US Marine Coming home present?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JiroZero713, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    What should I buy my returning friend who's getting back from boot in less than a month?


    I was hoping to help buy a Torkarev for him with his dad...but apparently his father fronted the entire cost so it's all good with that.

    My choices so far are


    Possibly as a show of respect I could buy him one of those show swords that cost about 30 dollars...you know the ones that you see on the shows with United States Marines etched in the side

    Next I got to thinking maybe I could get him a Ka-Bar knife...they are affordable and also most have the USMC stamp on them.

    Or....I could buy a case of ammo for his torkarev which is plenty cheap...but really that wouldn't have any heart behind it I don't think...I want to give him something he'll remember.

    Like for instance another thing he said he wanted was an authentic German K-98....but those have dried up and the only ones around are like trash or just ugly.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    For me, a pocket knife is something he'll likely carry daily, and every time he peels an apple or opens a letter, he'll think of you.

    You can get a decent one cheap, and probably get it inscribed with something personal, also cheap.

    My .02.
     

  3. OlPainless

    OlPainless New Member

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    You can't go wrong with boobs. Get him something with boobs.
     
  4. orangello

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  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'll tell you what I wanted most when I got home from Parris Island. I wanted a HUGE steak dinner with all the trimming and couple of cold ones to wash it down. Take him out for a great dinner. The pocket knife is a great idea, I don't know many Marines that don't carry one and it's something that he'll carry for years to come.
     
  6. JiroZero713

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    Oh he'll get a big steak dinner...buffet style as soon as he gets home....and eh...he's not a big pocket knife guy..he likes auto knives.

    I'm not sure he really would like a knife either. He has his own tastes in knives and I'd like him to get his own. The Ka-Bar or the Sword would be just a ceromonial thing...although I'll look into it...course who engraves blades around my area if I did that....hrm I'll have to find out.
     
  7. AsmelEduardo

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    Ka-Bar Mule Folding Knife

    Ka-Bar Mule Folding Knife

    The Ka-Bar Mule is a heavy-duty folding knife with the toughness and ruggedness of a fixed blade. Solidly constructed, the knife features a 4" clip point AUS-8A stainless steel blade with matte black epoxy coating, heavy duty stainless steel liners for lateral strength, double ambidextrous thumb-stud for easy left or right-hand opening, Zytel handles with rubber inserts for a comfortable and secure grip, strong lockback mechanism, and lanyard hole. Comes with a nylon sheath fitted with velcro and snap closures that can be mounted horizontally or vertically on a belt or ALICE gear. This is a serious folding knife with a razor-sharp blade and military toughness! Available with Desert Tan, Olive D. or Black handles. 5.25" closed. Tanto Blade or Drop Point (with or without serrated edge).
     
  8. JiroZero713

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    Eh not so sure on that either.

    I really want something that deal with the marines or something.

    Hell I might go with getting his brother to help me get him a K-98 that I saw on classic arms.
     
  9. cpttango30

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    A nice bottle of jack and a something with big boobies and a nice plump hind end.

    18 weeks without seeing a good looking willing lady will make any more crazy.......
     
  10. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    He's got a valid point...
     
  11. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I have a Ka-Bar folding hunter knife. Nice, but made in Taiwan. :eek:
     
  12. JiroZero713

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    He's only 20 so no drinkie for him....he and I are sober individuals who don't drink an ounce of liquor between us in the span of a year.

    Hell I think the last time I drank a beer was 2 years ago....and I only drank one.

    So that's out too.
     
  13. CA357

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    Take him out for a steak dinner and let him know how proud of him you are. Memories are priceless and mean a lot, particularly if he winds up in the sandbox. It will give him something nice to think about. ;)
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I never said get plowed, just enjoy a couple of beers. If you don't drink, thats cool, make it a coke.
     
  15. JiroZero713

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    Aye indeed. I'll probably end up getting him the sword though. Just something about him makes me think he'd like it.
     
  16. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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  17. falseharmonix

    falseharmonix New Member

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    Jeez Jiro, just give the guy a BJ already :rolleyes:
     
  18. JiroZero713

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    Aye I looked at the swords and yeah they are for officers and he's just going to be a grunt so it might not be a good idea. I'll probably end up getting him ammo or that Ka-bar Knife.
     
  19. DonnyKC

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    go with the ka-bar Marine fighting knife. It has alot of history with the Marines
     
  20. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Donny, where ya been?

    We haven't seen you lately. Welcome back! [​IMG]