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Old 03-17-2009, 07:30 PM   #91
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One of my favorites....


Link to the story.



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Old 03-17-2009, 08:01 PM   #92
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I siure wish I had kept my survival knife from my survival vest when I got out of the Navy

still have my flight jacket though






and yeah, it relevant to a knife thread


I have grandpa's Randall

my grandmother bought an ivory handle Model 1 for him when he returned from WWII
they were divorced in the late 50's so I never knew really knew him, like me he became a lawyer after his service

when my uncle left for Vietnam he gave it to him

I do not know if it was ever used for a darker purpose there, I hope not

I am the only military man in my family for my generation so he gave it to me

this house burns down this is one of the first things I am grabbing



Randall Knife by Guy Clark

My father had a Randall knife
My mother gave it to him
When he went off to WWII
To save us all from ruin
If you've ever held a Randall knife
Then you know my father well
If a better blade was ever made
It was probably forged in hell

My father was a good man
A lawyer by his trade
And only once did I ever see
Him misuse the blade
It almost cut his thumb off
When he took it for a tool
The knife was made for darker things
And you could not bend the rules

He let me take it camping once
On a Boy Scout jamboree
And I broke a half an inch off
Trying to stick it in a tree
I hid it from him for a while
But the knife and he were one
He put it in his bottom drawer
Without a hard word one

There it slept and there it stayed
For twenty some odd years
Sort of like Excalibur
Except waiting for a tear

My father died when I was forty
And I couldn't find a way to cry
Not because I didn't love him
Not because he didn't try
I'd cried for every lesser thing
Whiskey, pain and beauty
But he deserved a better tear
And I was not quite ready

So we took his ashed out to sea
And poured `em off the stern
And threw the roses in the wake
Of everything we'd learned
When we got back to the house
They asked me what I wanted
Not the lawbooks not the watch
I need the things he's haunted

My hand burned for the Randall knife
There in the bottom drawer
And I found a tear for my father's life
And all that it stood for
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:14 PM   #93
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got three leatherman knives and this is probably the most used of them
(factory photo) handy little fucker





but this is the one I like to carry the most
I walk through a lot of metal detectors so I can't carry it daily anymore

some little italian thing to go with the Beretta 20 ga over under I had (sold it to help fund a trip with wife on a trip for our 5th anniversary)

she got the knife for me at the orvis store, which I am afraid is a little obvious from the labeled blade

sharp little motherfucker, I am pretty sure someday it is going to take the tip of my thumb off

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Old 03-17-2009, 08:15 PM   #94
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Good stuff mutineer
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:20 PM   #95
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Carlos Hathcock Commemorative.

1 of 500 with a signed hardback............





Now that's some cool shit.


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Old 03-17-2009, 08:24 PM   #96
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #97
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #98
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The one I'm carrying today is a Kershaw Rainbow Chive.
I've got the "Ken Onion" (same knife in plain stainless steel). It is just a cheap thing I bought at bass pro or wally world. I carried it for about a year and one day Slider's gear lever stopped working during a ride. He needed something to wedge the lever open with to get it off. I handed him my Kershaw. He was worried about breaking it at first. I told him to beat the knife in using the wrench he had and that if it broke no biggie.

That started a four(?) year string of abuses that have left this knife with a 3/4" shorter blade (from sharpening/reshaping). I have pounded on this knife with a hammer, used it as a hammer, used it as a screwdriver and a pry bar and it still opens as smooth as the day I bought it. The thing that impresses me the most is that the blade lock has never failed. I have had expensive multitools that didn't hold up as well. It really is a hell of a little knife.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:25 AM   #99
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I've got the "Ken Onion"
Ken Onion is the name of the guy that designed that line of assisted openers for Kershaw. (I know because I used to sell them.)

I've had a Leatherman of one sort or another on me every time I've left the house for damn near ten years now.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:57 PM   #100
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not the best pic in the world, but here's my favorite pocketknife of all time. it's the spyderco salt 1. light, sharp, and easy to locate in the floor of the truck or in a pull-off at dennis cove. thought i had lost it this weekend, but made a special trip back to dennis cove, and found it in the pull-off where i stopped to put my jacket liner in. there were 6 or 7 cars parked there. have no idea how nobody picked it up, but it was still there.

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:01 PM   #101
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Another Smithy creation.

That is a beautiful design. Please send me a link..thanks.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:52 PM   #102
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I have a rainbow Leek, love it! Beauty! I almost never carry it though. How does the finish hold up to daily use?>
Oops - haven't been following the thread for a while so I missed the question - sorry.

It's holding up way better than I thought it would, I originally bought it as a dressy pocket knife to wear on those rare occasions that require a suit, but wound up carrying it a lot, seeing as how it attaches quite nicely to the other end of my pocketwatch chain. I recently noticed a couple of minor scratches in the finish near the very tip, and I only noticed those while doing some fine cutting under a magnifying glass - otherwise not a mark on it after over a year of use. Of course I don't hammer on it with wrenches or use it as a prybar or anything like that.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:42 PM   #103
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I have grandpa's Randall

my grandmother bought an ivory handle Model 1 for him when he returned from WWII
they were divorced in the late 50's so I never knew really knew him, like me he became a lawyer after his service

when my uncle left for Vietnam he gave it to him

I do not know if it was ever used for a darker purpose there, I hope not

I am the only military man in my family for my generation so he gave it to me

this house burns down this is one of the first things I am grabbing



Randall Knife by Guy Clark

My father had a Randall knife
My mother gave it to him
When he went off to WWII
To save us all from ruin
If you've ever held a Randall knife
Then you know my father well
If a better blade was ever made
It was probably forged in hell

My father was a good man
A lawyer by his trade
And only once did I ever see
Him misuse the blade
It almost cut his thumb off
When he took it for a tool
The knife was made for darker things
And you could not bend the rules

He let me take it camping once
On a Boy Scout jamboree
And I broke a half an inch off
Trying to stick it in a tree
I hid it from him for a while
But the knife and he were one
He put it in his bottom drawer
Without a hard word one

There it slept and there it stayed
For twenty some odd years
Sort of like Excalibur
Except waiting for a tear

My father died when I was forty
And I couldn't find a way to cry
Not because I didn't love him
Not because he didn't try
I'd cried for every lesser thing
Whiskey, pain and beauty
But he deserved a better tear
And I was not quite ready

So we took his ashed out to sea
And poured `em off the stern
And threw the roses in the wake
Of everything we'd learned
When we got back to the house
They asked me what I wanted
Not the lawbooks not the watch
I need the things he's haunted

My hand burned for the Randall knife
There in the bottom drawer
And I found a tear for my father's life
And all that it stood for

Cool Knife
Cool story
cool song
cool songwriter
altogether f'n cool
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:47 PM   #104
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Cool Knife
Cool story
cool song
cool songwriter
altogether f'n cool
yup.

that's what i did when dad died. went straight to fetch that old buck stockman he carried every day.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:15 PM   #105
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Dad's 86 and going strong. He served in the Navy during WW II and spent most of his time on a sub tender. Dad was a mechanic. He made the Bowie knife while serving. The front and rear bolster's were made from the aluminimum of a japanese zero prop nut. The smaller knife is a WC Davis.

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