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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by STGThndr, Oct 6, 2018.


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  1. STGThndr

    STGThndr Monkey

    Greetings from my Fortress of Torpor in the fastnesses of Colorado... Wandered in here while looking at references for several stainless knife steels. Noticed that Andy the Aussie was a founding member and several others from other fora I visit are here also. That and the fact that knifies, slicies, and pointy-poker thingies have interested me since about Day One.
    Simply put, I am a YewEssAy Coloradan cauc male, retired from the security field (most recently), live in a town in the central/southern part of the State most noteable for it's massive human misery/human warehousing industry. The local climate and countryside are both beautiful!
    Knife collecting seems to come naturally- have a modest collection of various straight-blades, many of them hanging on the wall of our living room. I go for large knives like bowies and kook-er-ez and have a few old interesting examples. My EDC is a Gerber folder with stag grips and thin flat-ground 4" blade with brass bolsters, which Ive had over 20 years. Right proud of that knife, too. A sometime carry would be a 4"-5" carbon five Cold Steel Master Hunter, which I have found useful for most tasks requiring the attention of my knife.
    Hoping to learn and maybe share blade info and stuff!
     
  2. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    Welcome to the tree.
     
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  3. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    [welcomeLG]to the forum!!
     
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey!! I'd like to see that collection of pointy, slicing, sharps you have... :D
     
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Welcome!!!
     
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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome aboard. We have a few blade wavers around, and some that make them as well.
     
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  7. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Welcome and be welcome...and you won't be the FNG for too terribly long most likely. ;)
     
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  8. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey tree!
     
  9. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the limbs, please do not cut the limb you are sitting on.
     
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome!!
     
  11. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to our little place on the web.... grab a branch and enjoy the ride....
     
  12. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey++

    Welcome, @STGThndr.

    Living life here on the plains of CO. Knives brought me to this site as well....great buncha folks here.

    Pick a branch and make yourself at home.
     
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  13. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    Welcome!
     
  14. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Happy to have you. Blades are always an interesting subject.
     
  15. STGThndr

    STGThndr Monkey

    Thank you all for the rousing welcome :) Makes a guy feel at home! I should mention making a few knives, larger and smaller, using mostly the grind/cutting method. Altho I worked some years as an ironworker and welder, my forging skills arent that great. The "take-away" method works if one has decent steel and understands hardening and tempering. My first was made from a file, ground down and polished, set in caribou antler (my wife was a "native American" and allowed to have such restricted things). I then inlaid hand-dug Cripple Creek turquoise into the grip and made a simple sheath. That was my EDC for some years until it was mislaid, lost or filched along the way. Note on caribou antler (grown by both male and females of the species) it takes the cake for being the HARDEST antler Ive ever polished... harder even than sambar stag.
     
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