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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 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!!"
Wednesday
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."
Wednesday
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…"
Wednesday
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
Syd Carr replied to johnny twoshoes's discussion Favorite 300. in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Thanks Billy! Of all the frames in the 300 Series I like this "Mini Trapper" version the best, fits my hand perfectly."
Sep 8
Syd Carr replied to johnny twoshoes's discussion Favorite 300. in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Sometimes you just have to do what is right, at least do what is right for an out of control Buck collector. Here is an unused 1990 Buck #312BB, (Buck Bone), NIB w/ papers. There just aren't that many of these out there, so when I saw this I…"
Sep 8
Syd Carr replied to johnny twoshoes's discussion Favorite 300. in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"I agree about the #301, they always seem to work perfectly. As a 300 Series collector I'm thrilled to have one of the first versions of the series ever made. However, I prefer to spend my money on the US-made Bucks, but the import versions I…"
Sep 2
Syd Carr replied to Dustin Robinson's discussion Trapper Pics.....Show them beauties!!! in the group Trapper Pattern Collectors
"Thanks Billy. It's the same guy I got mine from just a couple weeks ago, he must have come across a box of them somewhere. I asked if he knew for sure if it was made by Camillus and he wasn't "sure", so I had to look at the knife…"
Aug 28
Syd Carr replied to Dustin Robinson's discussion Trapper Pics.....Show them beauties!!! in the group Trapper Pattern Collectors
"Ok, I cut the blister pack and can now show some better photos of this Trapper, including a close up of the tang stamp on the reverse side which I find interesting. Marked "440 SS USA" is the first clue, and the non-Camillus-like…"
Aug 28
Syd Carr replied to Jan Carter's discussion NATIONAL KNIFE DAY CONTEST
"Posted on my FB Timeline, here is my post: "Rather than speculate on what is or is not going to happen in Big Sur, here is my kind of diversion. As a bonafide knife collector I celebrate National Knife Day. Here is Knife Magazine's site:…"
Aug 24
Syd Carr replied to Dustin Robinson's discussion Trapper Pics.....Show them beauties!!! in the group Trapper Pattern Collectors
"Here is something different, Stanley "Max Edge" Trapper. Found it still in the blister pack. There is a 1999 copyright date on it and "Made In The USA", so it was probably made by Camillus, which has been a collecting focus of…"
Aug 19
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…"
Aug 14
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…"
Aug 12

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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

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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