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    Someone left their KBar 1205 on their bumper and took off down the highway. After some time I came along and saw it.
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    I removed what was left of the crushed leather handle and nickeled the rust off of it.
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    A new straight handle from Texas Mountain Laurel gave me one more very useable knife.
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    Hmmm...I can't see the pics.

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    Well I guess Google pictures doesn't show up. I'll try another picture hosting site tomorrow.


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    Or maybe there's something I'm not doing right (the more likely answer).

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    There now. That's better.

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    Somewhere in this world someone realizes they lost a Ka-Bar and they ain't happy. You did a nice job, though.

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    Thanks, it ain't no "Crashblade" but I did manage to cut myself with it.

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    I started to get a bit more aggressive with taking those discolorations and minor pitting out of it but chose not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    Thanks, it ain't no "Crashblade" but I did manage to cut myself with it.

    Alan
    I remember the first interview with Loveless I ever read in one of the outdoor sports rags back in the 1960s.

    They had a picture of him holding one of his first Loveless Drop Point Hunters. I remember that he had a band-aid on his finger.

    So you are in good company.

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    Yeah, I have a slice on my thumb that is healing nicely, thank you very much. If you're going to get into a knife fight with something or someone you have to know you ARE going to get cut. Just a fact of life. Turned out this was an Avacado seed but, hey, it was tough.

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    I still remember my close combat training at Ft Bragg. When we got to the edged weapons part the instructor's words are still engraved in my memory.

    I was in an officers training rotation so we were addressed as "Gentlemen", at least to our faces.

    His exact words were, "Gentlemen, even the winner of a knife fight goes to intensive care!"

    That sort of stuck in my memory and I increased my ammo load out.

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    Aye, that's well said. Small world btw, I have a friend who went to Ft Bragg too.

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    FAyetteville used to be on the NW side of Fort Bragg but after Karat did time there they moved it to the SE side so he couldn't find the town any more. We won't go into any stories to protect the guilty.

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    How did you find out about that?

    They promised it would be erased from my record.
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    Rumor is there are a lot of offenses that were "erased from" a record
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    I meant time in Fort Bragg but let the chips fall where they may. Everyone had leave, right?

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    Wonderful JOB in bringing it back to life, I have always liked the MADE IN Florida Knife by Randell https://www.randallknives.com/. I was about ready to go into the Military and my brother who had served in the U.S. Army, Intelagents was fresh out and bought me a "Randell Made Knife" for about 65.00-dollars and today that same Knife is about 400-dollars. Came complete with my name on the blade. My Brothers SON, who had married with children. When my father past away back in 2004-we past along collectibles to the only living male in the family.

    So if you wondering why I am saying all of this, its simple a knife to some is a very special position. Like my Bulks, Case knives I have passed along to my Grandchildren even the two granddaughters have there own case knifes. The small little two blades which I have given to the older boys at age 14-years. A knife is Special and a very special gift to have a lifetime.

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    OLD GI, You may already know this as I just wanted to touch on something that came as a surprise to me. Your own Military records free to service members. In a newsletter from my old Military Unit was a link to National Personel Records Center https://www.archives.gov/st-louis Now I did nothing for about a year. But when I did go to the website I requested everything I could from my military service. On the web, I watched a short video and requested a copy of my Military records, Service awards, copies of DD-214, but the one they sent was page two which had codes which were not on my page one of DD-214. When the packaged arrived I was sent all awards/ribbons full size and small. Trust me I had nothing in the way as to award all were for just being in a country. Now the last point is when you start they will send you a number like 123-456789 KEEP THIS NUMBER as it will be on all correspondences as reference. I was happy to see all this old stuff after 40-years. The only thing they did not have were medical records. This is about all the information I have if you want to follow up for yourself. "WELCOME BACK HOME"

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