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Survey as to how you all store your collection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A. Smith Jan 30, 2015. 70 Replies

Howdy Guys,Well, the furor over Miss Ruth wanting to be my friend seems to have died down.  Gn'na miss her (just a little) and the resultant chat (a little more). But now I need your input. You may…Continue

Gifts for Knife Collectors

Started Nov 16, 2010 0 Replies

Hi Knife-Folks, I do a web newsletter about this time of year for giving gifts to collectors.  Can I ask what kind of gifts you have gotten in support of your knife collecting that really made your…Continue

Tags: collectors, for, Christmas, gift-giving, gifts

Miss Ruth wants to be my friend???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Sep 23, 2011. 109 Replies

Howdy Boys,Been a tad remiss on checking in here -that time of year for me.  But I got an email from iKnife / Miss Ruth this AM.  She seems very anxious to be my friend for vague reasons, And it…Continue

 

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Michael A. Smith replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
"See my video, I keep my knives in a Craftsman 5 drawer tool chest, folders in the top drawer, knife sharpening and cleaning supplies in the second drawer, boxes in the third, misc stuff in the 4th and fixed blades in the 5th. Need to add some liners…"
Jan 30, 2015
Steve Hanner replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
"Quite honestly still looking, way to much in boxes and one rather pathetic shelf I made .....yeah pics to follow"
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"Bill hope you are doing well and perhaps on the mend from reading your blog. Happy Birthday and join us when you ncan! I want to see what other wonderful things you have come up with for us collectors. And there is a young man I would like for you…"
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"Bill.  Happy Birthday my friend, may this nest year be full of blessings"
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"Happy Birthday!"
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Steve Hanner left a comment for Bill Harvey
"Hope you have a great day Bill, although Miss Ruth is long gone she I am sure sends her best to you as well!"
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Tobias Gibson replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
"It seems these days even some of the better knife comanies are putting their knives in a plastic sleeve inside the box. Even if you plant to be one of those people ho keep your knife "Mint in the Box" do yourself a favor.  Take your…"
Jun 28, 2013
Chuck Parham replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
"Bill, such great information. My wife is the fabricaholic in the family. I'm gonna give her this info and have her design the perfect material to bed my collection on. At least by having them all laid out it will be easier to keep them…"
Jun 28, 2013
Chuck Parham replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
"There is just so much valuable info and great pics of ways to display your knives. Awesome contribution!"
Jun 28, 2013
Craig Henry replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
"Going in your house would be like going into a knife store Lee! LOL! Cool!"
Jun 28, 2013
Lee Smith replied to Bill Harvey's discussion Survey as to how you all store your collection
Jun 27, 2013

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Anything worth doing is worth beating to death.
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
No
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
1-2 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Utility knifes and big-old chefs knives. And I like vanadium better then stainless.
Website
http://www.home-museum.com
About Me
I'm not a knife collector, but a wood worker. I have made a lot -A LOT- of drawer cases for knife collectors.
Interests
Displaying and protecting valued things -like knives.
Other Hobbies
Besides cooking, my hobby is other peoples hobbies! Being that I have been making display & drawer cases for collectors for some years now, and writing HOW-TO articles for collectors, I have gotten into studying collectors.

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Fancy Chemical Issues for Knife Collectors:

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 9:12 1 Comment

(And my thanks to Gary Kennedy who brought it to mind.)



Two things you might need to know about both cleaning up knives and them keeping them in place. Let me give you my thoughts on the cheap way first and then the fancy pain-in-the-tuchas expensive way.…

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Another question about curating knife collections:

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 7:26 3 Comments

Any of you use desiccants to protect your collections? If so, where do you live, (how humid?) and in what what do you keep your knives? (I make drawer cases for all manner of collectors -and lots of knife collectors- and wonder if I ought to help them worry about corrosion.)
Bill

A Question about sharpening

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 5:32 6 Comments

What a nice bunch of GOB's you'll are! Many Welcomes! Feel right to home.



So much so, that I have to ask a question. Years ago someone told me that

when you sharpen a good knife, you are not only grinding away the bits

you don't want, but you are also 'smearing' just a few molecules up to

the very edge where they kind'a re-attach and make for extra sharp edge.

He (and while I ain't sure who it was -it sure sounds like a GOB story)

also said stainless steel… Continue

Displaying Knives

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:27 4 Comments

Howdy !

Enjoyed you all's previous blogs. May I offer a couple of thought on displaying knives? I write for collectors of every stripe and have a couple of articles specific to displaying knives. Check out...

Displaying Knives -on the wall

Displaying Knives -on the flat

And I welcome any questions you might have on displaying… Continue

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Bill hope you are doing well and perhaps on the mend from reading your blog. Happy Birthday and join us when you ncan! I want to see what other wonderful things you have come up with for us collectors. And there is a young man I would like for you to meet.

Miss Ruth sends regards and hope you get to check in!

At 19:24 on November 13, 2013, Jan Carter said…

Bill.  Happy Birthday my friend, may this nest year be full of blessings

At 13:23 on November 13, 2013, Max McGruder said…

Happy Birthday!

At 9:23 on November 13, 2013, Steve Hanner said…

Hope you have a great day Bill, although Miss Ruth is long gone she I am sure sends her best to you as well!

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