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Crazy Eights Milestone GAW.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by r8shell, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Congrats r8shell, 8 has always been a magical # for me too, means a lot to me and the Mrs. I'm in here in honor of the crazy 8 the aces and eights of the dead man's hand.

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    ETA: The actual hand purported to be held by Wild Bill that ill fated day was two eights and two aces, all black with an unknown hole card. Many artist taking artistic licence has shown the hole card as everything including the queen and ace of hearts.

    The knife is from South African maker JD Ellis. It's a Lanny's Clip built on a blue g10 frame with red linen micarta liners, natural canvas micarta scales with maroon linen micarta bolsters holding a high hollow ground Sandvik 12C27 blade with a beautifully ground, perfectly symmetrical drawn swedge on a razor sharp clip blade.
     
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  2. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    Just asking, Was't Wild Bill Hickock's hand a pair of Aces and Eights versus a full house???
    What is the make and model of that knife?
     
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  3. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Congrats.

    I'm in.

    Bernard says HI![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I am in, thank you! I would post a picture but they aren't accessible right now...
     
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  5. scattershot

    scattershot

    733
    May 31, 2007
    I’d like to enter, too. Congrats on all the 8’s, and I’ll post a pic later.

    OK, it’s later. This is a pic of an interesting old Remington. It was my grandfather’s knife, circa 1939 or so.

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  6. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Congrats on your milestone r8shell :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    As you can see I am always behind the 8 ball when on my scooter! o_O
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    But please this is not an entry, just a congratulations!!
    Knife content!
    1st Spear Ant. Amber Saw, pile.JPG


    Dave
     
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  7. Captvideo

    Captvideo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Crazy 88888s. I'm in. Thanks for the GAW and many informative posts.
     
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  8. 66sprint6

    66sprint6

    308
    Jan 21, 2016
    Congrats and thanks for being one of many many members that make this place amazing!!! I saw you post up earlier in this thread saying that this place keeps you from boring those around you who could probably care less about the obsession that traditional knives bring to us...so very true. This place allows me to share, chat, learn and grow the passion and I love it!!!! Keep up all that you do and I look forward to seeing these fine knives move on to another wonderful member, whether it be me or someone else!!!

    Matt
     
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  9. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Congrats on the milestone r8shell.
    :thumbsup::)
     
  10. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Thanks, I'm in.
     
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  11. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Congratulations on your milestones r8shell!

    When I think of the folks that make the porch the fantastic place it is, you always come to mind. I appreciate the mix of information, good natured humor, and positive attitude you consistently bring to your posts. Thanks for helping to make this place special.

    Not an entry, please.
     
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  12. strokednbored

    strokednbored

    381
    Aug 8, 2015
    Wow, 8888 times that normal friends and family weren't bothered by knife talk!
    That's what my GF said when she read this sitting next to me on the couch last night.

    I'd like to particip8.
    If I win it would be gr8.
    I'd have to chalk it up to f8.
    And use them to cut things on my pl8.
    Watch more patina form, as the blades matur8.
    I hope my entry isn't too L8.
     
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  13. clutchcarter

    clutchcarter Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Congratulations on the 8's!

    There are three prominent addresses in my life that all have the digits 1, 2 and 5 (1250, 2105 and 2510). In case you didn't notice that adds up to 8!
    The odd thing about this is that when someone asks what my address is, it takes a second to put the digits in the correct order. I hope that's not an indication of a low I.Q.
     
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  14. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Congrats, Rachel! I used to work for a company that had a second headquarters in China, and adopted some interesting Chinese culture into the business philosophy. With 8 being a lucky number over there, the company structured the sales strategy to start with a pool of 888 prospects, from which it would select 88 relevant possibilities, further distilling those down to 8 high-interest targets for the year.

    Here's a picture of Ole' Reliable. As unexciting as she may be, she sure is useful, and gets me inarguably excited every time I carry her:

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    I'd like to use my entry to nominate @r redden
     
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  15. Kevin-B

    Kevin-B

    175
    Jun 30, 2017
    I'm in, and congratulations on your milestone! :):thumbsup:
     
  16. skivic

    skivic Gold Member Gold Member

    875
    Oct 8, 2012
    Im in! Wow 8000 plus posts i def need to catch up hahah
     
  17. peanutsxx

    peanutsxx Gold Member Gold Member

    339
    Dec 5, 2017
    In my limited estimation that one would meet the "quality not quantity" criteria! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Faiaoga

    Faiaoga

    945
    Jul 3, 2012
     
  19. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Great achievement!
    Bear_88.jpg
     
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  20. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Thanks r8888shel888 lol

    Always thought about trying a Texas jack. So I’ll say “I’m in” and maybe try a pre-patinad one!
     
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