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 —
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.
Overall Length Blade Length Edge Length Handle Length Width
17.125 Inches 11 Inches 9.5 Inches 6 Inches 3/16th
Added by Tom Cai on May 1, 2009 at 19:03 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
If you're a fan of American made, hand-crafted pocket knives, join our Case Fans group!
Added by Fred Feightner on April 25, 2009 at 16:11 —
We're knife collectors, not geeks, so look around, click on things and check them out. Open your Settings on your My Page. Try to up load a picture and a video. Look at the Applications you can add on your My Page too. You will find dozens of mini-programs to add to it.
Don't worry about breaking something, or crashing the site. It won't happen.
We'll only learn by playing around. Try to change the background of your My Page to a picture.
Have fun. I'm still… Continue
Added by Scott King on April 18, 2009 at 7:00 —
The National Knife Collectors Association thanks you for your tremendous efforts in promoting the hobby of knife collecting and all forms of cutlery! Your continued efforts in making the knife collecting world a better place is commended and appreicated!
Creativity is most definitely a strong suit and you've got the drive and passion to create great things! We appreciate you and your continued promotion of the world-wide organizations, the NATIONAL KNIFE COLLECTORS… Continue
Added by Lisa Sebenick on April 16, 2009 at 17:00 —
Many of you are currently members of a local, regional or national knife club. No better place to meet, share and do your business than iKnifeCollector Community.
iKC is not meant to replace your club memberships, instead it provides a community with unparalleled capabilities you simply will not find anywhere else on the web- unless you are willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars building out your own site- and the truth is, that's not necessary any longer.
Added by Scott King on April 15, 2009 at 2:30 —