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    Primary EDC blade size

    I am just curious as to what size people's primary EDC blade is and if it's a folder or fixed blade. I prefer 3 3/4" - 4" for folders, but I will carry one that is 3 1/2" on occasion. I see a lot of great looking designs that just look too small to me. I've carried folders that were five or six...
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    Veterans Hospitals Turning Medical Records Over to the FBI.

    On average, 22 American Veterans a day commit suicide. Now, on top of everything else, they have to worry about losing their Constitutional rights if they ask for help. Dead veterans don't need medical care. Nice budget cuts, Uncle Sam. Remember, the Second Amendment protects all of our other...
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    Happy Hanukkah

    Happy Hanukkah to my most esteemed Jewish Friends, Family, and Fellow Knife Dogs! :biggrin:
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    Maker's Marks, logos, web sites, Tshirts, banners, business cards & more

    Hi All, I recently designed this logo for Steve Randall. I offer excellent work at extremely reasonable prices and have done a lot of work for KnifeDogs and my KnifeDogs brethren. Please let me know what I can do for you! I have many satisfied customers here...
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    Health

    For those of you who missed it, I had a minor heart attack on June 18th. I am now back home and in the process of moving locally. I appreciated all of the well wishes, texts, phone calls and e-mails. I appreciate the Knife Dogs community and the fine folks in it.
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    R.I.P. Blackie

    Blackie Collins, 71, Founder of BLADE magazine and knife maker, was killed in a motorcycle accident last week. Our condolences go out to his family. He was a kind man who always had a kind word and genuine interest in everyone at the Blade Show. He will be sorely missed.
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    Preparation M: The Preparedness SIG (Mensa Special Interest Group)

    I'm the National Coordinator for Preparation M: The Preparedness SIG (Mensa Special Interest Group). The Special Interest Group itself is only open to Mensans and former Mensans, but we have a forum open to anyone who is can contribute fairly intelligently. The whole forum is based on being...
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    Happy 70th Birthday, Don Cowles!

    I want to wish my father, Don Cowles, a very happy seventieth birthday today, March 1st. I love you, Pop! :35: :35: :35: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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    Deer are not our friends

    I received this e-mail today. It was well written and humorous, but I couldn't help thinking a nice sheath knife or one handed opener would have made this guy's life a lot easier, even more than a CCW. I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a...
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    Life as we know it

    On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back...
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    Custom Kowulz Urban Fury II flipper prototype

    Kowulz Curtiss Urban Fury II flipper prototype. 1/8" thick titanium frames with custom water jet cut patterns,and a 3/16" CPM-154 blade riding on IKBS. OAL of 9.75". Closed length is nearly 6" with a cutting edge of 4.25". Custom lowrider pocket clip and 2-tone blade finish. Very lightweight for...
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    Texting for the Elderly

    Texting for the Elderly 1. BTW = Bring The Wheelchair 2. ROFL. CGU = Rolling On The Floor Laughing. Can't Get Up 3. DWI = Driving While Incontinent 4. LOL = Living On Lipitor 5. OMG = Oy, My Grandchildren! 6. IMHO = Is My Hearing-Aid On...
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    Name that Maker!

    Anybody know who this is?
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    Not Yours To Give

    I wish it was required for every political candidate in America to memorize this before they were allowed to run for office! Not Yours To Give Col. David Crockett US Representative from Tennessee Originally published in "The Life of Colonel David Crockett," by Edward Sylvester...
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    Directory Central

    I recently found a business social network on-line called Directory Central that allows you to enter your business for searchers and reviewers. There was a link to it on LinkedIn,com which tends to be a pretty professional site. I joined free and think it is worth looking into. I'd love to hear...
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    Jigs: Curse or Cure?

    I had an interesting discussion at dinner Saturday night of the Blade Show with Don Cowles (my dad) and David Broadwell about jigs. Both were adamantly against them! David held up his hands and said, "These are my jigs." They both were of a mind that they were the only jigs you needed or...
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    Coye Ridgeback with Carbon Fiber Scales F/S

    For Sale: 1 Coye Ridgeback fixed blade knife. 3/16th 154 CM 6 3/4" OAL 3 1/4" Blade Texured Carbon Fiber - scales are removable for cleaning or general tinkering Torx with stainless stand offs Triple tempered Stone washed finish Kydex sheath Like new, unused. $175.00 firm + $10.00...
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    Butcher's Sharpening Steel questions

    My dad always used a sharpening steel to touch up knives in the kitchen when I was a kid. Does anyone here recommend a brand or model? I picked up a new 12" Mundial (like this) at the flea market today for $24.00. Are the single ceramic rod ones as good or does the knife need to be sharper...
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    What's your first name?

    When I was in the military, almost everyone called each other by their last name. It always seemed distant, impersonal, and dehumanizing to me. One of the few things about serving that I inherently disliked. You called your buddies either by their first name or a nickname. The nicknames were...
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    Maker's Mark & Logo GAW

    As some of you might remember, I did a donation appreciation non-raffle for a logo and maker's mark a while back. Bill T. won that and we have stayed in touch since. Bill said he doesn't need either at this point, and would like to see a new maker or someone who just needs a fresh makers mark...
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