My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

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My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby big monk » Sun May 21, 2017 1:02 pm

Maybe you read the post about my knife selling / trading adventure with another AAPK member ( Brumbydownunder / AKA Derek ) ?? __ Lost knives / found knives / traded knives*** -- Anyways,today ""My Birthday"" of all days, I'm messing around in the yard and remember that I forgot to check the mailbox yesterday -- that's when I see the package from Australia !!!! -- Ran into the house ( not really,fast walk maybe? ) and start tearing into my ""birthday present"" from across the sea** -- Derek, I was floored, just awesome my friend !!!! ::ds:: ::ds:: ___ the coins,the knife slip, & history of the knife, wow,just wow !!! --- plenty of photos to let my friend from Australia give you the history of the knife -- check out that ""EMU Leather Slip"" he made** ---- sorry to ramble on, but just wanted to say thanks to this site & all you guys on AAPK, for the chance to experience new friends ( from around the world** ) -- you never hesitate to share your vast knowledge with each other and will always keep the hobby strong !!! -- I know,if I ever get down towards Australia, I'll have a friend, a Canoe in one pocket & and a few spending coins in the other !!! :) ::tu::


Have a Great Day My Friends !!!!!_________________________Monk ::tu:: ::tu::
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I'm not young enough,____to know everything !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby rea1eye » Sun May 21, 2017 2:17 pm

Nice to see we have international members. It shows knife carrying/collecting can be
across the continents.


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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun May 21, 2017 2:58 pm

Yeah, that's the true AAPK spirit right there. Congrats Monkey Man and good on you Derek.
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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby XX Case XX » Sun May 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Now that's a story I can get behind. A beautiful knife, and even better friend. Well done. ::nod::

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby Brumbydownunder » Mon May 22, 2017 6:34 am

big monk and I have had a lot fun and quiet a ride over the past few months (well it was fun after the missing knives turned up via Thailand :shock: )
I am so pleased the "surprise knife" arrived on a special day - I had no idea til I got an email - so this morning I added another surprise by phoning to wish James a "Happy Birthday" ... said it made his day ... made mine too ::tu:: it was great to chat.
I think a lot of the time, you make your own luck .... or kharma in this life
When someone is as generous as the big monk was to me by sending a 'make good' knife when the original knives went "walk about" (through no fault of his)
I knew I was dealing with a a real good fella! ::tu::

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby big monk » Mon May 22, 2017 10:10 am

And that my friends, ******** is what AAPK is All About********** ::ds:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:35 am

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby TripleF » Mon May 22, 2017 11:44 am

Totally awesome!! ::tu::

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Postby SolWarrior » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:46 pm

What nice gifts! Great looking knife, and coins too, but that knife slip is extra special and personal. :wink: My thoughts are that those guys from down under are salt of the earth and Derek has proven this once again. Way to go, Derek! ::tu:: Thanks for sharing Monk!

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby sam eib » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:19 pm

Very considerate of him to remember your birthday like that.

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby philco » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:14 am

This.............is good stuff. ::tu::
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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby FRJ » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:57 am

A great thread for many reasons! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby stagman » Thu May 24, 2018 12:12 pm

This is the kind of stuff that seperates AAPK from any other site..
being a member for going on 13 years, kinda makes folk's in the
back ground brim with pride that you have been associated with
guys (& gals) here on AAPK and get to enjoy moments like this
Way to go to the both of you !!!
And brumblydownunder, good show mate, things like you just did
here puts AAPK on the Global scene in such a good way...
by the way, with the summer solstice fast approaching here in the USA,
ain't it your winter time way down under there ???

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Re: My Australia Adventure ___ ""Awesome""

Postby Brumbydownunder » Thu May 24, 2018 9:48 pm

stagman wrote:This is the kind of stuff that seperates AAPK from any other site..
being a member for going on 13 years, kinda makes folk's in the
back ground brim with pride that you have been associated with
guys (& gals) here on AAPK and get to enjoy moments like this
Way to go to the both of you !!!
And brumblydownunder, good show mate, things like you just did
here puts AAPK on the Global scene in such a good way...
by the way, with the summer solstice fast approaching here in the USA,
ain't it your winter time way down under there ???

stag
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The "Australia" in the thread title caught my eye .... It wasn't until I opened it that I realized it was this historical thread
Thanks for your kind words stagman. Monk and I exchanged emails as recently as last week as a matter of fact.
And yep heading into winter here and I have my wood shed well stocked.
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