Thought I'd drop in and introduce myself

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  1. A.Sharpe

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    Hello, Gentleman,

    I am new to this forum. I am by choice a custom knife maker. I have only done small game hunting. Though while living in Alaska ,I did go after moose and grizzly bear. Neither of which I was able to take.
    I live in central NC (USA) . About 2.5 years ago I suffered a back injury. After almost going stir crazy I began reading the books of Peter Capstick . These books have given me the urge to fulfill a dream from my childhood . To hunt in Africa. I am not 60 yet but am pushing it hard. I probably have little to offer this forum, but will contribute in areas that I have some knowledge of. I do hope to learn all I can . I also hope someday to hunt Cape buffalo .
    Thank-you for having me
    A.Sharpe
     
  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    Welcome to AH A.Sharpe!
     
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    Welcome to AH A.Sharpe! Ask away, answers are never in short supply here
     
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    Welcome to the forum sir. You input is just as valuable as anyone else's.
     
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    gday ashape
    welcome and enjoy this site mate
     
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    A.Sharpe, love to see some photos of your work, welcome to the forum. Capstick's writing has inspired many a hunter, including this one.
     
  7. A.Sharpe

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    Thank-you sirs, for the welcome. To see some of my work my site is Home . I am not taking orders at this time due to this back thing but hope to be back at it soon. I always wanted to hunt Africa as a kid all the other kids had toy machine guns ,I had a toy double rifle made by my grandfather from a board and two pieces of pipe. As I remember he did a pretty good job on it. Capstick just rekindled a fire that life all but extinguished .
     
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    Welcome to AH.
    Everyone starts out as a first time dreamer.

    Hope you learn lots and are able to share pictures of that Buffalo hunt.
    It may happen sooner than you think.
     
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    Welcome to AH A. Sharpe! Enjoy the site and ask all the questions you like.
     
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    Welcome Mr. Sharpe.....good name for a knife guy!
     
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    Glad to have you here. Your knives look great.
     
  12. A.Sharpe

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    I have been reading here for 2 days before I decided to sign up. I have learned more about hunting Africa than I ever thought I would. For sure it's not a poor mans hobby. But not totally out of reach for a poor southern boy. Like another poster here said "when I'm laying on my death-bed will I remember the day I paid my house off , or the day I hunted Lion in Africa"
    It is funny how one statement can make everything so clear.
    Thank's for the kind words on my knives. When I am able to get back in the shop, I'd really like to get some input from you guy's for a Pro Hunter knife, or as I would call it Safari Grade Hunter.
     
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    Very nice work A. Sharpe, looking forward to your return to the shop and the "Safari Grade Hunter"
     
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    Welcome to AH, A. Sharpe!
     
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    Welcome to AH ,,this site has the Knack to turn Dreams into Reality
     
  16. A.Sharpe

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    I know what you mean. I have learned so much here. The more I learn , the more the dream seems to be reachable. Cost isn't what I thought it would be. Actually very reasonable.
     
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    Welcome to AH Sharpe! share some pics of your knives!
     
  18. A.Sharpe

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    Figured out how to post pics. I now have pictures of some of my work in my photo gallery. Hope this helps. I do not do production knives . Each is made per customer order. Even 2 of the same style knife will have their differences.

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