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    Default Freemason medals?

    Only thing I know is that my great great grandfather was a mason. I know there are a few on here that might be able to shed some info as to what these are?

    I have not the slightest clue, and figuring he’s been gone for 60 years they must be important. I have a sword too.

    What say ye

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    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
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    If I were you I'd delete this post immediately. Secret societies such as masons, free masons, Shriners, and moose lodges will either require you join them or make you shine the handlebars on their ridiculously synchronized mini bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportin' Woodies View Post
    If I were you I'd delete this post immediately. Secret societies such as masons, free masons, Shriners, and moose lodges will either require you join them or make you shine the handlebars on their ridiculously synchronized mini bikes.
    As long as I can jump the minibikes I am good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chessbay View Post
    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees"- Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    These are from the royal arch masons which is the first part of the York Right degrees and they meet as individual group from regular lodge. think they have four or six degrees. The medals are really cool look to me like officer medals. Really really cool. Sword I would assume is a tiler sword. Do a internet search on the royal arch mason. Like to see a better pic of sword.

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    Thanks for the info. I’ll have to read up on that.

    The sword has seen better days, but it was passed down to me so I’ll take good care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chessbay View Post
    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees"- Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    When does Nick Cage steal the Declaration of Independence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlight Hunter View Post
    When does Nick Cage steal the Declaration of Independence?
    Tonight I am told
    Quote Originally Posted by Chessbay View Post
    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
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    Well shit, y'all hold on until I can get there.

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    Q = Nick Cage > Freemasons > moose lodge < minibikes

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    Knights templar sword
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    You find that on Oak Island?

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    Yeah I was stoopin round and dug that up Tater
    Quote Originally Posted by Chessbay View Post
    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees"- Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    Thanks Geetch
    Quote Originally Posted by Chessbay View Post
    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees"- Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitch320 View Post
    As long as I can jump the minibikes I am good.
    I thought Sportin' cornered the market on minibike jumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBtflo View Post
    I thought Sportin' cornered the market on minibike jumping.
    I'm lookin to get into it as well
    Quote Originally Posted by Chessbay View Post
    Literally translated to, "I smell like Scotch and Kodiak".
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees"- Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    neat stuff, smitch
    ask gbelly. he knows some stuff.

    that sword really does look cool. not sure how you tether it to your side when jumping, though. gotta figure that out....
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportin' Woodies View Post
    If I were you I'd delete this post immediately. Secret societies such as masons, free masons, Shriners, and moose lodges will either require you join them or make you shine the handlebars on their ridiculously synchronized mini bikes.
    I thought it was go karts in the Christmas parade? Synchronized of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    neat stuff, smitch
    ask gbelly. he knows some stuff.

    that sword really does look cool. not sure how you tether it to your side when jumping, though. gotta figure that out....
    Two choices.

    Sword in his teeth

    Or

    Learn to jump with one hand and wave sword over his head.

    Mini bike swords don’t come with sheaths
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    I usually jump with a beer in one hand but would be willing to wave a sword because it is equally intoxicating

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    Neat stuff Smitch...

    To echo what was said above, those are from the York rite the first four degrees. After becoming a Master Mason, one can continue the journey into either the Sottish or York Rites. Royal Arch Mason is the 4th degree in the York Rite....supposedly one of the most amazing ceremonies in all of Masonry. Very time consuming and definitely something your family should be proud of. I was raised wearing one of my Grandfathers aprons from the early 1900's and that was very significant to me. The Scottish and York Rites, as I understand it, are somewhat of a dying breed these days, being as they take so much time to complete. It becomes hard to remain active in everything and unfortunately the Blue Lodge is normally the one that suffers. Which ever way you go after being raised....Scottish, York, Shriner, etc there is only so much of ones free time available.

    The sword certainly appears to be a Knights Templar sword....is the blade wavy or straight? Obviously the ivory handle dates it well, but the original swords are wavy as opposed to smooth flat blades. Tilers are normally presented this sword in the ceremony as they are sworn. Interesting point for other brothers who may read this.... In early Freemasonry, the Tiler was “armed with the proper implement of his office,” which was appropriately, a trowel used for setting tiles.
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