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elkabong
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Forum introduction

Postby elkabong » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:13 pm

Hi all;

I'm new to the forum so just thought I'd quickly introduce myself. As a kid, in the mid 1960's , my uncle took my family down into Tijuana for a day when I was about 8 or 9 years old. While there, he bought a couple of cheap switchblades. Later that summer, he gave me one of them. WOW! can you imagine being 9 years old with your own switchblade!?!?!? I was in heaven & definitely felt "COOL!!!"...

The rule was I could only have it out & play around with it at our summer cottage. It was great for a few weeks, & then the unthinkable happened... I LOST IT!!!!! No idea where. I was not a happy camper, but of course I 'survived' without the switchblade.

Fast forward a few years. I'm out hiking in the rocks behind our cottage. A hot sunny summer day & a bright flash catches my eye in the rocks there. Lo & behold; there's my switchblade that I lost up there probably about 3 years ago now. It's in rough shape having gone through three -30 degree winters up there. It's really rusty & doesn't work anymore. Toast....

Fast forward another few years. 1978. I'm in Europe. Venice, Italy. Guess what I buy myself? Yup. A stag horn leverlock switchblade & a red OTF knife. Both very cheap & I still have them. I just dug them out a few months ago, and finding them piqued my curiosity about stilettos & switchblades again. So I go online & well....here I am!

I just bought a few off of BladePlay & a couple from a forum member Bernie yesterday at Blade Bid.

The journey begins again!!!!!....

Cheers!
Rudy
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DonC
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby DonC » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Welcome back. Hope you enjoy yourself.
DonC

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natcherly
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby natcherly » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:36 pm

Welcome aboard!

The journey does indeed begin. Most of us have found it to be fun, exciting, long lasting - sounds like a commercial for chewing gum but it is a bit more expensive.

Enhoy the ride.

sammy the blade
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby sammy the blade » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:22 pm

Welcome aboard, it's an addicting hobby and this a friendly forum. A lot of knowledge here and I hope you post often and stick around awhile!
AKA Sammy da blade

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Luke_of_Mass
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:21 pm

elkabong wrote:I just bought a couple from a forum member here yesterday at Blade Bid.


Bernie's stuff is great you will not be disappointed :)

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TRYKER
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby TRYKER » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:29 pm

WELCOME FROM MASS !!!
TRYKER



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Re: Forum introduction

Postby ILikeStilettos » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:57 pm

Great story and glad to have you, Rudy.
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby Tom19176 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:32 pm

Welcome and great story!

rock-n-roll$$$$$$
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:35 pm

glad to have you here Rudy.

elkabong
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby elkabong » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:12 am

Hey!

Thanks everyone for the great welcome!
I'm looking forward to building a nice little collection. All of your help will be much appreciated!

Onward!!!..........
Rudy

lance
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby lance » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:52 am

Welcome randy!! Very cool story,you're in luck with the internet and the forums with tons of knowledgeable members,its a Great time as a hobby!!!
Welcome to your new addiction!!!

elkabong
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Re: Forum introduction

Postby elkabong » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:42 am

OOOps! I just realized I did my forum introduction in the wrong section!

Sorry about that Mr. Moderator...
:oops:
Rudy

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Re: Forum introduction

Postby whippersnapper » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:00 am

Welcome Rudy!


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