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    lost pocket knives

    most of us have found pocket knives and most of them unless they were stainless, were pretty toasted. I for one have to admit that I have lost several knives over the years and a couple that I immediately regretted. For a guy, a pocket knife can be a very personal accessory and occasionally, it can be your favorite knife. I can remember as a young boy, helping an uncle search the trees in an area of the woods for his knife that he had stuck in a tree and forgot until the next day when he needed it again. we never found that one. years ago, I was about twenty feet up a tree in a climbing tree stand bow hunting. I needed my "favorite" Buck pocket knife to cut something, which it did but as I folded it closed, it slipped out of my hands. I watched in slow motion in the barely daylight light as it hit the bottom of the stand and shot outwards to who knows where in the million leaf pile and brush. I looked for that thing every time I was in the area. I doubt I could remember the actual area now at all. So when I find one, I always wonder how important the person valued this once useful tool, especially before stainless steel. I am 60 now and found one of my grandfather's lost knives, one that I can remember him using and how distraught he was when he lost it. it is one toasted knife that I gave to uncle that originally gave it to him, he was happy to get it. if only those knives could talk.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    big pocket...

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    Hey dirtlooter!! Yea, isn't it the truth?? Hope you're well!! Anyway, GOOD LUCK and GOOD HUNTING!! VERDE!!
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    Pocket knives are one of my favorite finds. Most are toast, be I still give them the respect they deserve.

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    I enjoy your perspective and story telling abilities. It would be good to sit down with ya'll on a front porch on some rocking chairs enjoying some nice cold sun tea. I have found many toasted pocket knives. The corn field I worked this season kept giving me parts of the same knife scattered all over the place. I think there's still more of it out there! Yes, men do appreciate a quality made tool. To loose a knife, and I have lost a few, is a bummer for a man. So I can emphasize with the sentiments of this thread indeed. Thanks DL.
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    I probably had a dozen pocket knives as a kid, but none survived. I either lost them or broke the blade off and tossed them. I wasn't really that into knives in those days. Just bought another one when the current one broke or disappeared.

    On the other hand, my father had a thing for pocket knives and took care of them. I found these in a bureau drawer after he died in 2008. I've been tempted to sell them, but I just can't do it...

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    Freebird, don't get rid of them, they were special to him and that makes them special in a special way. I once gave a knife that I really liked to my younger brother. it was a carbon steel single blade Case that I could sharpen to shaving in a heartbeat, got the scars to prove it. So what does my brother do? walks over to the gate and sticks the blade into a gap and snaps the blade off! Could have killed him. I feel naked if I don't have a pocket knife on me, always needing to cut something. My grandfather instilled in me that a dull knife was a useless knife so mine are always sharp. To me, to get something cherished personally by a loved one or a good friend is to have a part of them to remember them by.
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    We vacation in the Poconos.My kids,wife and I all carry pocket knives.The look on peoples faces when my wife whips out the Buck110.Anyhow we climb this cliff every year and at the top we build a stone monument.Been doing this for 15 years and as far as I can tell know ones ever seen it.Well a few years ago she left the knife up on the mountain.Came back the next year.Looked all over and found it open on the ground.Blade was still sharp as ever and the patina from all the snow and weather made it look like her Grandpa's.Thought some might like that story.All Buck fans but one the boy likes his Kershaws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBirdTim View Post
    Pocket knives are one of my favorite finds. Most are toast, be I still give them the respect they deserve.

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    You 'my friend' are just like me , I like & keep them all as well.
    As I am finding , In life we Start at the top,with the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through True faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or True Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with Both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
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    Ken Onion Kershaw.... I'd rather loose my wallet than this....
    Got dozens I've found, many others acquired from who knows where....

    Just notice my dog photobombed me!
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    it can be hard to buy a knife for a man, there are so many kinds of them and they are or can be very personal. My grandfather always said that you could tell a lot about a man by his knife...the condition of it. well used or hard used to hardly used. the style also could reflect what he did a lot of. A broken knife or a very rusty one spoke of miss use or abuse. I have always been slow to loan my knife out, broke that rule once when I loaned it to a guy in the woods that had just killed a deer. He worked at the same place I worked at so I knew that I would get it back. A month later, I was shocked to see my carbon steel knife and had never been washed or cleaned and was a rusty mess with dried flesh and hair stuck to it. I give my wife pretty cheap ones, she tends to lose them
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    I have been hunting for about 4 months now and i just found my first knife the other day, at a house built in 1900. It is a old Case knife. Super stoked about this one and cant wait to find more!
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    I prefer a Victronox Swiss Army knife. I use my at least 3-4 times a day. I literally feel naked without it. I pulled it out once at a conference to help a vendor set up his machine. He would have been unable to make his full presentation without my help.

    Never found a knife md'ing, but found a few on the ground.
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    I like my Kershaw knives. Recently I was helping my neighbor with his truck and he asked if I had a knife on me. I said of course, and whipped it open and handed it to him. He then proceeded to cut through a bad 02 sensor wiring harness - I didn't say anything but my eyes had to be about the size of saucers. No major damage done, it sharpened back up fine but I'll have to think twice about letting anyone borrow my knife again.

 

 
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