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Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Measures that may be brought in later in the year mean that although we will be able to buy knives online they will need to be collected from the retailer personally?Now I haven't bought a knife from…Continue

Trevor Abletts tools are back in use .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Jul 15. 7 Replies

Just seen an article in a newspaper about a young man who is using the late Trevor Ablett's tools to make pocket knives in Sheffield.…Continue

Diamond sharpening.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford Jul 13. 22 Replies

I recently bought a diamond plate to flatten sharpening stones. This was bought from Aliexpress in China. The plate worked fine so I sent for three tubs of diamond paste to assist in sharpening…Continue

Canada is going the same way as the UK !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Nov 8, 2016. 6 Replies

This guy got fined for having a Sgian Dubh whilst wearing full Highland Dress !!!…Continue

 

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John Bamford left a comment for Caeden Pfeifer
"Welcome to iKC Caeden."
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John Bamford replied to Rick Perry's discussion New to the Forum
"Great looking scales on that Trestle Pine Rick."
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John Bamford replied to Rick Perry's discussion New to the Forum
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John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"A friend of mine visits prisons Dale and knives are banned there of course but they still manage to stab each other. Where there is a will there is a way, as they say. I mean that some politicians are both intelligent and decent some are one or the…"
Wednesday
D ale replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"I had a police officer tell me once .. more officers are stabbed with screwdrivers than anything else. Don't know how true it is ..but.. the man had no reason to lie to me. i.e. I'd known him for years .. still know him ..&.. it was a…"
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John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
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John Bamford left a comment for Jeff Bowis
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Jan Carter replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"That is sort of what I was wondering Paul. If those citizens in areas where this would be just out and out dumb have the right to contact someone that might care. I guess the last part is what may be lacking"
Wednesday
Paul S replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"We have some proposals to  make government laws each year-some reasonable and others not. We contact our lawmakers-Senators and Representatives with our opinions. "
Wednesday
John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"There is no sign of any such person Jan, though of course there is a way to go before the idea is brought into law. At least I hope there is a way to go as hopefully the whole Brexit thing should keep them busy for some time and this stupid idea may…"
Tuesday
Jan Carter replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"John, Not only will they work just as well, the sharp objects used to stab here most often are kitchen knives and screw drivers. This is insanity! Is there no one over there looking out for the rights of the individuals? There must be some of the…"
Tuesday
John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"This story only surfaced today Dale and is still up for debate I believe, however, the general opinion over here is that knives are weapons and people who "carry a knife" are doing so for some sinister reason. There are some online knife…"
Tuesday
D ale replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"Oh , Geeeeez .. what a crock of sht. It is utterly ridiculous. . I know from our previous conversations that "they" -(the powers that be)- have the general public convinced that tools with sharp edges (knives) are actually weapons of mass…"
Tuesday
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Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.

Measures that may be brought in later in the year mean that although we will be able to buy knives online they will need to be collected from the retailer personally?Now I haven't bought a knife from Greg at TSA for a while mostly because I have been spending my money on straight razors. Also, the £ has dropped 20% since Brexit was announced which makes purchases from the States just too expensive with shipping and taxes.This proposed legislation, however, means that I would have to travel to…See More
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John Bamford left a comment for Corey Alarie
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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
online
How long have you collected knives?
51 to 55 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
slipjoint
About Me
I have been a keen collector of knives for as long as I can remember. The reason I don't have so many is a talent for losing knives, I like to use them and seem to lose them, good for knife makers profits .
Interests
Collecting slipjoints , learning about knife sharpening and boy am I looking forward to retirement !!
Other Hobbies
Holiday's in Scotland mostly.

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At 5:49 on July 16, 2017, Joseph Sapian said…
Thank you!
At 5:10 on July 10, 2017, Paul S said…

Great razors and beautiful scenics- it must be an interesting life.

At 12:25 on July 2, 2017, Jan Carter said…

I have learned so much through you friendship here John!  

Thank you for being here with us.  Participation makes us grow and we appreciate all you do!

At 16:13 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 16:23 on June 21, 2017, George Humphrey said…
Thanks John and looking forward to the exposure to a vast group of knowledge.
At 13:20 on June 10, 2017, Capt Paul S said…

Thank you John. I will try to figure out how to load some photos and contribute to the group.

At 12:50 on June 8, 2017,
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Thanks!  Glad to be here!

At 13:28 on June 2, 2017, Richard Pow said…

Thanks for the welcome John.

At 5:59 on May 26, 2017, Rick Allenbrand said…
Thank YOU John
At 16:30 on May 24, 2017, greg said…

To John and the others  who welcomed me..........Thanks!   I'm hopeful that those  of you who "know" knives will be able to  provide some identification  and/or other interesting info on each.   Each of the knives were my dad's.....I believe that

the two pocket knives are pre-war; the other two were likely picked up by my dad while overseas.   later this evening I'll have access to a decent  camera and will see if I can't  get  a  couple of  good pictures of each.   the info I  thus gather will be left with the knives for my grandsons....the  more info the more likely they'll appreciate these "leave behinds" from  their great grandpa.

thanks 

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Razor sharpening .

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:09 57 Comments

A shortish blog on sharpening straight razors. It will be short because I know little enough , though I have learned enough to be able to get the job done . Maybe I can return to this in future when I have more information but for the present it will be brief .

1 . If you want to learn to shave using a straight razor the most effective way is to buy a new razor from a dealer who is known for sharpening their razors before sending them out . Buy a strop at the same time , not a…

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A collection of straight razors , I guess !

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 10:16 35 Comments

I feel that I have to admit that I am becoming a collector , this may sound strange as I am writing this on i Knife Collector and this is ...well the place for collectors .

I have never really collected anything before , in the past I have always had a pocket knife and sometimes two or maybe three but never anymore than that.  I have had knives since I was eight or nine , something like that anyway and I can hardly remember a time when I didn't look in shop windows at knives . When I…

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Plain or Fancy ?

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 7:30 10 Comments

I like a great looking knife , I really do .

Just as with most people a fancy set of handle scales or a little damascus really get's my attention . I have one or two knives that are very attractive and I wouldn't part with them for any reason , but I pick up and carry the same few knives all the time . With the greatest respect to the talented guys who have designed my users they do have one thing in common , they are Plain !

I never really thought of this until I started…

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Going back in time .

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 13:52 157 Comments

Well I am starting this blog to record my return to an older type of shaving . Like most of us I at present use the ubiquitous supermarket disposable razors , and have done so for , well I don't really know how long . When did these disposable and cartridge type of razors come about ? I guess I have been shaving regularly since I was around 16 which ,as I was born in 1953 , make it around 1969 when I started . I have a memory a very faint one I admit , to having a razor that twisted to open…

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