D ale
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • United States
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D ale's Discussions

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


!!! .. Enjoy the Day .. !!!

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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
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ .. see above description .. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
sharing life with my family, humor, reading, movies
Other Hobbies
literature, video, laughter, music, electronics, ... , with friends 'n family.

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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.


At 16:03 on March 19, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

Dale, i Just received Your message, it'z Very Much Appreciated.  I WILL check it out, After sending You, thiz Response. ?Iz thiz, the Forum, where i can send thingz, that Everyone can Read/Respond too??, I Hope so.

GraciaZ, Michael.          PS., ?Can ANYONE Help, I'm Sorrry, i forget hiz name, but he Recently turned Seventy-one Yearz of age and He iz Having a Difficult time Maneuvering thiz Site.  Guezz I Wasn't Much Help.  i Referred him to Jen. PSS., ?When I figure out thiz site, i will TRY Sending some of My Pix. (Picturez).

At 9:26 on March 11, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…


Last 2 shipments are on the way.  one's just down the road, in Columbia, the other is in NY.

At 11:37 on February 24, 2017, Roger Russell said…

Hi D ale,

  I left some info. regarding the Boker tang stamp you sent me the link for. The info. is from a friend of mine who did all the research. We discussed that very same knife awhile back on All About Pocket Knives. Maybe the owner never went back and read it, so I posted it up for him on iKC. I have seen that old Boker tang stamp before, but have never seen another one with the name Daniel Butz on it. Take care.


At 6:01 on February 12, 2017, Dwight Jurling said…

thanks for the welcome!

At 17:51 on January 29, 2017, Don Schriver said…
Thank you!! Working on understand the site. I's getting better! LOL
At 0:30 on January 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 11:06 on December 10, 2016, John Howard said…

Thank you very much . I really appreciate your welcome .

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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