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Verha nice!!!!
She is, yes its a she. Her name is sparky, after the great Detroit Tiger Coach Sparky Anderson....LOL
I actually have her posted for sale on another website for an ungodly amount because she's worth it, I really don't think I can let her go so Ill be retracting the offer I had put out. If your familiar with custom knives, everyone's heard of Todd Begg's Bodega and this example feels like something that will last the test of time, like heirloom quality. So Solid, the build quality is like an Ambrham's Tank. Only (8) made ever that are circulating through out the world. and Her 1st birthday is coming up in January 2019 and their isn't a blemish anywhere. I hate to admit that I baby this one. a couple thousand and change id hate to beat on it but if I don't sell it and really keep it. I will use this knife for just about anything, its only a tool after all and that's what it's made for is cutting stuff, actually this bodega could take some real punishment, it is a large 4 inch blade and the lock up is bank vault, then it rides on ceramic IKBS which is small ceramic bearings on both sides of the pivot which give it this buttery smooth feeling, and when you flip her open she comes out with authority!!
 

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And that's its biggest problem.
Like those franklin mint gold plated, engraved 1911s.
I use all my knives, ranging from $20 beater to $2500 custom. I carry them daily, I cut boxes, rope, mail or trying to pry the weedwacker string out of the spool, hell, whatever needs cutting. I just happened to be cursed with expensive taste. If im going to pay that much money on something, it will be used, im not gentle with my expensive knives, and it goes for firearms. Im wanting a wwII 1911 in good to exellent condition and when I get my hands on one, im going to shoot the piss out of it. The BODEGA is meant for hard duty use not sitting in a safe, but, their are knives that I know I will end up selling that I may not use or carry but maybe mess around in the house with it, cutting fruit, mail, nothing to crazy because I want to get the most out of the knife that im going to sell. Cool thing about this Bodega is I can beat on it for years and if it looking beat to hell, I just call up Mark Begg tell my Bodega needs a spa and they make it brand new replacing anything thats worn or cracked or scratched, etc. But I do understand what your saying, its just im the guy that buys nice things then actually uses them. Its a rarity for me not to beat the hell out of my knives, and this bodega was one but its about to be my daily carry once I pull my ad. Ill post the scratches nicks in all its glory !!!
 

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I use all my knives, ranging from $20 beater to $2500 custom. I carry them daily, I cut boxes, rope, ...... Ill post the scratches nicks in all its glory !!!
Scratches are character! all my Emerson's show "experience." My Gold Cup doesn't look pretty, but it got me through advanced classes at Ayoob's and Farnam's. :cheers:
 

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growing up I was a white kid from east los angeles. lived many places stateside in the Air Force
Well thank you for your service; I’m in MI BUT I am a ICU RN and work in different states, will be headed to Missouri in a few day for 13 weeks; I’m Savin up for a Dan Wesson “Fury” .. oh geesh I’m way off my own topic. Lol

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That knife is a functional work of art - a masterpiece; absolutely beautiful!:faint:
It’s exactly how I felt when I laid eyes on her for the first time; it time to put her through the paces and she if she can handle the rigorous workload I will put upon this majestic beauty!!
 

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I’m Savin up for a Dan Wesson “Fury” ..
I am glad you are enjoying the financial benefits of your difficult job. Don't ever let anyone talk you out of buying high end products that you will love owning. Jealous people will try to lay some kind of a guilt trip on you for such expensive purchases. To hell with them - you get what you want and cherish owning quality stuff other folks can only dream about! Enjoy the ride, you only get one shot at life, so have at it in style - treat yourself to the best!!!
 

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Well thank you for your service; I’m in MI BUT I am a ICU RN and work in different states, will be headed to Missouri in a few day for 13 weeks; I’m Savin up for a Dan Wesson “Fury” .. oh geesh I’m way off my own topic. Lol

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Thanks for being a healer.
Saving up is how I buy my expensive goodies. There are those that think I got a paycheck, went out and bought it all. Takes decades to get nice stuff. These days its watches for me. But I've decided on a black, gold, and stainless Submariner, and that's it.
I have the Breitling I've wanted for years, re-built the Jeager-Le Coultre from my late uncle, and realised that particular Rolex is what I like to look at.
I'm at that age where I'm starting to get rid of stuff too. Coats, clothing, cookware, and pocket knives. Stuff that other people can use more than me. I'm sure other older guys on this site can relate.
 

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I am glad you are enjoying the financial benefits of your difficult job. Don't ever let anyone talk you out of buying high end products that you will love owning. Jealous people will try to lay some kind of a guilt trip on you for such expensive purchases. To hell with them - you get what you want and cherish owning quality stuff other folks can only dream about! Enjoy the ride, you only get one shot at life, so have at it in style - treat yourself to the best!!!
I have the secret of being able to buy nice sh**......don’t tell anyone but I have been divorced for 16 years and haven’t dated in the last 3 so I need to keep myself entertained some how...porn hub only gets you so far.
 

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Thanks for being a healer.
Saving up is how I buy my expensive goodies. There are those that think I got a paycheck, went out and bought it all. Takes decades to get nice stuff. These days its watches for me. But I've decided on a black, gold, and stainless Submariner, and that's it.
I have the Breitling I've wanted for years, re-built the Jeager-Le Coultre from my late uncle, and realised that particular Rolex is what I like to look at.
I'm at that age where I'm starting to get rid of stuff too. Coats, clothing, cookware, and pocket knives. Stuff that other people can use more than me. I'm sure other older guys on this site can relate.
It’s funny u mention watches this one caught my eye and I know it’s probably a gateway watch lol.

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It’s funny u mention watches this one caught my eye and I know it’s probably a gateway watch lol.

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It is actually. I wear a Pepsi colored version. It makes a nice everyday watch.
I have a thing for Seiko divers. Especially the blue and red dial. Started when my dad wore one when he flew (and other times) on alert in the BUFF. I always admired that watch.
 

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It is actually. I wear a Pepsi colored version. It makes a nice everyday watch.
I have a thing for Seiko divers. Especially the blue and red dial. Started when my dad wore one when he flew (and other times) on alert in the BUFF. I always admired that watch.
Massdrop was doing a sale on them for $200 I believe and my favorite color is green and I appreciate the intricate work inside the watch which is in my wheelhouse
 
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