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Custom Knives by Alan Davis

Thought I would start a blog here to showcase the work of my favorite knifemaker.   I stumbled across Alan Davis, a knifemaker from Boerne, Texas, in late 2012.  I was blown away by his knife designs.  Even more astounding was the fact that they were virtually all one of a kind creations.  Alan didn't just make one or two patterns and then just outfit them with different materials.  Each and every one was pretty much different.  While he did have a few designs that people seemed to like and…


Added by Dennis Hibar on July 6, 2016 at 5:30 — 217 Comments

The Cutting Edge: Collecting Inexpensive Knives

Spend any time on the internet whatsoever looking up knife stuff, and you’re bound to hit a few dozen discussions regarding “cheap” knives. In this context, cheap is referring to poor quality in materials, construction, performance, or any combination thereof. Today, cheap knives are almost synonymous with anything made in China, Pakistan, or other parts of Asia.

This is unfortunate, because many inexpensive knives come from these same regions, and they are anything but cheap. Even…


Added by Lars Ray on March 15, 2015 at 14:56 — 10 Comments

Open Views – Part 2 of 2: Survival Knives

Part 2 of this blog is dealing with Survival knives, both as an item and a legit category for collecting.

The bone of contention that was vocalized some time ago is that there is no such thing as a tactical knife or a survival knife – rather, these terms are marketing terms to sell more knives. (Tactical knives are discussed in Part 1).

While I have a different opinion on the matter, I can’t throw out the whole argument because some of it is true – many companies and makers do…


Added by Lars Ray on March 7, 2015 at 15:53 — 13 Comments

On March 4th 2014, the following knives were stolen from RDU airport.

I dont do this very often but this just screams TELL EVERY KNIFE COLLECTOR THERE IS


Added by Jan Carter on March 13, 2014 at 17:52 — 11 Comments

Buried Steel Treasure: a Keen Discovery

Well friends, it’s been quite some time since I last visited iKnifeCollector. Suffice it to say that other things in life took priority. As I’m sure many of you have experienced yourselves, life is like that…particularly when you are past the midpoint in your own existence. Nevertheless, my interest in knives hasn’t wavered a bit. In fact, my continuing and growing affinity for traditional slip joint knives is connecting strongly with the stage that I’m at in life.


As any of…


Added by Chris Stookey on December 1, 2013 at 21:22 — 1 Comment

Tactical Knives

Tactical Knives is always looking for letters to the editor we can run in the magazine. Is there anything you would like to ask us?

That is a question running on Tactical Knives Facebook Page.  I think you should all be able to see it and respond!


Added by Jan Carter on September 10, 2013 at 15:06 — 1 Comment


Before I left for PA I received a call from Greg at TSA knives.  He wanted to help support our membership drive that weekend.  He generously donated a $100.00 gift certificate to TSA Knives for any member joining as a result of our presence at the shows.  We proudly displayed the following certificate on our table…


Added by Jan Carter on August 10, 2013 at 16:05 — 6 Comments

CVA Knives

CVA (Connecticut Valley Arms) was a pioneer company that brought back the black powder shooting sport in the early 1970s. CVA was originally located in Haddam, CT, along the Conn. R., hence their name. They started with reproductions of traditional American muzzle loaders like the Kentucky Long Rifle and offered them in finished and kit forms. All the firearms were made in Spain and packaged in CT. I don’t know if the finished guns were assembled in Spain or CT.…


Added by Michael D. on July 20, 2013 at 23:41 — 6 Comments

You can tell it's gonna be a good day...

...when you open your mailbox to find two of those familiar shaped boxes that usually contain -


Yippee Skipee!!!…


Added by Ron Cooper on May 15, 2013 at 15:00 — 17 Comments

Knife QUALITY; what is it?

With expected consistency, all knife enthusiasts see articles, videos and postings that talk about the level of quality in a variety of knives. Certainly, we've all heard people proclaim that certain knives have the “best quality”. Just as often, we've heard other people espouse an opinion on that same knife...that is contrary to what the other person claimed. So all this hubbub got me to thinking; Quality...what is it? Frankly, that's a BIG question. It's a subject matter of massive…


Added by Chris Stookey on January 2, 2012 at 14:17 — 5 Comments

All the Knives on eBay

“Never Used, Carried or Sharpened” – Right!

I’d ask you “If you…


Added by Frank Evans on May 10, 2010 at 17:14 — 5 Comments

Knives Don't Scare People.....

I had a bit of a revelation while at work the other day. A co-worker used his knife to open a letter that came for him. There was really nothing unusual in that activity in and of itself. However this person received "the look" from most of the people around him, including myself. He looked around at the "shock and awe" upon the faces of the others, and reacted with the ubiquitous WTF? attitude. Since I was the nearest to him, he commented to me... "You non-knife people are so… Continue

Added by kage on January 13, 2010 at 23:06 — 14 Comments

The Next Generation of Collectors - Where are they coming from?

It’s been so hearting to see folks here on iKC who for 50 years or more have collected knives. I watch Versus Network and the Outdoor Channel and they have Cabalas, Mossy Oak and other corporate sponsored teen hunts and – God Bless them, Bass Pro Shops have seminars for youth. It’s a fact not an argument that hunting has saved the American Turkey and it’s created a healthier whitetail population with proper management. It’s also the same for most migratory birds too. It’s the passion behind the… Continue

Added by Frank Evans on December 26, 2009 at 18:01 — 6 Comments

Lone Wolf -Defender, 2009 Blade Show Overall Knife of the Year

The Defender – Blade Show 2009 "Overall Knife of the Year"

At the 2009 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia Lone Wolf’s new Paul Defender won the “Overall Knife of the Year” award . The Paul Defender was designed by Paul W. Poehlmann. Mr. Poehlmann is a custom knife maker and holds patents for folding knife mechanisms including the “Axial Locking Mechanism” used in the Paul Defender design. He brings his unique background in engineering to knife making… Continue

Added by Gary Nelson on December 23, 2009 at 6:06 — 7 Comments

All the Kinves on eBay

Knee to Knee and Toe to Toe”

What is the true value of this “knife collecting passion” to any of us? Knife collecting to your friends is viewed the same as mine view it. No doubt, raising the eyebrows of the “un-enlightened”. Only those that do…. Know It! It’s like a “biker” says, “if I have to explain … you’d never understand”.

I spoke of the “devaluing of my portfolio” – First, “Frank! It’s a ‘collection’ not a bunch of printouts or once-a-month reports that come… Continue

Added by Frank Evans on November 22, 2009 at 13:43 — 2 Comments

All the Knives on eBay

All the knives on eBay

Over in one of iKC’s discussion areas, Scott had this factoid about “All the knives on eBay” and his post made me begin to think about. It made me think a lot of how eBay has driven this business without much concern for the wishes or needs of buyers and sellers, or more importantly, the historical manor knife buying, selling and trading occurred prior to their existence.

Few of us can say we have not used eBay ourselves… It is the new 24/7… Continue

Added by Frank Evans on October 30, 2009 at 16:33 — 13 Comments

Award winning knifemaker Terry Renner becomes Puma Knives authorized restoration craftsman

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009

Terry Renner, award winning knifemaker becomes Puma Brand Knives U.S. factory authorized restoration craftsman.

Congratulations to Terry Renner of TRBlades.com for becoming the factory-authorized restoration craftsman approved to work on Puma brand knives for the United States Terry is an award winning custom knifemaker who is celebrating the success of licensing his Neckolas Knife line thru Columbia River Knife & Tool… Continue

Added by C D on October 30, 2009 at 13:15 — No Comments

What do knives have to do with Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the knife industry in general has come out en masse to support the cause. We have a couple examples on our website of knives and other items where a portion of the proceeds will go to various related charities that support Breast Cancer awareness and research. Companies like Spyderco, Buck, Victorinox, Ka-Bar,…


Added by Robert Hale on October 16, 2009 at 13:40 — 11 Comments

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