Tactical & Combat Collectors Club


Tactical & Combat Collectors Club

This is a group for people who are interested and passionate about tactical knives. If you have a general interest or questions about tactical knives feel free to join.

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Latest Activity: Jun 15

Discussion Forum

Newest Tactical Purchase!!

Started by Keelen Grimm. Last reply by Patrik Ilijev May 13. 279 Replies

Hey everyone, Show me your newest tactical knife purchase! Did you finally give in and buy that knife you just had to have? What is your latest purchases? I am interested to see what you guys are…Continue

Tags: newest, pictures, purchase, tacticool, knives

Just a quick question.

Started by Michael E. Roper. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Apr 26. 19 Replies

One of my many grand sons just "graduated" from "Airborne" and "Ranger" school. The military has sure been good for him. I'm very proud also.I will ask him this question when he comes home for…Continue

Let's talk bayonets and military issued knives

Started by Michael E. Roper. Last reply by allanm Dec 25, 2016. 8 Replies

I just finished having a "senior moment" and realized that I didn't know the difference between a "Discussion" and simply posting to the "Comment Wall".....maybe I still don't quite…Continue

Tags: 1941, bayonet, peg, tent, Johnson

Any other Pirahna lovers out there?

Started by Ms Data. Last reply by Jan Carter Dec 17, 2016. 1 Reply

My Pirahna Predator and P1.Continue

Columbia River Knife and Tool FAN CLUB

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 34 Replies

CRKT is one of the most…Continue

Tags: FAN, CLUB, CRHT, Tool, and

Open Poll: Serrated blade, plain or combo?

Started by george morningstar. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 30 Replies

Knife companies want to know your preference. You provide a vote when you buy their blades. So what is it? When you buy what are you buying?SerratedPlainComboContinue

Tags: plain, combo, serrated, tactical, prefernces

Special Ops Group-S.O.G. Knives

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 40 Replies

Hosted by Stephen TungateIn this group we talk about S.O.G.knives and what can be done with them, also show our newest S.O.G.finds..Continue

Tags: special-ops-group-s-o-g-knives

FOLDER DEPLOYMENT. What is fastest? Your experience? Favorite folder specifically for how it deploys?

Started by AlecsKnives. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 14 Replies

I like tactical folders. Though it was a while ago, I studied martial arts for many years.  If you carry a tactical for defense reasons, practicing deployment of ANY weapon is critical.  That said, I…Continue


Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 56 Replies

Zero Tolerance Knives are a collaboration between Kai USA , Ken Onion and Strider Knives. They bring us a series of professional grade combat knives built to survive the worst conditions. Please…Continue

Tags: forum, knife, ZT

Tops Knives

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jeremy B. Buchanan Aug 23, 2016. 86 Replies

TOPS Knives.... collectors, users and fans..              ONE KNIFE ONE LIFE .TOPS REVIEWS…Continue

Tags: Knives, TOPS

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Comment by Jan Carter on April 24, 2017 at 9:23
Comment by Jan Carter on December 14, 2016 at 20:57


That IS an interesting story and I never would have thought about calling one that

Comment by Clint Thompson on December 14, 2016 at 12:05

No tent pegs here. Thanks for the story and pic. Interesting history Michael.

Comment by Michael E. Roper on December 14, 2016 at 11:52

I like bayonets...but only the pushing end! Don't want to be on the other end.

1941 Johnson rifles have a reciprocating barrel and would not operate effectively with a heavy bayonet. So Johnson came up with a "skeleton" bayonet which was much lighter in weight. The resulting "bayonet/knife" was not well received by the troops. It was pretty much useless except maybe as a tent peg. If your rifle functions by the barrel reciprocating .....and it has a bayonet on the end and you stick it into somebody.....your gun isn't going to function?

I love anything odd that has a story to it. Thus, I will buy any 1941 Johnson bayonet which I can afford. If any of you have such a "tent peg" and will part with it...please let me know. Here is a picture:

Comment by Michael E. Roper on December 13, 2016 at 17:34

The majority of my knife collection consists of military knives and bayonets. My latest acquisition is a very nice RAD Hewer from WW2. These knives were issued to the civilian/home guard/militia/ "Labor Corp" in Germany. The RAD Hewer is engraved on the blade with a script in German which translates into: "Work Enobles"

Comment by alan pitcher on February 25, 2016 at 9:50

Wow, neat knife there Andrew

Comment by Clint Thompson on February 25, 2016 at 9:31

Andrew this is a cool story and a nice looking knife. The blade is most likely carbon steel with the handle being brass. I would say...not sure...it is an older knife which was made in Mexico. When you found this treasure, if the blade was not rusted then it was recently placed under the house for a reason. The reason for placing this knife under the house would be an interesting subject.

Comment by ANDREW GOTTESMAN on February 25, 2016 at 0:37

hi i am new and thought someone might find this kinda cool!!?? i am a plumber and working under an old old house came across this very neat knife, it is very well weighted. and as you can see some what balanced?? IT IS ALL BLADE AND SOLID BRASS HANDLE, AS IF IT WAS ALL ONE PEACE!!??   

Comment by AlecsKnives on April 28, 2015 at 18:25

I have bought a few tacticals recently, (I will have a photo when they are all here). I have been a big Cold Steel guy, and I got my first SOG.  I have mixed feelings about it.  I got a "kiku" it is a beautiful tactical.  Visually it is incredible for a tactical.  The blade shape is also really cool looking.  The lockup is sturdy, but I would have been ok with a thicker liner lock.  Don't get me wrong, it feels great when it locks, but the liner is not of the newer overbuilt kind of liners, it is a more classic thickness (if you know what I mean).  The only SERIOUS problem I have with it is the way the pocket clip works.  It is a great pocket clip, it sits deep in your pocket and only the clip shows, none of the knife.  (Personally, I wish the SOG logo was not on the pocket clip, it makes it very obvious that it is a knife).  The problem is, the handles are scooped out in the middle, so I can't pull the darn knife out of my pocket without a lot of effort.  It grabs my pocket so hard, I can't pull the darn thing out.  For a tactical knife, that is death.  I could NEVER carry this knife for defense because of that.  Every tactical I own, I have practiced deploying.  This knife can not be deployed in under 10-30 seconds.  Maybe if I bend the clip, but I don't want to do that.  Other than that, it is a great, gorgeous tactical... if your life doesn't depend on it. 

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on November 19, 2014 at 18:49

Nice looking knife, Jan, and made in the USA. 

1. At 6", the blade seems long enough for lots of tasks

2. The Width isn't listed, but 1.5" seems likely, and might be more suited for camp kitchen chores.  Might be a tad too wide for whittling work around camp.

3. Blade thickness of .13, which is a rounded-up .125 (1/8"), because it ain't no exact mm thickness (3.302mm) seems a little light for hacking and batoning, although Dan Eastland (Dogwood Custom Knives) favors a 1/8" thick blade.

4. My reservation about this knife is:  How much is too much to pay for 1095 carbon steel.  Retail price on the CRKT link is $295.00.  Hey, it's CRKT not a custom knife, and you can heat 1095 and/or freeze it only a few ways for maximum utility, but its still going to be 1095 steel, not 154CM or CPM154, for example.


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