New member - Hello! Just want to say Hi!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Howihowi, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Howihowi


    Jan 29, 2020
    Dear Traditional Fellows!

    I've had a relatively short journey in the knife world, but I really enjoy listening and learning about them on Youtube. I started with the typical modern big brand names and super steels, but soon discovered my passion for traditionals so I got rid of my moderns and began collecting traditional slip joints.

    I value and appreciate hand craftsmanship, as well as the ability to transform steel and raw material into functional tools and art form. Super steels and modern design and innovations are cool also, but a traditional slip joint offers the warmth, familiarity, and cultural/community that can be felt and nurtured. An old school carbon steel also patinas and develops a personality with me, which is I find very romantic.

    I would like to share my very modest collection with you. This is the Gen Pop collection:

    And this is my Coca Cola collection:

    Truth is, i can't really bring myself to use any of them. I just enjoy looking at them and wiping them down. I daily carry a GEC #15 as my only knife and I'm perfectly happy with it.

    I love reading your threads and learning from you. I'm glad to be a part of this community. Nice to meet you all!

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  2. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Nice knives. Welcome aboard.
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Welcome to The Porch Howie :thumbsup:
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  4. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Welcome, and nice collection you have.
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  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Howdy, Howi!

    Nice collection. And welcome!
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  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Hi, you're a wise man! :)
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  7. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    Welcome Howi, nice collection going!
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  8. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Welcome Howi. You got some nice ones there already
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  9. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Oh come on! You can’t NOT carry that stag jack!! Take it out for the weekend, show it to the world...
  10. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    As a newer member of the community myself I think you'll find everyone here pretty awesome... Welcome!
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  11. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    welcome to the fold!
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  12. Howihowi


    Jan 29, 2020
    Thank you very much for the warm welcomes everyone! <3
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  13. Howihowi


    Jan 29, 2020
    LOL I just can't do it... It's too pretty and shiny...
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  14. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Welcome to the porch Howi, glad your here:thumbsup:
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  15. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    I hate to sound like a broken record, but ... nice collection you have there. :)
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Welcome. :)
    Seems like you have the right attitude toward traditionals... Carry the one you like and collect many others. ;):thumbsup:
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  17. Howihowi


    Jan 29, 2020
    Thank you so much guys, I really appreciate the warm welcome and taking the time to drop a line or two.

    This just came in the mail and I'm THRILLED with it!:
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  18. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Welcome. I can't carry most of mine either.
  19. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Welcome :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  20. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Welcome to the Porch!

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