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Thank you for this kind hearted post and for the charitable comments by others.
It's wonderful to recognize so many old friends on this forum, greetings to all.
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Hi, Neal!
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Hi Neal!

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Hi Neal. Eric
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Hey Neal. Here is a picture of the knife I didn't get to show you at the last show.
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That's a beauty Allen.
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Hi in return, Mickey, Jim, and Eric.
Allen, that Pro Tech is simply stunning!!! I'm sorry that I missed seeing it in person at the Blade Show.
I would encourage someone to write a book covering custom and one off switchblades from the pioneering days of the 1980s up through the present time. There are so many unique and beautiful examples which aren't often shown or talked about.
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WheelingWV wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:01 pm A big thank you to Mr. Walt Halucha and Mr. Charly Cioffero for signing my copy of “The Latama Legend.” Mr. Walt was also kind enough to sign a copy of a photo from his library (a young man admiring the spring steel displayed behind a storefront window in Times Square back in the 1950s). Also pictured is my copy of “Switchblades of Italy,” signed by the authors (Tim Zinser, Dan Fuller, and Neal Punchard). I’m awaiting my signed copy of Mark Erickson’s “Antique American Switchblades.” All of these folks are not only extremely knowledgeable, but are also true gentlemen. (R.I.P. Mr. Zinser)

Thank you Walt Halucha, Charles Cioffero, Tim Zinser, Dan Fuller, Neal Punchard, and Mark Erickson, for your contributions to our obsession.
Not a good idea to mention Charlie here. He made a lot of enemies. His name on TalkBlade was orangeboy. After he was blocked he came back as Maltese flatguard . Blocked again. I’m sure he had other names too. Do a search on those usernames. See for yourself. Hopefully he doesn’t read this or I will be in for it. No joke.
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Yeah- he's in manic mode again, attacking me on AAPK and Bladeforums as we speak.
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Jackalope wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:21 pm That's a beauty Allen.
Thanks Jeff.
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Allen-
Who did the engraving? It's awesome!
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Hey Bill. Warenski did the engraving. The scales are preban ivory.
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Julie Warenski is a wonderful engraver!
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I thought that might be the case with the scales Allen.

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jim d, wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:40 pm I thought that might be the case with the scales Allen.

Jim
Good eye Jim. Protech has used many excellent engravers.
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