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OLDE CUTLER wrote:Welcome to AAPK from Eastern South Dakota. You will like it here. Hoping to see some pictures of your non-collection in the future. I collect camper/scout knives, but have not seen one like that before. Some one will be along that can tell you everything you want to know about it.
Maddogfl wrote: has been dead since the 1980s and I saw no sign of him recovering)
treefarmer wrote:Maddogfl, welcome to the forum!
You might be one of my neighbors seeing how you survived Michael and are close to Georgia and Alabama. Just guessing sounds like you might be in Jackson County, we're in Washington County. Retirement is a great job, you'll enjoy it!
treefarmer wrote:10-4 Maddogfl, the other side of the river, Gadsden County probably. It's amazing to see the different directions the downed trees are pointing as you travel on I-10, most of ours were blown over to the south.
Maddogfl wrote:Hello Folks,
Thank you for allowing me to join in.
I have been using this site for a reference for some time and thought I might like to toss in a word every now and again. I am an older fart, recently retired, from the woods of North Florida, near both Georgia and Alabama. My Father gave me my fist knife when I was in the second grade! I remember getting it and how proud I was. It was probably either an Imperial or Colonial sheath knife. Since that time I have always carried a knife. Even at school it was not unusual for the boys to carry pocket knives and was not considered a threat. If a teacher needed the use of a knife they would ask to borrow one from one of the boys... In Fact, in the 60s it was not unusual to bring a shotgun school on the bus if you were going hunting after school, they were left in the Principals office till the bell rang. How times have changed.
I collect military firearms and binoculars, but I can't call my hodgepodge of knives a collection, because they are not cataloged. I do like picking up the knives that would be commonly found in the pockets of working men from the last century, nothing fancy, just working blades. I also have some WWII era military knives and a pile of bayonets, but nothing that would draw many ohhhs or ahhhs in this crowd. Nothing pleases me more that to find an abused Imperial or Colonial pocket knife and returning it to functional condition with a nice edge.
While I am here, perhaps someone could help me with an interesting camping type knife that my brother gave me recently. It has no makers marks, in fact, the only markings are where the knife was nicely engraved with the name of the owner. (of course I hunted the man down on the internet, and he has been dead since the 1980s and I saw no sign of him recovering) The knife is good quality and quite tight, it takes a keen edge, in fact, the first time I cut myself in years with a pocket knife was when I was mishandling this one, I nicked myself with the small blade.... I was a bit embarrassed. the knife is thin for a camp type knife and much more comfortable to handle than the common four blade scout knives so popular when I was a kid.
Thanks again for letting me in.
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