Greetings from Connecticut

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Norwood
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Greetings from Connecticut

Post by Norwood » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 pm

I have been lurking about for several months. At long last, AAPK and I have decided to make our relationship legal. :wink:

I've lived in the Hartford area for close to 35 years. Nearly a year ago, I decided I wanted to learn enough about knives so I could better understand the motley collection of pocket knives (half of them junk) I had accumulated over the years. None of my acquaintances knows or cares anything about knives, so I turned to the Internet and soon discovered AAPK.

AAPK's discussions and its reference materials have been extremely helpful and very interesting. Friendly too. Many thanks to the members and administrators.

I'm nowhere near being a collector (yet?), but I have gotten much better at understanding and appreciating a well-made knife, which was my original goal.

Best to all,
Ken

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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by bestgear » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:14 pm

::welcome:: Ken. I grew up in Berlin CT and lived in CT until 2001, I'm now retired and living in Delaware although I get to CT a few times/year. There are many members here from CT and most belong to NCCA (http://www.ncca.info/membership.htm) which sponsors three 1-day shows and one 2-day show each calendar year, all within easy driving distance for you. As I'm sure you know, the Connecticut River valley hosted many cutlery concerns, many of which were in CT. Thanks for becoming "legal", see you around the forums. Tom ::handshake::
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:16 pm

Norwood wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 pm
I have been lurking about for several months. At long last, AAPK and I have decided to make our relationship legal. :wink:

I've lived in the Hartford area for close to 35 years. Nearly a year ago, I decided I wanted to learn enough about knives so I could better understand the motley collection of pocket knives (half of them junk) I had accumulated over the years. None of my acquaintances knows or cares anything about knives, so I turned to the Internet and soon discovered AAPK.

AAPK's discussions and its reference materials have been extremely helpful and very interesting. Friendly too. Many thanks to the members and administrators.

I'm nowhere near being a collector (yet?), but I have gotten much better at understanding and appreciating a well-made knife, which was my original goal.

Best to all,
Ken
Welcome Ken. Glad you are here. Hope to see some of your collection soon.
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:27 pm

A great big hearty welcome from The Great Midwest. Glad to have you aboard. Only one thing to say, pictures. Since you've been hanging around you probably already know, we love pictures.
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:33 pm

A big Welcome from Texas. Always good to have another Ken! ::tu:: :lol:

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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:43 pm

Welcome to AAPK from eastern South Dakota. ::ds:: You will like it here and learn a lot, as I did. Hope to see some knife pictures in the near future.
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by dlr110 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:44 pm

::welcome:: From another Texan. Like you have already heard we love pictures of knives, the great outdoors, hunting trips and so many more. Looking forward to seeing your collection. ::tu::
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:56 pm

Hello from a fellow New Englandah! (born in ME, '80 grad from NH, living in NJ)
I pass through Hartford twice a year - up and back to Maine to see my folks.
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by Old Folder » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:17 pm

Welcome aboard Ken ::tu::
Warm greetings from California.
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by FRJ » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Norwood wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 pm
I've lived in the Hartford area for close to 35 years.

Welcome here, Ken.
Glad to have you on the forum.

I live in old Connecticut too.
Joe

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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:46 pm

Hello and ::welcome:: to AAPK. ::handshake:: I'm originally from the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York.
The last time I was in Connecticut was 2009, in Bridgeport (for fried clams from a certain eatery, not knife related).
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by treefarmer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:50 pm

::welcome:: to AAPK, Ken! ::handshake::
Lots of us aren't collectors, we are accumulators. By being an accumulator you will eventually be exposed to certain knives and will gravitate to them and all of a sudden you find your self with a collection, maybe. :)
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by samb1955 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:57 pm

Hello from Indiana and welcome to the forum!

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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by herbva » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:36 pm

Ken, hello and welcome from Virginia! If you share our interest/love/passion (addiction) in knives, you have found the right place. This is the nicest, most knowledgable group of people I have ever encountered. Best regards. Herb
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Re: Greetings from Connecticut

Post by tongueriver » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:30 pm

Welcome from Wyoming. My old kinfellow got out of Franklin, CT by 1777 to join the revolution, and then on to Ohio after the War. I always wanted to poke around in that area and see what is there.

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