My new Manix, and a heartwarming story...

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My new Manix, and a heartwarming story...

Postby Jeff/1911 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:15 pm

Well, after just rediscovering the forum here this past week...I couldn't resist adding a new Spydie to my collection. :D

I was shopping with my 12 year old daughter last evening, and we stopped into the local knife shop. I handled both the large and smaller Manix and really was impressed by both... ;)

We left there and did some other shopping then returned later on our way home, so I could have another look. Well, as I fondled the large Manix again, thinking..."Oh, I really can't afford this right now..." my daughter leaned over and said "Dad, you deserve it!"...and "I'll pitch in some of my babysitting money to help you pay for it if you want...".

Needless to say; I was touched. ;)

So, as we arrived home and she used it to cut the wrappers from her newly purchased fashion accessories I smiled and thought..."****, am I a lucky man."

You know, because I got a new knife! :D

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Postby SimpleIsGood229 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:03 am

Alright, first of all, that's touching, man! Second of all, sweet Spydie! What turned me off from the Manix was the apparant inability to carry it tip-up. Yours has the holes drilled for it, so now I'm drooling....again.

Use the heck out of it and let us know what ya think.
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Postby Bluntrauma » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:11 am

[quote][..."****, am I a lucky man." You know, because I got a new knife!/QUOTE]


Not to mention, an exceptional daughter!
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Postby spyderdog » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:31 am

Great story, Jeff! Congrats on the purchase, and on having a great daughter that recognizes how much these knives mean to you :) .

priceless.

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Postby fellyjr » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:01 am

That is truly a touching story!
Apparently your daughter got to make the first cut with the Manix, which is very fitting. ;) :cool: :D

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:40 am

Thanks guys. Yes, I am sure fortunate to have such a great and considerate kid...I was joking about the "lucky because of the new knife" thing.

Jeff.

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Postby fellyjr » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:41 am

So did she get the honor of making the first cut with your new Manix?

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Postby Fred Sanford » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:13 pm

Great story and what a nice daughter you have.

Oh yeah.......cool knife choice too. :)
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Postby Zdenek » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:38 pm

Great story! Be proud of your daughter, and use the Manix in the best health. :)
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Postby LJK » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:23 pm

Very nice, you need to get her a pink Delica for future EDC.

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Postby thombrogan » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:11 pm

And the Mini-Manix for those Daughter/Father Spyderco moments.
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Postby fellyjr » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:08 pm

LJK wrote:Very nice, you need to get her a pink Delica for future EDC.
And the look on her face when you present her with the pink Delica............PRICELESS! ;) :)

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Postby Jazz » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:23 pm

You really are a lucky man - sweet daughter :) Very nice knife, too. Does she like, or have any knives?

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby tonydahose » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:16 pm

nice story!

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Postby J Smith » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:33 pm

Shopping with daughter..1297.58
New Manix ....129.95
Daughter with a heart in the right place....priceless!
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Postby spydutch » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:06 am

Thanks for the heart warming story Jeff :cool: :cool:

"Dad, can I carry this one?" That's what my son would have said :( . Without any financial contribution from his part that is :( :D

You're a very lucky man with a daughter like that ;)
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...I would love to have one in full SpyderEdge:p

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Postby SimpleIsGood229 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:57 pm

fellyjr wrote:And the look on her face when you present her with the pink Delica............PRICELESS! ;) :)
Dude, you have NO choice! You have to get your daughter a pink Delica or Endura!

http://www.emergencyoptions.com/catalog ... ode=C10PPN
That's a heckuva deal for an Endura in any color, much less pink!

All in favor of Jeff/1911 buying his daughter a pink Spydie, say ''aye.''
AYE!
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Postby Jeff/1911 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:43 pm

SimpleIsGood229 wrote:Dude, you have NO choice! You have to get your daughter a pink Delica or Endura!

http://www.emergencyoptions.com/catalog ... ode=C10PPN
That's a heckuva deal for an Endura in any color, much less pink!

All in favor of Jeff/1911 buying his daughter a pink Spydie, say ''aye.''
AYE!

AYE! - Great suggestion, Thanks! ;) Jeff.

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Postby SpydercoKnut » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:42 pm

A very touching story. Thx for sharing. Enjoy the Manix!! Your very blessed to have a wonderful family.

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Lucky man

Postby Clay Kesting » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:59 pm

You certainly are a lucky man Jeff. Whenever I get a new knife (which isn't so often these days :( ) my kids just start arguing about whose going to inherit it :eek: . Ah well, at least I've taught them to appreciate :spyder: 's :D .

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