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#166617 - 11/23/17 11:30 PM My Favorite Knife
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Several years ago, a group of Jr. High boys took up a collection and got this switchblade knife for me for Christmas. One of the boys had an older brother in the Army and he did the purchase.

2 of them stood guard at my classroom door in case the Principal showed up while the rest gave it to me just as the bell rang to get out for Christmas break. One boy admonished me to "not get caught with it at school."

Over the years, I have thought about it often and have to chuckle to myself each time about the circumstances of the act.


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#166618 - 11/23/17 11:36 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
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Folded up.

If anyone can tell me the origin of this knife, I would appreciate it. There is no brand on it.


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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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#166620 - 11/24/17 01:09 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
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A good Chinese knife, automatic?
I have a similar, since 2009 I constantly use.

p.s. yes - automatic

found an interesting video on the disassembly and cleaning of the knife

slightly different model, but the insides are the same

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#166623 - 11/24/17 08:32 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: desert.snake]
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Thanks for the video!

I'm sure that it didn't cost much because those kids were "economically disadvantaged"

But we hit it offf pretty good. They liked to play Football and Track. (District Champs in both) And,,,they ALL (100%) passed the State Test in Math!!!


Edited by coachblalock (11/24/17 08:38 AM)
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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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#166627 - 11/24/17 01:22 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
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For this price, this is a good knife
(at us it cost about 300 rubles, this ~5 $)
moreover, it is a gift from the heart.
I see good guys, I hope they will be fine smile
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#166712 - 11/29/17 07:43 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: desert.snake]
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My favourite is a Lone Wold Defender, no longer made, but occasionally available if you know where to look. It has a four inch blade, locks up tight as a tick, either open or closed, due to the Paul locking mechanism, and can be opened one- handed. Superb craftsmanship!

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#191274 - 12/26/20 06:59 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Fairbairn]
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Really great knife.

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#191282 - 12/26/20 01:28 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Knife Sharpener]
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Coach, they certainly gave from the heart.
Walker

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#191283 - 12/26/20 01:35 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Knife Sharpener]
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Outstanding Coach!
And, once again, demonstrates that the the things most of us value dearly has absolutely nothing to do with the monetary cost. The people and the stories always trump out when close to the heart.
A New Year filled with joy and wonder to you and yours.
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#191290 - 12/27/20 11:45 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Duke]
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Those guys are in their 30s now. All are doing good.

Two in that class are coaches now and the State Playoffs are in the Serious stage right now in Texas.

One of them won a BIG game last night and so is still going. The other lost a heartbreaker last week.

When I talk to them, I always tell them: You make sure that YOU have as much FUN coaching AND teaching kids as I did coaching AND teaching you!

And remember, that as lifting weights and running makes you a better athlete, doing a great job in the classroom makes you a better coach. Coaching is teaching!
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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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