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Postby Peter1960 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:34 pm

Dear Bolstermanic and esteemed :spyder: members,

I think there is no secret with my "Peter1960" - my given name and my year of birth. Yeah, I'm very creative :D
Peter - founding member of Spydiewiki.com

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Postby armyguy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:07 pm

Peter1960 wrote:Dear Bolstermanic and esteemed :spyder: members,

I think there is no secret with my "Peter1960" - my given name and my year of birth. Yeah, I'm very creative :D

I'm in the army and I'm a guy

pretty creative huh? lol

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Postby deeker » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:12 pm

My screen name is a nickname given to me by a hockey coach when I was a pre-teen. It stuck, and is used more than my real name by most who know me. My niece and nephews didn't know who Uncle Derek was for years, but they knew who Uncle Deeker was.

No signature line. I'm not witty enough to come up with something pithy, poignant or humourous.

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Postby silverback » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:19 pm

Ok, I can enlighten you. silverback came from a joke about me being a strong person (big guy, big ego :) ) and having a white spot on my otherwise dark hair. So my girlfriend said I was like a silverback gorilla.
As for my sig lines, they are simple quotes.

But I can also shed light on some others:
- the riddle of steel quote is from the movie "Conan the Barbarian"
- fyunchclick is from the book "The Mote in God's Eye" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, who are an ingenious writing team in Science Fiction.
A fyunchclick is a member of an alien caste of negotiators/diplomats. The "click" part is descriptive of a clicking sound you make in your throat or with the tongue. I highly recommend the book! ;)
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Postby KSDbass » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:27 pm

Yep, I'm with the "Uncreative" crowd. I play electric bass, and mine is made by a company called Ken Smith Designs, or KSD. My signature is a quote from Saturday Night Live with Will Ferrel.
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Postby bh49 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:34 pm

All right. I was 49 when I became obsessed with knives and joined BF and than Spyderco Forum. I never was member of any forums before and really never had nicknames and due to complete lack of imagination I was not able to come out to any good screen name. So I used two letters, which currently do not have any meaning and my age to create this screen name. I wanted to change it to my first name, but it was kind of late because few people already knew me like bh49.
My avatar came from two of my favorite RPGs from late 1990th Fallout/Fallout 2.

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a little tangent, if i may...

Postby Agent Starling » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:42 pm

bh49 wrote:All right...when I became obsessed with knives and joined BF and then Spyderco Forum...
(ellipse mine)
I don't know why, but it's music to my ears every time I hear that "obsessed with knives" phrase...! :D

Starling :cool:
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Postby So-Lo » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:02 pm

Great thread, my screen name comes from my love of custom cars. I have built a few, few meaning three of mine and two for paying customers. Show cars are a labor of love, I can attest to that :cool:

OK so when I started going into forums I needed a name.

I like lowered custom cars and trucks (ridiculously low). "So-Low Kustoms" thats is its first meaning.

Now for the second, I had built two of my own Kustoms 90% on my own, so thats also why "Solo Kustoms".

I know is a little corny but I kind of like it, all though I really like my you tube name " isthisnametakin "

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Postby The Mastiff » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:28 pm

The name Mastiff comes from the breed of dogs I have raised for some time now. I currently own only one male, Finn, named after the giant that legend says, built a bridge from Ireland to Scottland to see his girlfriend. ( My ex wife was from Ireland).

You can see a small picture of Finn if you open up my name options. I have two other dogs currently, am 46, single and on a break from work for some orthepedic surgeries I need completed. Before that I was a CO, and a security guard ( two jobs for 14 years). Before that a cop, before that military. Joe
"A Mastiff is to a dog what a Lion is to a housecat. He stands alone and all others sink before him. His courage does not exceed temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of his race" Cynographia Britannic 1800

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Postby Jordan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:57 pm

I got nothing... my name is in fact my first name.

My sig is composed of quotations from the Rough Rider himself and Bowie (Jim, not David), who was describing the sandbar duel that made him and his knife famous.
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"I twisted the knife until I heard his heart-strings sing."

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Postby squad314 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:20 pm

I'm a Firefighter and when I joined this Forum I was assigned to our City's Heavy Rescue Squad,or "The Squad" as it's known on the job(I've since been shifted to an Engine company but I'm not changing my name :D ).314 is my department personel number.

I always enjoy these threads. :)
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Postby charge » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:21 pm

mine is because I carry a Leatherman Charge Ti everyday. Since ive joined this forum the Charge has gained a few EDC friends though ;)

charge is my username on some other forums so I just kept it the same.

Very cool topic we got goin here,


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Postby psimonl » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:43 pm

"It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees"[/QUOTE]


Just read that on a t-shirt in the subway back home about an hour ago.....

Made think of Stephane...

Thought it was cool...

Oh... My name is Pascal Simon Lachapelle
And the sig lines are... Well, two things I like...

But they will change soons ;)

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It's not because I'm sleepy...

Postby Sleeping Robot » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:48 pm

"Sleepingrobot" came about when trying to come up with a domain name. It came out of a session of nonsensical name parings with the family. The other leading candidate from that session was yuckyoatmeal.com (which is still available, have at it!). My wife and I got a good laugh but the kids nixed that one.

Shortly after that I had to come up with screen names for some sites and it came to mind. I like the contrast between the two parts of the name so I've kept using it.

No quotes in my .sigs anymore. Too many good quotes in the world, too little time to spread them around.

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Postby Halfneck » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:04 am

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Postby spydutch » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:20 am

Well, not really creative: :o

Spyderco and I'm Dutch. Hence spydutch.

I guess my signatures speak for themselves ;)
Arend(old school Spydie lover)



....AND A FG(PARA) MILITARY/SE IN CPMD2(thanx Sal):cool:

...I would love to have one in full SpyderEdge:p

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Postby dalefuller » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:27 am

Dale Fuller is my name. I'm the same person online as I am in person, or I try to be, so I just use my name. Too simple-minded to be able to manage more than one persona :D .

The Will Rogers quote? As much as I like knives, guitars, and traditional acoustic music, dogs are my passion. Can't (or won't) live without 'em. I live with 3 large ones now (but smaller than Finn) and my sister and I own a Dobermann kennel in FL. She does some S&R and cadaver search work for a couple of SO's in central FL and some "relationship modification" with dogs and their humans, and then we turn out a litter every 18-24 months.

I've said in a thread on BF that I remember every one of the 16 dogs I've lived with in my 58 years, but only a few of the people I've known. Guess that shows what my priorities are. Don't want to be any place they aren't... this round or the next one.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
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Postby Axlis » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:19 pm

Axlis is just an online identity I've been using for some time now, and what I usually name my console RPG player as well.

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Postby Fred Sanford » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:48 pm

My forum name was created as to make sure that nobody would know who I am or what my real name is. I mean you know....you can't be too sure these days. :D

My signature is from the Bible. It's pretty self explanitory....and it is also something that I need to practice often.
“I'm callin' you ugly. I could stick yo face in some dough and make some gorilla cookies.” - Fred Sanford

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Postby bigkahunasix » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:58 pm

Mine started out as a joke within my platoon in the Marines, I was the ranking sgt., ergo the Bigkahuna. It got to the point that everyone in the unit refered to my by it. Bigkahunasix became my radio call sign for about 7-8 years. Had not used it since retirement until finding this forum last year.


sig line is self explanatory.

Geezer Brigade is at the moment classified, if I explain it I would have too kill you. :eek: :p :D
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