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Help with French Maple Burl Handles.

Started this discussion. Last reply by AlecsKnives Feb 20, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi,I wonder if anyone knows what I can put on French Maple Wood (Stabilized) to make the wood show its beauty and protect it.I was thinking of using Linseed oil.Thanks,AlecContinue


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"The Captain will hold your leatherman for you so you dont have to throw it away, but in the future you shouldn't travel with one of those".....a flight attendant the week of 9/11
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Customs, Tacticals, Case knives (the older the better)Folders more than fixed. Multi tools,japanese kitchen knives.
About Me
I am an Emmy award winning musician, a teacher, I am raising three children on my own.. A rare North Easterner that loves knives.
I have a collection of CASE knives (Pre 2000). I enjoy the older rare knives and have many, I dont many from the 1980s. I love the work of Shaw/Leibowitx and have many of those. I love tacticals and have some, but I use those, not so much collect them.
Other Hobbies
Handling knives and doing filework ,Japanese Art, Carving/Whittling, cooking (I gotta feed my kids and it is just me here),Music most music -not into rap or hardcore metal.

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At 21:00 on March 16, 2016, Ellis H. Roberson said…

Hey Alec. I already had you as a friend..Great!!!!!

At 23:13 on May 24, 2013, Kaylin Smith said…

Thanks for the add, and the welcome, it's nice to meet you!!

At 21:48 on April 24, 2013, Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle said…

Thanks for add friend! Of course not many NJ Knife people.  I am interested in knife collector. I have few older case knifes like Sunfish, Congress, and other. Of course my brand new #46 whaler knife...

At 21:26 on October 18, 2012, Ron Cooper said…

Thanks for your very generous comments, Alec! I do play with paracord a little. Some of my lanyards I make myself and some I just make better by adding beads to lanyards made my someone else.

Have a great evening, my friend!

At 10:32 on October 18, 2012, Isaac Austin said…

glad to be friends here on IKC! Looking forward to know you better!

At 0:41 on October 18, 2012, Ron Cooper said…


Congratulations on being a "Featured Member."

Good show, my friend!

At 15:43 on October 17, 2012, Stanley May said…

Congratulations Alec.  Your pics of your knives is most impressive.  Makes my knives look pretty ordinary.  Have a good one.

At 12:05 on May 11, 2011, stephen tungate said…
would like to see some pictures of your collection do you make knives?
At 20:21 on May 10, 2010, D ale said…
Alec .. thanks for joining the repair/mod group .. there are some good ideas to be gleaned .. we've been having some fun w/ it recently ..

Emmy .. cool .. raising the kids .. supercool !!
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