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portlandmike
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OKCA show

Post by portlandmike » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:08 am

I made it down to Eugene for the OKCA show on Saturday. Best knife show I have ever seen... about 350 tables and I’d say almost a quarter of those had at least some switchblades if not a lot of them. I picked up about eight new autos including my first Latama. Best of all was first meeting Rainy Vallotton and getting to talk to him for awhile (mostly about East Coast mafioso :lol: ). Then was introduced to Neal Punchard and had a long and fascinating conversation with him about the future of switchblade forums, new makers, the age of collectors and all sorts of other switchblade stuff.. I was in heaven. I will definitely try to make both days next year.
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Re: OKCA show

Post by Tom19176 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:33 am

Very nice ! You did well! Any pictures of the show overall?

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Re: OKCA show

Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:42 am

Mike,looks like you do well at the show,glad that you had a good time,I talked to Neal just a few weeks ago,I will see him at the Mystic show in less then two weeks.

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Re: OKCA show

Post by JulesVane » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:38 am

Wow Mike! You sure acquired some really nice pieces and sounds like a great time! That's fantastic!
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Re: OKCA show

Post by fastr19 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:51 pm

Neal gets around... nice knives.

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Re: OKCA show

Post by portlandmike » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:30 pm

Tom19176 wrote:Very nice ! You did well! Any pictures of the show overall?
Here’s a couple of the show and some cool knives I couldn’t come close to buying ..
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Re: OKCA show

Post by boblees812 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:52 pm

Mike. Thanks for posting those pics .. Looks like you had a good score on those knives you got; Hay that last pic. you posted of those very old knives. Do they belong to Doug Growitz ??? Thanks Wayne

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Re: OKCA show

Post by whippersnapper » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:37 pm

You scored some nice ones!

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Re: OKCA show

Post by Tom19176 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:47 am

Thanks for the photos!

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Re: OKCA show

Post by sprink » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:19 am

Wow, nice haul, I'm guessing your wallet was a little thinner on the way home, one of these years i hope to get to one of the big shows.

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Re: OKCA show

Post by kugr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:56 am

Dangit... I looked up this show and wanted to go... forgot all about it.... Great looking score!
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: OKCA show

Post by JulesVane » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:49 pm

I have to wonder how many ATM machines run out of money in and near such a show with the addictive nature of this hobby! lol
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Re: OKCA show

Post by Bangie » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:49 am

Very Nice Score! Awesome Latama...Congrats! I always liked those Medici style Italians. AKC made some nice ones.

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Re: OKCA show

Post by kugr » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:13 am

If the ATMs are at the big shows... 1200+ tables, like my old local the fort worth one... they refill them multiple times a day.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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