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Mary White Kennedy
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  • Johnson City, TN
  • United States
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Merry Christmas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Dec 26, 2016. 2 Replies

Again, I want to thank this community for helping me a few months back. I think of you often and have recommended the sight to knife collectors I have met. You helped me understand a bit about knives…Continue

CR Sigman

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCain Sep 13, 2016. 4 Replies

Please any help that you can give on this knife.  I have finally finished cataloguing all of the knives.  I will contact IKC and see if there is a way to put all the knives on the site but for right…Continue

SEKI Knife - Al Mar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary White Kennedy Sep 9, 2016. 4 Replies

I found this in my husband's collection.  I am trying to find out as much information as possible - Its background and history, information about the knife maker, and estimated value.  I think all of…Continue

Crawford Boot Dagger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary White Kennedy Sep 10, 2016. 11 Replies

I need help again.A potential buyer has asked me to give him a price on the Wes and Pat Crawford Boot Dagger.  I am at a loss.  I can't find anything like it on the internet.Recommendations,…Continue


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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
About Me
I am not the collector but my husband was. He died a few weeks ago and I found a box of 20+ fixed blade knives neatly wrapped and stored - never used along with a box of sheaths -- I assume matches the knifes

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At 14:27 on September 3, 2016, D ale said…

Thank you for the "friend request" , Mary. I genuinely hope & believe you are beginning to experience what I meant by ...   ...   ...   ...

"Indeed .. you will find a friendly & helpful community here .. unlike anywhere else I've found on the net. Should you need any assistance navigating or posting or anything relative to iKC .. just post the issue .. someone will step up to help."


...   ...   ...   ... in my original welcome aboard message.
Do enjoy

D ale

At 14:15 on September 3, 2016,
In Memoriam
John McCain

Mary- I'm so happy I could assist in connecting you up with Peter on your Lucky* Star knife. If I can aid in identifying or valuing any of your late husband's other knives let me know. You can ask a question at the link below directly as that is sort of what I do around here- LOL, or you can always shoot me a private message- Very happy to be your friend here at IKC !!


At 14:43 on August 29, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Mary! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 10:11 on August 27, 2016, D ale said…


If you click on the "Contact Skye Knives" line .. it will take you to where I obtained the info.

D ale

At 10:09 on August 27, 2016, D ale said…

Mary .. this may be who it is .. the J.C. could very well be the owner's initials .. while his Co. name is Skye Knives. An actual pic of the markings on the blade would be most helpful .. for any knife you may be tryig to find info on.

Contact Skye Knives

Owner: Jake Cleland
Glendale, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WY

Email skyeknives@btinternet.com
Phone 01470511313
Website knifemaker.co.uk
At 8:19 on August 27, 2016, D ale said…

Welcome to iKC , Mary.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband !!


Indeed .. you will find a friendly & helpful community here .. unlike anywhere else I've found on the net. Should you need any assistance navigating or posting or anything relative to iKC .. just post the issue .. someone will step up to help.


Your husband knew what he was doing by NOT storing a knife in it's sheath. It can & will cause oxidation of the enclosed metal surfaces.


The "stamping" found on most knives is the most helpful factor when determining ..well.. pretty much anything about a knife. Should you need help identifying a knife .. a clear pic of the stamping will facilitate one of us providing assistance.


I do hope you may enjoy the day.

D ale

At 7:25 on August 27, 2016, Andy Moon said…

Hi Mary - 

My sincere condolences on your loss. 

You have chosen a great community to join to learn about your husband's knives. The people here are respectful and kind and are just good people, not something easy to find on the internet nowadays. 

I can imagine it is very hard for you to go through the cataloging of your beloved's items. 

This should be a reminder for all of us that are lucky to have the time to catalog our collections for our loved ones who will someday have to determine what to do with our collections. 

I keep a spreadsheet inventory on my computer desktop of my knife and gun collections so that Maggie will have an idea of the worth of the items and an inventory to work with when/if she needs to sell the items. 

Good luck, Mary, and don't hesitate to ask if you have questions. 

very best regards 

mqqn (Andy) 

At 22:01 on August 26, 2016, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!
At 21:27 on August 26, 2016, Mary White Kennedy said…
Thank you so much. I appreciate how kind everyone has been.

I felt very close to my husband today as I cataloged each knife. I never paid much attention to this hobby but as I search on the Internet (better logo, description, history, and name), I am finding that many of these knife craftsman had great stories. It's allowed me time to honor my husbands passion for artisan knife makers.

The cataloging is time consuming but I counted - over - 27 knives without adding in the folding Pocket knives.

Most of the knives have matching sheaths because my husband put the knife makers name on a small piece of paper inside the sheath. I do remember him telling me that he never kept the knives in the sheath because somehow the leather could damage the blade so each knife was wrapped in like a cheese cloth (it's not cheese cloth but like a workman's cloth) material to protect it and stored in an air tight container.

Charles did not buy the knives for an investment but for the beauty of the work. Now I am able to appreciate both.

I do not know mr Mayberry.

Thanks again.

At 20:01 on August 26, 2016,
Jeremy B. Buchanan

Mary - Let us know if we can help in anyway. There are a lot of great people here who are more than willing to help you out. I know a fella from your area. I know it's a long shot, but do you happen to know Charles Mayberry?

Sorry for you loss.

Be blessed,



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