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Gravelface

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EAD49D12-781F-412E-A491-DDB780DCE01D.jpeg I don’t know the origin. But in the military, high ranking members generally had a coin with their command and rank. If you do something they like they present it to you. As the history goes, when drinking among military folks. If someone throws down a challenge coin from a Brigadier General and you have one from a Lieutenant General, you win and he has to buy the next round. Specialized units have them made and I discovered folks in the knife world started making them for their enthusiast.


I’ve got a couple from my Army days. Zero Foxtrot has a few pretty cool ones. Scrapyard Knives. Ranger Knives I think Emerson has one. I’m sure there’s dozens ....
 
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Random thought:

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was a young college student living in Raleigh and delivering pizza in my car at night. One night I was driving in downtown on a one way street when another car approached coming from the other direction. I kind of weave to one side and stopped and he did the same. I rolled down my window and yelled "hey man, this is a one way street!". "You're godamn right it is!" -- he replied. Whoops. <--- true story
 

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I received birthday money from my brother-in-law and asked my wife what I should put it towards to which she said "whatever you like hun, it is yours to spend".

I replied explaining that it was hard because I don't really want anything (I generally don't really like or have many things), then with a slight pause..."except knives".

She then said well use it for that!
And I explained I was waiting for my favourite maker to release something.

Nathan it is now your turn.
 

Gravelface

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So February 15 I weighed in and tipped the scales at 288. By damn far the fattest Ive ever been. So I started Weight watchers with the wife and am down to 266 today. No exercise, just being accountable and tracking the garbage I was shoveling down.

Well, today I cleaned up the garage and picked up a few weights.....because I certainly wasn’t “lifting” weights.

4 years ago at 245 I could bench 365. Today 1 set of 10 at 135 made me feel like a toddler.....

Gentlemen, I’m bringing it back. Time to drop these B cups for a chest again.......I already ditched the size 40s for 38s and had to drill out 3 new holes in the belt.

I’m going from
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To this....
 

Nathan the Machinist

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I received birthday money from my brother-in-law and asked my wife what I should put it towards to which she said "whatever you like hun, it is yours to spend".

I replied explaining that it was hard because I don't really want anything (I generally don't really like or have many things), then with a slight pause..."except knives".

She then said well use it for that!
And I explained I was waiting for my favourite maker to release something.

Nathan it is now your turn.

Kepharts in three weeks. "Entry level" 5" Field Knife in three months. 7" Super Duty Field Knife in four months. Dope as hell 6" Utility Fighter2 in six months (this is going to be a classic), and a goddamn folder by the end of the year. 2021 is going to be bananas.
 
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