Hey Clint, how have you been? I while back I was supposed to do a knife review for you but tradgady struck here at home, with the loss of my darling wife of 42 years. I am sorry I didn't get a chance to do it for you. I am a man of my word and I want to do the review for you but I now have another problem. I built a cottage for one of my grand daughters with the help of alot of good friends. The last part was the plumbing. A good friend, that's a plumbmer, came did the bathroom for me. Well none of my friends charged anything, so when they were finished their different jobs, I would give them each a knife. I buy some inexpensive knives as presents every year. Well, when my plumbmer was finished I told my grand daughter for them to go in the house and let Jeff, pick out a knife. Well some kind of way, that Case knife got mixed up with my give aways. When they came out of the house, to my surprise, Jeff had the Case knife. I didn't have the heart to take it back, Soooo, I figured, I just buy another knife and send it back to you but I am having trouble finding that model Case knife. I just want you to know, I will make it good, just give me a little time. Thanks, your buddy, Rob
I read your review in Knives Illustrated of Pat Crawford's Survival Staff. That was just great. I don't think I have ever seen a better staff with more bells and whistles. As always some great insight!
As always a great article in Knives Illustrated on Tradition or Tactical Clint. Some great reviews, contrasts and comparisons. You had some great points about that Case single blade trapper may have to eventually get one and try it. Loved seeing Steve Williams too. I wish it would have had the picture of the CRKT Ignitor, with the Veff serration system though. It sounds like an interesting design.
Knife companies have done contracting for years, nothing new. It is odd though as it should be Case contracting for somebody else. Time may be catching them and they must be more nimble or they will lose what they have. New steels, popular scales, good solid quality, good design..I mean its like blocking and tackling in football, you get those right you can win some games. It is all about the fundamentals. But the thing is the new kids on the block are doing more with less. Lower labor costs, better steels, innovative designs, good quality, solid service. Its a lot to take on to preseve market share.
Clint .. I've the same thoughts as Robert .. there's the possibility of providing further exposure for the kid's site through the club here .. as most are family folks. When time permits .. ya might bounce the idea off Steve.
Also .. couldn't access the site again just now unless I cut & paste the address into a separate search engine.
Clint, yesterday I was able to access your web site serveral times, now I can't seem to get on, no matter what I do. I need, who to make the check out to and the mailing address, to send the money. Thanks. Rob
Clint, I just visited your web site. I had no idea you are involved in Child abuse prevention. There should be a way on this site to alert everyone about this. This is a great cause, I know first hand, I have been raising two grand daughters since they were in diapers. I have my own money problems taking care of them but I should still beable to losen up a few dollars to make a little donation. You should contact Steve Hanner and see if he can put up some type of notice.
A few more Thompsons over there, then (not surprisingliy). In Sweden we are 329 and there are 4 Linda Thompsons. Its not a very common name, the Swedish equivalant Thomasson is not that unusual, though. I got the name through marriage, my husbands family is English. My maiden name was the more Swedish "Larsson".