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Hello from Toronto!

ca Offline PyroJames

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Hello from Toronto!
on: November 05, 2008, 10:37:13 PM
Proud SOG PowerLock owner saying hi.  Just joined today.  Any fellow Torontonians here?
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 10:40:23 PM
Not me, I'm from the UK.

Just wanted to say welcome though.  :)
I'm back!!


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 10:41:46 PM
Also from the wrong side of the pond, but welcome aboard anyway mate :tu:
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 10:52:55 PM
New York here hihi and welcome.


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 11:39:06 PM
I'm in Halifax- I moved here form Toronto about 9 years ago.  We have a few members who either live, or have lived there.

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 12:03:42 AM
Welcome to the forum PJ,I'm from the flatlands of Kansas,but I've been a lot of places,doe's the Pyro in your name mean that you blow thing up,or you like Pyro Sand?? :salute:


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 12:13:56 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.  I'm glad to be a part of the forums.   :)  Smitty, it's actually an old nickname from my younger days that just stayed with me.  Don't worry, I don't burn things anymore.  ;)  "Pyro Sand" is cool too.  I have something like that on my pocket pc whenever I want to kill some time.  I never knew it was called "pyro sand" though. :D
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 03:21:28 AM
Oh noes... more Canadians. :ahhh
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 10:22:19 AM
Welcome to the forums, PyroJames! :cheers:


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 10:57:16 AM
I used to live in Toronto... but now I live in Spain...
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008, 10:58:38 AM
Welcome to the forum PyroJames :cheers:

I've seen Toronto on TV, that count? :P


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008, 04:02:04 PM
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008, 04:24:33 PM
Welcome to the forum PyroJames! Mabuhay! I'm for the Philippines.
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 04:52:11 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.  duckman, I know what you mean. I'm already facing a cash crunch as I now have my eyes on a few more multitool toys.  I even had to put my balisong collection on hold. (just temporarily... haha)  :D
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #14 on: November 06, 2008, 04:59:39 PM
But its all worth it the happiness it brings when using them or just cleaning them is just priceless  :D
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #15 on: November 06, 2008, 05:57:49 PM
Balisong collection?  In Canada?  Shame on you....   :police:

Can you post pics?  :D

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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #16 on: November 06, 2008, 06:22:53 PM
@ Def

I'll have to take some pics of them sometime.  It's a modest collection really... a couple of Benchmades/PC, lots of medium-end brands and lots of cheapies just for flipping.  The crown jewels to my collection though, are two genuine Batangas balis that my brother's co-worker picked up in the Phillipines.  One is a 3-inch baby kriss and the other has the traditional "eagle head" tang.  I actually have those two polished and framed on my wall.  :tu:
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 10:03:02 PM by PyroJames »
This is called a Swiss Army Knife. Do you know what Switzerland is? Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. - Larry David


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #17 on: November 06, 2008, 08:55:01 PM
Welcome. I've visited Toronto twice. Beautiful city.
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #18 on: November 06, 2008, 09:27:29 PM
I'm from Toronto! Welcome aboard, fellow Torontonian!  :cheers:
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #19 on: November 06, 2008, 10:57:56 PM
@ Def

I'll have to take some pics of them sometime.  It's a modest collection really... a few Benchmades, lots of medium-end brands and lots of cheapies just for flipping.  The crown jewels to my collection though, are two genuine Batangas balis that my brother's co-worker picked up in the Phillipines.  One is a 3-inch baby kriss and the other has the traditional "eagle head" tang.  I actually have those two polished and framed on my wall.  :tu:
Wow, its nice to know that one of our local products here in our country is still prized. How is the Batangas balisong compared with other international known brand like benchmades etc. My region is far srom Batangas so I have little exposure from the original Batangas Balisongs.
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #20 on: November 06, 2008, 11:05:58 PM
Markham here  :D
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #21 on: November 07, 2008, 12:51:06 AM
@ Def

I'll have to take some pics of them sometime.  It's a modest collection really... a few Benchmades, lots of medium-end brands and lots of cheapies just for flipping.  The crown jewels to my collection though, are two genuine Batangas balis my brother's co-worker picked up from the Phillipines.  One is a 3-inch baby kriss and the other has the traditional "eagle head" tang.  I actually have those two polished and framed on my wall.  :tu:
Wow, its nice to know that one of our local products here in our country is still prized. How is the Batangas balisong compared with other international known brand like benchmades etc. My region is far srom Batangas so I have little exposure from the original Batangas Balisongs.

Duckman, the Batangas balisongs are more traditional in materials and design.  North American balisongs such as Benchmade and Cold Steel balisongs look great but they're usually made with expensive materials such as Titanium and Carbon Fiber.  They also have a more urban look with skeletonized handles, spring latches, pocket clips, etc.  Genuine [Batangas] balisongs are more traditional and prestigious in appearance.  They're usually made with solid wood handles with polished brass trim.  The blades are also shaped and polished entirely by hand.

These balisongs are also 100% handmade so their designs can be extremely simple or extremely detailed and no two are 100% identical.  The highly detailed ones really show the time and effort put into the quality which is why I treasure them so much.  Owning a genuine Filipino balisong is almost like owning a piece of art.  (The same can be said about owning any custom built knife.)
« Last Edit: November 07, 2008, 12:52:53 AM by PyroJames »
This is called a Swiss Army Knife. Do you know what Switzerland is? Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. - Larry David


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #22 on: November 07, 2008, 12:57:50 AM
Thanks for the welcome, max6166 and cyberspyder.  Good to see fellow GTA'ers here.  :cheers:
This is called a Swiss Army Knife. Do you know what Switzerland is? Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. - Larry David


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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #23 on: November 07, 2008, 01:42:12 AM
@ Def

I'll have to take some pics of them sometime.  It's a modest collection really... a few Benchmades, lots of medium-end brands and lots of cheapies just for flipping.  The crown jewels to my collection though, are two genuine Batangas balis my brother's co-worker picked up from the Phillipines.  One is a 3-inch baby kriss and the other has the traditional "eagle head" tang.  I actually have those two polished and framed on my wall.  :tu:
Wow, its nice to know that one of our local products here in our country is still prized. How is the Batangas balisong compared with other international known brand like benchmades etc. My region is far srom Batangas so I have little exposure from the original Batangas Balisongs.

Duckman, the Batangas balisongs are more traditional in materials and design.  North American balisongs such as Benchmade and Cold Steel balisongs look great but they're usually made with expensive materials such as Titanium and Carbon Fiber.  They also have a more urban look with skeletonized handles, spring latches, pocket clips, etc.  Genuine [Batangas] balisongs are more traditional and prestigious in appearance.  They're usually made with solid wood handles with polished brass trim.  The blades are also shaped and polished entirely by hand.

These balisongs are also 100% handmade so their designs can be extremely simple or extremely detailed and no two are 100% identical.  The highly detailed ones really show the time and effort put into the quality which is why I treasure them so much.  Owning a genuine Filipino balisong is almost like owning a piece of art.  (The same can be said about owning any custom built knife.)
I very rarely venture to Batanggas but if I ever ventured there will try to find a balisong factory and will post pictures for you.
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #24 on: November 07, 2008, 04:54:29 AM
Welcome to the forum PJ :salute:


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Reply #25 on: November 07, 2008, 10:22:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome, poncho.  :cheers:

I very rarely venture to Batanggas but if I ever ventured there will try to find a balisong factory and will post pictures for you.

That would be great. Much appreciated, duckman!   :multi: <- Also looks like a balisong. :D
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #26 on: November 08, 2008, 01:47:14 AM
Welcome to the fold, James! I'm not from The Great White North but my favorite band RUSH is! 
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Re: Hello from Toronto!
Reply #27 on: November 08, 2008, 02:31:29 PM
Greetings! May we call you PyroJim for short? :D
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Reply #28 on: November 08, 2008, 02:44:13 PM
Welcome to the fold, James! I'm not from The Great White North but my favorite band RUSH is! 
Hi Splat.  Rush is awesome.  I'm listening to them right now.

Greetings! May we call you PyroJim for short? :D

lol... sure thing, J-sews.  :tu:
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