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I'm the Luckiest Person On the Porch

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by BigBiscuit, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. eschwebach


    Jul 16, 2012
    Hearing stories like this never gets old. Kudos to the fantastic four for pulling of a generous caper of this magnitude. Great job on the knife Evan! Bob, you are very deserving of friends like them. Congrats!
  2. jrawk


    Jul 14, 2014
    Awesomely great read to start the day. Cheers to all involved. The knife is beautiful and in the possession of a true inspiration to us all. Enjoy it, Bob, and thanks for sharing.
  3. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Congratulations, Bob; that is an exquisite knife!! :thumbup::thumbup:
    Thanks for enriching The Porch by sharing the story. :cool:
    Four flawless photos; four fantastic friends!! :eek::thumbup:
    Plaudits to Duncan, Evan, Paul, and Ron for their generous, thoughtful friendship (and for their devious ways ;)).

    - GT
  4. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    Wow! Congrats Bigbiscuit!!! Very nice gesture fellas.
  5. PNWJimbo


    Sep 29, 2015
    What an incredible gift from some incredible gentlemen! I too am a HUGE fan of Evan's checker working and actually just reached out to him to ask how he does it. There are two types of people... I once asked someone else how they made some custom scales for a modern folder and they were very guarded about their techniques. They had spent the time and effort on their own to figure it out and didn't want to give that away I suppose. Evan is the other kind of guy. He went out of his way to give me way more detail than I expected and even sent me links to all of the tools used for the process.

    Sorry, that story is a little all over the place but it is just nice to see something I was just talking/learning about last week show up here in the form of a gift to the great BigBiscuit :) All sorts of treasures are making their way towards New England these days... (GO PATS!!!) :cool:
  6. BigBiscuit


    Dec 11, 2014
    Thanks again fellas.
    Jim, that's just the way Evan is. Very gracious with whatever he can offer back to the community. :cool: :D Pats are on to #6! :eek: :D
  7. mike Berkovitch

    mike Berkovitch Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    We are all lucky to have found this place. Each and every member is a part of what became here.
    Great gift, great friendship, and great craftsmanship.


  8. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I must re-word something I said in a couple of posts of mine ago, Ron, Paul and Evan are the major contributors here - I said that Evan did things next to nothing - well in comparison to the job - with the extreme high level of workmanship - imagine how much it should cost, Evan donated the Ivory as well!!! :eek: - Paul and Ron went in halves to pay for the rest of the job which is so generous of those two - Ron and Paul PLEASE accept my apologies - I didnt mean it to sound as though your part ( which was the major part ) was minimal - as it certainly wasnt - thank you again you guys.

    I was just making my breakfast this morning and that flashed though my mind what I said and I thought "Oh No....that sounded so wrong......." so here we are:eek: :eek: :foot:
  9. Daniel Dorn

    Daniel Dorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 1999
    Wow! Great bunch of guys, for sure.

    Know that there are still lots of people out there praying for you.
  10. onojoe


    Aug 4, 2013
    Bravo to all involved. Beautiful knife Bob, enjoy it!
  11. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    No, No, No, No Duncan Morgan No apology is needed, non whatsoever. You my friend, are always sincere and with a heart bigger than that little country you come from:D I am baffled you saw it that way:confused:confused:

    I can safely say no one, Bob, Evan, Ron, myself or the great members responding to this thread read anything you posted as negative in any way shape or form and if you continue to feel this way simply send me all your Harness Jacks:D:D:D and your TC collection then it will be ok:p

    Seriously Duncan, not a single person here read anything negative period.

    I will however still take all your HJ' s and TC's:D
  12. BigBiscuit


    Dec 11, 2014
    Absolutely correct Paul. Duncan my friend, just put those thoughts right out of your head. except for the part about sending your collection this way. I think Paul and I can come to some kind of arrangement :D
  13. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    That is STUNNING!!. I have been thinking of a rehandle on a knife i have and was thinkin stag, but wow now i,m thinking something with checkering. Bocote being my favorite wood I wonder how it would look checkered. Hmmmm.
  14. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I haven't read through the thread, but that is a beautiful knife, and a beautiful gesture. Of course if one judges the quality of a man by the company he keeps and the friends he attracts, then it isn't surprising that you would receive such a gift. You make the porch a better place.
  15. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    LOL!!! exactly what Bob said:D see fine print:p
  16. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    FOG, Evan did my Walnut TC and is ABSOLUTELY flawless:thumbup:
  17. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    It's inspiring, all round.

    Thanks, Will
  18. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Duncan - I could've spent all night trying figure out something to say here but as it turns out our friend Paul has said everything that I could have said myself! There is absolutely no apologies needed! I am also confused about your feelings as to why you would even think there was a need for one! :confused:

    Now about those TC's my friend..... :D
  19. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
  20. BigBiscuit


    Dec 11, 2014
    Penance is due. :D :D :D :D

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