AAPK History

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AAPK History

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 pm

Figured this was the place to post!

When did AAPK get started?
How?
Who?
What was the first post?
"Why" seems obvious, but lest I assume...

Just curious.

This place is absolutely incredible. The information available put out by folks who are more than willing to share their knowledge is amazing. The generosity goes way beyond what could be imagined. The folks here have proven themselves to be more than gentlemen and scholars!

Thanks to all who make AAPK such a great place!!
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Re: AAPK History

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:33 pm

Bryan Sanders (the owner) started AAPK in 2004. The first post was by Bryan on Sun Aug 29, 2004 at 12:20 pm. ---► viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3&p=3#p3
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Re: AAPK History

Postby XX Case XX » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:25 pm

Steve Warden wrote: The generosity goes way beyond what could be imagined. The folks here have proven themselves to be more than gentlemen and scholars!

Just remember Steve, you're part of the overall reason this is great place to be. Give yourself a hand as well... ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: AAPK History

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:01 pm

Here's a link to something Dale (Orvet) posted that answers most of your other questions about how, when and why. viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52851&p=581136&hilit=Quadriplegic#p581136

To me at least, it's an amazing and uplifting story, an example God has given us so much ability that we can persevere and accomplish just about anything we have the faith and will to do, regardless our circumstance. Also makes me even more thankful to Bryan for providing us this amazing place that is AAPK! ::groove::

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Re: AAPK History

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:45 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Here's a link to something Dale (Orvet) posted that answers most of your other questions about how, when and why.viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52851&p=581136&hilit=Quadriplegic#p581136

To me at least, it's an amazing and uplifting story, an example God has given us so much ability that we can persevere and accomplish just about anything we have the faith and will to do, regardless our circumstance. Also makes me even more thankful to Bryan for providing us this amazing place that is AAPK! ::groove::

Ken

Wow! Amazing doesn't even begin to describe the love and dedication that Bryan obviously has for not only for this site, but for all of us who are members. Thank you Ken.

Bryan, to you, Sir, CHEERS!!

Jerry, thanks for the dates and link to post #1.

Mike, certainly appreciate the kind words.

To all who keep this place goin', TO FRIENDS!! ::handshake::
Take care and God bless,

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Re: AAPK History

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Steve, did you notice Bryan's first post was not all "look at me" and puffery? It was simply, here it is fellas. What can I do to make it better. That's my kind of guy.
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Re: AAPK History

Postby doglegg » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Here's a link to something Dale (Orvet) posted that answers most of your other questions about how, when and why.viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52851&p=581136&hilit=Quadriplegic#p581136

To me at least, it's an amazing and uplifting story, an example God has given us so much ability that we can persevere and accomplish just about anything we have the faith and will to do, regardless our circumstance. Also makes me even more thankful to Bryan for providing us this amazing place that is AAPK! ::groove::

Ken

Wow, just Wow! Thanks for sharing this and my admiration for Bryan and what he does just sky rocketed. :D ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: :D

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Re: AAPK History

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:21 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Steve, did you notice Bryan's first post was not all "look at me" and puffery? It was simply, here it is fellas. What can I do to make it better. That's my kind of guy.

I did notice.
The world would be a better place with more like him.
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Re: AAPK History

Postby rea1eye » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 pm

High praise to Bryan and all the moderators. I am sure they spend a lot of time
keeping this site in a respectable order. They have interest in this hobby to
the extreme that most of us cannot even imagine.

Great question by the way.

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Re: AAPK History

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:36 am

Although having some appreciation for traditional style pocket knives my first love was for fixed blades and especially Bowies. I was a member of several other blade forums. But as I experienced "the AAPK touch" I was drawn ever more deeply into the world of pocket knives and eventually left the other forums. In a nutshell, I was drawn by the quality of the people here: Bryan, the moderators, and the rich diversity of knowledge and personalities of the members. It is a great outfit!
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Re: AAPK History

Postby robbobus » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 am

Wow. Just clicked on the link above by Dale. And then became a payed supporter of AAPK. This is the friendly knife forum. I have friends in similar situations to Bryan and that AAPK exists is astounding.

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Re: AAPK History

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:29 am

I've been here less than a year, but I have been on the 'net a long time - longer than the existence of the www. I've been on many, many discussion forums and I've seen the good, the great, the bad & the ugly (yeah, I stole that from Nick Shabazz). IMHO, there are a few things that all great forums have in common:

1) An owner that genuinely cares about the long-term quality of the forum.

2) Moderators that genuinely care about the long-term quality of the forum.

3) Members that genuinely care about the long-term quality of the forum.

This simple recipe creates a forum culture of collaboration, support and social interaction. Everyone wants to do the right thing AND everyone knows that everyone else wants to do the right thing. That's how healthy societies thrive. You don't have to always agree and you don't have to all think alike - but you do all have to agree that NOT always thinking alike is a pretty cool thing that only humans do.

I tip my virtual fedora to ALL OF YOU!
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Re: AAPK History

Postby orvet » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:59 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:Here's a link to something Dale (Orvet) posted that answers most of your other questions about how, when and why. viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52851&p=581136&hilit=Quadriplegic#p581136

To me at least, it's an amazing and uplifting story, an example God has given us so much ability that we can persevere and accomplish just about anything we have the faith and will to do, regardless our circumstance. Also makes me even more thankful to Bryan for providing us this amazing place that is AAPK! ::groove::

Ken



For those of you who read my post in the topic Ken linked to and didn’t go any farther, please click on the link below and on the next page in that topic Bryan updates his condition and corrects a couple inaccuracies in my rendition of his story. The story is even better when Bryan tells his story in his own words:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=52851&hilit=Quadriplegic&start=45
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Re: AAPK History

Postby Railsplitter » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:06 am

Is there a Lifetime Membership option? I'm just kidding but if there was, I would purchase one.
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Re: AAPK History

Postby Cletus Awreetus » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:12 pm

after reading this thread and realizing how much I've grown to appreciate this place and it's members in the short time I've been here, I felt it was only fair that I become a supporting member. I don't need any of the benefits that come with being a S.M. but $20 a yr to keep this place up and running seems like a small price to pay for what you get and I doubt Bryan will be taking over Hef's spot any time soon with the AAPK residuals and royalties. HooAh!


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