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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 Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait
"Why thank you JJ, I'm sure happy to have them, though there were times I thought it may not be possible. I think I will try to do one with ALL my other Buck 300 Series knives one of these days too."
Friday
J.J. Smith III commented on Syd Carr's blog post Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait
"Personally Syd, I think the pic looks great. Fantastic collection."
Thursday
Syd Carr replied to Scott King's discussion Member Needs & Prayer Requests
"Thanks for the prayers guys. Of course we are all numb with shock, but I would ask that prayer especially be directed towards my daughter Jessica, her remaining brother Jacob and their mother Sherry. Jacob, a Staff Sgt in the USAF just flew home on…"
Tuesday
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait
"Thanks Jan. Now that I have this I sure would be interested to look through some old SMKW catalogs from the late 80's-90's; any idea where I might find back issues?"
Mar 12
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait
"Lookey Lookey!  A few generations of Buck all together for a family photo!"
Mar 12
A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait

One of these days, after I stop spending all my disposable income on pocket knives I should buy myself a good DSLR camera. Trying to get a decent photo of pocket knives seems to elude me using the little Canon "point & shoot" that I have. Inside or outside I never seem to be able to get the light right. Oh well, inferior photo or not here is my collection of the Camillus-made Buck Special Factory Order knives made for and sold exclusively by Smoky Mountain Knife Works. In this photo are all…See More
Mar 12
Syd Carr posted a blog post

Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait

One of these days, after I stop spending all my disposable income on pocket knives I should buy myself a good DSLR camera. Trying to get a decent photo of pocket knives seems to elude me using the little Canon "point & shoot" that I have. Inside or outside I never seem to be able to get the light right. Oh well, inferior photo or not here is my collection of the Camillus-made Buck Special Factory Order knives made for and sold exclusively by Smoky Mountain Knife Works. In this photo are all…See More
Mar 11
Syd Carr commented on Jan Carter's event 'Trackrock Hammer-In **GA'
"Really really wish I could be there. I will however be at LA Knife Expo that weekend, but I would much rather be pounding steel with Donnie. Have a great event!"
Mar 7
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Mission accomplished!
"We'll see, I have to call that guy Bruce to see if they even want them on display, seems BCCI is a tad disorganized, so I'll keep you posted on developments."
Mar 7
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Mission accomplished!
"OMG!!!  Now that would be a show to beat them all!"
Mar 7
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Mission accomplished!
"The guy I got these from has an extensive collection, and an Ebay store to support his habit. This being tax season he didn't want any more sales listed on the 1099 he gets from Ebay, so needed some sales "off the books" so to speak.…"
Mar 7
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Mission accomplished!
"I love finding a person that knows their stuff and is willing to work with you on building the collection you want.  We had a gentleman in TX when I first started collecting Case and he had some amazing pieces.  He worked out a deal for me…"
Mar 7
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Mission accomplished!
"Thanks Jan, woo hoo indeed! I recently found a honey hole of Bucks....thank God for Paypal Credit!!! I have no idea where the guy found all of the rare and custom Bucks he has, but I know better than to pass up a sure thing! Better yet the guy has…"
Mar 6
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Mission accomplished!
"wooohooo!  now that was a journey well worth travelling.  Cannot wait to see them together and congrats on displaying at BCCI booth!"
Mar 6
A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

Mission accomplished!

Since completing my Buck 300 Series collection, (ie; one of each regular model made by Camillus between 1972-1986), I have been on another mission; to collect one of each model of the Buck 300 Series SFO's, (special factory orders). It has taken me over two years to complete, but today's mail delivery put the final knife in my hands. I now have at least one of each model, (still working on one of each version, a whole other mission). Below are the latest arrivals; Buck #331 Grandaddy Barlow in…See More
Mar 6
Syd Carr posted a blog post

Mission accomplished!

Since completing my Buck 300 Series collection, (ie; one of each regular model made by Camillus between 1972-1986), I have been on another mission; to collect one of each model of the Buck 300 Series SFO's, (special factory orders). It has taken me over two years to complete, but today's mail delivery put the final knife in my hands. I now have at least one of each model, (still working on one of each version, a whole other mission). Below are the latest arrivals; Buck #331 Grandaddy Barlow in…See More
Mar 6

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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 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!

At 20:43 on June 9, 2015, Jan Carter said…

Thanks Syd!  I love doing the contests

At 3:07 on May 13, 2015, Sunil Ram said…

Syd, Welcome to the Buck Knives Group. Thanks for joining us.

At 14:08 on March 1, 2015, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!

Syd Carr's Blog

Buck 300 Series "Special Factory Order" Family Portrait

Posted on March 11, 2017 at 14:30 4 Comments

One of these days, after I stop spending all my disposable income on pocket knives I should buy myself a good DSLR camera. Trying to get a decent photo of pocket knives seems to elude me using the little Canon "point & shoot" that I have. Inside or outside I never seem to be able to get the light right. Oh well, inferior photo or not here is my collection of the Camillus-made Buck Special Factory Order knives made for and sold exclusively by Smoky Mountain Knife Works. In this photo are…

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Mission accomplished!

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 16:23 6 Comments

Since completing my Buck 300 Series collection, (ie; one of each regular model made by Camillus between 1972-1986), I have been on another mission; to collect one of each model of the Buck 300 Series SFO's, (special factory orders). It has taken me over two years to complete, but today's mail delivery put the final knife in my hands. I now have at least one of each model, (still working on one of each version, a whole other mission). Below are the latest arrivals; Buck #331 Grandaddy Barlow…

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Why I live where I live.

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 23:42 4 Comments

A friend's photos of tonight's sunset taken close to my apartment. I have family nearby, so that is my main reason to be here, but I would want to live here even if they weren't here I think. I have to live in a tiny place with no yard or storage and live with less, have to do without certain amenities, (like eating out, etc, etc), but those views and the weather......I hate living without a shop space or storage, but if I can't have those things so be it, I can live with…

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25th. Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 23:00 0 Comments

When I'm not playing with sharp objects or madly dashing across the country to rescue a relative, I help operate a small non profit called the South Coast Community Land Trust based in Big Sur, CA. I'm a Board Director and Secretary of the SCCLT, and Entertainment/Volunteer Director of our one big fund raising event each year, the Big Sur Jade Festival. We raise money for several community organizations, but our main focus is helping the students of the local K-12 public…

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