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  1. schapm

    schapm Elitist Inflated Ego LB42 Supporter

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    My daughter is turning 6 tomorrow and she asked for a pocket knife. Her two older sisters have Opinel No. 6’s that work well for them, so she’s getting the same. They all have a symbol burned on so they can be distinguished from each other, and all of them have these leather slips so they can be worn as neck knives since they often either don’t have pockets or don’t have good pockets. I can’t wait for her to wake up lol.
     
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    Awesome I bet she well love it and have a blast as well.
    Prov 27:17
     
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    She's going to be so happy.... just like her sisters now!
    The 6 is a sweet little knife.
     
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    When I was about 8 my dad and I went to a hardware store and he grabbed a pocket knife off the shelf and said here... this is all yours. Time for you to have one....


    Fast forward 20 years.... I own one to many knives. Lol thanks dad
     
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    @schapm you really made me smile with that first post. Thank you for teaching and passing it on to the next generation! Enjoy the moment and know you are making a memory. Way to love sir.
     
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    An Opi too!!

    Great job dad, I bet you're about as excited as she's going to be!
     
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    Great gift.
     
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    Awesome, Great Gift!
     
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    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Personally, I think you're a good dad. Well done. joe
     
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    schapm Elitist Inflated Ego LB42 Supporter

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    Happy Birthday!
     
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    That's a great present!

    And a great idea to burn different symbols into them.
     
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    Awesome gift!
     
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    put a loop on that sheath and attach a fire steel, and maybe a rescue whistle.

    Atta boy Dad, teach em well when they are young and they will protect the future of freedom.
     
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    That smile says it all. joe
     
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    Perfect!
     
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    Happy birthday!!!!
     
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    This made my heart happy! Good job Dad!
     
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    Can we get a follow up to know what she said/thinks?
     
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    That picture needs to be printed, very touching.
     
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    (Just found this little flat lay of her treasures.)
    She pretty much knew it was coming, due to her older sisters having Opinel knives and me dropping a few hints in response to her asking for her own knife. She’s been borrowing her sister’s knives as well as my old Opi No. 6 for a couple months and having lessons on safety and proper use. When she opened it she couldn’t stop grinning and tried to give it a hug lol.
    Later in the day she was helping in the kitchen and used it to open something and she turned to me and said “I just keep finding things that need to be cut!” So yeah she was pretty pleased...
     
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    Awesome job dad.
     
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    Outstanding my friend, great job!
    And Happy Father’s Day to you!
     
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    The smile on her face is just priceless!
     
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    schapm Elitist Inflated Ego LB42 Supporter

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    Decided a family photo was needed.
    Top to bottom-
    My No. 7
    My wife’s No. 7 with fox painted by Chris Garby of Cooper Hill Axe Works
    My 9 year old’s No. 6
    My 10 year old’s No. 6
    The newest addition, and the topic of this thread
    My old No. 6
     
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    good dad, good dad ...
     
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    That's Awesome! I loved the 'lil layout of treasures pic! Made me smile :)
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    I'm late to this topic, but I want to see all of the Schaplings Opinels in action the next time I come over. I got a No. 9 stainless from my nephew and his fiancee for Christmas that they bought during the trip to France last year.
     
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    Fine job, dad! You have made a lifetime memory for her!

    Regards,

    ezra
     
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