John Bamford
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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

Horseman's knife .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 26, 2016. 12 Replies

You all know the story , I guess , you hear that there is another guy in the firm who likes knives . My heart usually sinks ,  as the knives he likes often turn out to be a pile of cheap junk and you…Continue

An end to Zombie Knives .

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford Aug 21, 2016. 15 Replies

A wonderfully confused article on the BBC about the new ban on Zombie Knives . I have no interest in these rather garish things but I am at a loss  to see how this will make any difference to the…Continue

"200 weapons"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford Jul 22, 2016. 5 Replies

Just watched the local news on TV .   The second item started,"Over 200 weapons have been handed in to police in Birmingham as part of a month long knife amnesty"The young lady then discussed the…Continue


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"That's a good article, John .. Thanks !!!"
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Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield .

"Thanks guys it shows that eBay works okay at times . Shaved with it this morning Dale , very good shave and very smooth feeling . The steel felt quite hard when first putting a bevel on it but once that was achieved everything went as normal .…"
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Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield .

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"Also .. Sweet deal for unused, old, & Ivory .. with that stamping !!!"
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
How long have you collected knives?
51 to 55 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
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 .
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 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.

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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.


At 13:07 on May 11, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

Nice Set.

At 12:43 on May 11, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

  Very Nice John. ?Are they MOP, Celluloid??

At 12:41 on May 11, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

John, I Believe i have it Sorted Out.  Appreciate Your Concern.

GraciaZ, Michael.

"Ya Neva Kno".

At 6:39 on April 30, 2017, steven patterson said…

welcome john,that is a place of beauty for sure,its always nice to do a little day dreaming on a sunday morning.i dont get by here as much as i like,but this is a great gang here they go out of there way to help ,if needed,just set back and enjoy if i can help in any way,just ask. steve patterson the blue grass state(ky)usa

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Razor sharpening .

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:09 55 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…


A collection of straight razors , I guess !

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 10:16 33 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…


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…


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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