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NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:22 am

Is anyone here going to the NCCA show in Portland Maine this coming Sunday? Or know anything about it?

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby glennbad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:33 am

If all goes well, I will be there. I've never been to one up in Maine, always in Mass. or CT.

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Gunsil » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:57 pm

I likely will not go even though I'd like to check it out but it is a five hour drive there and likely longer returning home in all the weekend vacationer traffic. This is a new show date and location for the NCCA which I am a life member of. There will be 50 6' tables available so it will be a smaller one day show sort of like their Marlboro, MA shows. The two day show in CT at the end of April or early May each year is a really fine show, and the smaller shows always have quality goods available. If this ME show wasn't so far I'd be there.

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 pm

We're staying at a place on Rockland Harbor so I'm gonna try to get over there and check it out. Hopefully if I leave here early enough Sunday morning the traffic won't be too bad. ::pray:: Glenn it will be great to meet you if I can find you, and any other AAPK folks also - I'll likely be the only Texan there! :lol:

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby garddogg56 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:17 pm

I made a quick visit to the NCCA show, nice people,great knives and some local custom people :) i did get some items i was looking for one was a sheath for my uncles PSK and a buckle to match my Grandsons
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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Gunsil » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:43 pm

I hope you got to go Mumbley! Wish I'd have been there just to meet you. Gard, what time did you take that photo, place looks dead!?!?

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby glennbad » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:59 pm

GD, what time were you there? Steve and I were hanging around, I left around 11 or so. Sorry if I missed you

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:44 pm

I was there too but didn't arrive until 11:30. Looked at all the tables, met some nice folks, and picked up a nice KA-BAR Hobo from Art Green before we left.

Sorry I missed ya'll, was hoping to meet some AAPK folks but had a good time anyway and saw some nice cutlery. Would have liked to stay longer but had to get on down to Boston to catch our flight home.

First knife show I've been to in several years - the ones in Texas have all been "Gun and Knife" shows for many years now.

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby garddogg56 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:41 pm

glennbad wrote:GD, what time were you there? Steve and I were hanging around, I left around 11 or so. Sorry if I missed you

Had a shoot today gut there around 12:15 till1:30 short but nice.
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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 pm

Guess we missed each other cuz except for a quick trip to the men's room I was there from 11:30 until about 1. ::facepalm:: I was wearing a blue Texas Rangers baseball cap - figured that would stand out here in Red Sox country. ::paranoid:: I asked a couple of dealers if they'd seen anybody from AAPK but they said no. One guy said he didn't "do any of that Internet stuff".

Sure sorry I missed you. I'd have been there earlier but couldn't get my wife away from her sister in Owls Head. ::dang::

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby LongBlade » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 am

Glad to hear you had a good time Ken ::tu:: ... Sorry I missed you though I wasn't at this show - I'm usually at the NCCA shows but couldn't make this one up in Maine which was a new venue.. Thanks for the photos too - does look slow if that was between 11:-1 pm :shock: ... usually have a fairly good turnout in Massachusetts and especially Mystic CT...

Edit: Sorry Gardogg and forgot to note ::dang:: that I was sorry to have missed seeing you as well ::handshake::

Sounds like Glen and Steve did the early run ::nod:: ... Hope it had a better turnout early in the show?
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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby glennbad » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:17 am

Seemed a little more quiet than Marlboro. Maybe a little too far for the CT and southern MA crowd to go, understandable.

Sorry we missed you guys :(

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:18 am

Just noticed in gdogg's picture, that's me and my wife waaaaay in the back. :lol: I'm talking to Art (tall balding fellow in the picture) - that's about the time I was buying the KA-BAR from him. I'm wearing that blue cap. We had to leave shortly afterward. :(

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby glennbad » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:45 am

Nice Hobo, Ken!

I got a few myself. Someone had a few nice displays on their table, I took some pics.

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That last picture was all customs, there was some nice names in there.



Here's my haul...
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From top to bottom...
Troll Germany EO
Robeson (left)
Camillus 4-blade 4-line
Schrade Cutco
Bruckmann


Here's my favorite though, a Schrade Walden 804. I'm sure this was done by Herman Williams, but not marked as such. The seller thinks he did it in the late 70's. It's a dandy!

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Re: NCCA show Portland ME

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:59 am

That Schrade is a really nice one Glenn. There were several other nice Schrades there too. Art had some really nice knives, the best were in rolls under the table. He brought them out once he found out what my interests were. Some real beauties - most of them beyond my meager means. ::dang:: But it was great to get to see them! ::super_happy::

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