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Bryan W's Discussions

Auction Knives almost complete!!! Check us out!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan W Dec 11, 2019. 3 Replies

I can tell a number of you are sleeping, as that Case Knife was a true bargain. Check out the other items up for auction, there are some good deals potentially and you may get lucky!  Good luck and…Continue

Auction Knives are now underway! First round ends this Friday the 6th!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan W Dec 6, 2019. 2 Replies

Come take a look - a nice variety of knives running and coming up for auction.  Check us out and enjoy!…Continue

Auction Knives are now underway for the end of 2019!

Started Nov 30, 2019 0 Replies

Please take a look and give our Auction Group a shot!  The Auction pages can be found directly under the Group member images.  Some really nice knives coming up ranging from vintage, factory and…Continue

The Lehigh Valley Knife Show of Easton, PA - September 28 & 29 - Back on Track!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 18, 2019. 1 Reply

The founder of this show, Bill Goodman, became deathly ill recently and has been hospitalized for the past several weeks. Due to his illness, he was unable to continue the show and began cancelling…Continue

 

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Bryan W commented on Jan Carter's event 'LEHIGH VALLEY KNIFE SHOW**PA**'
"Postponed until September!  Please stay safe and see you in the fall!"
Mar 28
Bryan W replied to AKcowgirl's discussion Help!
"Happy to try to help. Send the photos over no problem!"
Mar 22
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Bryan W
Jan 14
Bryan W replied to Chris Baxter's discussion Tang stamp ID
"I’ll need to search my photos of my knives and then post it for you. Again, typically very well made. Nice find!"
Jan 13
Bryan W replied to Chris Baxter's discussion Tang stamp ID
"Glad I could help. Was made by Finedge Cutlery co out of NY. See enclosed from Goins book. Now I do know Ostiso stands for something but can not locate my notes at the moment. It’s effectively and acronym. Now that’s going to bug me all…"
Jan 13
Bryan W replied to Chris Baxter's discussion Tang stamp ID
"Germany made. Tang says Finedge Ostiso. I can post more info tonight. Not easily found, I own a few myself. Typically excellent quality. The brand is Ostiso. "
Jan 13
Bryan W replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2019 iKC Christmas Contest
"My apologies for the late response. What a beautiful pocketknife, I have to say. Very difficult to find a current production traditional blade with this kind of fit and finish. Thank you again iKc and TSA for a beautiful rendition of pocket…"
Jan 8
Bryan W replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2019 iKC Christmas Contest
"Thanks Erin to you and your entire family for the kind giveaway.  Very much looking forward to it! Happy holidays!!!"
Dec 25, 2019
Bryan W replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2019 iKC Christmas Contest
"Thanks again everyone!  Yes we definitely see this as an excellent turn of events! We wish everyone a wonderful holiday with friends and family. And keep those knives sharp!!"
Dec 23, 2019
Bryan W replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2019 iKC Christmas Contest
"Whoa!  Holy cow that is awesome!  After a horrendous December of significant home repair bills that is a much needed surprise and stroke of good chance. Thank you Jan, TSA and everyone else. Happy holidays!"
Dec 23, 2019
Bryan W commented on Syd Carr's blog post IKC auction Remington R1063 Jack Knife
"Happy to hear you are pleased with it!  That old steel will take a good edge for sure. happy holidays!"
Dec 17, 2019
Bryan W replied to Amy's discussion Help identifying pocket knife - 1st
"Hi Amy close up photos would be best. Note also with customs, makers sometimes put their mark in different places, not always on the base of the blade. Look forward to seeing them!"
Dec 17, 2019
Bryan W replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2019 iKC Christmas Contest
"1. Website is simple, clear and easy to navigate.  Always nice to see photos of the knives up front and not just text. 2. I would recommend a "cleaner" photo on the home page.  I understand the idea of a haphazard group of knives…"
Dec 15, 2019
Bryan W replied to Bryan W's discussion Auction Knives 1 day left for the next round! Check us out!
"Last day!  Please give us a look at these great knives!!!!"
Dec 11, 2019
Bryan W replied to Bryan W's discussion Auction Knives 2 days left for the next round!
Dec 9, 2019
Bryan W replied to Bryan W's discussion Auction Knives 2 days left for the next round!
Dec 9, 2019

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Knife World
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
31 to 35 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Vintage multi-blade pocketknives, especially those handled in mother of pearl. Original Kastor brand knives. Of course good ol' Randall Made Knives and vintage pocket knife tool kits are up there as well.
About Me
Cutlery Journalist, KNIFE Magazine Staff Correspondent, Knife Collector and Photographer. Founder of the Mid-Atlantic Knifemakers Association. Specialist in vintage German cutlery including the early Adolph Kastor brand knives as well as vintage pocket knife tool kits.
Interests
Historical cutlery research, Knife Photography and Knife restoration.
Other Hobbies
Anything automotive, trying out photography of all sorts and spending time with my family the most!

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At 15:49 on December 31, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

At 19:19 on February 17, 2019, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday my friend!

At 23:06 on July 24, 2018, Charles Green said…

Yes. For my bid of $65.00 + shipping as you stated.

If I have not offended you by the delay answering.

Thanks Charles

At 20:23 on February 17, 2018, Jan Carter said…

At 20:11 on February 17, 2018, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 10:04 on January 1, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

At 23:57 on December 31, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 23:11 on November 23, 2017,
KnifeMaker
Ray mende
said…
Hi Brian
Thank you for your comments on my knife and your welcome to the site. What else would you like to know about the big Bowie? Let me know and I'll do my best to answer your questions. I'm still trying work out the site as I have a lot of photos I would like to show.

Cheers Ray
At 20:12 on January 29, 2017, Roger Russell said…

Hi Brian,

  Thank you for all the kind words about my knives & WELCOME to iKC. Tell ol' Mark Zalesky hello for me when you see him. Take care.

At 15:04 on March 29, 2016, scott douglas said…

hey bryan..i'm interested in the bollenbach..sent you a friend request ..scott

 
 
 

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