"I appreciate the craftsmanship and the beauty of the finished product, but when I combine fine materials to a working knife it becomes a safe queen. I used to think I had enough of those, but now my user selection is very abundant. It is time to…"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..."
LTA... That stands for Love To All. Something I came up with years ago when I saw TCB on the tail of Elvis' (Not Bob Picklesimer, the original Elvis) plane when I flew a Cessna 172 into Memphis. TCB stands for "Taking Care of Business". I thought, "Cool, I gotta' do something like that, and I'll be famous"! So I came up with, LTA. And I mean it. And I became a legend in my own mind...
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Case Seahorse, Case Sway Back Jack... Just about anything with a Wharncliffe blade.
I am old and crazy. I am medicated at all times of the day. I have been known to wear the same clothes for an entire space shuttle mission. I am caucasion, and Episcopal. I like Fords, and Ford products. I don't like rude people. I don't like people who hurt animals... (BAD, Michael Vic, BAD BOY!) I don't care for people who bite other people. That's just uncalled for!
I like knives. Knives of all kinds, although I collect mostly Case knives, and anything I can get for free. I especially like anything that Bob Picklesimer puts out. And yes, he IS my little brother! Can YOU spell Picklesimer?
It's time for my medication.
Knife making... I hung up my belt sander several years ago. Race cars (I used to race sports cars), airplanes, former pilot, former scuba diver, collect antique marbles and military patches and American coins, photography. Guns and shooting. NOT killing, but shooting. And if it's very still, I can pretty well drill it! I used to love to bass fish, but I don't get out of the house any more... except to go to the doctor.
I'm also interested in life. It's a hoot! Although I look at death as a promotion in life...
Collecting antique marbles. Collecting Patches. Collecting cook books. I even wrote and had one published.
Ham Radio. I have talked to people in almost every country in the world. I was one of the first "Dirty Dozen" Ham Operators in Oklahoma city. That was in 1959.
I live in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado capitol of the known universe. Tornados are a hobby to EVERYONE in Moore, Oklahoma. Seriously, I have my own weather station, and I report to the NWS in Norman, Ok. I am also a member of http://www.tornadovideos.net/ It's a GREAT forum for anyone interested in extreme weather.