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Old 02-16-2017, 12:10 AM
brandonaybar brandonaybar is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: USA
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Smile New member introduction....

Hello Knife Network. My name is Brandon, and I would Iike to say hello to you guys and gals. I've got a few knives here at home and every time I "promise" myself that "this will be the last knife", I wind up buying more. More... More.

Thanks for hosting this great site.

Seattle area
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:51 AM
pcpc201 pcpc201 is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: South Alabama
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Welcome Brandon, there is a great deal of information to be gleaned from the site, and to boot a bunch of great guys.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:16 AM
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Andrew Garrett Andrew Garrett is offline
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Location: Nampa, Idaho
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Welcome aboard Brandon.

Andy Garrett
Charter Member - Kansas Custom Knifemaker's Association

"Drawing your knife from its sheath and using it in the presence of others should be an event complete with oos, ahhs, and questions."
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:15 AM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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Location: Now live in Las Cruces NM.
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Smile Enjoy the site Brandon

And Welcome. Part time maker here. I enjoy making knives and doing leather too I found. I see you are more of a collector, but there are some knife kits from many different places if you ever decide to make a custom handled knife for yourself. I am not averse to making a good quality kit knife and have a few sitting around. Usually big Chef's knives as I had limited equipment.

It can be addicting making knives and will quickly get expensive if it runs away with But if all you want to do is make a kit knife or folder, hand tools will be plenty with maybe a cheap drill press thrown in. There are a lot of pictures of nice knives here, some unbelievably artistic. So enjoy all you can. Ask questions as there are collectors here as well as makers, indeed some are both.

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