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Blade Show West

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Sun195, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Any of you going to Blade Show West in Portland this weekend? I just got back - lots of great knives there. Bring lots of cash. I like this show better than the big knife show down in Eugene - closer, smaller, more focussed on custom makers, easier to navigate.

    I picked up a Murray Carter Kama. Many other knives I would have liked to get, but gota pay off some other things first.

    Also stopped at McMenamins Edgefield on the way back - it's like Disneyland for adults. A paradise of booze, food and cigars.
     
  2. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    A picture of the Kama I scored at the show:

    carterkama0001.jpg

    I have no idea what I'm going to do with this - although, Halloween is coming up, so...

    Also, my bottle of Edgefield Hogshead Whiskey. Oregon is a bit ahead of us in terms of distilleries, but I predict we'll catch up soon. Dry Fly (Spokane) has some whiskey in the barrel, and if it's anything like their gin/vodka, it's going to be awesome.
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    How much was that bottle?
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think around $28. 92 proof. Certainly not as complex as some other whiskey/scotch that I have, but I like what they're doing with this & want to support smaller, regional distilleries.

    A similar artisan-distillery from Colorado (Stranahans) costs $56/bottle, so this is a pretty good deal. Although, the Stranahans is a bit more complex.
     
  5. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I wouldn't call Mcminamins a "smaller, regional distilleries. "
    I think they fake the funk, but some of their beer is OK.


    Come on Joey Scotland baby!


    Dig that Kama !
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    When you realize how much consolidation there is in the bourbon/scotch/whiskey business, they are absolutely tiny in comparison. (unless they're owned by Chivas/Diageo/Suntory/etc. and I didn't realize it... in which case, I've been bamboozled; wouldn't be the first time)

    In some ways, I think their true business model is historic property owner/manager with booze/food simply enabling the transaction.
     
  7. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Agreed, I live within 5 miles of 3 of them.. Good burgers PROBABLY, but all the long haired hippies they have working behind the counter really turn me off.. Besides the ones I have dated LOL

    And the brewers are even worst, look like they have never taken a shower EVER!
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    You live by three of them??? I think that's known in real estate terms as "location, location, location"

    In regard to the brewers: who needs to worry about bathing when you have an almost unlimited supply of booze? :laugh:
     
  9. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    When their dirty dreadlocks are dangling dangerously close to your beer you worry!



    OK OK sorry about railroading you post! :laugh::bluelaugh::thumbup: