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The Congress Knife: Y'all Come Together!

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Laurence Ruggiero Apr 23. 49 Replies

The Congress knife arrived on the scene in the early 1800s.  …Continue

Toothpicks & Ticklers

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Sep 12, 2017. 16 Replies

Welcome to the Toothpicks & Ticklers Discussion within the Knife Patterns Group!This discussion is for all types of folding toothpick, for the tiny Texas Toothpicks to those large Ticklers!…Continue

Patterns and Modern Folders: are we putting too much or too little thought on this topic?

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Steve Sep 11, 2017. 8 Replies

 I’m curious should we actually be trying to categorize modern folders as a new breed or do many of the familiar traditional pattern names actually fit these new knives.  I bring this up because I have a tendency to watch a certain late night…Continue

Let's See Those 5 Inch Folding Hunters!

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Steve Sep 3, 2017. 82 Replies

Tobias suggested that someone should start a discussion on 5 inch lockback hunters.  Since no one else has, I will.  But since I have two folding hunters and only one of them is a lockback, I will open it up to all 5 inch folding hunters.Here is my…Continue

Barlow Knives

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Sep 3, 2017. 89 Replies

A barlow knife has one or two blade, a huge metal bolster, and a comfortable tear-drop shaped handle. the blade or blades are attached at the small end of the handle. The first barlow being made in Sheffield England in the 1600's. It was made by…Continue

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Elephant Toenail Collector Club

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Aug 22, 2017. 48 Replies

Welcome to the Elephant Toenail Collector Club (ETCC).Come on in. Membership is open and free. Here at the ETCC we all share our appreciation for this handful of a knife.PurposeThe ETCC purpose is to celebrate this wonderful old knife pattern.…Continue

Tags: Knives, Toenail, Elephant

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Comment by Richard Schuchman on May 24, 2017 at 6:28

Hey Tobias, just watched both your toothpick videos. Very nice. I've been collecting toothpicks for a few years now (selling a few now, actually) and there's something about that slim pattern I've always enjoyed. It's interesting how much the blade can vary, even within the same brand. I have two 5" Case knives and one has a fantastic sabre grind and the other more modern Case XX has a really exaggerated clip flat grind. A question...do you know anything about candy stripe toothpicks? I was looking to get one back when I collected more often and it seems they were very popular for a while, so much so they had sort of a do-it-yourself kit to make them. I've seen a couple at flea markets and the celluloid scales always seem to be falling off or gassing out, so I decided against getting one (no particular brand). Just wondering if you had any history or insight on them.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 24, 2017 at 5:56

An updated video on the 5 inch Large Toothpick:

Comment by Jan Carter on May 16, 2017 at 9:43

Tobias,
I too really like the handle material. It does not look smooth but has that worn look which I find normally feels well in hand. I am also very happy to hear that you have been pleased with all the Bear & Son toothpicks. I have not recently ordered any of their product but the quality comments I have been hearing are all positive.

Comment by Billy Oneale on May 16, 2017 at 7:41
Nice toothpick, Tobias. I like that color.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 15, 2017 at 21:37

And the latest addition to my ever growing collection is yet another  5" Toothpick.  My latest is another Bear & Son; this time it is from their Kodiak line.  The knife features Autumn Feather Jigged Bone scales.  Essentially that is burnt orange bone with sort of a pocket work texture to the jigging.   I managed to get it for around $25 shipped!   (I was willing to go quite a bit higher.)  I've yet to be disappointed with a Bear & Son toothpick.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 7, 2017 at 18:47

My latest video discuss the difference between a Toothpick and Fish-Knife.   I know many people will argue that they are the same but for me the Toothpick is a distinct knife pattern.  The fish-knife has at least one key difference to the standard Toothpick.  Essentially it is a battle between form vs. function.

Even if you disagree with me, I hope you like the video.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 5, 2017 at 22:48

If you follow iKC on Facebook then this is almost a repeat.  After quite a while, I finally got a 5" toothpick in the White Smooth Bone.  What is even cooler is it is a limited production (1 of 100) SFO that was made for SMKW by Bear & Son. 

Awesome looking knife with a wicked blade.  Totaly excellent California Clip with a razor sharp saber grind.  Blade if 420HC with a titanium coating.  Brass pins and liners, nickel silver bolsters.  Fit and finish is excellent.  blade has a great snap, nice and tight with no wobble.  Got it all, Papers, tin, the works. 

A close up of the shield, 019 of 100 etch on bolster and B&S tang stamp

The full 9 inches (well 8 7/8 inches)

That makes four so far.  The India Stag and White Smooth Bone both have Titanium coated blades.  All but the Green jigged are  1 of 100 numbered SFO for SMKW.  The bottom is Green Jigged Bone has a distinctive Kentucky Shield.  Not sure how many were made but it was also an SFO.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on August 10, 2016 at 9:51
Hey Jim, check out the iKC cheat sheet - http://iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/an-ikc-cheat-sheet

Tutorals for uploading pics are in there. (We'd all love to see them.)
Comment by jim buda on August 10, 2016 at 7:57

DATING CASE KNIVES IN THE 70'S WAS DOT SYSTEM IN THE 80'S THEY USED LONG TAIL C AND THE DOT SYSTEM IN THE 90'S THEY USED DOT AND SQUARES EVERY YEAR THEY REMOVED A DOT OR SQUARE (90'S)

Comment by jim buda on August 10, 2016 at 7:52

 I HAVE A VERY NICE BOKER TREE BRAND PEARL. AND COLLECTED CASE SO HAVE A FEW OF THEM TOO ALSO HAVE AN OLDER BUCK. I'M AN OLD FART SO I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO POST PICTURES FROM MY PC

 
 
 

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