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Northern grandson is a knife addict

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by bikerdoc, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    The oldest northern daughter visits 3 times a year. Grandson Matt 10 yrs old loves knives. He brought his meager collection of 4 plus his scout knife.
    The scouts did a good job with safety but only rudimentary sharpening knowledge. The kid is sponge. Taught him to take the edges from somewhat sharp to scary sharp. His scout knife
    and Buck fixed and A/O folder are his go to for camping so we got them first.
    All the folders need oil.
    After his were done we started to poke around mine. No small feet since I got few dozen. We do a few day since I am recovering run out of gas real easy. (Fem-pop bypass with 72 staples on June 26th
    Yesterday they went to flea market with Nana.
    I get a text and picture says
    "Hey G-pa is this good for $10.00?"
    It was a USA Schrade Walden Old Hickory 1940T!
    I told him if the blade was good and it snapped and locked tight grab it.
    It is in good shape. A little oil and cleaning, some sharpening and he has a lifetime pocket knife.
    Today he was bugging me about "seeing knives."
    Not having a lot of energy I told him go to the bottom draw of the file cabinet and grab 3 fixed blades.
    A Becker necker he thought was cool
    One I made that he liked
    And an old M 16 bayonet He went nuts about.
    He willingly cleaned oiled them, more for practice than need, but he kept going back to the bayonet.
    He went on and on about how cool it was but realized it was not a practical camp knife. Just an heirloom and collectable. All morning he held onto that thing, finally I Told him maybe it should at your house!
    He went nuts happy, big hug and 87 thank you's

    More tomorrow with pics if I feel like it.
     
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  2. sparkyv

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    Nice, Grandpa! It's great to share a hobby/interest with your family.
     
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  3. 1KPerDay

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    Sounds great! I wish I had a grandpa to teach me which knives are good buys and how to sharpen them. I know next to nothing about blades. I use a steel to keep my kerhaw leeks and scallions usable but other than that I'm ignorant.
     
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  4. horsemen61

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    Awesome op!
     
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  5. Valkman

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    I wish I had grandsons! But I love my 4 grandgirls to death even if they're not into knives. Good for you Doc, bet that was fun!
     
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  6. JeffG

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    Very cool! Can't wait until grandson is a little older.
     
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  7. hso

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    Outstanding! Now he has mementos and memories.
     
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  8. Armored farmer

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    Grandpa better make a couple notes on his Christmas list!
    Sharpening stone
    Oil
    SAK
    ?
     
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  9. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    He will be leaving with a care package:D
     
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    Doc

    Way to go with your Grandson! I have two Grandsons (though both are a little too young to be having knives), along with a number of sons and daughters, who will be partaking of some mighty fine knives from my collection!
     
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  11. mdauben

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    Wish I could share my interests in knives and guns with the next generation of my family. The only interest any of them ever expressed in my stuff was when I was wearing a Case Trapper in a belt case. My nephew wanted to know why I was carrying a weapon with me. Sigh.
     
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  12. bikerdoc

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    @mdauben I had a nephew like that who questioned my need for a belt cased Schrade SB 7.
    I straighten him out.
     
  13. kBob

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    Bikerdoc,

    Good on ya about the grand kid.

    I was going to seek sympathy from you guys for my nine staples and missing sections of two vertebrae from 28 June and just getting to be able to walk 100 yards just today with out issue, but Jiminy I am up staged!

    I got stopped at Church one day for my gnarly dogwood cane and given a talking to about not bringing weapons to church....good thing the complainer did not have X-ray vision!

    -kBob
     
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    KBob wishing you a fast recovery. Love the cane story. The only time anyone ever gave me grief about my cane I educated them on the Americans with disabilities act
     
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  16. Bwana John

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    You may wish to include some info like....

    Direct pressure
    Elevation
    Ice
    Pressure points

    It is not if, but when.
     
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  17. SharpDog

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    Uh Oh, knives are the gateway weapon ...

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  18. Valkman

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    Hopefully! :)
     
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    Gateway to a good life and fine friends. Indeed.
     
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  20. Brin

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    When I was 10 years old I would have loved to have my grandpa teach me how to sharpen knives and make things. I bet your grandson would like to have you teach him how to make a pocket knife from a kit. This way he will lean skills that will be helpful later in life.
     
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  21. bikerdoc

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    We/he did scale and sharpen a 3 inch fixed blade
     
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