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A group devoted to the Angler and the Angler at Heart. 

If the topic has anything to do with fishing, this is the place to post.  Tell us your fishing stories, talk about tackle old and new!  What you like and what you don’t like.  

Bought some new equipment and want to tell us about?  We want to hear about it. 

Thinking about buying a new pole and want to know it if it is worth the money?  Ask up!

Do you collect fishing tackle?  Show it off with pride!

 Any type of angler with any skill level is welcome!  

And as this is I Knife Collector, this is also a place to talk about the knives made, used and collected by anglers!   We especially want to see your fishing knives -- in the tackle box, on display, or in action!

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Fisherman's Knives

Started by horace rogers. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 18. 13 Replies

My passion is about fisherman's knives. Hope to meet and talk with others that collect themContinue

Leave it to Cleaver

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy May 20, 2017. 5 Replies

Picked up two purpose made Fish Cleavers.  On is made by Ka-Bar, the other by Robeson.   I'm not sure if anyone is still making these but they really seemed to be a perfect size for cutting bait fish…Continue

Ah Shucks

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 16 Replies

Well the last thing I needed to do is find another odd ball knife to collect but that's just what I did.I'm sure plenty of people will tell me they're not odd at all.  While they aren't really a…Continue

Slim Jims

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 1 Reply

Anybody out there use Slim Jims for catching fish? I heard it works great for bluegill/sunfish. Anyone try it for other species?

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Comment by Jan Carter on May 17, 2017 at 13:02

While researching some tang stamps today I came across this old ad, hmmm, looks more comfy that a powderhorn style to me

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 8, 2017 at 21:26
Syd, the muskrat is essentially double end toothpick when you think about it.

I do need to get out on the water. Just wish the weather would cooperate.
Comment by Syd Carr on May 8, 2017 at 15:55

Can't wait to see the new video Tobias. I've noticed that you get all enthused about the upcoming fishing season each year about this time; it's becoming infectious! I just bought a small pole & reel at a yard sale for my 2 1/2 yr old grandson, hopefully I'll get the chance to help him catch his first fish like I did his mom & uncles.

Actually, the only knives I have for any kind of water duties is a couple of marlin spikes, and my trusty Buck #313 Muskrat has always been my "clean a mess 'o fish" knife. Maybe I should aim some of my future collecting efforts at true fish knives?

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 8, 2017 at 8:15
Syd, if you think the safety knife was somewhat a novelty knife you'll just love the next video I'm working on. I'll be looking at a wide selection of novelty knives just for anglers.
Comment by Jan Carter on May 7, 2017 at 21:01

The video explains it well Tobias.  The frame  does not make it a fish knife.  Having the implements to use for fishing does.

Comment by Syd Carr on May 7, 2017 at 20:49

Update: just found a Chinese version on Ebay for $50 OBO: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marbles-Folding-Safety-Fish-Knife-New-in-Bo....

You can see the "China" stamp on the reverse side in one photo, so judging from the box SMKW did indeed make these at one time. The genuine US-made versions I found were going in the $200+ range, and none came with a COA. Very nice find Tobias.

Comment by Syd Carr on May 7, 2017 at 20:39

I just searched SMKW and didn't find one, so I assume they are gone for good. I just thought it was a novel knife, something kinds different, but I guess I'll have to look elsewhere to find one. I wouldn't mind an import version, I'd be more likely to actually use it rather than a very expensive domestic version. Thanks for showing it, (as if I really need yet another frame to look for).

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 7, 2017 at 19:56
Syd, I wish the Marbles Safety Knife was from Gladstone, Michigan. It is one the SMKW "parts knives". After Marbles closed and SMKW bought their old stock, they found numerous unbuilt Safety Knives that they sent to their factory in China for final construction.

So the knife features Gladstone parts but was assembled overseas. I have a COA testifying to this detail for what it's worth.
Comment by Syd Carr on May 7, 2017 at 19:32

Great video Tobias, watched the whole thing then subscribed to your channel. Loved seeing all those pristine older knives especially. Was that Marbles folder an original vintage or current SMKW production model?

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 7, 2017 at 18:49

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.


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