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Old 05-14-2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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I am large, in charge, and with another Barge!

Whether you are an area barista of overpriced, substandard coffee, or a microscope manufacturing maven, or perhaps an eastern seaboard pocketknife collector, if you own a Barge it usually winds up amongst my Japanese waterstones!

My wife goes to the mailbox this afternoon, and gets the bills, my latest police wants and warrants, fan mail from lonely redheads and another wad of brochures and medication coupons from Hypochondriacs' Haven.

But today there's another box. I rattle the contents and sniff the shipping tape. Yup, no question there, my trained nostrils lock in on a Kershaw grip! I balance the container on three of the fingers of my togishi trained right hand--it's a smaller knife, asymmetrical in shape, one end heavier than the other.

Yikes! It has to be another Barge!

Almost from instinct, my wife gets me a roll of blue painters tape and a few drams of Patron tequila. My trembling finally stops.

Muscle memory inks the bevel. My amygdala slowly calms as my frazzled adrenals go into limbic shut-down as cortisol floods all my internal reptilian versions of right and wrong. I wait as the distilled blue agave cactus ambrosia quells my shattered psyche.

The stones are soaking. And like Leonidas, I have been here before. The only question now is will I return with my shield, or on it...

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That’s so nice...where can I get one ?
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Thatís so nice...where can I get one ?
Pretty much anywhere. They are one of Kershaw's top sellers. They are also a big hit with the prepper crowd.
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Originally Posted by raptor1911 View Post
Thatís so nice...where can I get one ?
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Pretty much anywhere. They are one of Kershaw's top sellers. They are also a big hit with the prepper crowd.

Come on Chico, sell him the knife after you polish it. You can always order another one, you need the therapy.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:14 AM   #5
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Come on Chico, sell him the knife after you polish it. You can always order another one, you need the therapy.
Believe it or not, I out of them. Next Monday I'll order some...

(And to respond to your retort, both of my therapists say I'm doing better, so there!)
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Well, the good news is that Kershaw hired a new sharpener! These pictures are the first pass!

I want to refine the tip a bit more, and do a few stokes to the left side belly, but that's minutes, not the usual hours.

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Believe it or not, I out of them. Next Monday I'll order some...

(And to respond to your retort, both of my therapists say I'm doing better, so there!)

Glad to hear that, we don't want you going over the edge, LOL.
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going over the edge
Every time I touch that bottle of slurry I'm flirting with disaster!
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Well, the good news is that Kershaw hired a new sharpener! These pictures are the first pass!

I want to refine the tip a bit more, and do a few stokes to the left side belly, but that's minutes, not the usual hours.

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Looks familiar...
As long as you're happy, I'm happy.

I was having computer troubles for a while, and as I waited, I redid your tip. Very pointy now...
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