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What makes you a "Knife Guy"

Blade HQ Aug 17, 2015

  1. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Huge member

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    I'm not a knife guy, my knives are people blades.
     
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  2. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade You know the law: Two men enter, one man leaves. JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    $60000
     
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  3. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    36 Robbie Daltons ,
    13 Medfords,
    11 Busse's
    6 fiddlebacks
    8 new bali's and growing
    3 microtechs
    1 zombie Tool
    Bark/river up the ass
    BHK a few
    Customs too many to name.

    Shit forgot my neck knife collection another time.

    But I don't have a problem other than I don't have enough knives .
     
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  4. woodlander

    woodlander Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Maybe it is the obsessive collecting. I can quit any time, though.
     
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  5. sgt Merrey

    sgt Merrey Little member

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    My life long love of knives,swords hawks and most things that cut.A fairly large collection 100+ pcs,and the guy that always has a least 2 knives on myself at any given time.
     
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  6. sam eib

    sam eib Average Member

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    I always say I have enough knives and won't buy anymore, but that doesn't last long.
     
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  7. C-Bear

    C-Bear Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I remember when I was 9/10 years old I spent the summer with my grandparents just outside Rapid City, South Dakota. Every morning we would get up at about 0530 and go for a bike ride for about 10 miles up to the rest area along 90 by Sturgis. We would sit there and he would use his buck 110 to cut up some cheese and crackers and then would sit there with a cup of coffee, the sunrise, my granddad whittling away, munching on some crackers and cheese. By the end of the summer he had let me start carrying his 2-Dot Buck 112 on these rides. I would get to cut my own summer sausage and cheese and sit there whittling with him. When I left at the end of the summer I had purchased a Gerber Gator and carried that for years till it fell out of my pocket on a boat and was gone. Then when grandpa died he left me that same Buck 112.

    I have moved away from carrying folding knives, however that one carries a special place in my heart. It still has that same dull as hell convex edge he put on it from running it over a metal "stone" every day, and I think the blade is about half an inch shorter than the height of a blade these days. But it still lives in the corner of my knife drawer and I see it every day.
     
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  8. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade You know the law: Two men enter, one man leaves. JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Your knife story and mine are pretty similar
     
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  9. C-Bear

    C-Bear Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I would imagine several people's stories here would be. It's funny though, it was my mom's dad that I spent the summer with. Turns out my dad (born and raised around Chicago in the 50's/60's) isn't really into knives. He for a long time thought of them as weapons and didn't like me carrying them at all. Then I got him a Spyderco Bug Knife and put it on his key chain. He started finding SO many uses for it. Then he started buying them in bulk and handing them out like candy it was pretty funny. My mom on the other hand bought a Ka-Bar Becker 17 and carries it in her purse.
     
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  10. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Add 8 more totaling 16 Bali's sense this last post another two more on its their way ,,and still don't have enough WTF,,,I might be poor but I'm rich in knives
     
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  11. sam eib

    sam eib Average Member

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    I'm getting better! It's been two weeks and I haven't bought a cheap knife.
     
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  12. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Up to 30 bali's and working on another one ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,maybe two .
     
  13. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Some have already said, many of our stories are similar. Grandpa had a knife, dad gave us a knife, we thought we were knife collector as a child. Then as we get older we try and reconnect with our youth with something simple. Maybe a knife like the one I had back then, or that one knife I always wanted to have.
    And grows from there.

    That's my story. Can I still get a free T-shirt with purchase?
     
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  14. NewWoodyPriapism

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    My story is a little different. I was the son of a fire-and-brimstone Protestant minister who had a terrible temper and mentally and physically abused me and my 4 other siblings. I hated the son-of-a-bitch. My mother died when I was 14 years old after a lengthy and debilitating illness. My father didn't believe in guns or any sort of edged weapons, but I was able to surreptitiously trade kids at school other items for pocket knives. These objects held a fascination for me and my younger brother and we kept them hidden from the old man. Fast forward to adulthood and a three-plus decade career in law enforcement and I still love my collection of guns, switchblades and other weapons such as blackjacks, saps, sjamboks and other unusual weapons. I also raised my two children (now adults) to appropriately respect and collect them.
     
  15. MattBPKT

    MattBPKT Little member

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    Stumbled on great forums like JD, got passionate about knives and just went from there!
     
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  16. raccoon city

    raccoon city Home of Umbrella

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    Knives like me. [​IMG]
     
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  17. hickory

    hickory Little Member

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    shit man you are my hero. I love the ONE I have though!
     
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  18. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Thats an old picture have probably 15 to 20 more not sure have them all packet up was going last Sunday to another collector .They cancelled ,but I get an updated picture ,,ones out with a friend {one of my main pieces}, they are sending it back in a few days then I take a family photo . Plus tomorrow completing a transaction on a mint Tempest w/paperwork can't wait .
     
  19. hickory

    hickory Little Member

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    Oh I'll have to look for the group shot, I didn't see a pic of your collection.
    I just googled Terry Guinn.... man this forum is going to get expensive!

    Looking up Tempest now. Oh, it's a HOM? Cool!
    I love the blade profile. Really happy for you.
     
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  20. benzen12

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    This is nostalgia...
    My first knife I ever owned was a Buck knife my dad got me for my 8th birthday. A couple days later I needed stitches because my widling skills were lacking. Shortly after my two cousins and I were scrounging around in the junkyard that was on my grandparents property. We found a old junked out Camaro and dug around in it like all the other cars we found. Inside we found a butterfly knife. No idea what kind. It was the coolest thing EVER! We played with it for a few days. We had a spot where we would hide it so our parents wouldn't find it on our property. It ended up disapearing. I suspect my uncle got it one way or another since my cousins could never keep secrets. Either way, since then I've been a Balisong fanatic. They're just the coolest thing.
     

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