Minneapolis, MN

United States

Profile Information:

How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 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
About Me
father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
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.
Other Hobbies
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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  • Bill West

    Thank you, sir.  I am actually trying to get some information on that particular knife.  My late father-in-law owned it for at least 25 years and likely longer.  I had someone tell me they thought it was a Solingen, but it is stamped with what appears to be REICO at base of blade. I thought it might be the REI Company, which sells camping/hiking supplies and so on. I reached out to them and they advised they could not find anything in their records, but also thought it to be a Solingen knife.  Any guesses?

  • John

    Thank you very much

  • Gene Cork

    Thank you for the nice welcome. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many good people I’ve met in the knife collectors world. Certainly there are a few bad actors but the vast majority have gone out of their way to help me make wise decisions as I learn up from down with this hobby! Thank again, Gene