D ale
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • United States
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Tradition of gifting a knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Oneale Aug 21, 2016. 39 Replies

?? Does anybody have one of these ??

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Jun 11, 2016. 5 Replies

Peach Pit Pulls

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Mar 27, 2016. 3 Replies

Spanish Cutlery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul S Jun 21, 2016. 13 Replies


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I enjoy the history of the cutlery industry. As a result, I've a few stampings ya just don't see everyday.

Finding/researching the varied stampings has been an enjoyable journey into the history of the cutlery industry.

Along the way, I've been exposed to a wide variety of design approaches. 

Which generated an interest in the different approaches to locking a folder in place.

From there ... the varied design approaches of an automatic.

!!! .
I'm having fun . !!!

Profile Information

How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
51 to 55 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Older ... Robeson, Waterville, Cattaraugus, Marble's, Utica, Western, Kinfolks, Miller Bros, Wade & Butcher, ...

Newer ... Case, Queen, Bulldog, ATS34, D2, premium cutlery steels, autos, unique locking mechanisms, ...

Current ... been making some of my own. A few auto kits .. a straight blade or two .. using other's steel and building from there .. even did a hatchet recently.
About Me
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sharing life with my family, humor, reading, movies
Other Hobbies
literature, video, laughter, music, electronics, ... , with friends 'n family.

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At 9:46 on July 12, 2017, kevin p. madden said…
Well, howdy, Dale — I mean, neighbor.
Thanks for the welcome from a fellow Missourian.
I sent you a "friend request."
Keep your powder dry.
At 6:44 on May 22, 2017, Jim Thompson said…

Thanks for pointing me to Dean Case web site...Via e mail I sent him pix of the set & individual pix on knife. His response was that he had Case make them for him & he believed less than 100 sets were made & about 6 dozen of them were given to those that helped him with his web site & "Kinfolks Book". He believes Case made some extras but indicated definitely I have a rare find. Thank you again...Jim

At 9:10 on May 20, 2017, Jim Thompson said…

Thanks for the info on Kinfolks. I will visit the web site. I have had the book for some time. In reading the book the Case family was pretty much dedicated to knives as well as competing against each other in the industry.

At 16:53 on April 8, 2017, allanm said…

Thanks Dale - I have not connected much individually, just group chats :)

At 7:34 on April 7, 2017, allanm said…

Thanks for the advice and photo Dale - that looks very useful. I've noticed the square / diamond hole and use of it in the past, most recently of course with the mosaics. I'll see if I can find a vise similar to yours, or at least make addons as you suggest for the small metal vise I currently use. I remember as a kid, my dad always had one small, thin looking vise. with wood attached to the metal face plates for working on softer, or more delicate materials. I had not thought of that much in many years

At 17:43 on April 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…
Do tell, Ol' buddy.
At 22:58 on March 31, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 16:56 on March 21, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

 Dale and John,  (Two Gent'z @ One Time)  I Tried the AliExpress/China Site (HOBO Nickles), it Showed the SKULL/Three (3) Legged Buffalo on the Reverse, @ about <than $2.-USD Each.  I Ordered one (1), it/they took ALL of My Credit Card and Shipping Info, THEN I waz Sent a Message, "Reading", it Wasn't Available??  NOTE: I DID NOT go thru the Site You Guy'z Sent me..............DuuuuH, ?Think that Made a Difference??

GraciaZ, Michael.

At 16:28 on March 19, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

Dale and JJ (John). Graciaz, for ALL the Info and I Will try the Ali Site.


At 16:22 on March 19, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

Dale, AGAIN, GraciaZ.


D ale's Blog

Knife Slips

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 17:30 5 Comments

I recently (Sun 16 Oct) posted a discussion (Deal of the Day) over in the Catalog Shopper group.

It concerned knife slips from…


Christmas swag

Posted on December 25, 2014 at 12:30 28 Comments

I enjoy the unique .. and .. managed to add a few items I did not have examples of to my collection.

A tea knife of laminated steel .. VG10 core .. an attractive damascus finish.

A ring knife .. used for cutting cording .. small rope & string.…


Knife Purse

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 13:03 13 Comments

Knife purses .. who has a favorite ?

.. or better put ..

??? who simply has one ???…


Alabama Damascus Steel & Cutlery

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 16:30 15 Comments

??? Has anyone done business w/ these folks ???

Alabama Damascus Steel & Cutlery

They've a nice price on a knife blank.…


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