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Some Days You Just Get Lucky...(Bose Content)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Blues, May 3, 2007.

  1. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Some days the stars just line up, the black cat crosses the street to avoid you and you can almost convince yourself that you must be living right.

    Today is one of those days for me.

    It started out good because I was able to sell some production pieces that I no longer needed in my collection. I had a good workout, felt good and while sitting at the computer I look out the window and see the mail truck pulling up...

    ...But hold on, I'm not waiting for any packages...So I go outside to find out why the mail lady's pulling into my drive.

    Tells me I got a box to sign for. Huh? Okay, sure, but...then I see it..., my pulse quickens, my eyes narrow into a tunnel vision broad enough only to make out the sender's name...Tony Bose.

    Are you kidding me?

    Let me digress a little. A couple months back I had occasion to call Tony when he was looking for some info on a beautiful stag Russell barlow he owns. That phone conversation engendered a friendly relationship which has since been conducted via email and occasionally by phone.

    Attempting to pin Tony down on the subject of getting on a list to have a knife made proved about as easy as squashing mercury under your thumb. (Probably only us older fellas get that one.)

    Then after a few good natured emails back and forth during which I was played like a fish rising to the bait, I was ready to concede defeat. Chances were that I wasn't about to see a Tony Bose knife unless I was lucky enough to find one through a dealer.

    Yet one Sunday morning my wife hands me the phone and says there's someone named Tony Bose on the phone. (There, that'll humble ya a bit, Tony, just in case your hat don't fit. ;) ) So, he asks me if he got me riled up? I had to admit he had, all in good humored fun. He then proceeds to tell me he has one heat treated blade unaccounted for and he might be able to make me a knife. Huh? What? Well, yeah...

    So, in the end after a bunch of back and forth we decided (well, actually, Tony decided for me) that a 4" BackPocket in CPM 440V (S60V) would be just the ticket. Oh yeah, I can work with that, especially in stag with a federal shield, half stops...

    ...And that's just what arrived. In a box smelling of tobacco, inside a plastic bag which included the severed corner of a paperback book to show that just maybe this baby was sharp. (And it is, though I haven't needed the included band-aid (yet).

    Now, keep in mind that it has been raining, my hands are shaking, my pulse is racing but there was no way I wasn't going to share some of my lousy shots just to give an inkling of how nice this knife is. (It exceeded my expectations, if that helps any. These pix will not do justice.)

    So, here are some pix. (I'll get better ones sometime, but I sure as hell ain't letting it out of my sight to have 'em done professionally, I can tell you that.)






    So there ya go...I kinda feel (almost) like I have arrived and joined some special club...

    ...Can you tell I'm just a llttle bit excited?

    Thank you, Tony. Thanks for making a 54 year old man feel like a kid that just got away with something. ;) :D :thumbup:
  2. rosconey2


    Jun 19, 2006
    Dam :)------
  3. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Blues !!! I'm not talkin' with you any more :grumpy:
    NO FAIR !!!

    Nahhh,Just kiddin',breakin' your horns,CONGRATULATIONS,that is one gorgeous Tony Bose BP !!!!
    Enjoy it,use it in good health.
    Maaaaan !!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck

    Oct 11, 2001
    Congrats Blues. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. That is some knife!

    And way to go Tony!
  5. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Thanks, guys!

    In case it doesn't show up, the tang is marked #4.
  6. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Jeez Blues,WE see it,your pictures don't suck that bad,lol.
    They are pretty good actually,but I can photograph it professionally,so send 'er up ,buddy,lol.
  7. sunburst


    Dec 4, 2005
    Great story Blues thanks for sharing the "Rest of the Story" with us it's much appreciated..That is a beautiful blade...Very nice...Serious Drooling going on..

  8. mckgreg


    Nov 18, 2001
  9. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator

    Sep 2, 2004
    That's a wonderful looking knife. Enjoy it!:thumbup: :thumbup:
  10. JpN


    May 21, 1999
    Great knife Blues...Hope you get a lot of use out of it
  11. Ebbtide


    Aug 20, 1999
    Doesn't surprise me a bit.
    Blues is one of the good guys.
    That knife is in the top 3, no 2, oh heck... that's the sweetest folder I've seen.
    Use it in good health!
  12. mitch13


    Nov 3, 2004
    Blues you are 1 lucky man, that is a superb looking knife.
    Thanks for sharing.
  13. shaldag


    Jun 17, 2004
    That is a beauty. congratulations.
  14. Thomason

    Thomason Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2002
    With all the great knife pictures people have been posting lately I was very near sensory overload. I do believe this one has pushed me over the edge. Ya done good, Mister Blues.
  15. fewpop

    fewpop Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    I been mezmo-rized, hypmo-tized...all I can say is Shazam and Hotdam!!

    Congratulations Blues. Can we have a pass-a-round now???
    ;) :p :)
  16. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    This is something,aint it guys.Thanks Tony,Yeah,that's right,I'm thanking you too,for Blues.LOL!!!! I'm loving it.
  17. John T Wylie Jr

    John T Wylie Jr

    Feb 1, 2007
    that is a fine looking knife. and from a fine craftsman as well , and it sure sounds like you deserved to be rewarded.

    excellent score !
  18. surfer


    Jan 30, 2003
    You're a luckey man!!!
    What a beauty of knife!

    Sometimes if you have to wait some time for something special, it you get it at the end, you'll be much more exited like if you would have bought it right away.

    Like me, waiting weeks for a simple slippie that should arrive by post... thinking at the end, that some postman now carries my slippie. when it arrived, i felt like a boy at x-mas.

    great story, nice to see, that at 54 there still these little things that makes you feel 50 years younger :)

  19. SharpNJ

    SharpNJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    That is sooo nice.
  20. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Congratulations my friend.

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