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Traditional Knives and Toys

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Just Tom., Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
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  2. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Virgil definitely does. Holy Ghost was the last book in his series (I'm pretty sure) and he used his pocket knife to pick a lock. I like that there's a little more humor in the Flowers books. I always wondered what kind it was, and what kind Weather used to save Lucas. I kinda imagine Virgil with a Case of some sort....
     
  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Here's a couple little models I put together of two iconic movies cars some may or may not recognize.
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  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Really like this photo with the slimline trapper and the BelAire wagon! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:

    I'm surprised I recognize them, but I'm almost certain those are the cars from the big drag race in American Graffiti, right?
    Milner drove the yellow one, and the black one is the Millennium Falcon? :p

    - GT
     
  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    429
    Feb 11, 2015
    Yes, I like the Flowers novels better than the Prey ones.... although I've read all of them. Lucas is a known type... serious, almost tunnel visioned in his approach to life. Virgil is more laid back, Alan Jackson-ish, until you push his last button.... then he becomes a serious pit bull type attack dog, but then feels a little guilty about it afterwards. I guess he strikes me as being more human, with human doubts and regrets.
     
  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks.

    And yep you got it, they're from American Graffiti.
    A custom '55 Chevy, and a '32 Ford Coupe.
     
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  7. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    See your slide rule, raise you one Curta pepper mill.
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  8. mbkr

    mbkr

    192
    May 20, 2018
    I'm a big fan of Sandford. Have to say I like the Flowers novels better than the Prey series too. I even read the Singular Menace series, which are supposed to be for young adults/teens and thoroughly enjoyed them.
     
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  9. mbkr

    mbkr

    192
    May 20, 2018
    That's Great! :D:p:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Hold the string between your first two fingers, with the point upward. Throw it at a shallow angle toward the ground so that the string unwinds and starts the top spinning. When it hits the ground it will right itself and spin on the point.

    Easier to demonstrate than describe, but once you see it done, it is child’s play.
     
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  11. mbkr

    mbkr

    192
    May 20, 2018
    Har, har, har :p
     
  12. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Duck on Trike has been gathering dust a couple of shelves above my knives.

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  13. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Holy Cow! :eek::cool::cool: I'd never heard of this before. Did some superficial Google research - very cool!! :):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    - GT
     
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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I'm sure that works, but I always did it with the point down, and it worked fine.
     
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  15. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
     
  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Cool video! Never did that inside the house, though....
     
  17. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks Rachel. That's pretty cool. Motion looks fairly similar to the one you'd use with a yo-yo.
     
  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    :cool::thumbsup:
     
  19. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    Cool cars and well matched knives. What Buck is that with the '55 ?
    Thanks, my neighbors were looking at me like I was some kind of weirdo..... probably because I am.... I mean I do tie knives to toy cars and take pictures of them in the middle of the street. :rolleyes::D

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    @paulhilborn I really liked your pics of your ol' cap guns.
    I dug this one out and was saddened to find out that I am fresh outta ammo. :(:D
    I went searching the web for caps, boy was that a mistake, I found a place that had a bunch of old school cap guns and tin toys....I might be in trouble. :D
     
  20. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016

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