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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 added a discussion to the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
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Bucklite history

Here is a post from the BCCI, (Buck Collectors Club Inc), Facebook group that I thought I would post here for reference. It's a very concise history of a very popular series of knives. I only own one Bucklite, a #426, (same blade as a #110 Folding Hunter but with Valox handle), but now that I'm armed with this information I'm sure more will follow. One thing you might notice is the similarity between the Bucklites and the newly introduced 110 LT, (same Valox handle material but without the…See More
Mar 13
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"That's a beauty Dennis, and it has the lined bolsters like my Walnut Rogers Bone version; very nice indeed! Proves that good things come to those with patience."
Mar 9
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"That knife is stunning Dennis! Craig, yours is very nice too but to my eye Dennis' is truly spectacular; nice find."
Mar 6
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"Nice horses guys, can't wait to see that incoming Crimson Bone Dennis. I have a 2014 Russlock in that same handle material/color but not on a Seahorse, (yet). I really like Craig's Stag Damascus too, but I got sticker shock just from…"
Feb 25
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion The first knife give away of 2018
"Congratulations Steven!"
Feb 17
Syd Carr replied to Scott King's discussion Member Needs & Prayer Requests
"My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeremy and his family."
Feb 13
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion The first knife give away of 2018
"I don't own a GEC knife, but if I did I would want one of these. Love the pinched bolsters, (photo borrowed from GEC website). Do we get one entry only, or one entry per post? Good luck everyone!"
Feb 12
Syd Carr replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion iKC Resources for Identifying and Valuing Knives.
"No problem, I have your email addy, will get to that tomorrow, Of course we shouldn't forget about our other IKC historian, Tobias Gibson. I use his online book, A Pocket Guide to Knives frequently."
Feb 6
Syd Carr replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion iKC Resources for Identifying and Valuing Knives.
"I have a lot of info on the Buck 300 Series knives that were made by Schrade/Camillus from 1966-1986, if I remember correctly I previously uploaded that info here on IKC, but would be happy to do so again. What I have are spreadsheets and hand…"
Feb 6
Syd Carr commented on Fred Feightner's group Case Fans
"I do too, on the Mid Folding Hunter frame, which is a nice size to carry. The only thing I don't like about that frame is the belt clip, which is too stiff and positions the knife too high on the belt, but assisted opening is a cool feature."
Jan 26
Syd Carr commented on Fred Feightner's group Case Fans
"Great video Jan, I enjoyed watching a master craftsman's gnarly old beat up hands as much as admiring the knives, thanks for posting it."
Jan 25
Syd Carr replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Well, you are probably right, but I looked at a 110 today at the local hardware store, their retail price for a NIB 110 was $49.99, ebay has new 110's for $35-$45, they are currently going for $39.99 at SMKW, and that "MSRP" price…"
Jan 23
Syd Carr replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Well, actually the #110 was listed on their site at $49.99 retail for years on end, as recently as last month, I know because I surf their site regularly. Now all of a sudden they are $92 for the stock version at the same time they introduce less…"
Jan 23
Syd Carr replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Ok,I found the "stock" #110 on the website..........at $92.00!! Is it just me or is that not a bit much for a "stock" 110?? I smell a fish."
Jan 23
Syd Carr replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"What is happening with the old standby #110 Folding Hunter?? After posting the above I took some time to surf the Buck website. Seems the venerable old $49.99 #110 Folding Hunter w/ Dynawood handles, 420 clip blade and brass bolsters is a thing of…"
Jan 23
Syd Carr replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Wow, beauties John, and welcome back to the thread. Interesting how we were just talking about the popular but discontinued #426 Bucklite, which came with a #110 Folding Hunter blade that had been stamped with the model #426. In several posts…"
Jan 23

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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,
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Charles Sample
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Syd, thanks for joining the Arsenal group!

At 20:14 on December 24, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 19:25 on December 23, 2016,
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Charles Sample
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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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1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 15:04 6 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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