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What if you could make a knife at your knife show?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter 5 hours ago. 11 Replies

Time and time again I am asked and answer, what is a Hammer In?  Well, basically it is a different type of knife show.  It is a show where you get to watch knives being made and even make one if you…Continue

Tags: In, Hammer, Trackrock

What do knife shows add to our community???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leo Lantz on Monday. 15 Replies

When we talk about going to knife shows, many times I hear...I don't have one close by, I would have to drive a couple hours and go spend the night somewhere.  The other thing I hear is, is this show…Continue

Tags: 2017, SHOW, ROAD, KNIFE


Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford Mar 18. 6 Replies

So you decide to make a knife, what do you name your company, does it matter?  Well it does if you are Ken Mundenk and Roger Cunningham.  An unlikely pair, Roger in an old knife with history kinda…Continue

Tags: Grosh, &, Maher

A knife subscription service ??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Mar 7. 1 Reply

QTRMSTR is delivering their first integral knife to kick-off Season 2 of their Q Collection, a program that puts new, experimental designs into collectors’ hands. The company also addressed rumors…Continue

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Jan Carter replied to Jeremy B. Buchanan's discussion Bushcraft/Bugging Out/Camping/Backpacking in the group Outdoor Living Hosted by Robert Burris
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Jan Carter replied to Jan Carter's discussion What if you could make a knife at your knife show?
"A 9 year old young man that wanted a challenge.  As you can imagine a RR  spike is a lot of metal to move.  Well he was up to it, and did the vast majority of it himself.  Donnie did a little straightening for him at the end but…"
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Schmidt Ziegler El Toro

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Camillus #31 Fish Knife (4)

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Camillus #31 Fish Knife (3)

"When I first looked at this I did not see the main blade well enough to see the serrations but WOW"
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Camillus #31 Fish Knife (2)

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Orange Tooth 3

"David, The knife itself is gorgeous!  That tooth is simply stunning"
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The Empire Knife Company, Winsted Ct 1856 to 1930 two blades Ebony Scales

"Paul I agree that it does look like Ebony, the grain appears to be tight and this is a wood that was used a great deal in that era. Empire is an interesting company to study"
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2000 Presidents set

"Vance, These are truly awesome knives and it is not easy to find them all"
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"You are very creative with them and good at building them"
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"I agree with Derek! Just a great one size fits them all display!"
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
From a dear friend
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
56 to 60 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Queen, Case Classic, GEC, Custom...heck I like 'em all
About Me
My Husband Donnie and I live in Hiawassee GA. I was Blessed to have found iKC and became the owner in October of 2012. I believe all knife collectors are created equal, no matter what type they collect. iKC brings a different direction to knife collecting in my opinion, you may not personally like something or have an issue with a particular company. But respect is a substantial aspect of what we are about. I have a strong faith and believe everyone is entitled to theirs.
History, fishing, Diving, knife collecting and about a billion other things LOL. My main interest these days is iKC and bringing the future generations into knife collecting.
Other Hobbies
there are other hobbies? OK, I found one! Watching my husband learn to build knives

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National Knife Day 2016

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 6:59 27 Comments

Happy Happy Happy National Knife Day !!!!!!!!!

Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knives that folk use on a daily basis. This day is a celebration of this marvelous tool that has been with humans since the dawn of time. 

I am not sure that most folks know about today...but we sure do.  So…


Tanto sharing for Bryan W

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 19:56 0 Comments

This is a Tanto that was given to me by the widow of my best friend that died a few years ago.  He loved the Japanese swords, and unfortunately I know little of its history.  I did have an expert look at it, who determined it was made from a cut down (or broken) WWII Japanese sword.  The polishing is not correct, the shape of the blade tip is a bit off, but the parts are all authentic and someone put a lot of time into this piece.  The collar was noted as being very…


Memorial Day, Just my take

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 14:08 1 Comment

I don't often narrow my comments to USA but this holiday is one that is very close to my heart

I am a brat!  I was raised being moved from country to country, state to state and base to base.  It was honestly a privilege.  I learned that no matter where you are in the world at 4PM every day, you stopped, placed your hand over your heart, listened to the National Anthem followed by Taps.  You learned early that God and Country were to be respected and those lost remembered.



Best Fixed Blade

Posted on December 5, 2015 at 18:52 5 Comments

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At 22:33 on March 25, 2017,
DeWayne Solomon
Jane.. thanks for the kind words...hiwever after i replied i cant fine the pics if myself with the kids on the site?

Can you send them to my email?
Please and thank you.
At 11:24 on March 17, 2017, Paul S said…

Jan- I just sent David Yellowhorse a message regarding the knife I purchased from the Heard Museum in January. Paul S.

At 21:24 on March 7, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

Jan ?Where can i Purchase the "iKC hat??

GraciaZ, Michael.

At 20:57 on March 7, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

 Jan, I Truly Believe i am going to Enjoy thiz Site. I Joined another Knife Site Previously, WASN'T what i Expected.

Michael.   PS., I Left a Message on J.J.z' Page, I Hope Everyone Else can view it.

GraciaZ,  Michael.

At 15:13 on March 6, 2017, Steve Eckhardt said…

Thanks Jan!,That's true,I have mentioned it to several Knife Collectors over the years and most look at me with a blank stare!

At 0:42 on March 5, 2017,
Avery O. Cason
Thanks for the welcome
At 18:14 on March 2, 2017, DAMIEN PRICE said…

Thanks for the warm welcome.

At 0:01 on February 28, 2017, Enikő said…

Hi Jan,

no, he already have a meteorite knife, it's the Knife of the Year, 1984, with damast blade. It's a rare peace, he also try to find, but as he would say: it's a mission impossible :D Thats why I want to accept the challenge :)

At 7:08 on February 11, 2017, James Phillips said…

Thanks for the welcome..

At 0:40 on February 9, 2017, Iris Kouzounian said…

Thanks for the welcome Jan :) I know very very little about knives other than what I've researched over the last few weeks. This site will be sure to help me find out about the old knives that were hidden in my mums garage :)


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