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Don't let the picture of this older, not old, just older man fool ya. I'm so stealthy a def elephant couldn't hear me at 50 miles! This was me last summer (2008) waiting for a skunk to come out from under a neighbors shed. I waited about 20 minutes and out it came. Dead skunk! We had a VERY bad problem about 3 years ago, I killed 7 skunks (my total is now 8) that summer in a 2 block area of our neighborhood and the city workers killed another 6. Hence My Forum name. My weapon of choice? An RWS… Continue

Added by Randy B aka Skunk hunter on May 8, 2009 at 3:30 — 3 Comments

Paying it forward.

This is totally off the wall, but it really made my day!

I JUST watched the news and they said that at our local Starbucks (we have like 10, but this one happened to be the one I go to!) someone decided to be nice and pay for the drinks for the person behind them (in the drive through).

It caught on and went on for 34 cars!

34 CARS!?

I love my town!

How nice is that!?

Added by Wilma Slicer (Lynsie) on May 7, 2009 at 21:30 — 3 Comments


In Memoriam
iKC Update 5.7.09

Wow! What can I say? The last two days have been wild here at iKC.



If you just joined us- Welcome and I think if you take the time to connect with some new friends and knife discussions, you will love our community.



If you are an "oldtimer" member here (even though we've only been open for about three weeks), there is no doubt our heads are spinning.



When I started iKC I was all over it. I had a good feel for all that was going on and into… Continue

Added by Scott King on May 7, 2009 at 20:00 — 7 Comments

Does anyone ask you (when they need to cut something) if you have a knife? AND THEY KNOW YOU DO???

This happens to me all the time.



I know its just a question, but its getting pretty annoying.



The people that ask this question know that I carry a knife all of the time, so why not change the question to "can you cut this for me?" or "can I use your knife?"



My boss gives me this one at least once a week. "Nick, do you have a knife?"



I look at him with a funny look and he realizes that what he just asked was a dumb question.



Tell me how… Continue

Added by Nick Hansen on May 7, 2009 at 4:17 — 6 Comments

What is with kids these days?

So I've been making videos on youtube for only a few months (december i think) and i've normally had really good and nice comments so far.



Well, I've had two really rude comments in the past week and I'm started to get a little discouraged.



Today I got one on my Delica review that said, "this is why girls cant do reviews, they stink at it"



So I clicked on this dude's channel...he is like 13 or something. Of course as all haters are...they either don't have… Continue

Added by Wilma Slicer (Lynsie) on May 7, 2009 at 2:16 — 5 Comments

Current EDC

KNIVES:

Buck: Hartsook
CRKT: Sting, Dogfish, modified M16-13Z
Leatherman: Wave, Micra, C301
SOG: Flash 1

OTHER:

FENIX L2D Q5

HTC FUZE

WALLET

KEYS

Added by James Carroll (jdawg54874) on May 6, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

With Great knowledge comes....Alot of extra work.

I work at a Dinner Theatre and my postion is such that if anything breaks during the run of a show I am the go to person to fix it. Now we have shop people and props people and so on the fix something major the next day but if it needs to be fixed RIGHT NOW its all mine. This is my job and I am ok with it.



The one thing I have noticed lately is as the 'resident knife expert' I end up fixing things that are not my department.



For example...the wardrobe manager just brought… Continue

Added by Ally Burnham on May 6, 2009 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Knife Widows

I was just (trying) watching a knife review buy NUTNFANCY (nothing against him he has great reviews...its just something about his voice...of course I hate my voice as well...NOT THE POINT)

And he was talking about how he was sorry for the women who were 'knife widows' (my term not his) because Bencahmade had just come out with some new stuff.



I get comments all the time "I wish my wife/girlfriend/daughter was as into knives as you are"



And its sad when a couple can't… Continue

Added by Ally Burnham on May 6, 2009 at 15:08 — 4 Comments

RMD vs Grunt

Note, this is a very, very short test. I only did the very simple tasks.



The test I did was just between the RMD and Grunt. It was wet and I was really satisfied when I finished the test. Both knives were stropped and were very sharp.



At the time, it was fairly dark.





Just before the test I was able to catch the flock of geese in the picture above. They flew right over me.…



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Added by Tom Cai on May 5, 2009 at 20:22 — 2 Comments

Joined iKnifeCollector! New State of the Edge, plus a review of a YouTuber's knife!

Thanks to all who welcomed me to iKnifeCollector. It's great to be here. I intend to use the blog to update the forum on what's going on with my YouTube channel, Icychap's Edge.



Today represents 2 months of the channel, and I have had a tremendous response, much greater than I ever expected. I have 128 subscribers, and over 9,200 views. I will be doing a quick video later with both a State of the Edge (my account update, with a brief explanation of what's to come), and a review of a… Continue

Added by icychap on May 5, 2009 at 15:05 — 1 Comment


In Memoriam
KNIFE IS GOOD!

We have a really good conversation going. Lynsie Johnson, one of our members, added a thought provoking topic for discussion- "Do you feel that a knife is like a tattoo?" While the topic might be viewed a little "different" for a "knife… Continue

Added by Scott King on May 4, 2009 at 15:30 — 4 Comments

Thought I'd share some thoughts on my RC-4

Good evening all,



Enjoying the last evening before a wet spell that our local newspapers have predicted, I thought I would share some pictures and thoughts concerning a knife that I've been using for some time. The blade in questions is RAT Cutlery's RC-4, the wilderness variant of their flagship RC-3. RAT Cutlery, for those of you who aren't familiar with them, is the wilderness gear company of a jungle survival institute called Randall Adventure & Training (RAT). This group got… Continue

Added by Thomas Vogt on May 2, 2009 at 1:27 — 5 Comments

RTAK II Review

Alright so this is how the review will work: my friend and I both have experience with the Ontario RTAK-II, and we've decided to write this review together. He’ll write about the knife itself, and I’ll write the knife in use. The pictures are from me.



RTAK-II Review!



Measurements:



Friend:



Overall Length Blade Length Edge Length Handle Length Width



17.125 Inches 11 Inches 9.5 Inches 6 Inches 3/16th



Me:…



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Added by Tom Cai on May 1, 2009 at 19:03 — 3 Comments


In Memoriam
ANNOUNCING THE iKC DAILY NEWS- COLLECTOR HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

A BLOGGING KNIFE COMMUNITY- HOW COOL IS THAT?!



A few years ago, when I started blogging at The News at ElephantToenails.com, I looked far and wide to find other folks blogging on knife topics. Not! Then over the last two years, I was able to find one about every 6 months- what's that about 4 or 5 now.



Almost every knife blog I was able to find was strictly a knife review. No interesting commentary, no… Continue

Added by Scott King on May 1, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Russlocks

The Russlock is the main knife I collect. It came out in 2000, and was designed By Mr. Tommy Hart,

he died in 1999 and I know he would be proud of how popular it has become. I have a lot of info. on

Item No.'s, Shields, Handle Material, Blades ( the 9531/2 L SS is a Drop Point Russlock),but if you are a Russlock Collector and have additional info. I would be please to except it and in turn I will share

all my info. with you. Knife Collecting is fun and the more info. you get the… Continue

Added by Steve wells on May 1, 2009 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Knife Dork!

Have you ever been asked about one of the knives you were carrying or one of the knives in your collection? When the person asked you were you excited to answer their question but ended up explaining a lot more than they were actually asking?



Well I am very guilty of this. I love when people ask me about my knives because it gives me a chance to talk to someone about them. It is rare to find someone who shares the same passion for knives that you do and can actually talk to them in… Continue

Added by Keelen Grimm on April 30, 2009 at 21:45 — 5 Comments

So..... I guess I'll start with a review. :D

So finally a friend and I have acquired a good assortment of medium sized fix blades to test.



The test is broken down in to 2 categories: Use and Comfort.



Then those two categories are broken down into several sub categories: fuzz/curl making, batonning, chopping, and drilling.



Ratings will be given to comfort during all these task. This is a very limited view as we are only gauging initial comfort during use. We are not measuring how comfortable the knife is… Continue

Added by Tom Cai on April 30, 2009 at 19:00 — 7 Comments


In Memoriam
iKC Member Appreciation

I must take a second to say, "Thank You" for becoming a part of the iKnifeCollector Community.



We're not quite two weeks old yet, and I am very pleased how our community has been received and supported. I knew it was going to be different for most collectors- a lot more interactive and even more personal, than anything else in the online knife world. Because of that I didn't quite know how it was going to go over.



Your feedback is very encouraging. Two messages… Continue

Added by Scott King on April 28, 2009 at 22:16 — No Comments

Growing Community...

As the community here is growing, and new folks are arriving daily, I was thinking of opening a DINER, out near the main road...

Added by J.J. Smith III on April 28, 2009 at 7:02 — 10 Comments


In Memoriam
Update on the development of our Community

As with any new community, we have folks moving in and getting settled, while others are finishing the build-out. Others are painting walls and hanging pictures. Don't know if you have noticed, but everyday, our community changes- that's the way it's supposed to be too.



Our emphasis is on "quality, not quantity" meaning we want an active community, not just folks hanging their shingle and then not getting to know their neighbors. And yet,… Continue

Added by Scott King on April 26, 2009 at 13:00 — 17 Comments

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