N.Y show....please update us..!

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Hi all!
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Today, tomorrow and the day after are the big days for N.Y knife show! So please update us folks who don't get to go? Thanks and have a good "hunting" weekend!

Eric.
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I will have my digital camera so I will be putting a bunch of pics up on photopoint.
I'LL post a link here on sunday.

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I'll have my digital camera too & will do the same... that is, if my drool doesn't short it out.
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Originally posted by keninshiro:
Hi all!
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<snip>So please update us folks who don't get to go? <snip>

It was crowded, I saw a lot of BEAUTIFUL fixed blades (which I just glanced at), and found 3 or 4 folders that I really really liked. The problem was I forgot my checkbook (Not kidding) and only had $270 in cash - The least expensive folder that I really wanted was $290 - So close and yet so far!

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I got to the show Friday after most of you guys left, sorry I missed you. I got there about 5:15. I saw Sal Glesser on my way in, and Mike AKA Rugger, just inside the door. I made a bee line to Darrel Ralphs' table to say hello and pick up my Arclite. I have been looking at Darrels' "Stiletto' since it was in the drawing stage and the real knife is a beauty, it's a D/A with stag scales, and just what you would expect from him. I didn't get to see a lot of BF's members, I did get to talk a while with Donna Barnes, Brian Caffery, Lifter (who didn't beat me up).

I got to show the Bowie Max Burnett made for me to Daniel Winkler (whos knife inspired my knife) and siad it was nicely done, as did evryone who saw it. Friday night flew and I ended up not buying anything, and not really seeing all I needed to. Of all the makers I did get to talk to, Ron Appleton stands out, he had this colaboration knife that Ed Fowler made the blade for and Ron did the handle, very special.

Saturday morning I was supposed to meet Paracelsus at Penn Station, but we missed each other. We did hook up later. I spent some time walking around with Attila, looking at tacticals and meeting makers I normally wouldn't. I also got my free knife when I met up with Louis AKA MarshalLaw, what a great guy.

Of all the makers I got to talk to some stand out. I got to talk to Joe Kious for quite a while. Para and I got to sit with and later went to dinner with PJ Tomes. I bought a fixed blade from PJ (my first MS knife) and Para ordered a couple. One knife was the same that Tim Herman has on order with PJ.

I like Tim Herman a lot, but some of you that don't know Tim or his work might be surprised as to highly he is thought of by his fellow makers. Several said flat out they love him and the quality of his work is beyond reproach. I wanted to mention this because some people here may have the wrong idea of who Tim is. Tim isn't just Whine & Cheese.
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I'm headed back to the show today for a few hours, I need to pick up some more stag.
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Next year I am aiming to travel to the show from the UK. Anyone give me any advice on things to do/not do. Esp with regards to New York! Hey anyone want to meet me there?
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Eric, I'm sorry to disappoint you concerning pictures but the show was so crowded on Friday that I never even bothered to take the camera out of my bag.

I had a great time chatting with a bunch of BF folks throughout the day & scored a few of the exact pieces that I had set out to get through a combination of trades & purchases. I'll try to take pics of my new goodies & fill in more details in a couple of days. In the meantime, here are the new acquisitions:
  • Al P. Kasper Companion
  • large Fred Perrin La Griffe
  • Valois belt buckle knife (If you haven't seen these, go to http://www.valoisknives.com. Kydex sheath inside leather belts of your choice including high end stuff like alligator & ostrich leather. Belts stay buckled when knife is drawn. VERY NEAT!!!)
  • Dozier Pro Skinner with butterscotch micarta scales
  • Arno Bernard Persian style 4" blade with finger grooved black ivory scales & ostrich leather inlay on the cowhide belt sheath
  • RJ Martin Handiman
  • LadyBug II (free with a renewal of my TK subscription)


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When Al. P had not yet arrived at opening I walked up to the Spyderco tables and was speaking with Sal G. And he wasn' t too crazy about letting pics be taken on all of the protos they displayed. Too much feeding frenzy on the forums without all the details being finalized. You know the deal. But what a display he had! A Laci Szabo collaboration of his folding UKK! A few Lum fixed blades, an Ayoob folder, a Ti Police, etc., etc. So much to drool over!

Hmmm... did Sal have my attention diverted when Brian got his Polkowski Companion?
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Conspiracy! But really, good choice Brian.

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Hmmm... did Sal have my attention diverted when Brian got his Polkowski Companion?
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Nah, being #2 through the doors right behind Atilla was the reason I was able to score the Companion, Nakano. I didn't even have to spread those ball bearings around to slow down the competition.
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Hey General:

Your welcome to meet me there or I willmeet you somewhere and we can go together. NY is a wonderful trip and the MOST exciting City in the world. OK maybe Im a little biased. As I stated in another thread

The BS about NY and its dangers are for the most part bogus. Or at least a thing fairly well in the past. All the things you wouldnt do in any other major city you dont want to do here.

THings not to do:

DOnt pull out a wad of money in the street or subway.

Dont fall asleep on the train at 2 in the morning with your 500 dollar gold religous based chain and charm hanging out. (believe it or not there are people who being overwhelming pious will kill you in order to own that artifact)

Dont carry your wallet in your back pocket full of money

Dont jog in central park in tight shorts in the dark under a bridge .... Well come on it is a city not a farm in kansas

Oh and drunks in bars get in fights. Clubs are filled with testosterone laiden kids and the guy over there that doesnt look right probably isnt.

Basically all the rules you probably follow in your own city visits at home.


THings to do:

GO to the knife show !!!

Go to the village. Not as cool as it once was but much safer. Be sure and go down the little side streets for little obscure shops and galleries. You can spend three days minimum just doing that.

Eat as much as you can. One of the things I miss whenever I leave NY is food of a million types and ethnic origins. I can sit in my house and have delivered Thai, cajun, mexican, indian (eastern), chinese, japanese, soul, cuban oh the list goes on. Sit down resturants give you even more choices.

EAT
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GO to the Museum of natural history. Nyers have been going on school trips since birth so we are a little numb but it truly is one of the finest times you can have.

Go to the Metropolitan museum of art (a WHOLE LOT of custom cutlery), Museum of modern art, Museum of Folk art, El museo del Barrio .... well .... this is another one of those excess things. Think of a subject and fish in the yellow pages and there is a Museum for it somewhere in the five boroughs. Moving image, advertising, transit museum, american indian and so on.

See ANYTHING at Radio City. I have seen politically correct SHOWS here but when I was a teen I saw some rock concerts there and wow. The building is beautiful, every seat is a good one and ... Its Radio City!

Pass by and check out the new Grand Central terminal. WOW the renovations are outstanding and it really gives you a sense of the opulence that new york was and is.

Go to flushing meadows and see the Sphere. The park is simple and open but its like going to an outdoor museum walking amongst this huge stage set that was the Worlds Fair. Plus after you see Men In Black you just have to.

I can go on but you get the point. I think I already filled a month of an agenda with what I put.

For more info feel free to email




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Thank you all for your input....i'll try my best to make it next year!
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bcaffrey - No worries, i understand. The crowd....the people.....their policies, it's o.k. Your collection will do fine! Thanks!

Later,
Eric.
 
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Be sure to show your enthusiasm and greet Billary Clinton with a warm congratulations for her recent Senate seat victory.
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L8r,
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Originally posted by Nakano 2:
Be sure to show your enthusiasm and greet Billary Clinton with a warm congratulations for her recent Senate seat victory.
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L8r,
Nakano

And the point is......?

 
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An attempt at some (sad) humor Eric. She will and continues do her best to insure total control over the rights of the law abiding to possess "weapons". Indeed, even to the right to defend oneself. She and her co Senate Chuck Schumer has always worked to eliminate law abiding ownership/ use of firearms as well.

The B in Billary is easy. Bill and Hillary, two of a kind.

BTW, met Samo and asked him to send my regards. See you next year (March East Coast Custom show in NY) maybe?

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Hi Eric, Nakano2 was just being sarcastic because the people of NY just elected a criminal to be their senator. Between her and her husband Slick Willie, they've committed quite a few crimes that would have put most of us in jail. Don't get me started.
BTW, Eric if you can come to the show next year you can stay here if you like.
Was great meeting alot of the BF gang at the show.
And regardless of what he says:"He did have sex with that woman!"
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sweet metal rapture

urban children to the show
off to look at knives we go
spending money we ain’t got
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Thanks! I will try my level best to meet you there! Mail me sometime! Anyone else interested? BTW anytime someone is going to North Wales let me know. I will be glad to meet up for a meal or show you around my local area.

Thanks all!

We knife nuts gota stick together!
W.A.

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Nakano - No worries...I'm not offended....just didn't get the joke....hehe....sorry!
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.....Also am sorry to hear that the majority of NYkers' have agreed to kill the pocket rocket(knives)....thus electing the right candidate to do so. You guys take care and stand up for ye' rights to carry em'! BTW, i'm trying to make it for Blade show next year, hope to see you there! or....at least i'll try to make it for another N.Y knife show around this time.

Dave - O.K dude....don't turn purple for the fox and his vixen....not worth it! By the way, thank you for your offer to stay with ya', Beers on me!
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Better late than never, here are most of my goodies from the show:
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Top to bottom, they are: RJ Martin Handiman,
Fred Perrin Large La Griffe, Bob Dozier Pro Skinner, Arno Bernard Persian, &
Al Polkowski Kasper Companion.

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Brian

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