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Greetings

Postby Maddogfl » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:19 pm

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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Re: Greetings

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:26 pm

Welcome to AAPK from Eastern South Dakota. ::welcome:: ::welcome:: 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.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Maddogfl » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:Welcome to AAPK from Eastern South Dakota. ::welcome:: ::welcome:: 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.


Thanks for the warm welcome. I do have a pic or two around somewhere on the hard drive....Here is a pic I took for insurance purposes shortly before we were smacked my Hurricane Michael last year. There is some cheap junk in that photo that I would appreciate if you kept to yourself. ;)
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Re: Greetings

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:50 pm

Welcome to AAPK! Whether you call it a collection or an accumilation you'll enjoy it here.

As for your new knife, looks European to me. Has the same blade configuration as the German Boker camp utility knife (also the Remington R3843).

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Re: Greetings

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:03 pm

Maddogfl wrote: has been dead since the 1980s and I saw no sign of him recovering)


Maddogfl, That quote is worthy of a Mark Twain.
Cataloged or not, you have an interesting collection. Welcome aboard! ::handshake::
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Re: Greetings

Postby Old Folder » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:09 pm

A warm welcome from California Maddogfl ::nod::
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Re: Greetings

Postby Doc B » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:17 pm

From one, recently retired old fart...to another...welcome! You have more than enough sharp and pointy items pictured; that, I think you'll fit in well ::tu:: ::nod:: ::handshake::
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Re: Greetings

Postby treefarmer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:34 pm

Maddogfl, welcome to the forum!
You might be one of my neighbors seeing how you survived Michael and are close to Georgia and Alabama. ::hmm:: Just guessing sounds like you might be in Jackson County, we're in Washington County. Retirement is a great job, you'll enjoy it!
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Re: Greetings

Postby Steve Warden » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:37 pm

Welcome from South Jersey!
Glad you're here!! Great accumulation of knives ::tu::
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Greetings

Postby Maddogfl » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:16 pm

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. ::hmm:: Just guessing sounds like you might be in Jackson County, we're in Washington County. Retirement is a great job, you'll enjoy it!
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I am on the other side of the river, near the edge of the worst of the winds. You are right! I love my new un-job. I bet you are glad you weren't a tree Farmer around sneads. ;)

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Re: Greetings

Postby treefarmer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:40 pm

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.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Colonel26 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:45 pm

Welcome from Kentucky! Glad to have you around!
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Re: Greetings

Postby Maddogfl » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:57 pm

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.
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Yea, neighbor, I am in Gadsden, out in the sticks from the large city of Greensboro. I went to school in Altha my first four years, so I did some time on the wrong side of the Apalachicola. My trees fell predominantly to the North, I ended up with more horizontal trees than vertical. It took me a week on the chain saw to cut a path for my motor vehicles from the house to the highway. Need any firewood? ;)

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Re: Greetings

Postby cudgee » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:22 pm

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.

Good on you for joining, i am a recent new member myself, some very funny people with wicked sense of humor on this forum, you will fit in well. Loved your "80" quote. I sometimes feel like that, as i watch technology and the world, not passing, but speeding by. Welcome mate. :lol:

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Re: Greetings

Postby philco » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm

Welcome to AAPK. Glad to have you join us. ::welcome::
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