The online community of knife collectors, A Knife Family Forged in Steel
This group began as we followed Knives Live together and had some fun. I have made the choice for it to remain as a place to put up pics of members trips, deals, and SMKW discussions
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2021
Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Billy Oneale Jun 12, 2017. 12 Replies 2 Likes
This contest will end at midnight (eastern) 6/10/17Enter your smoky mountain memory here in this discussion prior to that time will enter you.Whether it is about a trip there, the show, a knife you got from there...enter you memory here. Our prize…Continue
Started by Roy Barrett. Last reply by Roy Barrett Jun 8, 2017. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Been shopping with SMKW since the early 90s... have always had a positive and valued experience. Dig dig dig
Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 27, 2017. 33 Replies 3 Likes
A place to show pictures of your SMKW house brands and SFOs Let's break 'em out boys and girls. Doesn't matter if it is a high-end Colonel Coon, a Turtle Man, Ole Smoky, Colt, Rough Rider, etc. Show 'em here! I'll start with a couple SMKW…Continue
Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Paul Ring Jan 22, 2014. 9 Replies 3 Likes
Well it has been a BugOut kind of weekend for me.The chat got a bug and wouldn't work properly. Many of our members are being plagued by the rains that just wont end and if you dont have a good laugh you just want to cry LOLI prefer to laugh with…Continue
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SMKW had some really great sales starting around Black Friday last year, & some things are still on sale. I've made more purchases there over the last few months than in all the time since I first heard of SMKW, maybe a dozen years ago. Thanks for all the sales, SMKW! I say that both sincerely & sarcastically, as a collector with a limited budget!
It's been a while since we last visited the retail store; does anyone know if SMKW has customer use wheelchairs available?
We're not able to take mine when we go on vacation this year.
I'm not a Damascus fanatic, not even a carbon steel fanatic. I learned young how to sharpen my tools, so getting SS sharp has never been an issue for me, unlike some who see carbon as superior due to ease of sharpening among other reasons. For me having a tool that won't turn into a rusticle is more important than swirly layers of steel on my blade. I've seen posts and photos of people anxiously watching their carbon knives develop "patina", (huh??); to me clean and corrosion free is much more desirable. Of course if I could get my hands on some good Alabama Damascus it might be a different story.
Oops, I forgot that Steel Warrior is a Frost brand, NOT an SMKW brand. However, I bet they come from the factory.
I noticed that Tobias. I suspect that ALL SMKW house brands and the Colt-branded knives come from the same factory. Change the tang stamp, shield and handle material and you have an instant "new" Rough Rider, (or Marbles). I would love to know more about their steel, so far the only SMKW brand that advertises 440 w/ a Rockwell test is Steel Warrior, the rest all seem to be using 420 no matter the brand.
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