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Help identiry this relic knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Syd Carr Oct 1, 2016. 5 Replies

This knife was found buried on the side of a hill at the site of an elementary school in Big Sur, CA; it was given to me by the principal because he knew that I collected knives. It obviously was…Continue

Bear & Sons - Opinions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 18, 2016. 25 Replies

Picked up my first Bear & Sons pocket knife, a #354 1/2 Little Trapper in Yellow Delrin & CV blades, (3" closed). My local Ace Hardware franchise has semi-annual 20% off everything sales, and…Continue

Camillus #26 "Big Jack" Folding Hunter

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCain Oct 21, 2015. 6 Replies

A new acquisition. I collect Camillus-made Buck 300 series knives, and though I already have a CC-made 317, (the equivalent to this knife), I thought it would be nice to have both the Buck and…Continue

Two new additions, take a look John!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Syd Carr Jun 6, 2015. 9 Replies

Hello again John. Picked up another coupla knives from the bay, ($6 each). Both in decent condition.I know a little something about the bottom knife, an all-metal IKCO "Boys" jack knife from the…Continue

 

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J.J. Smith III commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"Mountains and the beach are always a big tourist destination. Smokey Mountains in the fall are simply crazy. Troubling fact is that the changes that these destinations undergo to promote and accommodate tourism, in the long run, ruin the initial…"
Monday
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"I know you're aware Jan, you guys like me live in a beautiful spot, I guess I can't blame people from elsewhere wanting to be there. My only wish is that they put a sign up at the edge of town that says, "California Driving Laws Apply…"
Monday
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"I am oh so aware Syd, out season here has just begun and I already have to go to town through the back side and don't go down on the weekends.  But that's ok, they are a large part of the economy and you know how small our town is"
Monday
J.J. Smith III commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"And a Bubba Stik video, just for fun... https://youtu.be/7eHtbPHo58E"
Jun 17
J.J. Smith III commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"If y'all liked Cold Steel's video, check out United's... https://youtu.be/qZqy7iuuaug"
Jun 17
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"Ha, I won't smack anyone Jan, (unless they need it!). Actually, since it's a "holiday" weekend, and it's up to 105 degrees just five miles inland right now, the sweaty masses are invading my beautiful 65 degree fogbank. I…"
Jun 17
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"ok, take the cane for a walk by the beach and watch the goings on.  But for goodness sake dont smack anyone with it LOL.  If California ever takes it into evidence it will never come home! But enjoy it because it WAS  a steal and it…"
Jun 17
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"Well, I have a choice today. I can either go to any of many events happening locally this weekend, (I live at the beach), or I can spend the day watching the dozens and dozens of reviews posted on YouTube about the Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick. I…"
Jun 17
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"Thanks for that YouTube link JJ, I saved the video. I knew Cold Steel did a lot of dramatic videos using their products, but had never seen that one. I can imagine watermelons screaming and running away when they see me with that Blackhorn!"
Jun 17
D ale commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"!! . OUCH . !!.Granted .. one probably wouldn't have the chance to swing it like a baseball bat as seen in the video .. nonetheless ............................. . !! . OUCH . !!"
Jun 17
J.J. Smith III commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
Jun 17
D ale commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"Five bucks .. Woawza !! Sweet deal, Syd. . Yeah .. that would hurt to get smacked with."
Jun 17
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"Thanks JJ. This thing is heavy too, weighs around 2lbs, and that hardwood knob swinging at you would be like getting hit with a hammer on the end of a baseball bat. I have looked at & considered Bubba Stiks before, but that day at SMKW I was…"
Jun 16
J.J. Smith III commented on Syd Carr's blog post Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick
"I've fancied one of those, myself, Syd. Still using my Bubba Stik, though. 37 inches is just right for me, also."
Jun 16
Syd Carr posted a blog post

Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick

Well, I didn't expect to find this, especially around here.As stated in the title this is a Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick, (not to be confused with their Irish Blackthorn Shillelagh which has longer knobby things on the stick and sells for less). Smokey Mountain Knife Works sells these for $46.99, (when in stock), which is the reason I didn't buy one when I visited the store, the price was just a little high for me that day, (though I kinda wanted one, I collect canes when they are…See More
Jun 16
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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Bing search
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
USA Kinfolks, Case, Buck, Schrade.
About Me
Casual knife collector, just always had a good knife on me. Saving/collecting knives now to pass down in my family.
Interests
Varied.
Other Hobbies
Various.

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At 11:59 on May 1, 2017, Sunil Ram said…

Hey Syd, thanks for joining with us in the Stockman Pattern Group.

At 12:22 on April 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…
The minions thank you for your participation, here at iKC.

Glad they provided a smile.
At 22:56 on March 31, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 21:57 on January 5, 2017, Charles Sample said…

Syd, thanks for joining the Arsenal group!

At 20:14 on December 24, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 19:25 on December 23, 2016, Charles Sample said…

Happy Birthday Syd!

At 20:10 on December 3, 2016, Ken Mundhenk said…
Syd, Welcome to the Great Eastern Cutlery Group, we're glad you joined us.
At 15:55 on June 1, 2016, Jan Carter said…
At 10:11 on January 1, 2016, J.J. Smith III said…

At 0:22 on July 31, 2015, Charles Sample said…

Syd, I don't have to agree on everything with someone to be friends with them.  Shucks, I don't even agree with my wife on everything and she is my best friend.  I am pretty sure we pretty much agree on knives and guns.  And I think if we could sit down and discuss things we would probably find other areas of agreement.  I actually enjoy discussing things with those I disagree with as long as it is a discussion instead of an argument or shouting match.  If they are willing to listen to me about what I believe and why I am perfectly willing to do the same with them.

A few things about me.  I have a CC permit now and do carry now.  My EDC is normally a S&W Model 637 Airweight .38 snub and a Ruger LCP .380.  I was a reserve police officer for several years some years back.  I carried two weapons then too, my regular duty weapon and a backup.  Back then both were revolvers, a S&W Model 66 and a S&W Model 36.

I am a retired electrical engineer and not long haired or long bearded.  (I can only go 2 to 3 days without shaving or it irritates me so much I have to shave.)  I am a proud grandpa too.  Hey my wife likes Duck Dynasty!  I love to hunt too and am anxiously looking forward to the opening of deer season on Oct. 15.

I live in Athens in North Alabama about 15 miles south of the Tennessee line.  I-65 passes through Athens.  Been down here 28 years now and I like it.  I like the liberal knife and gun laws here in Alabama.  And our deer season is 3 1/2 months long with a limit of a buck and a doe a day.  There is a three buck season limit.

You mentioned the big freeze.  Fortunately that doesn't happen too often down here.  Our winters are generally fairly mild.  Of course we do pay for it in the summer.  During summer months 90's are the rule rather than the exception.

I understand about the kid and grandkid.  My son and grandson live less than a mile from us.  A team of wild horses couldn't drag us away from here!

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Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 19:25 14 Comments

Well, I didn't expect to find this, especially around here.

As stated in the title this is a Cold Steel Irish Blackhorn Walking Stick, (not to be confused with their Irish Blackthorn Shillelagh which has longer knobby things on the stick and sells for less). Smokey Mountain Knife Works sells these for $46.99, (when in stock), which is the reason I didn't buy one when I visited the store, the price was just a little high for me that day, (though…

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New Display Case

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 15:16 4 Comments

Found this little mirrored display case at a local antique shop, (though as usual it is NOT an antique). It can be set on a flat surface or hung on a wall. I picked this up with the intention of installing a lock and using it as a sales display for knives at a local consignment antique store. They asked me to consider selling there because they know I collect, and they claim that old knives sell well. I intended on filling it with my "extras" and the many old knives I have collected over the…

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Found a Winchester today

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 17:50 0 Comments

Found a decent little Winchester Stockman at a local antique store this week, but it's definitely not an antique. It's probably an import, but I couldn't find a matching knife at SMKW or even on Ebay, so it's origins are a mystery at the moment. There is no tang stamp or origin marks anywhere, only the blade etch and shield, (past SMKW offering?). Handle is likely "Stagalon", blades are SS and show no usage. Even though it probaly isn't from Alabama it was nice to find this locally,…

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My Buck collection as of May 2017

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 23:26 3 Comments

I've shown various versions of this photo elsewhere on IKC, so instead of posting in a thread again I thought I would post this here as sort of a virtual storage area for current photos of my collection, kind of an IKC version of "cloud storage".

What differs in this photo is that it also contains my "other" Bucks, including my EDC's, (#310, #312, #314), and my two #110 Folding Hunters. None of those were shown in the case in the other photos I've posted. The only Buck missing is my…

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