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PCS Gift

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JShirley, May 24, 2021.

  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Active duty service members periodically have to move locations (and often, job positions). My Master Sergeant is PCSing out of state.

    The plaque has a plate commemorating his time with our company. It holds an engraved ESEE 6, and is designed to hold the knife securely, but allow for removal if desired. The plaque maker is a skilled knife designer in his own right, Justin Gingrich.

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  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator In Memoriam

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    Very cool and shows me you are A good officer, who understands leadership and motivation.
     
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    Love this!
     
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    That is a great 'parting gift', John. Shows the esteem your unit holds him in.
     
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  5. ApacheCoTodd

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    Good call on the plaque and the choice of knives.

    Two of my PCS commemorations and my retirement were knives & a pistol.

    Others included things like engraved beer mugs and the like.

    Not to sound ungracious but, it's the knives that I most cherish.

    Todd.
     
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  6. Double_J

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    You sound like my kind of guys, always thinking of a functional and beautiful gift.

    I got a Master Chief Petty Officer friend a couple simple gifts when he was retiring. One of them was a good bottle opener as he loved pry cap beer but never had an opener. I also got him the gag gift of a 36 pack of mountain dew. He was known to always have a 12 pack of Mountain Dew in his desk fridge and wanted to keep him going in his transition to "non-Navy" life.

    He appreciated it and still sends the occasional pic of a bottle cap and the opener and a pic. of whatever National Park he is visiting.
     
  7. Old Dog

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    A favorite knife of mine, and as a career military guy, I enjoy seeing what units do for their departing personnel. Very well done!

    Geez. I never got any knives or pistols, just a whole bunch of wooden plaques...
     
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    Yeah... That was a stand-out Team in the day. They essentially replaced a dearly loved pistol that had been lost.

    Todd.
     
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