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Joshua States

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I made this one as a gift for a friend's niece (maybe cousin?) that spends her summers in a remote lodge in the Smokey Mountains as a guide/lodge manager. Made from a drop, off a bar of pattern welded 1095/15N20 steel in a simple low-layer twist with dyed & stabilized fiddleback maple scales and nickel-silver pins. The photos don't do the scales any justice. They are very chatoyant in person. She sent a photo of her with the knife and the llama that brought the mail, but it's on my wife's phone.

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Looks like a nice little EDC!  Would that be the LeConte Lodge, by any chance?  I've never been there, but I've heard good things. They get rich guests (one reason I've never been :lol:), too, so that knife is good advertising! 

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3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Would that be the LeConte Lodge, by any chance?  I've never been there, but I've heard good things. They get rich guests

 

I don't know the name of the lodge, but the "rich Guests" is a dead giveaway that the answer is "no".

From what I understand, this is more like a hiker's hostel. No electric power, no phone, no amenities.

She told us a funny story about one woman, (not a hiker per se) who was complaining about how cold they kept the lodge and asked why the AC was set so low. They told her that if she could find the thermostat, she was welcome to turn the heat up.

:P

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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4 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

From what I understand, this is more like a hiker's hostel.

 

That would be LeConte. It's about 11 miles one way.

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6548026,-83.4412626,193m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

 

I knew a guy that used to be their llama wrangler. They used to pack in supplies on the llamas.

 

 

The rich folks go to Blackberry Farm. They ride in limo suv's and don't have to walk.

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Love the low count twist in the blade and the scales look a lot like the back of my violin.  Good work.  May your friend's relative carry it in good health.

 

Doug

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HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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