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Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Aug 6. 18 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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D ale commented on John Bamford's blog post Razor sharpening .
"This comes from one who's sported a full beard for 40 years ..because.. shaving is such a chore. . If it turns a chore into something enjoyable .. that alone makes it worth it. Further .. during that additional time while you're missing…"
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John Bamford commented on John Bamford's blog post Razor sharpening .
"Since finding the Scienceofsharp site my razor sharpening has sort of reached a plateau and I am quite comfortable with that. Nonetheless, I can't help but wonder how the razors compare to other peoples efforts. Well, I could send one of my…"
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John Bamford replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion The Sharpal 5 in 1 Sharpener
"I am with Manx on this, I have had something similar once and didn't like dragging a blade through it."
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"Welcome to iKC Ed."
Aug 15
John Bamford replied to Glenn McConnell's discussion Storage of knives, boxes & sheaths
"I have been using Frog Lube for a while now Glen, seems to work okay. It's pretty damp in the UK so I check my knives often good job I don't have a lot. I decided I would only buy stainless knives in the future, then I bought a…"
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Aug 7
Tobias Gibson replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"Man this is just st so stupid. Governments refuse to admit that they are the problem. They always start out with good intentions but when stuff gets all fouled up they can't admit they've just made stuff worse."
Aug 6
Jan Carter replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"Many governments have taken the old adage "perception is everything" to heart.  They have just forgotten how to use real common sense"
Aug 6
John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"Very well put Manx it's just as you say."
Aug 6
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"I have seen a number of police "reality" shows based out of the US, Canada and the UK, and the one thing I notice is that most knife crimes are being committed with kitchen knives and machetes. The easiest and cheapest knives available. It…"
Aug 6
John Bamford left a comment for Steven
"Welcome to iKC Steven ."
Aug 6
John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"I did enjoy some of those negative comments Manx. The powers that be at least here in the UK are more concerned with being seen to be doing something rather than thinking of ways to stop criminal behaviour. So these bins are dotted around the place…"
Aug 6

Profile Information

Profile
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 59 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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