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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 1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper
"Thanks Jan, and sadly the impulsive desire to purchase pocket knives remains unaltered by the surgeon. I'm just thrilled to have both Trappers in Buckbone, (as well as Sawcut Delrin btw), and yes they ARE awesome. I seem to be stuck on the 300…"
Saturday
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper
"They are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, ok so they did not take away the part that wants more knives and your assuming they put some discipline in the graft??"
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A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper

Having recently endured a cervical vertebrectomy, (removal of discs and bone, replaced with bone grafts & SS plates leaving my spinal cord exposed until the grafts grow in), I wondered if the surgeon had cut out the part of me that addictively purchases collectible pocket knives? I got my answer today with the arrival of a 1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper. My neck seems to be healing up well, but the urge to practice retail therapy remains. I already have a #312 Buckbone Mini Trapper from…See More
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1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper

Having recently endured a cervical vertebrectomy, (removal of discs and bone, replaced with bone grafts & SS plates leaving my spinal cord exposed until the grafts grow in), I wondered if the surgeon had cut out the part of me that addictively purchases collectible pocket knives? I got my answer today with the arrival of a 1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper. My neck seems to be healing up well, but the urge to practice retail therapy remains. I already have a #312 Buckbone Mini Trapper from…See More
Thursday
Syd Carr replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion iKC Contests.
"Message received Bryan, sorry for my off topic anti-BF rant, (one of the reasons I kept getting in trouble on BF; I can't NOT say something contrary). I vote that a variety of knives be offered in contests, though I too have a narrow range of…"
Nov 12
Syd Carr replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion iKC Contests.
"Well, first I'll mention that I have no problem signing on to IKC, my PC(s) remember the UN & PW for me plus I have a private file listing the 60 or so other passwords I use for various reasons which is easy to access, (and I am cyber-aware…"
Nov 12
Syd Carr replied to Dennis Hibar's discussion Christmas 2017 Giveaway...NOW UNDERWAY!
"Entered, thanks Dennis. If I win it will definitely be a difficult choice of which knife to select."
Nov 11
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion OCTOBER 2017 GIVEAWAY!
"You kidding, miss a chance at a new knife? C'mon, I may be hurting but I ain't dead. So far so good, hurts a bunch but hopefully the results will be worth it. Thanks for the kind words Jan, love you guys."
Oct 30
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion OCTOBER 2017 GIVEAWAY!
"Best I could do. I'm under strict doctor's orders to stay confined to home for weeks due to a very recent cervical three level spine fusion, (no climbing up/down stairs........of course I live upstairs......no riding in a car for weeks…"
Oct 29
Syd Carr replied to jerry marr's discussion Any help on what I have here?? in the group Vintage American Knives
"Ok, found one on an AAPK store for sale, like I said, great find!!"
Oct 17
Syd Carr replied to jerry marr's discussion Any help on what I have here?? in the group Vintage American Knives
"Ok, that confirms my suspicion that this may be a pre 1923 knife, fits with info I found on AAPK, and the handles certainly are different than the reissues, (so is the steel from the looks of it). If true I am green with envy, wonderful find."
Oct 17
Syd Carr replied to jerry marr's discussion Any help on what I have here?? in the group Vintage American Knives
"Jan & Jerry, from what I keep reading I believe this ito be a Kabar Lever Lock "Hunter" in Coke Bottle frame, possibly pre 1923. I believe it's less likely to be a 1970's-80's reissue because according to what I have…"
Oct 17
Syd Carr replied to jerry marr's discussion Any help on what I have here?? in the group Vintage American Knives
" The dogs head shield wouldn't normally have a brand or any other engraving. What you call engraving on the blade is what we call a tang stamp, which indicates NY as a place of manufacture, and the "Union Cut Co" could just be a…"
Oct 17
Syd Carr replied to Wally Guittard's discussion What is it about your knife that makes it your edc.
"I've pondered that question many times, but the vast majority of the knives I carry as EDC's are traditional frames, so having a traditional pocket knife with me is a factor because that is what I grew up with, and that is what I'm…"
Sep 21
Syd Carr replied to Dustin Robinson's discussion Trapper Pics.....Show them beauties!!! in the group Trapper Pattern Collectors
"That's awesome Andy, I love that color, and the shield is great too."
Sep 13
Syd Carr replied to johnny twoshoes's discussion Favorite 300. in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Thanks Jan, yeah, that box would look good in the gun safe with all those other tubes & boxes, (btw: what info on the box are you referring to? Am I missing something?). I was only expecting the knife and the box, the paperwork, (including the…"
Sep 8

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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 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

1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 15:04 2 Comments

Having recently endured a cervical vertebrectomy, (removal of discs and bone, replaced with bone grafts & SS plates leaving my spinal cord exposed until the grafts grow in), I wondered if the surgeon had cut out the part of me that addictively purchases collectible pocket knives? I got my answer today with the arrival of a 1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper. My neck seems to be healing up well, but the urge to practice retail therapy remains. I already have a #312 Buckbone Mini Trapper from…

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It never ends!!

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 14:38 0 Comments

Even though I have been having some medical issues lately, my desire, (ie; addiction), to acquire new and different slipjoints continues unabated. Though I was unable to sit at the computer till recently, (had an epidural last week so I am able to sit up a little better now), I still managed to find a couple of knives that were in my opinion "must haves".

A friend in the BCCI, (Buck Collectors Club), suggested I begin looking for Camillus "clones" of the 300 Series knives…

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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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