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what the heck is iKnifeCollector?

Started by Jan Carter in Member News & Announcements. Last reply by D ale 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

For the new members, the members that have been with us awhile and those asking the question online:So today someone said to me….what the heck is iKnifeCollector?I really had to stop and think how to explain us.  We are not a blog, too interactive. …Continue

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Rough Rider Deluxe Mushroom Hunting Knife

Started by Tobias Gibson in A Sharper Review. Last reply by Charles Sample 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Obviously not everyone is going to need or use a mushroom knife but if you're a mushroom hunter and you're looking for a good looking, well made knife made especially for you, Rough rider offers two of them at probably the best price in town.Below…Continue

EBRO, Alfred Williams, what does it mean?

Started by Michael Squier in Knife Q&A With John McCain. Last reply by John McCain 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

EBRO, stamped on many Alfred Williams of Sheffield England knives, what does it mean? I have heard it was an importers stamp? Did any other knife maker use the EBRO stamp? Do any Alfred Williams knives show up without it? Just a few questions for…Continue

Where to find your Blade Show Knives

Started by Jan Carter in Member News & Announcements. Last reply by Bryan W 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

As Blade Show 2016 comes within our view, who is it you want to find?For those that have been there, think back to the first tome you walked in that door, overwhelming is what I have heard from many, many first timers.  Although I am not a…Continue

Tags: 2016, SHOW, BLADE

Klein Tools????

Started by Ken Spielvogel in Knife Q&A With John McCain. Last reply by Tobias Gibson 14 hours ago. 45 Replies

I had not heard of this stamping either. I picked up a TL-29 with a half hawk - real nice knife and I really like it, strong snap, and sturdy knife.  Stamping is: 1st line - R-3       2nd line - KLEIN Tools3rd line - Chicago USA.       On the…Continue

San Mai, the words are now OWNED??

Started by Jan Carter in Member News & Announcements. Last reply by Jan Carter 19 hours ago. 11 Replies

I started seeing some folks complaining that they had received letters from Cold Steel stating that they now owned the trade mark to the wording "San Mai"My first thought was that it was a misunderstanding. But apparently it is not, Cold Steel has…Continue

Tags: controversy, Mai, San

Hawkbills wanted

Started by Michael A Losicco in Got a knife I am looking for. Last reply by Michael A Losicco 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

It's been awhile since I posted here, so Hi to all on the site.I am always looking for old Hawkbill knives, American or English made. Not interested in any Case knives unless you have older Case Bradford or Case Brothers LV. Thanks all, Mike Continue

Queen/Schatt & Morgan/Benchmade/Microtech/Brous Blades

Started by Jason Robert King in Knives for sale or trade. Last reply by Jason Robert King yesterday. 69 Replies

I would like to thank Jan Carter for introducing me to your group. My name is Jason, and I am the son of Terry and Cherry Ray of TC Collectible Cutlery(TC Knife Shop). Most of you are probably aware of the passing of Terry and my Mom earlier this…Continue

Tags: Blades, Morgan/Benchmade/Microtech/Brous, &, Queen/Schatt

Full Time Knifemaker

Started by Andrew Roy in Member News & Announcements. Last reply by Jan Carter on Sunday. 66 Replies

Two of my employees called in sick today.  They are good folks and it happens.  I feel lucky to have them.  Ken, my VP, and David and I had to do our job and theirs today.  My day was 4:30 am to just now.  I don't even have the energy to pack up the…Continue

A little history lesson...

Started by Ted Erdelyi in General Knife Discussions. Last reply by AlecsKnives on Sunday. 6 Replies

I love advertising knives, there's always so much variety in patterns and quality to make it interesting to collect. Above is a knife for the Good Roads Machinery Company they were in…Continue


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Camillus CK9: The knife used by Dual Survival's Grady Powell

Posted by dead_left_knife_guy on May 5, 2016 at 22:12 3 Comments

Recently I had the chance to watch another episode of the current season of Dual Survival, & again got to see Grady Powell using the Camillus CK9.  Somewhere I saw someone online stating that Grady Powell designed the knife, but I have not…


Five Knives for Law Enforcement

Posted by Clint Thompson on May 11, 2016 at 9:53 1 Comment

In this issue of Knives Illustrated, May/June I wrote an article entitled Five Knives For Law Enforcement. I review five knives which are excellent for law enforcement duty carry. KA-BAR Doghead, Gerber Covert Auto (New Stronger Spring), Steel…


California to Atlanta and back again (I hope)

Posted by Syd Carr on March 18, 2016 at 23:27 32 Comments

While on my way back east to help my ailing sister I happened upon this place along Interstate 40 in Arizona. I managed to not spend any money, but believe me it was hard. Knowledgeable staff with a wonderful inventory of US-made knives, many…


Going back in time .

Posted by John Bamford on February 3, 2016 at 13:52 54 Comments

Well I am starting this blog to record my return to an older type of shaving . Like most of us I at present use the ubiquitous supermarket disposable razors , and have done so for , well I don't really know how long . When did these disposable…



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