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Steve replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Thanks, Tom. I must be wrong about when I picked up my first one. Maybe it was a scout type knife I carried in Jr. High, and the first couple years of High School. I don't **think** I carried the military surplus Ontario 499 "Jet Pilot…"
Sep 4
Tom Chase replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"It looks like 1973 Tom"
Sep 4
Tom Chase replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"My immediate response would be the LB7 This knife has been around for years and I know I had one in Junior High as well. That would put it aproximately 1975. I need to get into my Schrade files and determine the first year that the LB7 was…"
Sep 4
Steve replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Tom, The only USA Schrades I have any experience with are an old clamshell Imperial "Prov R.I." Barlow, and the Old Timer 6OT and 7OT. I also have a couple Taylor Schrade 7OT's. (I also had a Taylor LB7, but gifted it to my then…"
Sep 2
D ale replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"NOTE: one correction to my above stated opinions. . The SMEDx models that I sourced do have the same plastic lock that slides along the spine & can (sort of) be seen in the bottom most posted pic of the SCALY .. along the spine @ the junction of…"
Sep 2
Tom Chase replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Steve, On the previous page you stated something to the affect that Schrade USA was importing knives towards the end. Schrade did make their Imperial knives in Ireland. As far as them importing knives from Japan and China....this is not 100%…"
Sep 2
D ale replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Ricky ..short answer.. I would & I do. . Longer answer = I've given a # of them away ..as.. they are inexpensive (as auto's go) & can make great lil one handed opening EDC's ..given.. the shortcomings I've noted above.…"
Sep 2
D ale replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Overall Length:4.875" Blade Length:1.75" Cutting Edge:1.50" Blade Material:440 Blade Style:Drop Point Blade Grind:Flat Finish:Satin Edge Type:Plain Handle Length:3.125" Handle Thickness:0.63" Handle…"
Sep 2
Ricky L McConnell replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Would you recommend those knives Dale ?"
Sep 1
J.J. Smith III replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"The one on the bottom looks kinda cute, Dale.  What's the size on it?"
Sep 1
D ale replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"I note that most to all of the posts here are in reference to traditional models of knives .. stockmans , etc. I have purchased some Taylor Schrade knives ..but.. not traditional models. I purchased a # of SMEDY, SMEDGB ..and.. SCALB, SCALY…"
Sep 1
John Kellogg replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"I agree with Ricky, Lots of good comments here. Maybe we should have a sub category for Taylor Schrades? Ricky.....those plentiful USA Schrades are getting more and more expensive all the time, We better stock up while we can!"
Sep 1
Ricky L McConnell replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Lots of good comments here lately!  I still have not purchased  any of the Taylor schrades yet, main reason being the USA ones are so plentiful on Ebay. When they run out , I may start buying the taylor brands. "
Sep 1
J.J. Smith III replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"It's been a long time since I visited this post. Everyone knows I like my USA knives as well as they know my fondness for a Rough Rider. My impressions on the new Schrades is that they're only similar to the old ones. Others have said that…"
Aug 28
Steve replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Thank you, Jan. Some get ... mightily upset ... if anyone says anything positive about the Taylor and later Schrade products. I agree that a good quality knife jas no blade wobble. In fact, blade wobble is a deal killer for me. Blade rub I am not…"
Aug 28
Jan Carter replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion New Stewart Taylor Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Steve,  One thing I can tell you about iKC, opinions count and everyone is entitled to one LOL.  We won't kick you off the forum.  Be polite and there is always a place at the table regardless of what you collect. I have bought…"
Aug 28

Profile Information

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Web
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
3- 5 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Case, Schrade, Boker, IXL, Swiss Army
About Me
Former Army soldier, Electrician at General Mills Pillsbury, Married with one daughter in college
Interests
Reading books, history
Other Hobbies
Fishing, kayaking, hiking

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At 21:43 on January 6, 2017, Charles Sample said…

Happy Birthday Ricky!

At 15:11 on January 6, 2017, Jan Carter said…

At 12:01 on January 6, 2017, John Kellogg said…

Happy Birthday Ricky! I hope your day is everything you want it to be!

At 17:48 on January 6, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 5:36 on January 6, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 14:24 on January 6, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 8:31 on January 6, 2015, Steve Hanner said…

Hope its a great day for you my friend! I so appreciate all you do for us.

At 19:22 on September 3, 2014, Carl Bradshaw said…

Thanks Rick, glad you saw my website.  I'm always trying to update it with more info and photos.  Right now I am looking at all the NKCA magazines from 1977 thru 1997.

At 12:27 on April 29, 2014, Waggoner, Alan said…

Ricky,

I haven't been active lately and must have missed the request.

Alan

At 9:54 on March 1, 2014, jeff said…

feeling is mutual,..thanks for accepting friend add.

Ricky L McConnell's Blog

Smokey Mountain Knife Works Experience

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 21:30 13 Comments

Just wanted to communicate my experience with SMKW. It was my first time to visit and it was great. I spent nearly four hours in the store. I did not realize they had vintage knives for sale in addition to the new ones. I bought a Case trapper from 1984 that had the new grind blades on it. This is the first one of these I have seen , although I had read about this time period. I also bought an Opinel and a large and medium Case John Deere stockman. I had a peanut in my orders at the…

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Share your Knife Publications and recommended reading on Collecting knives

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 22:49 12 Comments

Hi fellow collectors,

I thought I would share some books I have found on knives, and future ones as I find them. I welcome any books that you recommend also. Please also post any brochures or catalog pics from the net also. I will start with a book I came across in the library. Some of you probably already know about this book , but there may be someone new to knife collecting like me…

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