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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 Rick Perry's discussion New to the Forum
"Can't recall exact models, but I'm going to take a "stab" at manufacturers (haha, funny, huh?  no?  ah...)...   Let's see how I do, from left to right: Boker, Buck, Boker, Trestle Pine, Puma, & Eka."
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Buck 110 Drop Point Blue Scales Fathers Day 2017

"She does have good taste!  I am thrilled everytime I hear that Buck is back.  I think it was a great decision to come back to the USA"
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Buck Case Kershaw Leatherman USA

"With that as an edc group, you can do anything!"
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The Kukri (Khukuri) Group

The khukuri, often shortened to "kukri" here in the U.S., is both a utility knife & a weapon.  The khukuri likely was derived from the Greek sword known as the kopis.  Usually shorter than a typical sword, but longer than a typical knife, the khukuri is often easily recognized by the canted blade.  Classically, the khukuri is thick, as much as 10 mm or more, with a leaf shape that flares out where the blade bends, the tip aligned below the user's hand.  This knife originated more for…See More
Jul 12
dead_left_knife_guy replied to Don Schriver's discussion Handkerchief - Beard and Owl
"It's pocket jewelry.  The same can be said about knives, but I like knives more than hankies.  Just like John expressed, I see expensive, nice looking things & think often about how I could buy something much more modestly priced…"
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Buck 110 Drop Point Blue Scales Fathers Day 2017

"Thanks guys -- I'll pass your compliments on to my wife.  She's got good taste (she married me after all)...  ;)  I kid, I kid -- I'm the lucky one."
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Enzo Birk D2

"I still love that knife..."
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Buck Case Kershaw USA 2

"These are pretty good.  They are like a lot of knives in my drawer that I choose one from to carry depending on my mood."
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Buck Case Kershaw Leatherman USA

"Great variety of tools there. "
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Buck Case Kershaw Leatherman USA

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"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!"
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Buck 110 Drop Point Blue Scales Fathers Day 2017

"Nice blade style in a 110 folder ..&.. blue scales to boot.Happy Father's Day !!"
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Buck 110 Drop Point Blue Scales Fathers Day 2017

"A great Fathers Day gift , in fact a great gift any time of year !!"
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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 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?  :)  

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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…

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…

 
 
 

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