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20 years on Bladeforums

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Chief, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. singin50


    Jan 31, 2012
    Great, John! The time does fly on here huh? And in general too!! Can’t believe I’m 58 now! My wife and I serve a meal every other year at the rescue mission here In Nashville. Very rewarding to do for others on Thanksgiving day! Not an entry, just thankful for blessings and for your presence here on the porch, John!
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  2. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    bravo.gif Congrats to all, it was a very interesting GAW!
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  3. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Nice one Chief :thumbsup: Very interesting GAW and complex drawing system, all winners will be getting a very decent Christmas present:cool: Let's all be thankful for the kindnesses in life, because there's plenty of opposites..

    Regards, Will
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  4. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump

    Dec 8, 2011
    Congrats on the 20, Chief. Stellar GAW.

    Congratulations to the winners!
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  5. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Congrats to all the winners. However, it has been nice to read that there are still good people out there doing good things. Of course, we already knew that we have a bunch of good people on the porch!
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  6. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Thank you John. And thanks to all who show compassion.
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  7. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Congrats on 20 years!! And congrats to the winners.
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  8. Tom P

    Tom P

    Jan 3, 2007
    Congrats to the winners and thanks for the opportunity @Chief
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  9. Dschal

    Dschal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Thanks again for the GAW Chief!
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  10. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Congratulations to the winners of this fine GAW. @Chief - John thanks for a generous effort with depth to it. If and when I ever sell a knife (and it will surely happen eventually) I will leave the selling price up. Have a great weekend all.
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  11. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary on Blade Forums! Very nice GAW. OH
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  12. t.willy


    Mar 31, 2016
    I totally missed out on this one but I'd still like to congratulate all the winners and John for such a cool well meaning GAW and of course on your 20 years here on BladeForums. I've only been here since early 2016 but I sure have seen my share of great acts of kindness and just all round respect given as it should be and I'm looking forward to hopefully getting 20 years on BladeForums myself God willing and if the creek don't rise ;) One more thing I really agree with leaving the price up you sold your knife for. ✌
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  13. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Congrats to @MartyNC on winning the exquisite ebony TC, to @Airborne 1 on winning the wondrous white bone TC, to @rishma on winning the stellar stag #14, and to @chivaceae on winning the elegant elk #99! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::)

    Thanks again for the very generous GAW, @Chief! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: It was interesting and often heart-warming to read the entries; inspiring theme for the GAW! :):thumbsup: Congrats again on your membership milestone! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    (I don't think I have the genes to make it to 20 years as a BF member. :rolleyes:)

    - GT
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  14. rishma


    Jun 22, 2008
    I received my package! Simply fantastic. I have been admiring this run of 14’s with the clip and pen blade above all other knives this year. I prefer small knives and I can see this one will be in my pocket most of the time. The stag is beautiful. It is without question the finest knife I own. Thank you John for the generous gift.

    Ill get some pictures as soon as I get a chance to be outside of work during the daylight.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018
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  15. navin74


    Mar 27, 2012
    Not entering but thank you for your service!
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  16. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    John, my apologies for not seeing this before now. I missed several things during my short hiatus from the forum and this was one of them. First and foremost Sir, let me commend you and thank you for your service to our great country. Second let me congratulate you on 20 years on BladeForums. When I first discovered this place your photos along with those of Primble were some of the things that helped draw me here. I would not have been eligible for the GAW for one reason. While I don’t know how much “plenty of cash” is, I am pretty sure I have more than 50 knives. Accumulated over 40+ years of collecting. Last but not least I wish to congratulate all the winners! :)
  17. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Top ,Shes safe and sound and thankyou.
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  18. MJ71

    MJ71 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi Chief (John) (and All). Wow. Just wow. I’ve literally just stumbled on this thread and read it in its entirety. You are an outstanding member, John, and words don’t quite do justice to your generosity. Your “tell it like it is” / no BS style is a good and rare thing. Your commitment to the porch and to enriching people’s knowledge of traditionals knows few if any limits. Sincere congratulations on 20 years membership and for your professional service in the USAF. I have to confess to removing sale prices on occasion. I’m not even sure why I did it and I apologise unreservedly if that has annoyed anyone. Well, that won’t happen anymore. All power to you Chief. Best regards. MJ.
  19. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Hey John
    I saw this Giveaway come up when you started it, I thought " Heck..." Well .... Nah....ok I used a wee bit of a stronger word but continued to think what a strong and generous giveaway, Congrats to the extremely lucky winners, and John Thank you for all your fantastic contributions, your generosity- and your darned good Photography!
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