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A bit of a story 650

No Life Club Posts: 2,422 Douglas's papa
A bit of a story
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:30:43 PM »
This is one that even my son doesn't know. Mods if this needs to be moved feel free, I posted here because it is about my SAK.
When I was growing up, not sure how old, my dad was friends with one of the WWII Flying Tiger pilots. Dad and I would meet him in the local greasy spoon for coffee whenever he came through town. He kept me fascinated with stories about the Flying Tigers, & the P40 Warhawk became one if not my altime favorite airplane. I wish I could remember some of his stories or even his name.
That is the reason when I saw that Victorinox had a Warhawk Champ I had to have one. My favorite knife &  airplane rolled into one. I carry this knife everyday now.   :climber:

« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 08:32:04 PM by Butch »

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands
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I would like to apologise to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Just a small personal observation.  ...........I would not be at all surprised that when God created the Earth & the heavens, that the SwissChamp was the tool he used. .............. :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,973
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 08:33:18 PM »
Lovely story Butch and a good looking knife too.   :like:

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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 08:36:25 PM »
Excellent! Thanks for sharing!
No Life Club Posts: 1,287
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 08:39:40 PM »
Wow!
Great knife, and good story  :hatsoff:
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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 09:14:10 PM »
Nice story and love the knife Very cool :cheers:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,128 Bon Journee!!
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 09:14:42 PM »
 :iagree:. The P40 is a sweetheart!
Lovely story Butch and a good looking knife too.   :like:

Barry
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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 09:21:48 PM »
That's not your normal Swisschamp!

Cool story from a time which wasn't easy.
No Life Club Posts: 3,106
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 09:32:37 PM »
I saw those Vics with the Warhawk scales,but for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw them.

Good-on-ya,Butch.

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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 09:41:03 PM »
I saw those Vics with the Warhawk scales,but for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw them.

Good-on-ya,Butch.
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No Life Club Posts: 3,106
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 09:45:16 PM »
I saw those Vics with the Warhawk scales,but for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw them.

Good-on-ya,Butch.
DLT Trading

Thanks brother.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

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No Life Club Posts: 2,422 Douglas's papa
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 09:45:37 PM »
I saw those Vics with the Warhawk scales,but for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw them.

Good-on-ya,Butch.
DLT Trading

Yip, they also have the Memphis Belle, I got me one of those too, & the Warthog which I don't have.

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands
SAKMC unit number BR549
137% Redneck
I would like to apologise to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Just a small personal observation.  ...........I would not be at all surprised that when God created the Earth & the heavens, that the SwissChamp was the tool he used. .............. :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,154
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 09:53:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Butcher! Great story and great SAK!!! :like:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,055
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 09:55:49 PM »
Nice story. I like the P40 too and it's nose (or perhaps I should say chin) lended itself well to the shark's mouth.
We called them Kittyhawks here. My grandad used to service them on Guadalcanal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZveFHHKMm0Q

No Life Club Posts: 2,422 Douglas's papa
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 10:02:57 PM »
Nice story. I like the P40 too and it's nose (or perhaps I should say chin) lended itself well to the shark's mouth.
We called them Kittyhawks here. My grandad used to service them on Guadalcanal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZveFHHKMm0Q

Kittyhawk is also correct, an earlier version of the same plane.

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands
SAKMC unit number BR549
137% Redneck
I would like to apologise to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Just a small personal observation.  ...........I would not be at all surprised that when God created the Earth & the heavens, that the SwissChamp was the tool he used. .............. :hatsoff:
No Life Club Posts: 2,854
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2018, 11:13:50 PM »
Great memories  :like:
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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2018, 11:15:53 PM »
Great story Butch...thanks for sharing it. :like: :tu: :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,580
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 11:26:22 PM »

Kittyhawk is also correct, an earlier version of the same plane.

...and Tomahawk even earlier than that.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 11:28:46 PM by NutSAK »

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No Life Club Posts: 2,422 Douglas's papa
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2018, 11:37:29 PM »

Kittyhawk is also correct, an earlier version of the same plane.

...and Tomahawk even earlier than that.

 :tu:

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands
SAKMC unit number BR549
137% Redneck
I would like to apologise to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Just a small personal observation.  ...........I would not be at all surprised that when God created the Earth & the heavens, that the SwissChamp was the tool he used. .............. :hatsoff:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 25,286
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 12:38:07 AM »
What a wonderful memories each time you see those great scales on your Champ.   :like:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,154
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 05:49:20 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Butcher! Great story and great SAK!!! :like:
Another case of auto correct  :facepalm:

Butch

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »
Very enjoyable story. And those scales are pretty cool looking. :tu:

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Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2018, 10:51:14 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Butcher! Great story and great SAK!!! :like:

+1

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No Life Club Posts: 2,422 Douglas's papa
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2018, 11:46:47 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Butcher! Great story and great SAK!!! :like:
Another case of auto correct  :facepalm:

Butch


 :tu:

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands
SAKMC unit number BR549
137% Redneck
I would like to apologise to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Just a small personal observation.  ...........I would not be at all surprised that when God created the Earth & the heavens, that the SwissChamp was the tool he used. .............. :hatsoff:
No Life Club Posts: 4,064
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2018, 12:51:04 PM »
Good stuff,  thanks for sharing.   I'll share one more that's from my childhood memories.   CB radio became a big deal  during the mid to late 70's and Butch got right in there with the rest of the world.  I tell this because El-C's autocorrect gave me a good laugh from some fond memories of my own.  You see back then Buth was known around the CB world as "Butcher". :pok: :pok:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,973
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2018, 01:00:15 PM »
 :rofl:  :like:

No Life Club Posts: 2,422 Douglas's papa
Re: A bit of a story
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2018, 01:05:56 PM »
Good stuff,  thanks for sharing.   I'll share one more that's from my childhood memories.   CB radio became a big deal  during the mid to late 70's and Butch got right in there with the rest of the world.  I tell this because El-C's autocorrect gave me a good laugh from some fond memories of my own.  You see back then Buth was known around the CB world as "Butcher". :pok: :pok:

 :hatsoff: :hatsoff:

Shoot low sheriff, they're riddin' shetlands
SAKMC unit number BR549
137% Redneck
I would like to apologise to anyone I have not offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly.
Just a small personal observation.  ...........I would not be at all surprised that when God created the Earth & the heavens, that the SwissChamp was the tool he used. .............. :hatsoff:

 

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