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Ricky L McConnell
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Jan Carter left a comment for Ricky L McConnell
Jan 6, 2016
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) left a comment for Ricky L McConnell
Jan 6, 2016
Ricky L McConnell replied to Gordon Prettelt's discussion Schrade Cutlery Classics in the group Schrade Collectors
"Nice set Doug !"
Dec 23, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Doug Webber's discussion SHOW YOUR 5 FAVORITE SCHRADES in the group Schrade Collectors
"The tang stamp says 708, but on the end of the tube it says 708B.  It says Schrade Walden on the tube also."
Oct 2, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Doug Webber's discussion SHOW YOUR 5 FAVORITE SCHRADES in the group Schrade Collectors
Sep 26, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Jan Carter's discussion Thinning out the collection
"Maybe I should slow down before I buy too many ..... I have already done this to a point. I have started buying more expensive knives that are in mint condition, to have a nice knife and curb buying too many knives just to be buying them."
Aug 17, 2015
Doug Webber replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion How to date a Schrade Knife to a specific year in the group Schrade Collectors
"Schrade stopped using bone on production knives in the early 60's. The is no set date, it depended on when they ran out of stock for a particular model. The later Special Factory Orders, SFO's, such as the Heritage set and  the…"
Jul 20, 2015
Doug Webber replied to Ricky L McConnell's discussion Schrade 580T in the group Schrade Collectors
Jul 20, 2015
Ricky L McConnell updated their profile
Jun 21, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion The over-looked equal-end penknife. in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Great article Tobias !"
Apr 25, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Steve Hanner's discussion How Do you Connect to iKC?
"I use laptop pc , but i would use my android phone when the site becomes mobile friendly. "
Apr 25, 2015
Ricky L McConnell commented on J.J. Smith III's photo
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35th Anniversary Whittler

"Congratulations on 35 years together. Nice knife also, I am starting to like the whittler pattern."
Apr 7, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Charles S. Hendry's discussion My latest Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Yes they are expensive, but Case is even more expensive. I do collect some Rough Rider as well. Colt, which is made in China  also, makes a good knife."
Apr 1, 2015
Ricky L McConnell replied to Charles S. Hendry's discussion My latest Schrades in the group Schrade Collectors
"Nice collection, I also enjoy collecting USA Schrades. "
Mar 31, 2015
Ricky L McConnell commented on Timothy Morris's photo
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original first stamp" Canoe

"Nice Knife, I really like the etched bolsters"
Mar 31, 2015
Ricky L McConnell joined Ivars's group
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Knife Pattern Collectors

All over the world knife patterns. Different types, size, styles…We will talk about old traditional and new knife patterns. If you know pattern which nobody really knows, please give world to know!A-Z index of Knife Pattern DiscussionsSee More
Mar 13, 2015

Profile Information

Profile
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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