View Full Version : Hometown Hero Build - Makers Recruiting Drive

Bill T
09-11-2011, 11:52 AM
I'm going to start this thread to keep a running list of Makers , Donors and volunteers of any aspect .
I'll update it as changes occur ..

First I'll list Donors :
Aldo the New Jersey Steel Baron 49 Blades - 52100
Tracy - USA Knifemakers Supply 50 Pair Micarta Scales , Brown
Travis - Precision Plus 25 pair SS and 25 pair Brass Corby's Lg
Brad - Peter's Heat Treating

Makers :
1) Justin King _________ Knives - 2 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
2) Patrick ______________Knives - 1 , HT - Own , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - Yes
3) Rudy Joly ___________Knives - 3 , HT - Own , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
4) Lagrange____________ Knives - 1 , HT - Own , Kydex - No, Recipient name - ?
5) Randy HHH_________ Knives - 3 , HT - Own , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
6) Steve Janik _________ Knives - 3 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
7) Big Smitty __________Knives - ? , HT - ?, Kydex - ?, Recipient name - ?
8) Mike Carter__________ Knives - 5 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - maybe, Recipient name - ?
9) Max Cutter __________Knives - 3 ?, HT - Own , Kydex - No , Recipient name - yes , 5
10) Jim Coffee __________Knives - 1 , HT - Own , Kydex - J , Recipient name - ?
11) Rodney J __________Knives - ? , HT -? , Kydex - ? , Recipient name - ?
12) Denny _____________ Knives - 2 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
13) Sean Cochran______ Knives - 3 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
14) Uncle Billy _________ Knives - 2 , HT - Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - Yes
15) James Terrio _______Knives - 3 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - maybe , Recipient name - ?
16) Brad704 ___________Knives - 1 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - ?
17) Ausbrooks _________Knives - 1, HT - Own , Kydex - No , Recipient name - ?
18) Bill T _____________ Knives - 4 , HT-Peter's , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - Yes

19) Jerry Bond ________ Knives - 2 , HT - Peter's, Kydex - no, Recipient name - ?

20) Franklin ___________Knives - 1 , HT - Own , Kydex - Try , Recipient name - ?

21) G. Shahan _________ Knives - 2 , HT - ? , Kydex - N , Recipient name - ?
22) LR "Butch" Harner__Knives - 1, HT - Own , Kydex - ? , Recipient name - ?
23) Josh Dabney _______Knives - 2, HT - Own , Kydex - Yes , Recipient name - Y

24) D. Douglas ________Knives - 1, HT - ? , Kydex - No , Recipient name - ?

Recruiting Office Name Getters :
1) Bill T
2) Justin King
3) Denny

Design Submissions :
1) Big Smitty
2) Lagrange
3) Denny
4) Randy HHH
5) Steve Janik
6) Ausbrooks
7) BRad704
8) Lagrange #2

9) Franklin
10) Jerry Bond
11) Justin King

12) Mike Carter
13) Pieter

If I put you down for something wrong , or incomplete , please let me know ..

Denny Eller
09-13-2011, 08:40 AM
OK, Postage Breath, put me down as a recruiting office name getter, too. Just bear in mind that the last time I went into a Marine Recruiter's Office I blinked and then some little dudes were shooting at me.

Sean Cochran
09-13-2011, 07:09 PM
OK, Postage Breath, put me down as a recruiting office name getter, too. Just bear in mind that the last time I went into a Marine Recruiter's Office I blinked and then some little dudes were shooting at me.

We got this Denny. :)

Denny Eller
09-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Thanks, Sean! It's good to know a Kentuckian has my back!

11-21-2011, 08:44 PM
Bill, are you still taking names for this. if so, i would like to join in and make one. thanks

Mike Carter
11-22-2011, 12:36 AM
I'm good to make more than one if you got more steel than makers.

G. Shahan
11-24-2011, 04:28 PM

I havent been around much I didnt see this one.
I would be glad to help if needed.

Greg Shahan

Bill T
11-24-2011, 04:34 PM
Thank you Uncle Billy and G. Shahan . We're priviledged to have you . Mike you and anyone else who'd like to make more than 1 , please let me know ..I'll have you all up to speed by this weekend . I'll be outlining everything then or by early next week .

Rudy Joly
11-27-2011, 07:54 AM
Everything will be done in house, even HT.


HHH Knives
11-27-2011, 08:02 AM
Whooo Hooo! Stepping it up Rudy!

12-03-2011, 10:23 AM
I would like to make 2 or 3 Bill. Just need someone to make sheathes for me.


James Terrio
12-03-2011, 11:54 AM
If you don't have enough makers, I'd be happy to make an extra knife or two as well.

I do need help with getting Kydex sheathes made; and probably will need a name(s) for recipient(s).

Bill T
12-03-2011, 08:25 PM
You Guys are all Awesome !! Thanks ! We'll figure out the sheath thing soon enough .

12-03-2011, 08:42 PM
Ill grind somemore this round as well

RSS Westchester Poolee
12-08-2011, 05:18 PM
Hello, I hope this is not too long-winded or sappy.

I am a Poolee at the USMC recruitment office that Bill T has been visiting. I just wanted to thank him, and all of you for what you are doing. The impact of something like this only reaffirms the reasons that many of us enlisted for, before, and I am sure after bootcamp. I cannot to any degree of satisfaction put into words how amazing it is that there are people out there like you guys.

Any of us can go out and buy a knife after boot camp, or even right now. That there is a group out there willing to donate their time and efforts to actually make something for recently graduated Marines – people who they may not even know – makes it mean so much more. The tools we encounter on our journey from Poolee to Marine will always be tools, but because of your efforts these knives are much more than that. They are heirlooms. This is not something any amount of money can ever buy.

When I am asked why I enlisted, I often feel like I cannot put into words all of the reasons. Bravado would dictate that the correct answer is to scream loudly “To KILL!”, but that is not the real answer. There is patriotism, want to defend our country, a whole medley of ideas that I try to express to them, but none of them are the real answer either... The real reason is because of folks like you. People that make kids ready and willing to risk everything because they truly believe there are people out there that make it worth doing so. I am sure, from browsing your forums, that many of you have served, and this may resonate with your reasons for doing so.

I only hope that each of us can through our actions repay the gift you have given us.

Thank you,

A grateful RSS Westchester Poolee.

Steven Janik
12-08-2011, 05:28 PM
Well, I just got my Xmas present.
Well spoke young patriot. Thank you.

12-08-2011, 05:34 PM
im with janik. we wish you boys well and appreciate the kind words.

HHH Knives
12-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Great to hear from you Poolle. Its a honor and pleasure to have you here. Your words ring true today and always.

Bill If you need someone to make a few more sheaths. I would be happy to. Let me know.

God Bless America and our soldiers, and there family's!

Our prayers and support will be with you always!
Randy Haas

Bill T
12-08-2011, 08:53 PM
Wow , I've reread the Poolee's post at least 5 times .. and have even started to reply a number of times .. words really do escape me ..
Thank you Poolee , whoever you are ..

I have to tell you guys , you're really missing out if you have a Recruiting Office nearby .. and you don't take some time to meet some of these young people ..

I feel like I'm the only one having fun ..:biggrin:

Sean Cochran
12-09-2011, 05:07 AM
Much like Bill, Ive re-read that post several times.
Poolee, I feel like makeing you or someone like you a knife, is the very least that I can do and certainly its no where near what you deserve.
Thank you, for your service. May God bless and watch over you.


Justin King
12-09-2011, 08:50 AM
Thanks to the Poolee for piping up on here, it means a lot to me to hear a few words of thanks for our efforts. You guys are the best of our nation, and if we must send you off to fight for us then we damn well owe it to you to see that you are as well equipped as we can make you. Just paying taxes isn't enough for some of us:)
God bless you, keep safe, and know that we are proud of you.

Rudy Joly
12-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Anyone as yourself has our deepest graditude and respect.
Recieving one of our knives is but a small token compared the possibilities you face. I can only hope that at some point of your collective service, like yourself, the recipients realise that some one does care. Be safe and THANK YOU.


Denny Eller
12-09-2011, 02:41 PM
Poolee, I look forward to calling you brother and saying Semper Fi when you complete Boot Camp. No matter how tough it gets it is obvious that you have the heart and soul to get through it by your post. Without young men like you we would not be able to enjoy the freedom that we all tend to take for granted. May God Bless you and be with you on your journey. I sincerely hope you will keep in touch with us here at Knife Dogs and send us a picture of you on the day you become a "Devil Dog".

James Terrio
12-10-2011, 07:11 AM
I sincerely hope you will keep in touch with us here at Knife Dogs and send us a picture of you on the day you become a "Devil Dog".

I second that. I never served in the military, but having enjoyed the freedoms of being an American, I feel it's the least I can do to give back a little bit of my time and skill to help out some patriots. :)