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New Schrade Book

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

I just stumbled on news of this book, & I'm sure some here have already heard about it.  For those who haven't, or for those who want to know more about it, here's a link to the article:…Continue

What is a "custom knife"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Apr 14. 15 Replies

Hey all, the ASH knife discussion got to the topic of the definition of "custom" knives, which a lot of people likely missed simply because they didn't read all of that thread.  I'm guessing this…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaron Jun 26, 2017. 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

 

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Yep, THAT hatchet is buried.  I have a couple other hatchets I should be writing about instead (namely, my Husqvarna hatchet -- though I prefer my Husqvarna Carpenter's Axe -- & my Firestone wood carving hatchet), but now I'm…"
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J.J. Smith III left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"Depending on the knife that you want to wrap, I like the way this one looks... https://youtu.be/09QAr3dNBOQ Check it out."
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Ka-bar 5699 (Ahceron, Zombie killer) paracord wrap

"Nice!  Haven't watched the video yet, but it looks like the core strands have been removed -- which seems to work out better for paracord wraps -- not the least of which is the accounting for sheath fit...  That looks awesome. …"
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Mr. and Mrs. Barnett

"Ellis can bring the song & I'll bring the dance!  (Just kidding -- sort of.)  ;)  Congratulations to the happy couple & to the families, now linked!"
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Chopper #1

"That looks competition-grade...  I like the sheepsfoot tip!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2015 iKC Barlow...order yours now!
"I saw this post & thought, "Wait, there are still 2015 knives?!?  I need to get one!"  (The knife club I belonged to for a while found some old stock in storage & better they just wanted to get rid of them so the price…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Definitely fair points, Old Guy, and I definitely appreciate your response, & I sincerely apologize for any negativity in my response.   I'd also like to take this moment to welcome you to the site, & to say (I think I speak…"
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Frontier First with Scandi grind

"Jeremy, that's a great gift for the father of the bride -- even if you had to make the purchase yourself.  Congratulations on both (but especially on becoming a father-in-law)!  I hope it was a great day, & I wish you all a great…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to John Burton's discussion Show Us a Buck Knife photo in the group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Old Guy, I completely agree with your thoughts.  Further, the manufacturer could, theoretically, artificially inflate their MSRP to satisfy their licensed dealers in the form of a trade practice (as opposed to making it a written part of the…"
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"Welcome, Adrian!  In case you didn't know, we have a Khukuri (Kukri) group...  (I created it, so yeah, shameless plug, but it would be great to have another member -- and we always welcome photos of your collection!  (That's…"
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""If the best things in life are free, then how come I still have to pay for knives?" --Jordan Klepper, "The Opposition""
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""If the best things in life are free, then how come I still have to pay for knives?" --Jordan Klepper, "The Opposition""
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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
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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
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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 12:54 on June 16, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

Depending on the knife that you want to wrap, I like the way this one looks...

https://youtu.be/09QAr3dNBOQ

Check it out.

At 21:20 on April 3, 2018,
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HA!  Thank you, everyone!

At 20:31 on April 1, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

At 18:31 on January 1, 2018, Jan Carter said…

Thank you for being a featured member!

At 0:01 on January 1, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

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

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

 
 
 

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