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 Post subject: A knife for a vet
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:31 pm 
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Long story behind this, but figured he wouldn't mind if I posted a pic here. :)

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 Post subject: Re: A knife for a vet
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:30 pm 
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Really nice, Gene.

Long story or no, I'd like to hear it.

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 Post subject: Re: A knife for a vet
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:52 am 
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Gene, thats a ripper of a knife! I was expecting something entirely different as lately I have had several bovine problems that involvet the other sort of Vet. I guess I was have expection a bloat knife.... I too would like to hear/read the long story.

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 Post subject: Re: A knife for a vet
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:51 am 
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eric wrote:
Gene, thats a ripper of a knife! I was expecting something entirely different as lately I have had several bovine problems that involvet the other sort of Vet. I guess I was have expection a bloat knife.... I too would like to hear/read the long story.

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Not really that long I suppose.

This all started when I posted a question on another forum asking the folks there if they would vote on what wood to use, since I couldn't make up my mind which of a half dozen different species with good figure to use. Some of the woods were a gift from one of y'all on this forum, including the Maple that turned out to be the favorite. In the process, I decided to hold a random drawing of all those who had voted - about 30 - the winner would get the finished knife.

Jones was the lucky guy and at the time I had no idea he was a Vietnam vet. In subsequent discussions I discovered he is the same age as me, and served in VN at the same time, although in a different part of the country (I was in DaNang about 140miles north of An Khe). He was a platoon Sgt ( Army) and was wounded at An Khe in Sept of '66, and received a disability discharge.

He and his wife currently live in a small southern MS town, and my wife and I reside in a small northeast MS town.

I thought there had to be some kind of karma, for him to win the knife given our similar life histories.

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 Post subject: Re: A knife for a vet
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:57 pm 
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Very nice Gene, interesting story too.


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 Post subject: Re: A knife for a vet
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Thanks, like Paul said it was an interesting story!
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 Post subject: Re: A knife for a vet
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Gorgeous! Beautiful finish. Working on a couple myself.

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