I sure hope I get to spend time with as many folks I have gotten to know a little (or maybe some more than they might want). What a great start to the show. The gang was well behaved today. It was great to see my brother Blues, Tony, Reese, Don Hanson, Lee, Brent, Mike Z., the Tozaki's, John, Campbell, Kerry, Dr. Bill, Cullpepper, k-9, Tom, Steve (Alphaholic), Steve (my neighbor), Rick, Johnny, Niel, Don Cowles, Walter Brend, Kim Breed, Jerry Hossom, Jerry Fisk and at least a hundred other good folks and friends. I can not wait until tomorrow when more friends will be around.
Shiela, I got to meet a friend of yours who lives about 60 miles away from you. Really good guy. He was with Don Morrow and another gentleman I spoke with for a while. You keep good company. ;)
Some highlights from today.
Got to see the 5 blade Ken Erickson made that Campbell has. Just an incredible knife. Blues and I had a hard time keep Campbell from playing basketball with it. :D.
Tony and Reese's knives. Uh, Tony and Reese's knives. Uh. They even look better in person than they do in Kerry's pictures. Uh, Tony and Reese's knives...
Mike Zscherny had some very nice work and I was lucky enough to snag one. Also got to handle a few knives from Don Morrow, Don Hanson, and Brent Cramer and snagged one from Brent.
Some of us have already done a little damage to our pocketbooks, but I do not want to steel any thunder from the gang. Maybe we can take some time out for a group shot of our knives tomorrow. I'll give it a shot.
Being around these folks is nothing short of a pleasure. I am exhausted though and am going to hit the sack. Meeting GigOne and his son for breakfast tomorrow in the early A.M.
I was checking around for some knives for Charlie, (had a little shopping list.), but struck out other than a sweet one going up for auctions soon. At least I can give him a lead on it. :)
Dinner was a small group with Steve (neighbor who has been collecting since the dark ages), the Tozaki's, Johnny Stout and Don Cowles.
Thanks for the update. Sounds like a good time.
Thanks for the great update, Sweetie!
I have a feeling you will dream about knives all night!:thumbup:;)
Can't wait to hear from you Gus! :thumbup:
Cell: 604-649-6789 :D
Gus, if you do as good of job for Charlie finding that something special, as he did for me, he will be in knife heaven. Good hunting on Charlies' quest.
I wish I was there,
Thanks for the updates Gus...
Yeah,so about 1PM here,brushing out a fairly large ceiling :thumbdn:,I get a call from a bud at the show.After hanging up,it really hit hard & dawned on me,I need to plan my life better :o .
I wonder who got that stag Dog Leg ?
I hear ya Vince!
Next year!! (sigh!)
Hope the BoseHOs won some knives!
Kerry said that Don Hanson won two in the drawing. Other than that, long faces. :(
:thumbup:Good on Don, two-fold!:thumbup:;)
Yea Don won 2. I couldn't help but yell out "Dammit Don...you can make those damn knives yourself!!!"
I bet the BoseHos cracked up when you yelled that!
Made me laugh when I read it!
Tomorrow I will try to get as many Hos together as possible so we can send you a pic Sheila
Don't mean to brag, but I was LUCKY enough to get my name drawn twice in the Bose drawing. Got an Awesome Reese Bose Ivory Teardrop 2 Blade, CPM154 Blades, #1, and the Ultimate, at least for me, Tony Bose Swayback with Green Jigged Tozaki Bone and the, ahem, Scrotum Shield. I am still in Hog Heaven! Almost Midnight and I'm still Fondling them. I want to Thank Tony and Reese for allowing me to spend some time in their room last night and preview the knives. And thanks to Kerry Hampton for the nice knife talk. I was even able to snag a Killer KHnutbuster from Kerry. My son was really impressed with the gang. You couldn't ask for a better bunch of people. I'll get some pictures of the knives up when I get home. Thanks Again Everybody!