Re: What started it all?
I got an old German Boker that was manufactured around the turn of the century that belonged to my Great Grandfather. He was a Coal miner and a larger man than normally worked in the mines. He was a touch over 6'2 and they called him Ole Ugly. He developed a locking quick connect coupler of some sorts for the Hard Hat lamp's battery pack and got little credit for it. Any way he was given the Knife by a friend for a bithday gift back in 1921, Money was scarce back then so the knife was used of course but it was just a gesture between friends.
"You say the Devil made do it with a smile. Raisin' hell and howlin at the moon. Well I'm gonna put your @$$ back in line. I'm gonna scare the Devil out of you."
BlackBerry Smoke Song
Nothing is "proof" against a truly talented fool.