We were all new here once

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by killgar, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Phillip Fitzpatrick

    Phillip Fitzpatrick

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    Jun 30, 2020
    Hi there, my name is Phill and hail from South East Queensland, Australia. I thought here may be a good as place as any for a brief introduction. I grew up on a large farm heavily exposed to motorcycles, firearms and hunting (culling is probably more accurate). I recall as a kid being given a small swiss army knife thinking I was the bee's knees. About three years back I stumbled upon a site with ZT's and consequently ended up with two 0450's in a short period of time. I courted the SPIDERCO for quite a time and about four months ago took the plunge and ended up with a PM2 with a DLC blade and am enjoying it along with the 0450's immensely. Inadvertently I beleive my son may also now be on a similar trajectory having received a LEATHERMAN LEAP as a Christmas present with he loves.
    Anyway... enough and thanks for having me.
    Sincere Regards
    Phill
     
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  2. Dead Coyote

    Dead Coyote

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    Jun 19, 2020
    I'm new here as well. I feel you.
     
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  3. Phillip Fitzpatrick

    Phillip Fitzpatrick

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    Jun 30, 2020
    Appreciate the sentiment Dead Coyote
     
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  4. Dead Coyote

    Dead Coyote

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    Jun 19, 2020
    Someday I want to go to Australia. I want to see all the Cockatoos that fly around in the wild. I also want to see koala bears fighting.

    I had an Aussie paramedic coworker for about a year. All he ever talked about was darts, beer and women.
     
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  5. Phillip Fitzpatrick

    Phillip Fitzpatrick

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    Jun 30, 2020
    The cockatoos are for the best part quite prolific, with quite a few species.
    The most beautiful in my opinion would be the black cockatoo-which are black like a crow with flashes of blood red feathers - and a extremely loud, boisterous and large. They have a distinct call that is different from the sulpgur crested.
     
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  6. Dead Coyote

    Dead Coyote

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    Jun 19, 2020
    They are very cool birds. I had one as a pet for about 10 years until I got married. Then my wife didn't like it and said it had to go. It was really like a small person. I'd love to get another one. I'd love to see a black one. Never seen one. Mine was a sulfur crested
     
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  7. Phillip Fitzpatrick

    Phillip Fitzpatrick

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    Jun 30, 2020
    My grandfather had one also from when he was a small boy. My grandfather died in his mid-seventies, the bird passed away also- not long after. They live a very long time.
    There is also a species that is black, then speckled with white/yellow dots - kinda looks like the night sky with stars - they're not so common at least where O have travelled through out OZ.
    In fact whilst writing this, there are sulphur cockatoos squawking outside
     
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  8. Dead Coyote

    Dead Coyote

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    Jun 19, 2020
    That must be amazing. Maybe post a picture if you can.
     
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  9. Karlosar

    Karlosar

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    Jul 2, 2020
    Cheers everyone I am new here as well and I hail from Claremont California
     
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  10. Phillip Fitzpatrick

    Phillip Fitzpatrick

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    Jun 30, 2020
    Would love to...just don't know how... working on it.
    Got some pic of a friendly King Parrot in my garage and some Rainbow Lorikeets in our garden - they're crazy little.critters, fun to watch

    Off topic...or maybe on -
    You would know anyone wanting to part with a new St Nicks PM2 by chance ??
     
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  11. DadSharp

    DadSharp

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    Jul 4, 2020
    Hello All, Charles here from Alpharetta GA. Here to be continue the inspiration and appreciation of things with an edge.
     
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  12. Pwkelley

    Pwkelley Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Hello everyone. I’m new to knives and I’ve been lurking here for a few months, learning. I’ve managed to collect several nice knives and will be posting when I have something constructive to say or show.
     
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  13. Michael McKenna

    Michael McKenna

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    Jul 13, 2020
    Hello. Michael here. I am developing a love of blades and really enjoy sharpening. Always on the lookout for knives at flea markets or yard sales that I can clean up. Really like this forum and will be coming here quite a bit.
     
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  14. EricAxe

    EricAxe

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    Jul 13, 2020
    Greetings and salutations bladebros (and bladegals). I'm Eric and I'm a baldeaholic.
    Actually, I enjoy kitchen knives a great deal; that's my main area of interest. I'm looking forward to some discussion of mostly kitchen knives, especially my new interest: repairing/restoring older kitchen knives.
     
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  15. Jeff Cronin

    Jeff Cronin

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    Jul 15, 2020
    can anyone tell me the difference in the Barlow knives blades? I found one the other day that is a bit unique and was curious what it was called and the reason for the difference? https://postimg.cc/QHMFTgfQ
     
  16. james carter

    james carter

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    Jul 15, 2020
    I am new here and from Placerville, Ca. I am a woodworker with my own business. I work mainly with Manzanita but have worked with many types of wood. I want to get into building knives with some of the unique burls I come across. I have burl wood that is so rare that I can't even find it online. Is the market there?
     
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  17. Votommy

    Votommy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 20, 2020
    Hi,

    Been lurking for years, finally decided to join.
    Always loved knives.
    The amount of knowledge on this forum is amazing.

    Hockey fan... gohabsgo!
    Also like to collect gokins, 1/6 figures and jerseys.

    Thanks,
    Votommy
     
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  18. Navajil

    Navajil

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    Jul 23, 2020
    Hi from Spain!!!sorry for my low nivel english!!I love this knives made in USA,my principal knives is Spyderco,Crk,Protech, ZT and swiss Victorinox,goodby guys!!
     
  19. BigShow

    BigShow

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    Jul 23, 2020
    Hello guys, also new. I have always loved knives and it is great to be part of this forum!
     
  20. Pinky420

    Pinky420

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    Jul 26, 2020
    Hi all,

    Newbie from the Netherlands here. Just looking at all the cool knives and for a new backup knife for my main edc carry, which is a Benchmade Mini Griptilian 556. Thinking between a spyderco para 3 or delica 4.
     

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