer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:51 pm

::welcome:: from the Florida Panhandle! Just took a time and perused your web site, very nice! Some helpful info available there. ::handshake::


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Post by Jtx » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Welcome to the web site!

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:34 pm

Welcome David, from another North Central Texas resident. I enjoyed your web site. I can also endorse many of your recommended shopping locations. ::tu::


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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:52 pm

Welcome to AAPK from South Dakota. ::welcome:: ::welcome:: Hoping to see some knife pictures in the near future.
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