Notes From James
Saturday, November 12, 2022
On June 18th of 2022 I celebrated the 50th anniversary of my musical
career. At the Colonnade in North Georgia I was joined by 500 friends
and one special eagle (Challenger) to sing songs tell stories and share
our memories. It was an unforgettable night. The week preceding the
event had also been amazing as special recognition from the state of
Georgia was received when Debbie and I visited the State capital with
Senator Jeff Mullis and Governor Brian Kemp. Overwhelming is a pretty
good way of summing it up, and that is exactly how it felt.
I have received many words of congratulations that were all special
to my heart, including a beautiful video message from my friend Dolly
Parton and all will be cherished me and my family.
While having breakfast with some friends I was asked by Mike Prater
if I would sign my autograph on a blank piece of white typing paper.
When I asked what is this for? he simply said Its
just a surprise. I said OK and I did.
Mike Prater is the owner and founder of Painted Pony Design Company.
They specialize in knife making. He is a world class knife maker. If
you would care to look him up just google Painted Pony designs. His
company produces thousands of knives weekly that are shipped all over
the world to stores and showrooms.
A few weeks past, but I then received a phone call from Mike who asked
if I could stop by his showroom and plant in Flintstone, GA
said I have something for you.
He did indeed.
Mike presented me with two knives. One is a Bowie hunter style knife,
and the other is a two bladed trapper folding knife. Both have my signature
on them and are just beautiful. (I hope the photos will do them justice).
The blade of the Bowie knife is inscribed with sheet music for my song
Fly Eagle Fly. Mike told me that he had previously made
special knives for country music performers Eddie Raven, Travis Tritt,
and Charlie Daniels as well as rock n roller James Hetfield of Metallica.
My knife will join the signature series. Quite an honor
I am presenting
them to you in the photos here on this webpage. (I hope the photos will
do them justice). If you are interested you can have one also. It will
be numbered, registered, and come with a certificate of authenticity.
No, I am not in the knife business. So many people who have seen these
knives however have told me how beautiful they are and also expressed
an interest in having one of their own.
more details or to purchase, click here.
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Both knives come with an acrylic display stand, but dont let
that fool you, both of these knives are the real deal. Even though they
are beautiful and suitable for display only, they are also rugged and
completely functional and ready to go to work.
Rockwell hardness 58 60 (not a toy)
Mica Pearl handle
The Bowie Knife is 14 inches including the handle and the
folding trapper is 4 3/16 inches folded. The hilt is tinted gold.
Each knife is hand crafted by world class craftsmen.
The bowie knife also comes with a leather sheath so that it can be carried
for work, hunting, fishing, or camping.
The folding trapper knife is $99.00 plus shipping $8.00 = $107
The James Rogers signature Bowie is $159.00 plus shipping. $16.00 =
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