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Old 06-11-2011, 06:17 AM   #2236
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Will do Smitty, i hung out with Ethan for a while yesterday, we swapped a few lies, i got the Elsners coming in today but i am sure they wont stay at the show all day.
There is an awards banquet tonight, Charles Elsner jr. is accepting an award on his fathers behalf, we had 2 extra seats, so i invited the guys from Knife center.com to our table.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #2237
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Blade Show

Here are a few highlights from the show in Atlanta.
sorry but the iphone cam is all i have for pics, my regular camera died a few days before the show.

I know there are quite a few 1911 fans here, i saw this at the show and thought you guys would find it cool.
Handles are like 1911 grips, on the folder the lock release is like the magazine release on a 1911.

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they make a straight blade too.

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Before the awards dinner, i had a cocktail with my good friends and good customer of mine, Knife center.com.
On your left, owner Howard, center, buyer Jason, on your right yours truly.
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At the awards.
R lee gave the opening remarks, gotta love R Lee.

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Mr. Elsener of Victorinox fame and the Blade hall of fame award given to his father, he flew over to accept on behalf of his father, Carl Elsener, Senior as we call him is 90 now and could not make the trip.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #2238
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Jealous of those of you who went to Blade! Let's see some of the knives you scored...
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:45 PM   #2239
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The 1911 styling does nothing for me. I see that and think nothing positive of the creativity or adaptation, but that's just me.

So many practical knife handles that just seems to be done for the sake of it, not because it works particuarly well.

But then, I'm sort of tired of the use of the world "Tactical" to describe knives, sort of like the AG Russell advert "With the defensive power" gimme a break.

I told my wife that everything I handled was going to be "HD ready", just so everyone would know I was fully up to date. You aught to see my HD ready pen and pencil set, my HD wire cutters [dykes!], and best of all, my HD ready wall clock!

Whoops, went off into a rant there didn't I....sorry about that.

Personally, I keep two rolls of Electrical tape, one Tactical, the other Strategic. You know, just in case.

And then there's liquid electrical tape, which is sort of like the Marines - a bit messy sometimes but boy does it get the job done.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:51 PM   #2240
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Personally, I keep two rolls of Electrical tape, one Tactical, the other Strategic. You know, just in case.

I love this! It just about sums up everything knife/gun related lately. Let alone any sort of outdoor gear that could be use for hunting. Can't just be for hunting, has to be for SpecOps or something ridiculous....
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:10 PM   #2241
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I get issues of Blade and Knives Illustrated about once a quarter, just to keep up with the trends in marketing. On rare occasion, I see eomething inspirational in design, but not often.

Most times, it's about sizzle more than it is the steak.

Except my stuff. That's just special.






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Old 06-14-2011, 06:06 PM   #2242
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Nothing too special, used to have a bunch of Randalls, down to the last one now. It was a gift so it will stay.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:24 PM   #2243
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I did go by Stephen's booth, he was not there, lady next to him said he had stepped out, i waited a while but had to get back to the rat race, he makes some large but well balanced knives, or at least that was most of what i saw on his table.

As some have mentioned above, seems every thing from the regular production factories is all about "Tactical" these days, several years ago i noticed the trend heading that way, really i did not think it would reach the point it has, seems like every mfg. has jumped on that band wagon.

I myself like the old stuff from the past, makes me think of times when folks depended on a knife day to day, did not have a knife you were screwed, i just put that 1911 pic on here for the 1911 fans, i could never see me buying one thats for sure.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #2244
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joined the EG club last week.
slipped my tiny swiss army knife into the checked bag and took it on vacation. Tried to cut some coconut palm stalks and I slipped and it closed on my finger. Nice and sharp so it went deep, but not too long. luckily I had a mini first aid kit and it is on the mend.

Then on the flight home some wanker left a can lid from one of those pop top nut cans in the seat pocket. I reach in to grab my head phones and slice! It opens up the top of my finger!
made sure to squeeze some extra blood as I walked up to ask for a band aid from the stewardess

on the good/bad news thing, work now locked out access to blade forums so I won't be spending any money while at work any more!
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #2245
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joined the EG club last week.
slipped my tiny swiss army knife into the checked bag and took it on vacation. Tried to cut some coconut palm stalks and I slipped and it closed on my finger. Nice and sharp so it went deep, but not too long. luckily I had a mini first aid kit and it is on the mend.

Then on the flight home some wanker left a can lid from one of those pop top nut cans in the seat pocket. I reach in to grab my head phones and slice! It opens up the top of my finger!
made sure to squeeze some extra blood as I walked up to ask for a band aid from the stewardess

on the good/bad news thing, work now locked out access to blade forums so I won't be spending any money while at work any more!
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #2246
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on the good/bad news thing, work now locked out access to blade forums so I won't be spending any money while at work any more!
Man you're accident prone! stay away from vacations.

Just realized I've been a Blade Forums member for 11 years and a month++. getting old is scary.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #2247
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Man you're accident prone! stay away from vacations.

Just realized I've been a Blade Forums member for 11 years and a month++. getting old is scary.
I still recall you showing me that cool blade at warped a few years back.

Time to hack my droid so I can tether my ipad at work and get around "the man"
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:48 PM   #2248
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #2249
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... tiny swiss army knife ....... took it on vacation...... cut some coconut palm stalks .........it closed on my finger.
Been there, done that. Hence my choice to never use a knife that does not lock open.

If you are going through the hassle of checking bags, pack a "real" knife

(Hope you heal quickly!)
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How to Setup iPad VPN (assuming you've got a server someplace for the other end of the vpn).
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Been there, done that. Hence my choice to never use a knife that does not lock open.

If you are going through the hassle of checking bags, pack a "real" knife

(Hope you heal quickly!)
you are right, didn't think I would need a big knife at the beach
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