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my retirement knife

Post by BatJak » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:01 pm

Finally found one of these at a decent price.
This is reserved for retirement in about 5 or 6 years when my wife and I move to Eastern North Carolina.
We have a house near Plymouth but gonna move their soon... hopefully.

All I can think about is walking on the beach with my wife looking for seashells.

Not to be morbid but if my kids slip a knife in my pocket when I leave this earthly form i would like it to be this one.

Anyway, I'm sure many here have already retired but my question to all is...
Do you have a "retirement knife"?

I didn't know this but Schrade called their white delrin for the scrims "Whale tooth delrin" ... huh, go figure
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by jmh58 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Well.. Been retired since 2016.. I have carried a few and bought a few also... :lol: :lol:
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:00 pm

Allen, gettin' lonesome for Camp Lejeune? :lol: :lol:
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by Railsplitter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:07 pm

I don't have a retirement knife but I've got plenty that would qualify. My knives see about 95% of their usage at the workplace.

My biggest fear regarding knives in retirement is that I won't need one anymore after that. :(
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:26 am

Railsplitter wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:07 pm
I don't have a retirement knife but I've got plenty that would qualify. My knives see about 95% of their usage at the workplace.

My biggest fear regarding knives in retirement is that I won't need one anymore after that. :(
Rick, it's not an unfounded fear.
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:32 am

Although I was not thinking of it that way at the time, this was my first Case knife that I bought new about a month before I retired.
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by RevolverGuy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:28 am

I always liked those Schrade scrimshaws. Make sure and get a sheath for it too. Walking on those beaches you'll most likely be using it around saltwater. I still have a long ways to retirement but when I decide to get myself a blade to commemorate, it'll be USA made classic just like that one.

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Re: my retirement knife

Post by StrawHat » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:31 am

My retirement knife would be one of my Barlows. Perhaps this one,
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by Old Hunter » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:20 am

I'm somewhere between 2 years and 6-1/2 years from retirement (dependent on whether I choose to go on my minimum goal or my maximum goal). Not sure on the date but am sure on the knife - will be a Buck 110 Folding Hunter from their custom shop with stag handles, S30V blade steel, and engraved nickel bolsters. Going to have the company initials, my initials, and my service dates engraved on those bolsters. OH
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by orvet » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am

Old Hunter wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:20 am
Not sure on the date but am sure on the knife - will be a Buck 110 Folding Hunter from their custom shop with stag handles, S30V blade steel, and engraved nickel bolsters. Going to have the company initials, my initials, and my service dates engraved on those bolsters. OH
That is a knife worthy of such a special commemoration! Excellent choice! ::tu::
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:20 pm

Old Hunter wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:20 am
I'm somewhere between 2 years and 6-1/2 years from retirement (dependent on whether I choose to go on my minimum goal or my maximum goal). Not sure on the date but am sure on the knife - will be a Buck 110 Folding Hunter from their custom shop with stag handles, S30V blade steel, and engraved nickel bolsters. Going to have the company initials, my initials, and my service dates engraved on those bolsters. OH
Your dates of service with the company or the ANG?
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by Old Hunter » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:10 pm

With my company Jerry (aiming for 40 years in 3-1/2 more years). I retired from the ARNG in 2005 with 32 years. I have a Randall Knife that commemorates my ARNG service. OH
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Re: my retirement knife

Post by rea1eye » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:28 pm

I wonder how many (non knife) companies give a knife to someone who retires.
I know previously people got pens and watches.

Does any company give out anything to the retiree any more ( other than a kick in the pants)?

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Re: my retirement knife

Post by marcellusW » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:14 pm

BatJak wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Finally found one of these at a decent price.
This is reserved for retirement in about 5 or 6 years when my wife and I move to Eastern North Carolina.
We have a house near Plymouth but gonna move their soon... hopefully.

All I can think about is walking on the beach with my wife looking for seashells.
My unsolicited advice is to carry it now, at least on the weekends and vacation, if it can't be carried while working.
Having just survived a heart attack, my attitude has changed towards saving my stuff for later and special occasions.

But, that's just my take these days.

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Re: my retirement knife

Post by knife7knut » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:43 pm

rea1eye wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:28 pm
I wonder how many (non knife) companies give a knife to someone who retires.
I know previously people got pens and watches.

Does any company give out anything to the retiree any more ( other than a kick in the pants)?

Bob
I know of at least one that did: A company with the initials "ICI" gave this Gerber FS to the father of one of my co-workers upon his retirement. After his father passed he gave it to me knowing I collected knives.The emblem is gold and there is a diamond inset.
I have a couple of other Gerber knives that were given out;whether it was retirement or not I'm not sure.Here are pictures of them.
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