GEC GAW

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jstrange, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's a real treasure, Vince. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  2. scattershot

    scattershot

    759
    May 31, 2007
    [​IMG] Very generous, I’m in. Thanks.
     
  3. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    My grandpa was a cowboy. His spread was taken by the Feds and is now part of the Ft Peck Reservoir up in Montana. He used to tell stories about going to the store in Miles City; a trip that took 7-10 days depending on weather and was done twice a year. He never went back. Died out in California back in '75. We used to take him up to Sequoia camping. He loved the trees. Having seen his part of Montana I can understand that. There's a picture of him in his gear somewhere in the family, it used to be in his room. Wish I knew who got it.

    I grew up wearing a cowboy hat and boots. He used to tell me, "You'll quit wearing those boots and start wearing moccasins when you get older." He was right. Still have a couple Setson's though; best rain gear ever.

    Was lucky enough to get to the Cowboy Hall of Fame last year. If you ever get the chance you should go. Fantastic museum.

    No photo to add, but I'll post this little line drawing.

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  4. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Thanks for the GAW !

    I'm in :thumbsup:


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  5. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb

    Jun 9, 2010
    I'm in!!
    I'd love a shot at that big beefy punch knife!
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  6. dcpritch

    dcpritch Gold Member Gold Member

    421
    Feb 28, 2018
    This thread is so fun - I grew up in Texas and have been around cowboys my whole life and I love seeing all these stories and images.

    Here is a pencil drawing I bought in Tulsa around 1982, one of my favorite pieces of art:

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    and here’s a print that hangs outside my office door, given to me by a dear family member:

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    I’m in!
     
  7. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Lots of good songs there. Used to listen to it all the time.
     
  8. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb

    Jun 9, 2010
    Me too.:thumbsup:
    For whatever reason, my Mom would not let me play it on Sundays. :rolleyes:

    I grew up as a kid in the 70's listening to it on our big old console stereo/LP. Then I played it for my oldest son in the 90's on cassette tape. Now my youngest son and grand daughters listen to it on CD and their various "devices".
    It makes me (and my Dad) smile.:)
     
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  9. rishma

    rishma

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Not an entry for me. I’ve been watching this thread since it started. I’ve readily enjoyed everyone’s pics and shorts.

    That is my favorite 3 blade pattern. I love a punch. Best of luck to all. I hope it becomes someone’s everyday user.
     
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  10. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Well thank you for the opportunity this is very generous of you. I'm in for sure. Now I must admit you can fit everything I know about Cowboys in a thimble with plenty of room left over for your thumb:D;) So I figured because I'm from Canada I'll post a picture of the Calgary Stampede. Beginning In 1886 it was originally put on by The Calgary and District Agricultural Society then in 1912 Guy Weadick organized his first Rodeo and festival and called it the Calgary Stampede.

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  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    El Paso might have been the first song I downloaded onto my iPhone. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Great GAW! I don’t have a #98, so I’m in!

    For my cowboy entry, I’m going to combine @meako and @Ramrodmb ’s posts (quoted below) and share a video of Buster Scruggs (played by the excellent Tim Blake Nelson) singing a song that’s also featured on that Marty Robbins album. (Lot of good stuff on that album. I’m partial to “Big Iron.” And I highly recommend The Ballad of Buster Scruggs if you haven’t seen it.) :thumbsup:





    Very cool! You should share that in the Traditional Knives in Movies thread. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    Im in please,
    He wanted to be cowboy, maybe he's cowboy enough for this thread. He wasn't mine but we had grown close,would follow me around like a puppy whenever I had to be in his pasture. Sadly we had to put him down a few weeks ago, got colicky in the night rolled around trying to relieve himself and twisted a gut. Ain't trying to sadden the thread,just wanted to honor my friend a bit.(and yes I consider many animals as friends)
    P.s. I aint had a hand in cattle in a long while,I'm strictly dime store these days:rolleyes: besides I aint never been cowboy, just hillbilly
     
  14. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    For sure!!:D
     
  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Hoss was my favorite Cartwright. Hop Sing was cool too.
     
  16. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Lived in Odessa TX when I was 9/10 years old. Dan Blocker Chevrolet was between Odessa and Midland. My brothers and I were enthralled with the idea that Hoss sold Chevy’s! OH
     
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  17. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    This Chris LeDoux song bout sums er up. Chris was the real deal, besides being a rancher he was also the 1976 World Champion Saddle Bronc rider.

    "You Just Can't See Him From The Road"

    Well you don't see him much on the big screen anymore
    The kids don't ride along with Roy or Gene
    And that ain't really him with all those feathers in his hat
    And some frenchman's name embroidered on his jeans

    But he's still out there ridin' fences
    Still makes his livin' with his rope
    As long as there's a sunset he'll keep ridin' for the brand
    You just can't see him from the road

    Well he never learned to two step hell he barely learned to walk
    But he's worn a lot of leather off the tree
    He's had one or two good horses that he counts among his friends
    He never drew a breath that wasn't free

    But he's still out there ridin' fences
    Still makes his livin' with his rope
    As long as there's a sunset he'll keep ridin' for the brand
    You just can't see him from the road

    Well he's tall in the saddle short on the cash
    The last to quit the first to buy the beer
    Well he's a knight in leather armor still livin' by the code
    That's made him what he's been a hundred years

    But he's still out there ridin' fences
    Still makes his livin' with his rope
    As long as there's a sunset he'll keep ridin' for the brand
    You just can't see him from the road

    As long as there's a sunset he'll keep ridin' for the brand
    You just can't see him from the road


    Here's his boy Ned singing this song. He sounds eerily similar to his dad Chris.

     
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  18. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    I wholeheartedly agree, my friend. Well said :)

    Thanks for sharing the memories :thumbsup:

    This guy's from Canada and is really good. Young, but sounds much older.




    Nice post ;)
    Sorry for the loss...
     
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  19. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Colter Wall is the man, I also like Tyler Childers pretty good.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  20. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Mine to although Little Joe always had the best looking horse;)
     
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