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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:45 pm

Zach (GuitarMyFriend) just bombed the bejesus out of me!



Out of the blue, the little weasel sent me...



... a brand-new Imco Triplex lighter, an unfinished pipe with a stem that I really dig...



... nine cigars for me, plus one for my cat (Zach knows about Tallulah's love of cigars)...



... a Tallulah-shaped pipe rest, a handsome suede pouch in which I found a cork knocker, a cigar cutter, a tin of Gawith SP Scotch snuff, ...



... a vintage Kabar pen knife allegedly purloined by Zach's own grandfather, (Gramps had a larcenous side, did he?) and two old coins, one possibly Chinese, the other British Indian with my namesake, King George V, on the obverse.
Also a pipe holster, a pack of Backwoods, a nice old Kabar knife sheath (also courtesy of Gramps), a single pipe/tobacco case for my "Non-Tactical" days, cigar matches, and a Chilli's gift card.
That last one may seem a bit out of place and impersonal. It's not. Let me explain:
Zach and I have had an on-going correspondence here for about a year now. He's privy to certain things about me that isn't common knowledge among the BoBs, namely that I'm not exactly a bachelor at the moment. He had the gift card, but no Chilli's in his town, so he sent it to me with the express instructions to "take that lady out to eat". Will do, Zach. I like how you think. Wink
Oh, and watch your back, Zach. I know where you live! Twisted Evil
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:48 pm

...he bombed your cat, too? cheers Awesome. Smile

I seem to recognize that unfinished pipe... :ponder: ...I'll blame the new girlfriend on being too busy. I love you Laughing

IMCO for the win. Have my "Junior" model sitting next to me. Love them things.

Nice job, Zach! Cool
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GuitarMyFriend

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Location : Ludington, MI
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:08 pm

George! You bomb me... I'll do my best to Nuke you... Enjoy it all brother!
Kyle, I got it down to that shape, but living in a small apartment, and no woodshop to work in anymore, that pipe was left in that state for almost a whole year. I'm gonna let George take over the creative bit with the intention of smoking it once or twice when and if we meet up sometime. It smokes GREAT. And my pops just got a lathe so I think I'm going to try to get into it once his lathe gets here. I'm just gonna start from scratch. (Where did you buy that block and stem from Kyle? Do they come in different colors of luctite?) George bombed me a bit back so I've been spending months just tossing stuff into a box I hoped he would like. I'm really hoping you got a folder to fit that sheath by the way. It's old and could use a quick oil rub down to protect the leather! There was no tobacco I was willing to give up except a jar of Borkum Riff that's been sitting on my shelf for a year or two... I shoulda sent that...
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:12 pm

(That suede pouch was the first one that my Gramps and I worked on together. I've made a couple more since than, but it is handy. He's had me work on about everything when I was younger as apart of a learning process to use what I have around but I looked at it as fun. I take it a bit more seriously now...)
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:30 pm

Oh and Last but not Least;
Gramps worked for an old Gambles store after his Railroad days. The Store was closing down, and his job along with fellow employees was to get everything out of the store into a truck, so Gramps parked his car right next to the truck when he got there. The first thing he grabbed was a glass case full of Kabars cases and all. Still in the plastic. He walked right outside with it, and wrapped it in a blanket in his trunk. I'm sure he got a couple other things along with it but that one was awesome. Grams still has the glass case laying around somewhere. Well I had no idea about it until one day when it was rainy out and there was no outside work to do, he told me to run out to his shop and grab all the knives I could find in a drawer. I walked in with an array of hunting knives, tactical knives, and a box full of these Kabars. I sat on the computer and looked up the prices of them all and found out that the same models, Dirty, without a box, and used went for a good buck. I turned to him and said, "Geeze Gramps! You gotta great collection of knives!" He slapped me on the head, pointed a finger at me, and said, "WE got a great collection of knives". Once my Gramps passed my Grams was closing down the work shop and selling a bunch of stuff, I snuck out there at night and grabbed all the knives, and contemplated on stealing a .22 revolver out of there but I'm sure she woulda noticed that missing. Good story behind them. I stole what he stole.
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:29 pm

Chili's?
You have to share the molten lava cake!!
It's obscenely romantic...
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 pm

That's a proper ass whuppin right there. Well done!

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:34 pm

cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:04 pm

awesomeness around every corner
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:36 pm

Congrats, George!

Way to go, Zach. cheers
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:04 pm

GuitarMyFriend wrote:
George! You bomb me... I'll do my best to Nuke you... Enjoy it all brother!
I don'y know what you mean by that, Zach. All I ever sent you was one tiny little tin of snuff. Wink
Again, thank you so much. The stories behind all these things make them all the more special. I'll let the cigars acclimate to my humidor for a few weeks before trying them. Except the Backwoods; they're already half gone. Gotta love Backwoods. Make you look like Clint Eastwood and smell like the cereal aisle at Meijer's. Razz I'll see what I can do with that pipe, although my spare time is rather limited these days. Maybe It'll keep getting passed around, eventually finding its way back to Kyle, spoon shaped with paper-thin walls and SaltwaterCowboy's orange dye.
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:48 pm

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:50 pm

Awesome bomb! Good job Zach!
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:52 pm

Gots to love a bombing!

Well done Zach!! Congrats to you GK!
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:19 am

Zach launched a full on air strike all on his own, that is awesomeness beyond belief, bravo Zach, enjoy your goodies in rude good health George. cheers bounce cheers bounce cheers
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:04 am

Kirk Fitzgerald wrote:
... enjoy your goodies in rude good health George.
Ok. I thought for a second that said "NUDE good health". No matter; I can do either one, often both at the same time. This attack was totally unwarranted. I'm a grouchy old old ne'er-do-well and Zach knows it. Undeserving of this. I'm gonna have to plan something really nasty in retaliation! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:40 am

GK,
I'm warning you... one more post about locking targets with me and I'm going to detonate that catnip cigar C4 I put together.
And please... keep your clothes on...

(Is sarcasm a common trait of a pipe smoker, or is pipe smoking a hobby that sarcastic people share?)

Back off!!!!
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:43 am

George Kaplan wrote:
Kirk Fitzgerald wrote:
... enjoy your goodies in rude good health George.
Ok. I thought for a second that said "NUDE good health". No matter; I can do either one, often both at the same time. This attack was totally unwarranted. I'm a grouchy old old ne'er-do-well and Zach knows it. Undeserving of this. I'm gonna have to plan something really nasty in retaliation! Twisted Evil

George naked smoking a big ol'Cigar smiling serenely, now I'm scared.................... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:23 am

The antique kbar is really sweet, will be just the ticket for slicing some JackKnife Plug! I notice that a brand new similar kabar on their website sells for $140! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:34 pm

Congrats, George. And Zach...well done!! There is something very special about these Michigan guys. Wink
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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:02 pm

Well there's a few of us. We'll have to get together in the middle of the state sometime. Well I'm pretty middle I guess... you all can just come visit me!!! Pack up your pipes Michigan BoBs!!! My apartment aways!!!
Zach
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:07 pm

GuitarMyFriend wrote:
GK,
I'm warning you... one more post about locking targets with me and I'm going to detonate that catnip cigar C4 I put together.

Ok, GMF. Since you're threatening my cat now, I'll back off. Now that I think about it, I may have given the wrong impression with the packing material I used for that snuff I sent you. Sometimes it just takes two pipes, a pound of 'baccy samples, and a thousand pipe cleaners to get something to fit properly in a box. Wink
I'm loving the IMCO lighter, BTW. Here's a related bit of K-Town trivia for you: In 1928 Kalamazoo's Ernst Bowers was inspired by an IMCO (different model) to start making an improved version in his new machine shop on Willard street. During the Depression, lighter sales kept the company afloat, and during WWII Bowers MFG Co. produced 55% of the lighters purchased by the government.
Thanks again, Zach. I really appreciate this.
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:30 pm

You mean like this Bowers Surefire Trench Lighter I got right her....???



Marked K-Zoo???

Zach
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:38 pm

That's the one! Originally they were made from brass and called the "Kalamazoo Slide Sleeve". Once brass became scarce during the war, they started making them from blued steel and changed the name to Sure Fire. Looks like you've got a fairly intact example. I hope you didn't pay too much for it. One like that sold on ebay this weekend for over $100.
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PostSubject: Re: Zach Attack!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:44 pm

Didn't pay a dime. I bought a pipe rack from a girl with a couple dirty pipes (one being a Danco Skull Figurine pipe) and she threw in some cigar holders, and old Zippo, and that Sure fire! 25 bucks I payed for the whole thing!
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