Performance Test Completed, Thanks Coaches!
Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:10 PM
Well, to make a long story longer, two attempts at the rope, what seemed like half an hour of chopping, a bald spot on my arm and some tense moments with a cheater-pipe on the handle of my knife, I can finally say... Whew! It's over, my test knife passed the performance test. Now It's time to start making 5 or 6 more knives for the judging portion of the test.
Enough of that though, because I really want this thread to be about those that have helped me along my way. If it were't for the internet and all of you here, Bill Burke and all of his selfless support and coaching over the years, I don't know if I'd have been able to have passed the performance test. My hat is off to you All... Thanks Everyone! It was nerve wracking, but a heck of a lot of fun yesterday! I wish I had some pictures to post... Maybe, when the camera gets unpacked I can post a picture of my crooked knife... About all it's good for now is cutting corners!
Thanks again Bill for having me over yesterday! The Quigley shoot was a great topper to a fantastic day!
Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:56 PM
For me the test was more nerve racking than the judging at Atlanta. By then I was just ready for it to be over, regardless of the outcome.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:25 PM
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