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My 3 Most Prized Knives 1289

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2018, 07:57:10 PM »
Here is one of my most prized knives and the story of how it came back to me. The Buck 112 is another.

Your account reminded me of the rest of the story on the Buck Pathfinder my dad bought for me in 1967.

Twenty five years later in 1992 I had a friend who was having a birthday and I did not have time to go shop for a present, so I decided to give him one of my knives and I saw the Buck Pathfinder and thought he would like it, so I gave it to him for his birthday.

Shortly afterwards I regretted giving the knife away, but I just let the matter go. I have no idea what I was thinking when I gave it away, except that I was in a hurry to find something to give him for a present.

There were a number of times I thought about trying to get it back, and finally in 2016 I asked him if he remembered getting the knife from me and if he still might have it.

He said he did and when I told him that my dad had given it to me and I would like to get it back, he said he would be glad to return it to me.

I insisted that he let me trade him a new Buck 119 Special for it.

I was never so glad to get a knife back, and the good thing is that it was in the same condition as when I gave it to him.

So I can relate to how you felt getting your Jet_Aer knife back.
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,041
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2018, 07:58:48 PM »
So here are my other two most prized knives.

This knife was given to me for my 8th birthday.

Joseph Rodgers hunting knife

The Buck 112 that I got for my 13th birthday. :tu:


I love that Joseph Rodgers hunting knife. That was quite a birthday gift as was the Buck 112. :like: :tu:

Thanks !     :cheers:
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,041
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2018, 08:00:03 PM »
Here is one of my most prized knives and the story of how it came back to me. The Buck 112 is another.

Your account reminded me of the rest of the story on the Buck Pathfinder my dad bought for me in 1967.

Twenty five years later in 1992 I had a friend who was having a birthday and I did not have time to go shop for a present, so I decided to give him one of my knives and I saw the Buck Pathfinder and thought he would like it, so I gave it to him for his birthday.

Shortly afterwards I regretted giving the knife away, but I just let the matter go. I have no idea what I was thinking when I gave it away, except that I was in a hurry to find something to give him for a present.

There were a number of times I thought about trying to get it back, and finally in 2016 I asked him if he remembered getting the knife from me and if he still might have it.

He said he did and when I told him that my dad had given it to me and I would like to get it back, he said he would be glad to return it to me.

I insisted that he let me trade him a new Buck 119 Special for it.

I was never so glad to get a knife back, and the good thing is that it was in the same condition as when I gave it to him.

So I can relate to how you felt getting your Jet_Aer knife back.


Nice !    :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,472
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2018, 07:06:17 PM »
So here are my other two most prized knives.

This knife was given to me for my 8th birthday. We are from Scotland originally and immigrated to the US in 1975. I remember taking a trip over to Glasgow from the Town of Hamilton where we lived to a small shop. My older Brother had gotten a similar knife a few years before and I had been begging for one of my own. We would carry these when we would go and play in the woods by our house.


Joseph Rodgers hunting knife

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...


Ha! The Joseph Rodgers - I've got the very same knife including the sheath, same condition and everything!!! It's actually my dad's, but I long-term borrowed it when I was a young. Next time I'm up north (it lives up there) I'll take a pic! Yep, we must be related after all.

 :cheers:

Edit to add: Bloody hell eh?!

Well... Steve, I did say I had the same knife...

It's not exactly the same, but similar I think - same manufacturer. I spoke to Pop Fuzzbucket about it and he helpfully said he bought it a long time ago, when I pressed him on that he was able to clarify, oh a long long time ago... I reckon he got it in either Inverness or Elgin in the late 50s.










« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 07:08:35 PM by Fuzzbucket »

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,041
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2018, 08:14:14 PM »
That's very cool cuzz !    :like: :tu:

And great pics as well !    :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2018, 08:47:11 PM »

It's not exactly the same, but similar I think - same manufacturer. I spoke to Pop Fuzzbucket about it and he helpfully said he bought it a long time ago, when I pressed him on that he was able to clarify, oh a long long time ago... I reckon he got it in either Inverness or Elgin in the late 50s.


Cool knife Fuzzbucket with a great background! :like: :tu: :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,472
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2018, 12:28:06 AM »
That's very cool cuzz !    :like: :tu:

And great pics as well !    :cheers:

 :cheers:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,472
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2018, 12:29:16 AM »

It's not exactly the same, but similar I think - same manufacturer. I spoke to Pop Fuzzbucket about it and he helpfully said he bought it a long time ago, when I pressed him on that he was able to clarify, oh a long long time ago... I reckon he got it in either Inverness or Elgin in the late 50s.


Cool knife Fuzzbucket with a great background! :like: :tu: :tu:

Thanks V-man!  :salute:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2018, 04:37:32 AM »
Nice knives, Vicman!!!

Tell me, what are your 3 most prized SAKs??

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2018, 01:26:47 PM »
that handle is colorful awesome   :like: :like:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2018, 08:31:53 PM »
Nice knives, Vicman!!!

Tell me, what are your 3 most prized SAKs??

My 3 (4 ) most prized SAKS are the exposed rivet Champion in the middle of the picture which had never been used and  was in the original box and I bought it for $10.00 at a Gun & Knife show in Dayton Ohio. The guy had no idea what it was.

The other SAKS are the 2 100 year Swiss Champs (I was a Victorinox dealer when they came out, so I got them for dealer cost)

The last most prized is the Space Shuttle model which I also got while I was a Victorinox dealer.

Click on the picture for best picture.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2018, 08:39:54 PM »
I didn't know you were a former Vic dealer!

Incredible pieces  :tu:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2018, 08:51:18 PM »
I didn't know you were a former Vic dealer!

Incredible pieces  :tu:

Thanks El C!
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Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2018, 10:33:56 PM »
Some great knives and stories here. T bad I got zero knives with histories like that, I was a pretty destructive kid, and broke all knives I got from my dad.

Once you go black you never go back
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Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2018, 08:54:02 AM »
I think my 3 most prized knives are flying in a missing man formation, a little fixed blade I owned as a child that was stolen will always have a place in my heart.

The custom D2 fixed blade that was my 40th gift to myself has sentimental value for more reasons that one.

Next is the Tapio Wirkkala Puukko, just a knife I love, never thought I would own one, then I received it as a gift  :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2018, 01:01:39 PM »
I think my 3 most prized knives are flying in a missing man formation, a little fixed blade I owned as a child that was stolen will always have a place in my heart.

The custom D2 fixed blade that was my 40th gift to myself has sentimental value for more reasons that one.

Next is the Tapio Wirkkala Puukko, just a knife I love, never thought I would own one, then I received it as a gift  :cheers:

Thanks for sharing Gerhard! :like: :tu: :tu:

The memories that certain knives bring are priceless!
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,041
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2019, 09:59:24 PM »
This thread deserves a bump  :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2019, 10:39:15 PM »
This thread deserves a bump  :tu:

Thanks Steve! :cheers:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,673
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2019, 11:30:51 PM »
Nice bump.  Glad to re read some of these terrific stories and gawk at the wonderful pictures. 

Esse Quam Videri
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,715
Re: My 3 Most Prized Knives
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2019, 11:41:09 PM »
Nice bump.  Glad to re read some of these terrific stories and gawk at the wonderful pictures.

 :cheers:

 

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