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Old 09-06-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Charlie, I heard you got something.

Charlie, I've had a really bad day. No one died, so by the biker scale of tragedies, today is a "3."

Tell me something good--or just call, my wife is mad at me, too.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:24 PM   #2
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Well, the good news FOR ME is that the Sneaky Pete was waiting on the porch when we got home from lunch at the Japanese place. The knife is just amazing -- I can kind of understand how you can get a clean bevel on a straight tanto style, like the first charity knife, but to be able to make an even, perfect mirror edge on a curved blade like this is beyond my comprehension. Pure artistry.

I feel like I won the lottery with these two knives - not to mention that slick little Barge that I will be shipping to my buddy who is retiring. I am glad to have had the chance to support your charitable efforts. Thanks, Chico


I hope your day improves!
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:04 AM   #3
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Charlie, I'm glad you like the knife. In all seriousness, I did thoroughly polish the edge. A knife like that can also be used for camping and fishing.

Oh, the day got better when I got home and ate something and cleaned my stones.

I hope when you sliced off the bubble wrap you saw the "point" marking. LOL.

Edit: BTW, your phone doesn't like me. We had one of the Barges stolen in transit, so I called to make sure the box arrived safely. I called, and phone must dislike polishers. But then, I'm not so sure polishers are even liked in Japan! Be careful tickling the dragon on the Sneaky Pete.
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I have stones I haven't used yet.

Charlie, you just use round stones on the circular parts.

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Seriously, Ken Schwartz does make rounded stones. I never used them. I do have some half sized stones because there are some two-inch knives with a re-curve.

It's kind of like driving a stick-shift. You do it long enough and you don't see the need for an automatic.

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Charlie, I'm glad you like the knife. In all seriousness, I did thoroughly polish the edge. A knife like that can also be used for camping and fishing.

Oh, the day got better when I got home and ate something and cleaned my stones.

I hope when you sliced off the bubble wrap you saw the "point" marking. LOL.

Edit: BTW, your phone doesn't like me. We had one of the Barges stolen in transit, so I called to make sure the box arrived safely. I called, and phone must dislike polishers. But then, I'm not so sure polishers are even liked in Japan! Be careful tickling the dragon on the Sneaky Pete.
I will re-send you my phone number -- rest assured that I did receive the Barge that you sent, and I am putting it in the mail to my friend tomorrow. If you have any stock left when you get to the end of your orders, I will gladly take a second Barge. Thanks.
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If you have any stock left when you get to the end of your orders, I will gladly take a second Barge. Thanks.
Oh, I have some and I can get some more. I'm hoping you do drop down to Madison. Of course, watching polishing is sort of like watching paint dry, but without the charisma...
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Seriously, Ken Schwartz does make rounded stones. I never used them. I do have some half sized stones because there are some two-inch knives with a re-curve.

It's kind of like driving a stick-shift. You do it long enough and you don't see the need for an automatic.

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oh you do when you are stuck in traffic on a hill......
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oh you do when you are stuck in traffic on a hill......
I learned the old fashion way.

When on a hill, put the transmission in neutral and foot on the brake. If you have a parking brake that is a lever, just pull it into engagement. If you have a parking brake pedal, slip your left foot to the side, and your right foot onto the right side. Then use your left foot to press the brake pedal.

Slip your handle under the brake release and your left foot on the clutch and your right foot on the gas. When the signal changes, ease the clutch out until you feel the car try to pull forward. Then hand release the brake.

The car will not roll backwards at all, and I have an F-150.
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