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This group began as we followed Knives Live together and had some fun.  I have made the choice for it to remain as a place to put up pics of members trips, deals, and SMKW discussions

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SMKW Housebrands and SFOS

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 27. 33 Replies

A place to show pictures of your SMKW house brands and SFOs  Let's break 'em out boys and girls.  Doesn't matter if it is a high-end Colonel Coon, a Turtle Man, Ole Smoky, Colt, Rough Rider, etc.  Show 'em here!  I'll start with a couple SMKW…Continue

Knives Live is gone but SMKW, yes, they are still there!

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle Jan 28, 2014. 3 Replies

OK so we know the show ended and we briefly talked about some other things we could do with this Group. SMKW is still there and yes we are fans of SMKW the store/ the web site/and the people who make it all happen.So what would you like to do ...our…Continue

Tags: Live, Knives, SMKW

Bug out on August 16, 2013

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Paul Ring Jan 22, 2014. 9 Replies

Well it has been a BugOut kind of weekend for me.The chat got a bug and wouldn't work properly.  Many of our members are being plagued by the rains that just wont end and if you dont have a good laugh you just want to cry LOLI prefer to laugh with…Continue

Tags: Bug, out, contest, iKnifeCollector, Live

One last show 10/11/2013 I will take care of a surprise prize!

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Oct 10, 2013. 20 Replies

Well folks I hear there will be one last show.  It is scheduled to be Josh and Jay and will be this Friday.  I will be in the building sometime late on the 10th for Rep weekend.  What a bittersweet weekend this will be.  I would not miss being here…Continue

Tags: iKC, contest, Live, Knives, last

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Comment by Syd Carr on Friday

I'm not a Damascus fanatic, not even a carbon steel fanatic. I learned young how to sharpen my tools, so getting SS sharp has never been an issue for me, unlike some who see carbon as superior due to ease of sharpening among other reasons. For me having a tool that won't turn into a rusticle is more important than swirly layers of steel on my blade. I've seen posts and photos of people anxiously watching their carbon knives develop "patina", (huh??); to me clean and corrosion free is much more desirable. Of course if I could get my hands on some good Alabama Damascus it might be a different story.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on Friday
Steel warriors tend to have thinner blade stocks than Rough Riders. The same is true of the Taylor Brands. (Schrade, old timer, Uncle Henry).

A lot of Frost knives are out of Pakistan, especially those advertised as "German Steel".

Rest assured that most of the Damascus knives are out of Pakistan, regardless if it is Frost or SMKW.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on Friday
Steel warriors tend to have thinner blade stocks than Rough Riders. The same is true of the Taylor Brands. (Schrade, old timer, Uncle Henry).

A lot of Frost knives are out of Pakistan, especially those advertised as "German Steel".

Rest assured that most of the Damascus knives are out of Pakistan, regardless if it is Frost or SMKW.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on Friday
Syd, for the most part all of the Rough Rider, Marbles, and Colt pocket knives made in China are from the same factory and sport 440A stainless. If the fixed blade is out of China it is normally 440a. If it is out of Pakistan it normally 420.

The Combat Ready Knives were initially AUS8. Im not sure now.

But if you're looking at a tradional pattern pocket knife in a SMKW house brand 99% of time it will be 440A unless they started doing something different recently.
Comment by Syd Carr on Friday

Oops, I forgot that Steel Warrior is a Frost brand, NOT an SMKW brand. However, I bet they come from the factory.

Comment by Syd Carr on Friday

I noticed that Tobias. I suspect that ALL SMKW house brands and the Colt-branded knives come from the same factory. Change the tang stamp, shield and handle material and you have an instant "new" Rough Rider, (or Marbles). I would love to know more about their steel, so far the only SMKW brand that advertises 440 w/ a Rockwell test is Steel Warrior, the rest all seem to be using 420 no matter the brand.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on Friday
I'm seeing quite a few of the old Colt pocket knives showing up in the Rough Rider line! I'm also seeing quite a few new handle materials being used in the RR line. no doubt the demise of Colt at SMKW has led to a resurgence in the SMKW house brands. I wonder if some of the Colt Tactical stuff will find it way to Rough Rider or Combat Ready?
Comment by Tobias Gibson on April 27, 2017 at 8:16
Charles, the last time I was there was on Black Friday! The place was packed. Strangely I bought nothing but my wife bought all sorts of stuff!
Comment by Charles Sample on April 27, 2017 at 0:47

I sure miss not being able to go to SMKW for my yearly trip!  Even if I didn't buy anything it would be great just to look at all the knives and stuff.  But then I always did buy something too!

Comment by Billy Oneale on December 24, 2016 at 8:59
I have one of those Schrade ornaments, but, I don't have a clue what I did with it. Brycen may have confiscated it and lost it.
 
 
 

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