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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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Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Sometimes luck finds you!
"Thanks Ellis, I'm happy with it for sure. I might cut an inch or so off the bottom though, a length of 35" works best for me, but this comes at 36". I'm looking for an appropriate pad for the bottom right now. I know Cold Steel…"
Jul 16
Ellis H. Roberson commented on Syd Carr's blog post Sometimes luck finds you!
"Don't fret, Sid.. Cold Steel is good stuff. I do prefer the USA made but the others aren't bad. You done Good!!!!!!"
Jul 16
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) commented on Syd Carr's blog post Sometimes luck finds you!
"Nice! I like those. It's on my list...lol. I'm much the other way though. I prefer the newer styles over the traditional patterns. And Cold Steel makes a good knife. Great score there!"
Jul 7
Jan Carter left a comment for Syd Carr
"Luck found us when you became a member and friend Syd.   Thank you for being here with us.  Participation makes us grow and we appreciate all you do!"
Jul 2
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Sometimes luck finds you!
"Well, I knew enough about the brand to suspect it was a good deal, and according to the guy he had no money on him at all. I just hope he spent it on food and not on drugs or booze. It's a very nice knife though, well made indeed, I looked it…"
Jul 1
A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

Sometimes luck finds you!

Stopped at the mini mart just down the street today, and when I came out I was approached by what I thought was a panhandler. However, instead of asking for spare change the guy asked if I wanted to buy a knife!? He handed me this Cold Steel Counter Point II and said, "I'll take $5 for it". I wasn't sure exactly how much this was worth being an import, but I figured $5 was a good deal nonetheless. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth I handed him a fiver, got in my car and drove home. I…See More
Jul 1
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Sometimes luck finds you!
"WOW, a good deal and a good deed all in one!  Not your typical way to win on a deal !"
Jul 1
Syd Carr posted a blog post

Sometimes luck finds you!

Stopped at the mini mart just down the street today, and when I came out I was approached by what I thought was a panhandler. However, instead of asking for spare change the guy asked if I wanted to buy a knife!? He handed me this Cold Steel Counter Point II and said, "I'll take $5 for it". I wasn't sure exactly how much this was worth being an import, but I figured $5 was a good deal nonetheless. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth I handed him a fiver, got in my car and drove home. I…See More
Jul 1
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Syd Carr
Jul 1
Syd Carr was featured
Jul 1
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion Lets have a contest
"WTG Don!!"
Jun 30
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion Lets have a contest
"BTW: I'm putting a table top locked, mirrored display up at a local antique store in July to sell some of the "other" knives I've accumulated over the years while on my Buck 300 Series quest, worked out a consignment deal with…"
Jun 27
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion Lets have a contest
"Tell Donnie I no longer store my good slippies with the blades open, (as per his sage advice), there will be no sprung springs here, (say that three times with your mouth full). Whazzup with chat?"
Jun 27
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…"
Jun 19
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…"
Jun 18
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"
Jun 18

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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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 12:22 on July 2, 2017, Jan Carter said…

Luck found us when you became a member and friend Syd.  

Thank you for being here with us.  Participation makes us grow and we appreciate all you do!

At 16:14 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

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…

Syd Carr's Blog

Sometimes luck finds you!

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 15:10 5 Comments

Stopped at the mini mart just down the street today, and when I came out I was approached by what I thought was a panhandler. However, instead of asking for spare change the guy asked if I wanted to buy a knife!? He handed me this Cold Steel Counter Point II and said, "I'll take $5 for it". I wasn't sure exactly how much this was worth being an import, but I figured $5 was a good deal nonetheless. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth I handed him a fiver, got in my car and…

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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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