Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Drop in and tell us a little about yourself.
colin.p
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:38 pm

Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby colin.p » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi all. I just thought I'd make my first (at least I think it is) posting. I don't have many knives and certainly can't be called a collector, however, I do like "hoarding" somewhat. I bought my first knives back in the late '70s and '80s. I bought a Schrade LB7, LB5,LB1 and an Old Timer fixed blade.

I really didn't like the LB7, so sold it and that's when I bought the LB5. I really liked that one as a pocket knife but in the '90s the lock back spring broke and I never got around to getting it fixed, so it sits rather forlorn in a drawer. The LB1 has a busted ring from my keys and I haven't used it for decades, so it sits beside it's bigger brother along side the Old Timer as well.

I just started to acquire new knives (shiny gadgets are my weakness), but as a semi retired old codger I won't/can't be spending a lot of money. I bought a combo pack of China made Bucks (Steel Ridge models 344 and 343)on sale at out local Canadian Tire store for $25 that are quite well made, as well as a SOG Fielder (which I really don't like that much). I also had to buy the obligatory Vantage small and large Select models and really like those. I have as my every day carry a SAK Recruit (on my key chain) and a small Gerber Bear Grylls compact Scout knife that I use to open heavy meat boxes as I am a butcher (for 43 years) and don't want to lose?break a more expensive knife.

I have lurked here for a few weeks as well as checked out a couple more "knife" forums, but have found this as a lot friendlier than the "bigger" sites. I can't guarantee that I will post much, but will comment when I have something worthwhile to add.

edit: I see it is my second posting.

User avatar
jerryd6818
Posts: 23548
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:23 am
Location: The middle of the top of a bastion of Liberalism.

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:29 pm

Camillus 72 1946-1950 Bone - Welcome To AAPK-crop.JPG
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
Jerry D.

This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.

"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012

User avatar
313 Mike
Posts: 2724
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:59 am

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby 313 Mike » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:30 pm

Welcome Collin, glad to have you on board!
Mike

There are those who are...and those who wish they were. He himself decides.

edge213
Posts: 1076
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:48 am
Location: The Crossroads of America

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby edge213 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:31 pm

Welcome to AAPK
David

colin.p
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:38 pm

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby colin.p » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:34 pm

Thanks guys. Here is a meager picture of what I currently have.
Attachments
IMG_20170223_124508.jpg

User avatar
Mumbleypeg
Posts: 2323
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 am
Location: Republic of Texas

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:59 pm

Welcome to AAPK!

Ken
Member AKTI, TSRA, NRA.

That men do not learn much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
- Aldous Huxley

User avatar
TripleF
Posts: 11251
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Location: West Central FL
Contact:

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby TripleF » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Howdy!! Welcome!!
SCOTT

http://www.PocketKnivesBlog.com

Colonial Knife Company History ebook:
https://gumroad.com/l/ZLDb

User avatar
gsmith7158
Posts: 3520
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:25 pm
Location: Marietta, Ga. 5% of the time

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:39 pm

Welcome Collin! I think you will come to enjoy this site. Hoarders abound here. Lots of knowledge and fun people too! Great to have you a board.
------------------

Greg

IF YOU AIN'T BUYING OR LOOKING AT A KNIFE THEN YOU AIN'T LIVING.

PROUD MEMBER AAPK, NRA.

User avatar
treefarmer
Posts: 3908
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:53 am
Location: Florida Panhandle(LA-Lower Alabama)

Re: Greetings from Ottawa Canada

Postby treefarmer » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:04 am

Hey colin!
I may have to pick a bone with you right off the bat ::stir:: . I don't think there are any "hoarders" when it comes to knives, you see those of us that aren't "collectors" are called "accumulators"! Now that we've got that settled ::welcome:: to AAPK ::handshake:: .
I know a little bit about butchers as my father-in-law has been a butcher for many years. He sold his custom kill operation years ago but still has a few special private customers he continues to process their cattle and venison. The best thing about this, he is 93 years old!
Look forward to reading you comments!
Treefarmer


Return to “Member Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests