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A Very Special Knife #2697056 10/27/11 02:09 PM
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Well it's special to me anyway. You guys might not think it's all that but I'll tell ya why it's so special.

On February the 28th 1983 my Dad brought me two little bare root English Walnut trees that he found in a nursery in Tyler Texas while he was there visiting my Aunt. We planted those two trees the same day and then sadly on March 5th 1983 he passed away from a massive heart attack.

A couple of years ago winds from a big storm split one of them and I had to cut that part of the tree off. In that part there was a small burled spot so I cut it off and put it in the shop to dry. Just recently I got around to making me a small knife and used the wood from that tree for the scales.

I've made a lot of much better looking knives in my day but this one holds a special place in my heart and it will passed down when I'm gone and never be sold.













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That's awesome Mike! Great story and as always a great looking knife!


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That's a fine looking knife and great keepsake.


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Greatness!! Sharp looking knife...


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great looking knife



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Great knife Mike, memories and keepsake a plus. up


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Priceless! Thanks for sharing.


Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: Rockinmyshoe] #2697122 10/27/11 02:28 PM
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I really like the profile of that one. Great story.


Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: Dink Dodger] #2697132 10/27/11 02:32 PM
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awesome knife!!!!!




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Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: Big A] #2697138 10/27/11 02:35 PM
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GOOD LOOKING AND GOOD STORY



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Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: CAMO34] #2697171 10/27/11 02:46 PM
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Good looking knife Mike, and memories to hand down.


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That's a good lookin knife with alot of meaning behind it. That story will be passed down along with the knife for a long time I'm sure. Maybe it will be a good luck charm for you!



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Great knife and better story. Connections like that are what make some guns and knives special. They're a whole lot more than just wood and steel; they're connections to family and times long past.



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Great knife, and even better story Mike!



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Great knife and story.. hope it's handed down for generations. Thanks for sharing.



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Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: dkershen] #2697285 10/27/11 03:21 PM
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Good looking knife, the connection to your Dad makes it Priceless



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Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: kmon11] #2697420 10/27/11 04:05 PM
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Great story and awesome knife!!! He would be proud!!



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Beautiful knife and great story


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I would be proud to own a knife like that !!! My girlfriend gave Me her Dads knife and when her kids get older I will give it to them.




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Cool stuff its a keeper



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Originally Posted By: Dink Dodger
I really like the profile of that one.


I like it too, I really had to design the blade shape around the piece of wood that I had to work with.

Thanks for the kind words guys.



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Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: MikeC] #2698969 10/28/11 12:44 AM
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Awesome story, and knife.



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Re: A Very Special Knife [Re: Ranch Dawg] #2699019 10/28/11 12:58 AM
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What a GREAT story... Beautiful knife my friend!!! Awesome job..


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Well done, sir.

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Mike I think that is one the best looking knives I've ever seen. Great story about a very special knife.





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