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"Knives & Swords Collector" App for iPhone & iPad -- a review

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaron Jun 26. 13 Replies

A few days ago I was on my iPhone searching for who knows what, & for some reason I found myself in the App Store -- a rare occurrence for me.  Somehow I stumbled upon this app called Knives…Continue

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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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Arthur Goldsmith's discussion Very interested in all your opinions....
"It's an interesting idea, especially the removable cushions.  Not my aesthetic, but I'd bet you could easily translate a similar design to a backpack or messenger bag, as long as the key attachment point is the Velcro.  (I would…"
Nov 11
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"Manx, is this your EDC?  I bet you could fit in a few more folders & at least one more multitool...  ha!"
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Pheonix

"That's a really nice grind! Cool photo, too..."
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Texas Mini Heat fire kit (inside)

"Jeremy -- that's a really cool little kit, & a really cool little knife!  That was a pretty serious modification too, looks like a whole new knife was made from an old hickory blade.  I love compact fixed blades like that, but…"
Nov 11
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Texas Mini Heat fire kit (inside)

"Woah, is that an Old Hickory mod?  Sweet!  & Nice kit!"
Nov 4
dead_left_knife_guy commented on Clint Thompson's blog post TOPS C.U.T. 4.0
"That's a nice looking little knife.  A friend of mine was just telling me the other day that he appreciated how TOPS is making more knives with thinner stock, knives better for slicing than much of their early fare...  I have to agree…"
Nov 3
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion OCTOBER 2017 GIVEAWAY!
"Aw, you guys!  This is really cool, it's been a long time since I've won anything!  Thank you, everyone, for the congrat's -- it means a lot to me.  And the knife looks like one that might find its way into my younger…"
Nov 2
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion OCTOBER 2017 GIVEAWAY!
"Fiskar's Hookaroon (& a carved pumpkin)"
Oct 31
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion OCTOBER 2017 GIVEAWAY!
"Kershaw Knockout (a knife & a carved pumpkin)"
Oct 31
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion OCTOBER 2017 GIVEAWAY!
"Benchmade Ritter in M390 (a knife & fall in my area)"
Oct 31
dead_left_knife_guy commented on Jean-François's photo
Oct 30
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion 5,114 results for edc knife , are you a buyer?
"Depends.  Many blems, like the Kershaws being sold on that KershawGuy site, are being sold without warranty.  You're more likely to need a warranty for a user than a collection piece.   I bought the Kershaw Rake as a piece for my…"
Oct 30
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My new chopper

"Nice, Jan!  Who made the cleaver...?  (I have a long-standing love for cleavers, especially cleavers you can take into the woods, & this looks like one of those...)"
Oct 30
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BHK spear point

"I love Battle Horse Knives  It's hard not to like this little piece.   How does it feel in hand? Let us know about how you use it, Jeremy, I'm curious about the kinds of things this spear point blade can do... "
Oct 30
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
interwebs
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
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
Website
http://deadleftknifeguy.wordpress.com
About Me
father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
Interests
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.
Other Hobbies
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 16:55 on October 18, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 7:03 on October 18, 2017, Jan Carter said…

At 12:27 on July 2, 2017, Jan Carter said…

DLKG,

Your membership and friendship help keep us moving forward and staying grounded!  Thank you for all you do with iKC and for us!

Thank you for being here with us.  Participation makes us grow and we appreciate all you do!

At 17:18 on July 1, 2017, dead_left_knife_guy said…

Featured Member -- yeah!!!!  To what do I owe this prestigious honor?  :)  

At 16:12 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 15:49 on May 28, 2017, Gary Baker said…

DLKG - Thanks for the BD wishes... GB

At 21:21 on April 29, 2017, Waggoner, Alan said…

Hi DLKG,

thanks for Happy Bday. Have a goodun!

73-ag

At 16:35 on April 15, 2017, michael s conway said…

thank you, right back at you, glad to make your acquaintance. later mike

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…

 
 
 

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