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#113903 - 11/28/07 06:20 AM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: Paul810]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I think this custom goes back to the days of duels and the rules of honour/chivalry and such.

To offer someone a weapon was an invitation to single combat (or perhaps the full entourage, including seconds, etc.).

However, if money was exchanged, in the slightest amount, the exchange of weapons was a sale, a transaction, and not a challenge.

It was wise in those days to be clear about such things. Perhaps it still is. :-)

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#113905 - 11/28/07 06:44 AM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: dougwalkabout]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hi dougwalkabout,

I am always impressed by what you learn on the ETS Forum!

Thanks,

Mike

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#113922 - 11/28/07 02:58 PM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: Paul810]
AROTC Offline
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The receiver is supposed to give a coin to the giver, but I find the custom is easier if I give them a coin with the knife and they give the coin back to me.
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#113940 - 11/28/07 05:32 PM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: SwampDonkey]
Paul810 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SwampDonkey
Hi dougwalkabout,

I am always impressed by what you learn on the ETS Forum!

Thanks,

Mike






grin

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#114061 - 11/29/07 01:54 PM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: Paul810]
el_diabl0 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
I just had a knife returned to me that I thought I lost about 20 years ago. My friend found it while going through some stuff in his basement. I must have left it at his house because I didnt loan it out, but I'd loan my knife to him any day.
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#114070 - 11/29/07 02:54 PM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: el_diabl0]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hi el_diablo,

It sure feels great when you find something that you have given up as lost for ever. With my current state of dis-organization I get that feeling too frequently.

Mike

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#114354 - 12/01/07 02:49 AM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: SwampDonkey]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2895
Loc: Alberta, Canada
(In the interests of honesty and full disclosure, I should mention that I can't definitively prove my explanation of the "knife and coin" tradition. I could swear I read this somewhere, and it makes sense, but I can't provide a link or source to back it up ... yet. So take it with a grain of salt. Cheers, all. D.)


Edited by dougwalkabout (12/01/07 02:49 AM)

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#114550 - 12/02/07 11:33 PM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Hacksaw
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My mother is very superstitious and won't give or receive a knife or pair of scissors without exchanging a penny at the same time.

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#140761 - 07/22/08 01:33 PM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: ]
Grouch Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 395
Loc: Ohio
Recently spotted signature: "If you can't afford to buy it then you can't afford to borrow it."

Great thread!

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#141631 - 07/27/08 09:13 AM Re: Loaner Knife Horror Stories? [Re: SwampDonkey]
comms Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
funny...all my loaners have broken tips. all the knives i depend on for preparedness are in great shape.
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