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  • Greetings From Illinois USA

    Brand new member but I see some familiar "faces" already. Now do I have to say "bloke", "crikey", "cheers", "mate" and eat Vegemite (please don't make me) to post on this forum or would that just be pretentious?

    Knife wise, my main thrust is the Camillus #72 pattern and it's many clones, followed closely by just about anything made by Kershaw in the USA, especially if it has the SpeedSafe feature. I don't have near as many of the English Jack pattern as I would like to and I'm crazy about just about anything with a Wharncliffe blade. I have a complete set of the Puma Big Five series stockmans, all of the Schrade Miracle Whip Anniversary knives I know about and a hodge podge of this and that which has caught my fancy over the years. I consider myself an accumulator and not a collector and wandered into this addiction through the back door, picking up a doctor knife now and then. Mostly folders and a few straight knives make up the pile.

    Not sure how much time I'll spend here upside down. My home port is AAPK but I do love to travel. I wish I had the $$$$$$$$ to show up in person. I'll try to be an asset and to not be too much of a pain so if it's not too presumptuous, g'day y'all.

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    Gday Jerryd welcome to the Abf, we won't make you eat vegemite, but we do like to see photos of collections. When you have a few more posts you'll be able to post from a photo bucket acc.

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    • #3
      hahaha Love the intro... Welcome. Vegemite is a must. I eat it by itself using a table spoon. Give it time you will do the same.

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      • #4
        G'day Jerry. Welcome to ABF

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        • #5
          Thanks for the welcomes. I've tried Vegemite and have decided you have to be born to it. I'll get some pictures up as soon as I get enough posts. I think I remember reading something about 10 or 20 or 5 or something. Sorry. Old man. Old brain.

          Grant (Shearer) and I both collect the Camillus #72s and their clones so if you've seen his, except for a hand full for each of us, you've seen mine.


          Edit: There. Now that I can edit, I feel so much better.
          Last edited by Jerryd6818; 11-09-2013, 06:34.

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          • #6
            Well frogs. I meant to say Camillus 72s and their clones and now I can't find a way to edit my post. Sugar.


            Edit: Fixed!
            Last edited by Jerryd6818; 11-09-2013, 06:34.

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum. Editing, and a few other things, become available as soon as you reach 20+ posts. All part of the anti spammer protections we have here.

              When you're ready, go to the Gallery and show us what you've got.
              Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

              - Bob Hoskins -
              bibo et lego et cogito ergo sum



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              • #8
                Welcome!!

                G'day Jerry

                Welcome to the forum.

                Looking forward to seeing some of your "accumulation"!!

                Dutchy
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                • #9
                  welcome to the forum

                  Originally posted by ash9nine View Post
                  hahaha Love the intro... Welcome. Vegemite is a must. I eat it by itself using a table spoon. Give it time you will do the same.
                  really?? i'm aussie born and raised but even i don't have more than a very thin spread on toast. Vegemite is concentrated goodness, take in moderation.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome mate. Mashing G'day and y'all. Well done Sir! Hope you enjoy your time here.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AdsC View Post
                      welcome to the forum



                      really?? i'm aussie born and raised but even i don't have more than a very thin spread on toast. Vegemite is concentrated goodness, take in moderation.
                      Really?? You don't.

                      BTW I was joking.

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                      • #12
                        Welcome Down Under mate!

                        You don't need to worry about Vegemite (most Aussies hate the stuff too!), but you do need to worry about Drop Bears!!!

                        Basically, avoid any tall gum trees and you'll be alright!


                        KK
                        Australian Knife Magazine
                        Editor



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                        • #13
                          Welcome to ABF JerryD I look forward to seeing some pics of your collection

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                          • #14
                            Welcome to the forum mate, great introduction. I hope you enjoy your time here, it's good to have international members aboard.. I'll try not to get too jealous when I see pictures of your assisted Kershaw's that I'll never be able to own.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KnifeKnut View Post
                              you do need to worry about Drop Bears!!!

                              Basically, avoid any tall gum trees and you'll be alright!


                              KK
                              I'll be sure to stick a fork in what hair I have left and spread a little Vegimint behind my ears.

                              Thank you all for the warm welcomes. As soon as I get time, I'll get some Kershaw pictures up for y'all to drool over. That SpeedSafe opening system is the cat's meow and there's nothing out of the box like Kershaw sharp.

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