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    Quote Originally Posted by spr1975wshs View Post
    I had one of the original Gerber Mark II's, gave it to a college friend when he enlisted in the Army in the fall of 1979 and was headed for Ranger training.
    That is awesome of you. I hope he fared well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spr1975wshs View Post
    I had one of the original Gerber Mark II's, gave it to a college friend when he enlisted in the Army in the fall of 1979 and was headed for Ranger training.
    Mine was bought in the summer of 1977..
    My fathers has a gray handle that was bought in 67 or 68? He doesn't remember exactly.
    My dad gave his to my son.
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    Mine was bought in the summer of 1977..
    My fathers has a gray handle that was bought in 67 or 68? He doesn't remember exactly.
    My dad gave his to my son.
    Bought mine in the summer of 77, from a fellow who bought it in 67, carried it in service in Vietnam.
    I figured, with its history, it would serve Rick better than me.

    He was in the Army 20 years, spent most of the times in the Rangers or Special Forces.
    Take care - Steven
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    That is awesome of you. I hope he fared well.
    He served 20, but last I heard, still has some after effects, though he is physically healthy.
    Take care - Steven
    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

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    About a 5th of my collection of edged tools.
    I've participated in historical recreation of many eras, and different personas, so I've accumulated axes, knives, swords, spears, maces and hammers, as well as armor.

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    Take care - Steven
    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spr1975wshs View Post
    Bought mine in the summer of 77, from a fellow who bought it in 67, carried it in service in Vietnam.
    I figured, with its history, it would serve Rick better than me.

    He was in the Army 20 years, spent most of the times in the Rangers or Special Forces.
    That would have been a gray handle back then, like my father's.. my son tells me all the vintage MK11's are desirable by the collectors.. I hope your gift served him well, and he is doing well, mine did me.
    My son reports to MCRD Parris Island this coming March, when he graduates I will give him one of the new ones in black stainless..
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spr1975wshs View Post
    About a 5th of my collection of edged tools.
    I've participated in historical recreation of many eras, and different personas, so I've accumulated axes, knives, swords, spears, maces and hammers, as well as armor.

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    That's awesome, One Conservation Club I belong to has a muzzle loader match each month in warm weather, they also do a knife and a hatchet throw..
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    That's awesome, One Conservation Club I belong to has a muzzle loader match each month in warm weather, they also do a knife and a hatchet throw..
    I wrapped my "Hawk" handle with sinew to have a better grip, though, I prefer not throwing my weapons away.
    Take care - Steven
    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

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    I made this sword in 1983 from leaf spring stock as an accoutrement for the late 14th Century half Scot - half Welsh mercenary Archer I have portrayed since 1978.

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    Take care - Steven
    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    That would have been a gray handle back then, like my father's.. my son tells me all the vintage MK11's are desirable by the collectors.. I hope your gift served him well, and he is doing well, mine did me.
    My son reports to MCRD Parris Island this coming March, when he graduates I will give him one of the new ones in black stainless..
    Rick has some after effects of his service, but last I heard is doing well physically.

    Present respects to your son from this former USAF Staff Sergeant, who spent most of his time in combat engineering outfits.
    Take care - Steven
    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

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