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#13847159 Aug 29, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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Al Mar Ospreys and Hawks:



Al Mar Ospreys - Signed dated "04 & 05 VALADE (master engraver Bob Valade )
Handle materials: Abalone, Black Micarta, White Micarta, Abalone, Honey Jigged Bone, Mother of Pearl, Stag, Briar Burl, Stag, Stainless Steel, Black Pearl and Cocobolo.

STEEL: AUS 8. Rc 57-59
BLADE LENGTH: 1.65"
O.A.L.: 3.95"
BLADE THICKNESS: .08"
WEIGHT: .5 oz. (Approx.)
ACTION: Al Mar Front Lock



Al Mar Ospreys - Engraved Bolsters
All but the Abalone have hand engraved bolsters and are signed by the engraver. Blade length: 1.65", O.A.L.: 3.95", Steel: AUS 8

Scale material top to bottom:
Black Micarta
Abalone (my key ring EDC)
Honey Jigged Bone
Black Pearl
Cocobolo
Mother of Pearl
Stag



For size reference. Al Mar Ospresys: Abalone, Honey Jigged Bone, Stag (next to a car key, AAA battery Ti flashlight and a Fisher Space pen)

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#14006615 Apr 02, 2019 at 11:45 PM
Don
Love to buy a few of them! Are any forsale?
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#14007441 Apr 03, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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Love to buy a few of them! Are any forsale?



Don,

Meg has a well known collection, this is just the tip of the iceberg! I've never known him to sell any but maybe? I can ask him if he does not see this.
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#14007924 Apr 03, 2019 at 02:43 PM
don - OSPREYS
That would be great.. I have a few things myself :o)

my email is
vintageknifegrails@gmail.com

Thanks

Don
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#14051320 Apr 16, 2019 at 02:47 PM
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Hi Don,

For several years I've debated keeping the knife collection or selling it (and buying a new car). I'm at an age now, I think I would want to discuss selling any of my collections with my son. If I were to sell something and then he said, "Oh, I would have loved to have that.", it would break my heart.

If I did sell them I would want to sell them as a set. 11 of the 12, anyway. The Abalone handle one on my keyring is a duplicate and I wouldn't sell that one in any case. I just noticed that it's the only one that's not engraved. The 11 are all hand engraved. Notice that no two patterns are the same.

I'm glad that you appreciate these tiny, elegant knives. I'd love to see some of the things that you have. Post some pics!
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#14069891 Apr 21, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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If you message me on Facebook Meg about what foldy knives you collect I will watch out for them. We get A LOT of knives in our store (A LOT). All kinds - new, military, antique etc.... I just took in an entire large bag filled with foldy knives. We took in a military KBAR that was sooo cool (it had "modifications"), but Chris took it away from me because he says I will hurt myself :) Just let me know!


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We grow old because we stop playing"
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#14071144 Apr 22, 2019 at 07:24 AM · Edited 2 months ago
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Hi Shimmer,

It's good to hear from you. It's been a little while.

I hope you had a nice Easter.

Thank you. I bet you do get a lot of knives, swords, and other pointy things. LOL I'm no longer active collecting knives or anything else at the moment. I have more stuff than I know what to do with as it is.

When I was collecting, my favorites included Chris Reeve knives with either unusual wood handles or special inlays. If you do get a Chris Reeve knife in, I'd love to see a picture of it though.

Here are the ones I have. Oakos has one like the third from the top left.





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#14072721 Apr 22, 2019 at 05:46 PM
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#14071144 Meg wrote:

Hi Shimmer,

It's good to hear from you. It's been a little while.

I hope you had a nice Easter.

Thank you. I bet you do get a lot of knives, swords, and other pointy things. LOL I'm no longer active collecting knives or anything else at the moment. I have more stuff than I know what to do with as it is.

When I was collecting, my favorites included Chris Reeve knives with either unusual wood handles or special inlays. If you do get a Chris Reeve knife in, I'd love to see a picture of it though.

Here are the ones I have. Oakos has one like the third from the top left.








Very cool! My sister collects swords and I have gotten her some pretty cool ones. I like to collect guns and Chris found me a Tiffany Blue Glock 42 (its purty). My Easter was pretty good. I hope yours was too!! I am not as knowledgeable about knives, but yours are really beautiful!


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We grow old because we stop playing"
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#14072750 Apr 22, 2019 at 05:55 PM · Edited 1 month ago
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Meg...

I ran into our Gun Safe and took a pic of my new Glock to show you :) Finally Tiffany Blue - been wanting a Tiffany Blue gun for my purse gun forever! I want to get my very favorite gun custom painted in Rose Gold glitter (its a SIG P320), but have not gotten around to that yet.



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We grow old because we stop playing"
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#14075860 Apr 23, 2019 at 02:59 PM
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Shimmer, that is THE. MOST. ADORABLE. .380 I've ever seen! LOL
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#14075996 Apr 23, 2019 at 03:58 PM
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#14075860 Meg wrote:

Shimmer, that is THE. MOST. ADORABLE. .380 I've ever seen! LOL



i know...right! :P


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We grow old because we stop playing"
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#14078781 Apr 24, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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#14072750 Shimmer wrote:

Meg...

I ran into our Gun Safe and took a pic of my new Glock to show you :) Finally Tiffany Blue - been wanting a Tiffany Blue gun for my purse gun forever! I want to get my very favorite gun custom painted in Rose Gold glitter (its a SIG P320), but have not gotten around to that yet.



My wife wants that same pistol but the 43 model in 9mm. She doesn’t like the double stack 26 I got her and wanted to Cerakote it. Lol
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#14080103 Apr 24, 2019 at 09:17 PM
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#14078781 unreportable wrote:

#14072750 Shimmer wrote:

Meg...

I ran into our Gun Safe and took a pic of my new Glock to show you :) Finally Tiffany Blue - been wanting a Tiffany Blue gun for my purse gun forever! I want to get my very favorite gun custom painted in Rose Gold glitter (its a SIG P320), but have not gotten around to that yet.



My wife wants that same pistol but the 43 model in 9mm. She doesn’t like the double stack 26 I got her and wanted to Cerakote it. Lol



For my CC purse gun I like to stick to .380s. My feelings on the 380 versus the 9mm for emergency purse use is the .380 has enough stopping power at close range. Though by far my fav gun of all is my SIG which is 9mm. It use to be my Heckler, but I broke up with him and gave him to my husband and now I love SIG. My favorite purse gun is my Bersa Thunder. It has a fixed barrel rather then floating (a bit harder to oil and clean - but who cares), but it shoots so pretty - very accurate and easy to shoot. I love this Glock for purely aesthetic reasons :P I have shot just about every type of Glock and I feel they have a bit of pull. Last year my husband bought me a 57 and it is probably my most fun gun to shoot (I love that thing), but perhaps rifle rounds for a purse gun are overkill. I always think to myself.... What Would Deadpool Do though so I might go ahead and try it out :P


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#14081703 Apr 25, 2019 at 09:56 AM
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I use to Mexican Carry a LCR.38 in my front right app. For years working security and off duty. Being an armorer of several weapon manufacturers I would urge you to be careful when carrying the glock in a purse; but as a fellow guildie, that’s a pretty gun!

Someone mentioned about stopping power of a .380 or 9mm. Those aren’t meant for stopping power, they are meant to drain the OP and to put many rounds down range, and shock the OP. Effective but careful of over penning! Happy Hunting! Always come home!
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#14081885 Apr 25, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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#14081703 @UniCajole wrote:

I use to Mexican Carry a LCR.38 in my front right app. For years working security and off duty. Being an armorer of several weapon manufacturers I would urge you to be careful when carrying the glock in a purse; but as a fellow guildie, that’s a pretty gun!

Someone mentioned about stopping power of a .380 or 9mm. Those aren’t meant for stopping power, they are meant to drain the OP and to put many rounds down range, and shock the OP. Effective but careful of over penning! Happy Hunting! Always come home!



I agree with those statements. I also feel that shot placement > caliber and always remind folks that more rounds in a mag is more time in the fight. I'd much rather carry 16-18 9mm Crit Defense than lugging around 7-9 .45 and trying to "comfortably" appendix carry my heavy 1911 all day.
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#14098823 May 01, 2019 at 08:56 PM
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#14081885 unreportable wrote:

#14081703 @UniCajole wrote:

I use to Mexican Carry a LCR.38 in my front right app. For years working security and off duty. Being an armorer of several weapon manufacturers I would urge you to be careful when carrying the glock in a purse; but as a fellow guildie, that’s a pretty gun!

Someone mentioned about stopping power of a .380 or 9mm. Those aren’t meant for stopping power, they are meant to drain the OP and to put many rounds down range, and shock the OP. Effective but careful of over penning! Happy Hunting! Always come home!



I agree with those statements. I also feel that shot placement > caliber and always remind folks that more rounds in a mag is more time in the fight. I'd much rather carry 16-18 9mm Crit Defense than lugging around 7-9 .45 and trying to "comfortably" appendix carry my heavy 1911 all day.



You guys really are missing the most important element of all. How pretty your purse gun is..... AND how well it matches your outfit. Kind of disappointed in both of you - just saying....


"We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing"
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#14099731 May 02, 2019 at 04:39 AM
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#14098823 Shimmer wrote:

#14081885 unreportable wrote:

#14081703 @UniCajole wrote:

I use to Mexican Carry a LCR.38 in my front right app. For years working security and off duty. Being an armorer of several weapon manufacturers I would urge you to be careful when carrying the glock in a purse; but as a fellow guildie, that’s a pretty gun!

Someone mentioned about stopping power of a .380 or 9mm. Those aren’t meant for stopping power, they are meant to drain the OP and to put many rounds down range, and shock the OP. Effective but careful of over penning! Happy Hunting! Always come home!



I agree with those statements. I also feel that shot placement > caliber and always remind folks that more rounds in a mag is more time in the fight. I'd much rather carry 16-18 9mm Crit Defense than lugging around 7-9 .45 and trying to "comfortably" appendix carry my heavy 1911 all day.



You guys really are missing the most important element of all. How pretty your purse gun is..... AND how well it matches your outfit. Kind of disappointed in both of you - just saying....


LOL Whaman!
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