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Old 03-26-2012, 12:04 AM
elkhunt elkhunt is offline
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So I am a "Craigslister"... lots of looking and the occasional find. Last night at about 9PM this knife shows up and I phone only to get a machine, so I leave my name and number saying I will buy the knife (no posted picture). The problem is I am a pastor and can't follow up on Sunday morning. Sure enough at 10:15 my phone vibrates in church... I decide to do the right thing and not buy a knife during worship. After church I get in my car and return the sellers call... he still had it, and he had a 1st Production Benchmade Nimravus as well. Long story... but bought them both.



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Old 03-26-2012, 12:54 AM
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I'm sure god values a fine blade and would have understood!

Nice find...price?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:03 AM
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The price is too low to mention... Criminal for a pastor on a Sunday.

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:12 AM
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What a great find! I'm a fan of Polkowski blades. I believe a guy named Bob Kasper designed (or gave input) many of Polkowski's knives. I particularily like the bulldog, pug and scorpion. Yours is a spectacular find with that handle. Enjoy!

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:33 PM
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Thanks EricO, this is my first Polkowski, it's a real beauty in person.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:33 PM
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Polkowski

I have a new unused Polkowski just like the one with the white handle. If interested contact me.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:00 PM
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Don't tempt me Doc!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:41 PM
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I've wanted a Polkowski knife for awhile and sent Al a deposit for one back in 2009. He was a pleasure to communicate with so I was surprised when the time came for the knife to be delivered and I couldn't establish contact with him. I recently learned that he passed away last year.

For those of you who have one of his knives, you have functionable art that is now collectable.

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:37 PM
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That is sad news Big Nate. I believe Bob Kaspar passed away years ago also. Al's website is still up but there's no news on there as of his passing.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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I too have a Al Polkowski neck carry tactical knife. I love it. I'm sorry to learn he has passed.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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Actually, he passed away in 2011 and not last year like I stated earlier.

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starl...839&fhid=11208
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:49 PM
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It's too bad, he was still pretty young. I've never handled one of his knives but heard of his work and always thought his knives were beautiful.

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Actually, he passed away in 2011 and not last year like I stated earlier.
You were right, 2011 was last year....
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:17 PM
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LOL!!!! You are right! In the middle of doing my taxes and I'm fried. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:22 PM
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Elkhunt, spending what you earn wisely is a Biblical value...if the seller was happy with the deal and you didn't spend too much it was a good deal.

I have to admit that I'm not that much on knowing manufacturers of high end blades but that thing just looks right!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:32 PM
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I always make an offer... but in this case I paid what he asked, didn't feel right making an offer.
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