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Grand Torino

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  1. Sad news for sure...may God Bless you and look over you.
  2. I retired from the military after 26 years. I've been all over the world and thought I'd miss it. Not!!! Then went to work as an interior trim carpenter and after 6 years ending up with my own company. I made a boat load of money but the 12 hour days 7 days a week nearly killed me...literally. A quad bypass convinced me to sell it and get out. By this time the missus got transferred to Arizona and I packed my stuff, left the house for the kids to maintain and went with her. We had an awesome 5 years in the southwest. Upon returning to TN I decided with what time I may have left I was going to lead a stress free life. I watched a YouTube video one day about knife making and thought "I'll bet I could do that". The rest is history. All this said my wife is my best friend and has been for 35 years....and I've had some totally awesome friends. If you're fortunate to have one that supports you you're half way home. The key is stay busy doing something. A hobby or something you have always wanted to do. Keep your mind and imagination going...just know when it's time to pack it in for the day and relax. Don't make it a second job. Don't be afraid to stop what your doing at the moment and have a beer or cup of coffee. Whatever you were doing will be there when you're finished. God bless you and wish you all the best with your new beginning...whatever it may be. It's not that hard really...if I can be happy retired anyone can...trust me.
  3. Oh man.....I'd completely forgotten about that.
  4. Employers can set any requirement for work in Tennessee. You wife has the option of not working there if she does not want to. Not sayin' this to be ugly. It's just the way it is. It kind of like no shoes, no shirt, no service. I'm pretty sure an employer can fire you without cause as well as long as it's proven not discriminatory.
  5. All are the same blade made from 3/16" thick 1084 carbon steel. The OAL is 14" with a blade of 8 1/2". All come with the combo kydex/leather sheath shown. These are $150 each shipped. This is the final run of this knife in it's current look. I'll bring the shape and size back later with a different look. I have too many irons in the fire for the time being. 1. SOLD!!! Spalted hickory handle with G10 Accents. The finger guard is also made from blued 1084 steel. 2. SOLD!!! Spalted Tamarind handle with mesquite and G10 accents. The finger guard is made from bronze. 3. Spalted oak handle with African blackwood and G10 accents. The finger guard is made from copper. Thanks for lookin'!!!
  6. If you look at the last two pictures you can see it's a finger guard. Forward of the guard is for different tasks that may require better control.
  7. This is the same sized blank made from 3/16" thick carbon steel and acid stone washed. Blade length 6 3/8" and OAL 12 1/2" Both come with combo kydex/leather sheath and have brass pins ang lanyard hole. Only different is handle materials. Each one is $140 shipped. 1. SOLD!!! Walnut handles with G10 accents. 2. Stained and stabilized spalted maple. Thanks for lookin"!!!
  8. Made from 3/16" thick 1084 carbon steel. Both come with combo kydex/leather sheath and $150 each shipped. Basically the same blade with one being one inch longer than the other. They have thumb jimping and a false edge on the spine. !. SOLD!!!11" OAL with a 6" blade. Spalted Tamarind handles with Padauk and G10 accents and liners. Brass pins and lanyard tube. 2. SOLD!!! 12" OAL with a 7" blade. Gabon Ebony handles with yellow heart and G10 accents and liners. Copper pins and lanyard tube. Thanks for lookin'!!!
  9. Arnold is just another bold faced liar like all the rest of Follywood . Not long after making that statement he was observed ....
  10. I've already started and now making several different guards to see what I like best. This thing will be a beast when finished.

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