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Gabe Pipo of Garfield will donate this handmade commemorative fillet knife to the Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show raffle. He made the knife from a band saw blade. The show is Saturday, March 3 at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Photo by Echo Press.

Pipo resumes former hobby

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Gabe Pipo of Garfield made his first knife 20 years ago.

The interest developed from watching his father, a blacksmith in Barrett, make knives from the leaf springs of cars.

"My dad didn't have the equipment that I have now. It was quite a process back then," he explained.

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