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Here's your big opportunity knifemakers !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 30. 1 Reply

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Sharpening ceramic knives.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford Mar 3. 7 Replies

I seem to remember discussions in the past around the question of sharpening ceramic bladed knives. I have been under the impression that this was a hopeless task and not really worth the effort. Now…Continue

Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) May 31. 39 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, 2017. 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

 

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"I have this Spanish American War razor.  My sister bought it at an auction and gave it to me."
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D ale commented on John Bamford's blog post A collection of straight razors , I guess !
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"I have been looking for a razor from the First World War for a little while now. There is no really good reason for this, just a whim I guess. The question that follows is, do I want a razor that has been in the trenches for a few years over a…"
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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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 !!
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Holiday's in Scotland mostly.

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At 13:46 on August 16, 2018,
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Thank you John!

At 20:49 on July 29, 2018, JJ McCall said…

Thanks John!

At 9:05 on July 19, 2018, FRANK DOMESTICO said…

Thank you !!

At 8:18 on July 7, 2018, Michael gregoric said…

Thank you John !

At 12:54 on June 29, 2018, Lee said…
Thanks john, I appreciate it. Glad to be here!
At 19:00 on June 24, 2018, Joe Abernathy said…

Thank you

Joe

At 20:44 on April 21, 2018, John Howard said…

Thanks John

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Thank you!

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Thank you.

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Razor sharpening .

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:09 71 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 42 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 9 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 13:52 161 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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