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NJ KCA my experience

subwayjimmy Sep 22, 2017

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  1. subwayjimmy

    subwayjimmy JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    I went to the NJ KCA last weekend. It was my first ever IRL meeting. JD took my IRL virginity! I never went to an IRL meeting before because the internet is a wonderfully anonymous place. I'm not sure why I went. I think it was because when i googled the location it was 30 mins from where i was on Saturday. Long story short I'm so glad I went!!!

    I had the expected nervousness and intimidation fears to work through. Mr. LaBella is an imposing figure after all.

    I was 10 mins late but was the first to arrive. The location was new to me but I've had beer in many similar establishments. Once the host arrived I was pleasantly surprised to meet Rocco. He is the same age as my son and I deeply regretted not bring my son.

    After eating a delicious burger with fried jalapeƱo's I was ready to admire the knives.

    This won't be encyclopedic its just my first impressions. A few unusual knives stood out for me. A red handled Benchmade 42t with a live blade?! I recently made my son a BRS replicant with an OSP trainer blade. Seeing the opposite mod made me giggle like a school girl. So wrong but so fun.

    So many rare knives on the table that I can't do justice to it so I included a picture.

    Silent Jay showed up and it took me a while to "recognize" him. But once he started flipping a few HOM's I knew who he was. I haven't been around many great flippers but live is so much better than youtube. It was really cool to see how different knives effected his style. I could watch him all day in a non perverted way. Bali-porn live.

    "Jerry" really showed up! I was shocked and star struck at the same time. It was an intimate gathering of a dozen people so to be able to converse with everyone was amazing.

    Not FBI Ben had the longest journey to the meet up. I think he spent over 2 hours one way to get there!

    Good food, rare knives and a great group to get to know. I will try and make the next one.

    The link is the album I took. I intentionally left people out because I don't have their permission to post faces. The knives speak for themselves. The pic of SJ flipping a Rhapsody is only interesting because the blood on his jeans is from the HOM that bit him a few minutes before!

    http://www.jerzeedevil.com/media/albums/nj-kca.660/
     
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  2. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    I enjoyed your write-up, subwayjimmy! :clap: I haven't been to a get-together in many a moon due to health issues but one of these days I'm going to hobble on over & meet some of you new guys. :shakie:
     
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  3. ratstuph

    ratstuph Hoodoo Operator Super Moderator

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    I attended a JD Xmas party 1.5 years ago. It was a great bunch of folks; I had only met Mr. LaBella previously if I remember correctly. Well worth the price of admission!
     
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  4. Ben.

    Ben. Not FBI JDBA Official Member

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    Let's see...3 trains, a bus, and an Uber to get there. Worth it! :ssmile:
     
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  5. subwayjimmy

    subwayjimmy JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Really nice to meet you. Next time bring your collection and it will me great to meet you!!!
     
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  6. subwayjimmy

    subwayjimmy JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    There is a money back guarantee on the admission price. If you don't have a great time you get a full refund!!!
     
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  7. subwayjimmy

    subwayjimmy JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    I think the age range is what surprised me the most. It was a family friendly event. I highly recommend it. Hopefully you feel better soon and we can meet at a KCA!
     
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  8. L R Harner

    L R Harner They call me "Butch" Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    im due for a trip out but timing is always problematic
     
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