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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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"Nice!!!!! I've had the Spec Bump for years.  It came screamingly mad sharp, & hasn't been difficult to sharpen at all -- more like simple but specific.  I find a simple ceramic rod on the inside of the curve to work well,…"
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Case Canoe Mint Green 2017

"I've been collecting Buck Canoes for a few years now, albeit slowly.  I keep putting my toes in the water with Case Canoes but then back out just before I take the plunge.  (See what I did there -- haha!)  That mint green one is…"
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"Sweet pic of a great EDC"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Leave it to Cleaver in the group Gone Fishin'
"Ah, of course!  I have one of those Kabar cleavers, & I was just getting ready to sell it online.  But with fishing season here, maybe I should put it to use instead...  Thanks for the post, Tobias!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Personal opinion? This is NOT a good knife idea
"I'd seen this knife before but somehow missed the integrated pipe. Whoever's willing to drop $155 on a knife like this is probably already high... Funny though that the reviewer was NOT impressed by this implement, & made clear…"
May 18
Jan Carter commented on dead_left_knife_guy's group The Kukri (Khukuri) Group
"Kukri throwing.  Not something I would have thought of.  Without the specific aerodynamics of a throwing knife or the toughness of an ax, I would have thought it would not hit the target straight on. It does sound like fun and I wonder if…"
May 17
dead_left_knife_guy commented on dead_left_knife_guy's group The Kukri (Khukuri) Group
"I bought three of these Indian-made kukris from BudK several years ago, not long after I got into knife throwing.  I bought three thinking they'd be good throwers at $20 a pop, but only recently tried throwing one.  It's…"
May 16
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion Buyer beware! in the group Beginner Collectors
"There are a few knives that I have in my collection that I had questions about when I bought them, but was willing to roll the dice.  Sometimes it's just worth taking the chance, & I've made some pretty nice (verifiable) purchases…"
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Blackjack MK1A1

"I love this knife! I've seen them around recently, & I know the Marauder was not cheap when in production, but I am definitely regretting not having purchased one several years back..."
May 16
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"As a Minnesotan, I identify with Canada more than most U.S. citizens, and there's been a lot that I have admired about our neighbors to the north.  And then there's all that beautiful wilderness...  I'm sure I could not…"
May 13
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion It is 2017 and we need a knife
"Certainly.  When I was with the North Star Blade Collectors, they had an annual knife & decided on a fixed blade one year -- in part to give one of the members, a great maker named Jeff Hebiesen, a chance to provide a knife for the club…"
May 10
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BHK Patriot Scout

"Oh that's a nice knife, Jeremy!  You've got excellent taste in knives.  I'd love to see a photo of all your bushcrafters!  I'm guessing this one will have a very prominent role in your collection...  :)"
May 7

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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
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 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…

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

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

At 18:17 on October 17, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 17:32 on October 17, 2016, Charles Sample said…

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??

 
 
 

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