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Coolest item you own?

montrose818

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Doesnt have to be be expensive, but has to be something pretty rare, cool, and something you should get lot of compliments on.

Mine has to be a Gil Hibben Tiger Shark knife that was gifted to me 17 years ago. Gets tons of compliments from people, and generally looks and feels pretty badass.

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For me personally, its the hunting knife I was gifted. It was made by hunting partners dad for him, over 50 years ago.
 
I’m am proud of a lot of things that I have inherited, don’t know what would be the coolest.
 
Got a military issued colt 1911 from 1916 that looks and shoots like it was just made last week

Made in Ithaca New York in 1945. It has very little wear on the finish

I found it in a LGS about a year after I got out of the Army. The last weapon I held on active duty... 1911a1 from Ithaca, just a different serial number

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If I were to pull the audience, it'd have to be my 66' Peterbilt,
Of all the junk I have bought, built, or inherited, that silly truck just makes people happy, I learned quickly that nearly every young man out there dreamt of being a truck driver at some point, & nearly every old truck still on the road "learned to drive in one just like that"

While not my most prized possession, it's the coolest thing I own by popular opinion.
 
Probably my slate roofing tools. Hammer, stake, ripper and cutter are all older than I am and were gifts from three of my mentors, one being my old man. They give me the warm and fuzzies when I get to use them
 
Probably my slate roofing tools. Hammer, stake, ripper and cutter are all older than I am and were gifts from three of my mentors, one being my old man. They give me the warm and fuzzies when I get to use them

Awesome. I love slate roofs.
 
Coolest thing that I own (or co-own with the bank) is the mountain property that we live on. It is 100 acres of old mountain logging land that has been in her family since the 1800s. We've traced it back as far as the deed records can go and it was still in her family. The local courthouse burnt down in the 1900s and lost a lot of the early deeds.

There are a lot of great things in this thread!
 
Not mine exactly but fresh on the brain. My fiancé doesn’t care for or about jewelry. She doesn’t get it. She does however like sentimental stuff. So instead of picking out a ring at a jewelry store she wanted her grandmothers wedding ring.

Nobody else had any interest in it because it didn’t look like much. I took her and it to a jewelry store to have it cleaned and everyone that worked there was flipping out about the diamond in it. So she starts pressing her family to find out more about it. Turns out one of her great grandmothers brought it with her from Germany when she immigrated to the us in the 1800’s.

My chicks ring is apparently an “old mine cut” diamond, and a rare one at that. It was very difficult to cut diamonds round back then so most were square. This one is round and really well done. Now her sisters are pissed because they want to split the money it would have been worth. My chick DGAF about that, it means even more to her now that she knows it survived in the family line all the way from Germany. I’ll put it on her finger at our wedding when we can have one.

https://www.estatediamondjewelry.com/old-mine-cut-diamond/
 
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