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Happy Independence Day! All-American Knives Edition, 2016

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Sample Jul 9, 2016. 7 Replies

Hey All,Just wanted to wish you a Happy 4th by adding a post for y'all to show off your American-made knives!  And this post is hardly limited my fellow Americans -- no matter where you live, no…Continue

Does the Queen Mountain Man pattern have a standard name?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Aug 28, 2016. 6 Replies

Hello, all!In my years of collecting, I've started a few subcollections that I tend to revisit & add to from time to time.  I'm not a big collector of traditional patterns, but I have found…Continue

Tags: Man, Mountain, Queen

Doing Good Things

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 29, 2015. 1 Reply

Hey all,With all the things that go wrong in the world, with all of our imperfections & our seeming compulsions to remain modest in the face of doing good things, I'm going to do something just a…Continue

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"Not at all!  Seems similar to the "How many knives are in your collection?" question.  When I first joined my local knife collecting club, I got hit with the "What kind of knives do you collect?" question a lot.…"
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That's a proper dinner knife!

"I like it!  But I have to ask, how is the edge retention on that (Bantam?)?  I bought a great little Buck -- it was a plastic-handled 112, basically -- I love the ergo's, but the edge seems to dull by moving through the air (okay,…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Axes (and Adzes, Cleavers, Kukris, Machetes, Saws, Tomahawks & Ulus) — — Hosted by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan" in the group Knives of the Great Outdoors
"Nice mod on the Estwing!  Right next to the Estwing, is that a Boker?  What's the tanto-tipped one in the upper left near the Schrade cutlass-style machete?  And I'm really curious how that Kabar Kukri machete has been for…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Axes (and Adzes, Cleavers, Kukris, Machetes, Saws, Tomahawks & Ulus) — — Hosted by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan" in the group Knives of the Great Outdoors
"Hm, I see several potential new groups here:  Axes & hatchets, Tomahawks, machetes, Asian blades, kukris..."
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A group dedicated to knives and equipment used by Scouts, Hikers, Fishers, Sailors and all the other outdoor adventurers.  A place to show off everything from  the knife in your bug-out bag to your tackle box. Or the knife you take on a day hike or climbing the Matterhorn.A - Z Index, knives of the great outdoorsSee More
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PUMA TEC kukri machete 12.125in #7311331 €40

"Interesting that they decided to put the notch in there -- but certainly separates this one from the Ontario kukri of similar design.  What's the steel, do you know?"
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Yes
How long have you collected knives?
6- 10 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
simple, rugged -- contemporary styles of production & custom knives -- TOPS, Spyderco, Kershaw, Boker, Blind Horse / Battle Horse Knives, OKC, CRKT, Victorinox, Leatherman -- bushcraft, outdoors, tactical, survival
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About Me
father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
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my family, outdoors, bushcraft, wilderness, tracking, flora & fauna, improving my skills, survival & camp kits, wood carving, knife sharpening, urban survival, urban homesteading, food prep, trail food, & squirrels, I love squirrels.
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Reading, writing, 'rithmetic. Okay, not so big into math anymore, calculus just wasn't any fun by the time I got there. Astronomy, Greco-roman mythology, Native American ways of life & beliefs, thinking, watching, listening, video games. Ecology. Camping. Hiking.

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Camillus CK9: The knife used by Dual Survival's Grady Powell

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 22:12 3 Comments

Recently I had the chance to watch another episode of the current season of Dual Survival, & again got to see Grady Powell using the Camillus CK9.  Somewhere I saw someone online stating that Grady Powell designed the knife, but I have not yet been able to confirm or deny this.  Camillus has very little detail on the CK9 on its website, & of course TOPS doesn't have anything public about this on its website because it's not technically a TOPS knife.

Grady Powell designed…

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TOPS Knives President Mike Fuller

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 21:01 2 Comments

Okay, this is an interesting story.  I don't know what to think of it.  I'm a big fan of TOPS Knives, but this story is too important to not post something about it.  

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/minutes-track-down-fugitive-michael-hand-living-in-united-states/story-fns0kb1g-1227600904866

Knife throwing, anyone? Anyone?

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 21:00 3 Comments

Are there any other knife throwers here? If so, anyone recognize the logo on the cup? :)

I notice there's not a group for throwers, hm...…

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Clean, measured knife-making!

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 12:53 4 Comments

This video from Gough Custom Knives just floored me -- his shop is so clean, & his work so measured...  This was 12 minutes of video worth watching, especially for those of us who have aspirations to make beautiful knives ourselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUxFFON5Lo

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At 16:18 on October 24, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

A Blackjack Wasp.

At 12:54 on October 18, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 12:13 on October 18, 2016, John Bamford said…

Happy birthday DLKG , hope you are having a great day .

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Happy Birthday DLKG!

At 18:14 on September 2, 2016, Derek Wells said…

Hi there sorry about the delay in responding. Thanks for the friend request. I only just spotted it - the lay out of this forum still confuses me at time. Cheers Derek

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At 22:01 on April 23, 2016, Omar Calderon said…

been awhile man when are u on??

At 23:12 on April 14, 2016, Omar Calderon said…

can you open that knife?? I bet you can open it no problemo! you can still get the knife I'm sure, but zt has officially discontinued it. like I said haveing a bladestop as the only means of deploying the knife, is just wierd.  it's almost like the knife was made for experts and not just your regular knife fan.

At 0:27 on March 29, 2016, Omar Calderon said…

look on ebay the knockout elmax is discontinued but you can still find one I bid for this on on ebay! an elmax knockout will run you anywhere from $95 - $125 Still a great bargain even at that price elmax is ultra premium supersteel right up there cpm-m4

 
 
 

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