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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 Jan Carter's group SMOKY MOUNTAIN KNIFE WORKS MEMORIES
"I'm not a Damascus fanatic, not even a carbon steel fanatic. I learned young how to sharpen my tools, so getting SS sharp has never been an issue for me, unlike some who see carbon as superior due to ease of sharpening among other reasons. For…"
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Syd Carr commented on Jan Carter's group SMOKY MOUNTAIN KNIFE WORKS MEMORIES
"Oops, I forgot that Steel Warrior is a Frost brand, NOT an SMKW brand. However, I bet they come from the factory."
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Syd Carr commented on Jan Carter's group SMOKY MOUNTAIN KNIFE WORKS MEMORIES
"I noticed that Tobias. I suspect that ALL SMKW house brands and the Colt-branded knives come from the same factory. Change the tang stamp, shield and handle material and you have an instant "new" Rough Rider, (or Marbles). I would love to…"
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Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"The new Mint Green just in........... Very nice, and I agree, that the bolsters set it apart. Though the color is wonderful it looks nothing close to mint to my eye; looks more like some of the lighter shades of Central American jade that I have…"
May 9
Syd Carr commented on Tobias Gibson's group Gone Fishin'
"Can't wait to see the new video Tobias. I've noticed that you get all enthused about the upcoming fishing season each year about this time; it's becoming infectious! I just bought a small pole & reel at a yard sale for my 2 1/2 yr…"
May 8
Syd Carr commented on Tobias Gibson's group Gone Fishin'
"Update: just found a Chinese version on Ebay for $50 OBO: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marbles-Folding-Safety-Fish-Knife-New-in-Box-/302285899310?hash=item4661a4c62e:g:RC0AAOSw3ZRY8qn1. You can see the "China" stamp on the reverse side in one…"
May 7
Syd Carr commented on Tobias Gibson's group Gone Fishin'
"I just searched SMKW and didn't find one, so I assume they are gone for good. I just thought it was a novel knife, something kinds different, but I guess I'll have to look elsewhere to find one. I wouldn't mind an import version,…"
May 7
Syd Carr commented on Tobias Gibson's group Gone Fishin'
"Great video Tobias, watched the whole thing then subscribed to your channel. Loved seeing all those pristine older knives especially. Was that Marbles folder an original vintage or current SMKW production model?"
May 7
Sunil Ram left a comment for Syd Carr
"Hey Syd, thanks for joining with us in the Stockman Pattern Group."
May 1
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"I had to drag myself away actually. If I had had more money at that time I would have gone crazy and never left. You could spend an entire day just looking at all the historical knife displays from almost any manufacturer worldwide you could name.…"
Apr 28
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"I'm sure their list of brands is even larger than listed. I was fortunate enough to get to visit the SMKW retail store and I can't describe how awesome that place is for a knife lover; more "brands" than most can imagine. I spent…"
Apr 28
Syd Carr replied to CaptJeff Saylor's discussion Pictures!!!(AKA The Stockman Pattern Picture Hall of Fame!") in the group STOCKMAN PATTERN GROUP
"Thanks Charles. This was a memorial purchase for me, not a "collectible" purchase. It was made in 1988 which was the birth year of my stepson who passed away last month. I'll hold this for his 18 month old son to have one day.…"
Apr 27
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"Here is a link to Tobias' thread on SMKW house brands, and it is quite a list: http://iknifecollector.com/group/roughridercollectors/forum/topics/rough-riders-and-other-smkw-house-brands"
Apr 27
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"It is pretty isn't it? It's also a very sturdy well-built knife, feels solid in the hand. I bought this at the SMKW store so I was able to pick and choose which one I liked best, and this one had the prettiest handle color. I haven't…"
Apr 27
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"Here is my favorite Colt, a camp knife in blue bone. I carry this in a sheath, and it is one of the only camp knives around that came without a bail; one of the reasons I like it so much. Now discontinued, but almost identical to the RR equivalent,…"
Apr 27

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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 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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In memorium

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 14:34 5 Comments

I found and obtained this 1988 Buck #301 Stockman in Yellow Sawcut Delrin to honor my passed stepson Joshua to commemorate his birth year. I will keep it for now, but when his 2 yr old son Roman grows up I'll make sure he gets it. I must admit that going on from here will be difficult, at times nearly impossible, but I must honor Josh's memory and keep him alive in my heart. So, I honor him as any good knife collector would do and bought this knife as something to forever remind me of…

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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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