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Any Old-Timers stop by?

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by Kismet, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. roughedges


    Oct 3, 2004
    Not really an old timer so much as an old stopper by, but I miss reading Munk's posts. Man but that guy could tell a story with the best of them.

    I recently found (un-lost) my pdf "Songs of the Sand Country" too. I'm glad I was able to get that so my thanks go out years later to whomever made that available to all.
  2. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Tedwca originally hosted the file, but the links were broken some time ago.
    I reposted them with my own links as i happen to have Uncle Bills own original copies of all his books here with me.
    Someday it was hoped that we would be able to reprint a limited run of his books, but copyright issues and limited resources keep getting in the way.

  3. roughedges


    Oct 3, 2004
    Very nice! Thank you, Karda. My copy of "Dreamer" is corrupt and unrecoverable for some reason, so I really appreciate that link. I hope that they someday make it into print, I would buy several copies of each.

    Any new-ish HI fans who don't already have them should really consider downloading the books that Karda has hosted.
  4. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    It's relatively unknown that Uncle had a university degree in literature and was a published author.
    Aside from several articles appearing in knife related magazines about HI and Khukuri he had two small and two large books published.
    1) Fallen Feathers
    2) Songs of the Sand Country
    3) The Dreamer
    4) Super Sex
  5. roughedges


    Oct 3, 2004
    I sent you an email earlier, Karda, asking if you might have some remembrance of a story that Uncle Bill told once upon a time. It was bothering me today, like an itch I couldn't scratch, so I spent the last hour looking. I believe I originally came across it on the HI web site, but found it here tonight. So, inspired by MauiRob :), have a look at this, folks.


    And to paraphrase the man himself, what has this to do with old timers? Everything!
  6. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Sorry roughedges, but I didn't get your email. I don't know why. It's not in my "junk" box either.

    The "Tamang on the Rooftop" is also referenced here (with some pics), along with Uncles other Essays:
  7. Mr.BadExample


    Sep 11, 2002
    I haven't been here in ages myself.
    Was just thinking of Yvsa, and the Cherokee Rose I traded for from him. I just gave it a polish.
    He'll be missed.
    Glad to hear HI is still making great blades. I recommend them all the time.
  8. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Thank you Mr. B,

    I think of him often and my heart still pains at his loss.
  9. Dan K

    Dan K

    Oct 4, 1998
    Hi All,
    Howard sent me to this thread. I've been gone quite awhile myself. I was wondering if anyone else is left from when we moved over to the new Blade
    Forums site from the "Other" Forum site with Bill?
    Dan K
  10. ShadowchaserUFP


    Apr 7, 2005
    Well, it's been a while since I was able to meander into this neck of the woods. The circle keeps going round and round. Don't know if anyone remembers this old coot but I'm back for a while yet again.

  11. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    OK, now what would Bill have told you if you said that to him, Karda? :)

    You may miss his activity, but he didn't leave you; he's part of you.

    Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you wake in the morning hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!

    Mary Frye (1932)

    Be gentle with yourself.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014
  12. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    A late great friend of mine use to say there is no such thing as a circle as you can never get back to where you started because of time. Therefore life is a spiral;)...He was Choctaw Indian. RIP my friend.
    Welcome back Shadowchaser!
  13. richardallen


    Oct 15, 2002
    Not sure if I am considered an old-timer, but I am still around, too. :)

    Cheers, Keno
  14. kronckew


    Aug 17, 2003
    someone told me bruise passed over the rainbow bridge a few years ago. turns out it was another bridge entirely.

    unless maybe he's a zombie. or a vampire.
    or both.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  15. rroundy


    Aug 11, 2007
    Good to see some of the guys reply that I have enjoyed reading remarks from over the years.

  16. shappa


    Oct 15, 1998
    A new year starts with best wishes for the Cantina denizens.
  17. 37up


    Jun 16, 2002
    Hey everyone. Good to see some familiar names.

    I wonder what happened to all those Osage Orange khuks?
  18. gurkha berserka

    gurkha berserka

    Aug 16, 2014
    I love Osage Orange wood. Its used to make hella strong longbows. I have a few knife handles in Osage... A Bark River Bravo 1 and a Bark River Little Creek. The Osage wood shimmers in the light and has a 3D effect. I would LOVE to see some HI stuff in Osage Orange.
  19. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I've made a few Osage Orange pistol grips and put some on my caping knife. I think I still have a small chunk of it left over. Fella that wanted the first grips sent it to me.

    It is nice stuff.
  20. BruiseLeee


    Sep 7, 2001
    I've been dead for years. I come by here on occasion when I get bored of haunting people.

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