Time flies. A giveaway.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by kamagong, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I am in! I can’t post a picture here of what knives I used the most 20 years ago because they were all “moderns”.
    Congratulations on 20 years!!
  2. ISKski

    ISKski Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Not an entry - but i've always appreciated seeing the pictures of the puukkos and slip joints you own - especially that stag lockback, made me look at one more than once ;)
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  3. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Then, as now, I've been drawn to sharp implements of all sorts. Always have been. When I first joined this place I was a young man though, so modern folders caught my eye. I still have a couple around, though most of the knives I've bought these past few years have been spring knives. I won't swear off modern folders entirely, they have their uses.

    I found BladeForums because I was looking for info on khukuris. A foot long blade of hand forged steel? Sign me up. I went a little overboard though and had twenty or so khukuris when all was said and done. I've given a few away, but I still have more than I can use up in my lifetime, especially considering the high quality of the metal. It's ok. I credit that early experience with the "gotta have its" with inoculating me against similar episodes later on in life. Probably why I'm largely immune to the lolly scramble.
  4. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Awesome knife! Thank you for the chance, Christian. I've never owned anything like that but I sure do like it.

    I'm in!

    20 years ago I was carrying this 425 Mini Buck on my key chain. I don't know why I've kept it. It has severe blade play after several years of dangling around on my key chain which I keep hung from my belt. It was the only knife I carried for several years and it's actually my second one. I wore the first one out too but I don't have that one anymore.

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  5. glocktenman


    Jul 20, 2008
    Wow, 20 years! 10 more years and you'll be eligible for retirement. LOL. Twenty years ago I was into framelock folders for carry.....I apologize. ;)
    I'd like to be considered for the Kukri knife. It looks great. Thanks in advance.
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  6. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I find a large blade most handy for some work I do .....the long Tramontina I found sticking out of a tree on my way to to the pub last week...SCORE!
    Congrats...I am definitely In....freight on me.
    Cheers my Friend.
  7. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    20 Years is a landmark....I read something once in Royal and Ancient Histories of Porchenberg* that states ..."whence ye doing of twenty yeres on yon Porch ye shalle forthwithe be bestowed the rank of Colonel of The Guard."....The original manuscript is faded and almost illegible ...said to have been penned by Baron Perceval von Porch** himself in the late Iron Age.
    A very great honour and distinction.My Congratulations.

    * completely fictional and made up by me.
    ** not a real person from history.
  8. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Going to draw soon, so bringing this up for those who may have missed it.
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  9. sbh06

    sbh06 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    Very nice giveaway. 20 years ago I had little interest in knives, other than the one that was on my Leatherman multitool that I carried on my belt for work. It was effective for my needs at the time, but I am thankful that my knife interests have changed since then (even if my wallet does not agree). I would like to enter, but not for myself. Please make my entry on behalf of @Wild Willie .
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  10. Stan Rose

    Stan Rose

    Apr 8, 2011
    Not an entry, just acknowledgement of a generous GAW, and your mile stone achievement. You've been a member of the porch longer than I've been married, congratulations on your commitment
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  11. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Thanks a lot Jeremy!
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  12. Bigfattyt


    Jun 23, 2007
    An Old Timer was my first traditional pocket knife 35 or so years ago.

    I carried it to school and a classmate stole it.
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  13. Trvr


    Jun 21, 2020
    Not an entry from me, I just wanted to congratulate you on the 20 years! Amazing!
  14. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Wasn't sure if a "like" was appropriate for that or not... I feel your pain though. I have a strong suspicion that one of my favorite knives ever was lifted by a co-worker at my last job. I really wouldn't have cared but it was an anniversary gift from my girlfriend.
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  15. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    PS...That Kuhkri in my photo is a 25 bux wall hanger I bought at IronFest a few years ago.
    It looks great but the shiny finish soon went rusty and its edge holding ability is like one of those flowers that shrivels up and closes when you touch it....nice buffalo horn handle though and it has 2 little honing knives in the sheath....but the only genuine thing about it is it was likely made in India or Pakistan...in fact Im going to shapen on the wet stone slow wheel...today...
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  16. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    20 years ago I was working in a warehouse carrying a one hand opening, pocket clipped Buck with a half serrated blade. It was my every day user and when I wore through the ATS-34 blade Buck replaced it with a new one. It was the most practical tool for me at the time and it was used dozens and dozens of times daily, I even had a diamond hone at my work station to sharpen it frequently. It was just a tool...

    I had some traditional knives, Old Timer stockmans and trappers, Camillus hunters, a Laguiole, and a couple Opinels. But back then I didn't really care what genre of knife I was interested in, it was whatever caught my eye from catalogs or magazine ads, or whatever displays I saw in stores. Also some examples of stuff from the AG Russell catalog like his one hand knife in all stainless. This forum opened my eyes to all kinds of new things, and I garnered a fondness toward traditional knives and an appreciation for them.

    I've always admired the Kukri knives but never have pulled the trigger or really had enough knowledge to know which ones were the real deal... that said, your generous GAW looks to be a beautiful example, good on you , and congrats for your 20 year contribution to BF. I enjoy reading your posts and have always seen you as a valuable contributor with a keen eye for cutlery and a level head.

    As I am mostly a lurker these days, I will take a bow on this, just wanted to chime in and say, cheers!
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  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    :D :D :cool: :thumbsup:
  18. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Count me in please! 20 years ago I was into SAKs and gas station switch blades haha. Glad I came to my senses..
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  19. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    The giveaway has run its course, and the winner is @lambertiana ! PM me your address John and I'll send the khukuri your way.
  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    A worthy winner :) Congratulations John, and thanks for your generous giveaway Christian :) :thumbsup:
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