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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 replied to Glenn McConnell's discussion New Guy on the block
"Hmm, I see now. It seems you're already addicted and spending frivolously.......but that's actually a good sign, it means you are truly becoming a knife collector! I always had a good US knife in my pocket because I was a working man, but…"
Monday
Syd Carr replied to Glenn McConnell's discussion New Guy on the block
"Welcome to IKC Glenn. Here is a link to a useful website on the subject, "A Pocket Guide To Knives" by our own Tobias Gibson, I refer to it all the time. Just collect what tickles your fancy, and expect to change directions in what you…"
Sunday
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion The Congress Knife: Y'all Come Together! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"I wanted to know an approximate manufacturing date on the Congresses above & just spent an hour surfing this Camillus Collectors site, and found the above #709 & #712 in the 1992 catalog. That's cool actually, my daughter was born…"
Aug 8
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion The Congress Knife: Y'all Come Together! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Thanks Tobias. While on my quest for Buck 300 Series glory I realized I was really collecting Camillus knives that just so happened to have a Buck logo and stamp on them, so really what I admired about those knives came more from Camillus than from…"
Aug 7
Syd Carr posted a blog post

It never ends!!

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 that CC made for Buck…See More
Aug 7
Syd Carr replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion The Congress Knife: Y'all Come Together! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Here are a couple of Congresses I recently acquired. First a Camillus #712 4-blade w/serrated blade and "Congressional District" imprinted on the back of one of the blades, secondly a #709 2-blade "Yellow Jacket"; both in smooth…"
Aug 7
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"Thanks Syd! I still only have the one Walnut Rogers Jigged Bone Seahorse w/lined bolsters I gifted myself last birthday, but I like it so much I carry it every day in a belt sheath and handle it often to develop some "pocket wear" so to…"
Aug 5
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"Nice one Craig, love the handle, goes well with the lined bolsters!"
Aug 5
Syd Carr commented on lou gerrick's group REMINGTON KNIFE CLUB
"Though I seriously collect US-made Bucks, I also own a couple of import Bucks and can find no fault in them other than them not being domestic, same with Taylor-made Schrades. For that matter I can't remember ever seeing a Rough Rider I would…"
Jul 28
Syd Carr commented on lou gerrick's group REMINGTON KNIFE CLUB
"Hmm, well I don't know if I would consider Buck as "mega", but I expect the quality will be more consistent, and I'm sure they have more advertising punch & a larger customer base. As I'm sure you suspect, B &…"
Jul 27
Syd Carr commented on lou gerrick's group REMINGTON KNIFE CLUB
"Thanks for the info Jan, nice to see Buck expanding their domestic line. What happened with Remington and Bear & Sons?"
Jul 27
Syd Carr joined lou gerrick's group
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Jul 27
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

Profile Information

Profile
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…

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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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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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