popx5 goes to Alaska...

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Yep.... we're happy mo fo's. Even sh!!ty Kodiak weather can't keep us down. We went 11 days without showers and were still smiling... There's more, stand by... Ed F
 

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How did I miss this post? What an awesome trip
 

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In October of 1977, my father gave me this knife for my 16th birthday. It's a case XX 6265 redbone folding hunter. He won it and a couple others that I have still in the box a trap shoots. He had it engraved "To Tom from Dad 10/7/77". The engraving has all worn off, barely noticeable if you know where to look. My dad taught me how to sharpen a knife with a whet stone as a kid. I have a collection of his and mine now that I regularly use on this and other knives to keep them razor sharp. This old case really holds an edge. One of the best pieces of steel I have, and I have several other old knives. Kind of surprises me how few people know how to sharpen a good knife anymore. Anyway, I have carried this knife on many adventures, and have l cleaned every big game animal i have ever killed with it ( not a pile by any means but a fair amount) and skinned countless coyotes, foxes and bobcats during my trapping days. Five years ago, it slept overnight next to the carcass of the first buck i killed with a bow that Ed put me on in Arizona. I realized i left it there later that night and went back the next morning to get it.


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Bad ass... pretty cool to see pops in action with it. Made short work of 3 deer in Alaska. I'm pretty sure that knife will see much more action. Maybe next week... Ed F
 

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Nice vids Ed. Peach fruit cups?

Popx- my grandfather had a knife just like that. He would sharpen it with a grinding stone. Great knife.
 

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Bad ass you guys!!! I so wanna do this trip in the next couple years!
 

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Ed, How difficult was it hunting in that wind? Bad ass trip!
 

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It sucks... but you deal with whatever she gives you. That was a beautiful day on Kodiak. Ed F
 

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Great trip Ed, you guys are killing me with all the Sitka BT picks this year. I'm getting the itch really bad!!
 

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looks like an epic trip. would love to experience AK one day.

popx5 said:
In October of 1977, my father gave me this knife for my 16th birthday. He had it engraved "To Tom from Dad 10/7/77".
that's awesome you still have that old knife and all the work you've put it through.

hey, we've got the same birthday
 
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