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Chris Stookey commented on Charles Sample's photo
Jul 2, 2016
Charles Sample commented on Chris Stookey's photo
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"That is a very nice knife Chris with a great story attached to it.  I love it when a story goes with a knife."
Jun 21, 2015
Charles Sample commented on Chris Stookey's photo
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"Nice knife!"
Jun 21, 2015
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"What a little cutie this one is, I had not seen it"
Jun 21, 2015
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"I hear only the best about this one Chris.  Someone told me worth the $ and MORE!"
Jun 21, 2015
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"The stag on this run is very reminiscent of the stag GEC was using the first few years!  Good Buy!"
Jun 21, 2015
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"I have to agree, Gary is a great dealer to work with and the Mako is a beautiful blend of old style and new construction!"
Jun 21, 2015
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"Congrats!!!  Now that is a great story on how to complete a collection Chris.  Check with Ryan Daniels and let him know your looking for the box.  he may come along one"
Jun 21, 2015
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"ok...  must be great steel i guess ... chris reeves also uses this for his sebenza !  i really like the shape of this one"
Jun 21, 2015
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"HI Kees. The blade steel is S35VN. Good steel...and I have quite a bit of experience with it."
Jun 21, 2015
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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…See More
Jun 21, 2015
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"nice design ! nice bladform nice material nice nice nice what steel is used for the blade chris ??"
Jun 21, 2015
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I happen to really enjoy Spyderco's Taiwanese produced knives. The quality is typically impeccable. Such is the case with this little guy; the Burch Chubby. What a beautiful knife!
Jun 21, 2015
Chris Stookey replied to Jan Carter's discussion It is time...2015 iKC knife
"Well Jan...I say Barlow with a wharncliffe blade...or maybe a two-bladed Barlow with both a wharn and a clip."
Feb 21, 2015

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"I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes" General Omar N. Bradley, USA.
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
No
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
31 to 35 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Folders. Fixed blade Bowie-style. Japanese swords. Spanish swords.
About Me
I'm a martial artist and shootist that specializes in handguns (both pistols and revolvers). I've been collecting knives for over 30 years and still have my very first pocket knife and first fixed blade knives. To this very day, I am constantly learning about knives and guns...and the internet has turned out to be a great and convenient wealth of knowledge!
Interests
Knives, swords, axes, handguns, rifles, martial arts, classical music, hiking, wildlife, forests, deserts, mountains, fishing, reading, animals, carving, American history, world history and collecting bits and pieces of history.
Other Hobbies
Knives, guns, more knives, more guns, books, hiking...outdoors, martial arts and more martial arts.

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Chris Stookey's Blog

An approach to knife collecting...

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 15:52 5 Comments

Knife collecting is certainly an enjoyable hobby. Different people collect for different reasons and most people collect for multiple reasons. Some of the reasons are:

* Enjoyment. Life is a challenging experience for most people. It comes with good times, bad times and a lot of time that is best quantified as being neither good nor bad...but more a means to one of the other outcomes. Having enjoyable hobbies makes our life journey more pleasant and provides a nice…

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Buried Steel Treasure: Big Book of Pocket Knives and Belknap-John Primble knives

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 17:00 3 Comments

Buried Steel Treasure: Big Book Of Pocket Knives…and the discovery of Belknap-John Primble knives

 

 

A few months ago, I discovered an absolutely wonderful series of books. All of the books in the series are authored by the team of Ron Stewart and Roy Ritchie. These fine gentlemen have been around for quite a while…and their names are likely quite familiar to any serious collector of vintage pocket knives. Even though I’ve…

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Buried Steel Treasure: a Keen Discovery

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 21:22 2 Comments

Well friends, it’s been quite some time since I last visited iKnifeCollector. Suffice it to say that other things in life took priority. As I’m sure many of you have experienced yourselves, life is like that…particularly when you are past the midpoint in your own existence. Nevertheless, my interest in knives hasn’t wavered a bit. In fact, my continuing and growing affinity for traditional slip joint knives is connecting strongly with the stage that I’m at in life.

 

As any of…

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Burke, Idaho: A Modern Ghost Town and a Lesson in Economics Pt. 6, The End.

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 16:06 3 Comments

So...here we are. The end of an era. That phrase..."The end of an era"...has been so overused. Perhaps...just perhaps...it's use here lacks the correct..."gravity".

In Part 5, I showed you photos of the Hecla Mining operation...or, more specifically, the ruins that still exist. I stated that even though mining operations had long since ceased, Hecla's main headquarters continued to function in Burke all the way into 1982. And then...the inevitable finally happened; they closed…

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Burke, Idaho: A Modern Ghost Town and a Lesson in Economics Pt. 5

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 17:36 1 Comment

Once again, I'll pick up my little story about Burke, Idaho. In Part #4, I conveyed a snapshot of history involving the most infamous of the Hercules Silve Mine's owners, Mr. Horsley. I also started to show you some images of the Hecla Mining Operation that lined one side of the town of Burke. I promised more photos...so here we go!…

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At 21:37 on April 1, 2014, Steve Hanner said…

At long last Chris Stookey is a Featured Contrubutor!!!! Thanks for all the work you have put in over the years well deserved!

At 21:36 on April 1, 2014, Jan Carter said…

It is April first and you have become a featured member. Thank you for all you do here at iKC
http://www.iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/how-do-i-become-a-featured-member

At 23:33 on March 31, 2014, J.J. Smith III said…

At 22:51 on May 24, 2013, Steve Hanner said…

That's OK I missed reading your stuff though! Glad you are back and a friend.

At 14:48 on January 8, 2012, Andrew Forsythe said…

Thanks, Chris.  I had noticed your nice GEC #73 Scout single blade in Cocobolo, which caught my attention since I had my eye on one exactly like it.  I actually pulled the trigger on it last night, so it should be here later this week.

I like a firm pull just fine, but didn't want a nail buster, so I have my fingers crossed on this one. 

I had been debating between the linerlock and slippie versions, and ultimately decided on the slippie.

Generally, I was just interested in your thoughts on this knife.

 

Thanks again,

 

Andrew

 

 

At 22:43 on October 30, 2011, Randy, HHH Knives said…

Chris, After some trial and error I found a HOME for the Work In Progress. Heres a link brother.. :) 

 

http://www.iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/out-of-this-world-work-in-progress

At 19:36 on October 30, 2011, Randy, HHH Knives said…

Message me or give me a call when you get a chance. 

 

God Bless YA

Randy

At 19:35 on October 30, 2011, Randy, HHH Knives said…

Chris, IM BACK!

 

Hey brother How have ya been?  I wanted to invite yo to check out the WIP or Work In Progress Thread I am doing..  We are Forging a Meteorite into a damascus bar, Then making it into a awesome knife!  Thought you might like to see the progress. :) I started a BLOG.. but dont like the way it goes backwards from oldest post to newest post.. Will make it hard to follow a WIP. So Im going back to the drawing board and gona try something else like a discussion in the meteorite group. 

At 14:34 on August 30, 2011, Frank Spierings said…

Hi Chris,

I ended up on Iknifecollector due to your knife reviews.

Great job on the Benchmade reviews.

I also saw you have an Omega MII, Sir I envy you!

This is my grail knife.

Should you ever sell it I'm your man!

Cheers,

Frank.

At 6:38 on June 18, 2011, Stan T said…
Chris, Thanks for the comments and checking out my knives. I like when you prompt me to your page as I love looking at your photos. Lots of great stuff. I also really like your blogs. Thanks for the great contributions to the site. It sure helps the rest of us learn and enjoy.
 
 
 

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