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Shot Show 2019

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The shooting, hunting and outdoor trade show.  This year Shot begins on Tuesday January 22, 2017.  I have to wonder if the weather will impact those able to attend.  I also wonder if the Media policy…Continue

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A Farewell to 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 6. 5 Replies

It seems as we grow older the years become filled with a little more sadness. The knife world lost some valued and loved members Wayne Goddard, A.G. Russell, Jim Sargent and Derrick Bohn to name just…Continue

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Our 2018 Christmas contest starts NOW!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricky Ray Jan 2. 63 Replies

Thank you to Kifer Cutlery Classics for donating a great knife!  This sweet…Continue

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Christmas Thoughts

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Dec 26, 2018. 9 Replies

We have spent a wonderful day with friends today.  Stories of when we were all younger, things we did, or should I say got away with.No matter what you celebrate or where you are, I wanted to stop a…Continue


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Jan Carter commented on Ashley's event 'Camillus Collectors Show NY'
"Hey Ashley!  Thank you for posting this"
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Queen Cutlery & Friends

Knives have been made at the factory of Queen Cutlery Company of Titusville Pennsylvania for over 100 years. It is arguably the oldest and last American Cutlery that truly continues to produce knives in the same way as they were produced there when the factory opened in 1902. The factory’s first tenant was the Schatt & Morgan Cutlery Company: Queen Cutlery Company displaced Schatt & Morgan there in 1933. Queen City Cutlery Company first began to produce knives in 1918 around the end of…See More
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Daniels Family Knife Brands

Now, a new chapter has begun for Ryan and Courtney Daniels.  "Daniels Family Knife Brands" is offering the exiting new Excelsior Knife Company line of knives directly crafted by the knife makers that also design them. They also are continuing the very popular Tuna Valley Cutlery Co. knife brand, marketed towards the contemporary collector.Thanks to everyone for all their support over the years, and we hope to talk with you in person at one of the many knife shows we attend throughout the year!…See More
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Jan Carter commented on Craig Henry's photo

Case Barlow Pearl SELECT 2008

"Craig, This is the perfect example of what they call the fire and ice in a pearl.  There is so much fire you can see into it like ice.  Just stunning"
Jan Carter commented on Craig Henry's photo

Case Canoe Black Diamond Bone 2004

"Looked like wood to me, then I saw it was bone...very nice!!"
Jan Carter commented on Dennis Hibar's photo

Case Seahorse Whittler

"Lizard skin seahorse, very nice"
Jan Carter commented on Jeremy B. Buchanan's photo

Wall #2 insulated and sheeted

"This is so nice Jeremy.  It has been a long time coming"
Jan Carter commented on Jeremy B. Buchanan's photo

New work bench with old top

"sweet!  Love the reusing good wood"
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Shot Show 2019

The shooting, hunting and outdoor trade show.  This year Shot begins on Tuesday January 22, 2017.  I have to wonder if the weather will impact those able to attend.  I also wonder if the Media policy this year is going to limit our access to videos and live information other than what SHOT themselves put forward.For those of you that do not know, SHOT Show is not open to the public.  This will give you some idea as to who…See More
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J.J. Smith III commented on Jan Carter's event 'Dalton Georgia Knife Roadshow'
"Good Lord willing and the creek dont rise, I'm gonna be there."
Jan Carter posted an event

Dalton Georgia Knife Roadshow at North Georgia Trade & Convention Center

March 15, 2019 at 6pm to March 16, 2019 at 7pm
Bruce Voyles most southern Knife Show and his first for 2019.  Great place to meet iKC members and sponsorsSee More
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
From a dear friend
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
56 to 60 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Queen, Case Classic, GEC, Custom...heck I like 'em all
About Me
My Husband Donnie and I live in Hiawassee GA. I was Blessed to have found iKC and became the owner in October of 2012. I believe all knife collectors are created equal, no matter what type they collect. iKC brings a different direction to knife collecting in my opinion, you may not personally like something or have an issue with a particular company. But respect is a substantial aspect of what we are about. I have a strong faith and believe everyone is entitled to theirs.
History, fishing, Diving, knife collecting and about a billion other things LOL. My main interest these days is iKC and bringing the future generations into knife collecting.
Other Hobbies
there are other hobbies? OK, I found one! Watching my husband learn to build knives

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National Knife Day 2016

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 6:59 27 Comments

Happy Happy Happy National Knife Day !!!!!!!!!

Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knives that folk use on a daily basis. This day is a celebration of this marvelous tool that has been with humans since the dawn of time. 

I am not sure that most folks know about today...but we sure do.  So…


Tanto sharing for Bryan W

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 19:56 0 Comments

This is a Tanto that was given to me by the widow of my best friend that died a few years ago.  He loved the Japanese swords, and unfortunately I know little of its history.  I did have an expert look at it, who determined it was made from a cut down (or broken) WWII Japanese sword.  The polishing is not correct, the shape of the blade tip is a bit off, but the parts are all authentic and someone put a lot of time into this piece.  The collar was noted as being very…


Memorial Day, Just my take

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 14:08 2 Comments

I don't often narrow my comments to USA but this holiday is one that is very close to my heart

I am a brat!  I was raised being moved from country to country, state to state and base to base.  It was honestly a privilege.  I learned that no matter where you are in the world at 4PM every day, you stopped, placed your hand over your heart, listened to the National Anthem followed by Taps.  You learned early that God and Country were to be respected and those lost remembered.



Best Fixed Blade

Posted on December 5, 2015 at 18:52 5 Comments

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At 18:22 on January 15, 2019, Shannon said…

Thank you, Jan!

At 20:39 on January 5, 2019, ross freeberg said…

Thanks for the welcome! I have to get used to he site,have reviewed the rules and think their great. will take time to thank all who welcomed me lol. have busy schedule so I will look in at times and over time should get better at navigation and chat . this will be the first group I've  joined so please be patient with me .

At 15:22 on December 31, 2018,
Charles Sample

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Jan!

At 10:34 on December 30, 2018, Jim Willis said…

Thank You

At 18:33 on December 4, 2018,

this one in particular that I'm looking for was made by george

At 20:46 on December 2, 2018,

ever come across any hammered blade bowies? 

At 8:27 on November 19, 2018, Joseph Day said…
Hi Jan what you know about this knive?
At 21:18 on November 18, 2018, Stephanie Parker said…
Hi Jan I'm a new collector and I'm trying to learn a little more. I posted a few photos would like to learn proper cleaning and Restoration techniques do you have any suggestions
At 22:27 on November 2, 2018, Lowell Houg said…
Thanks Jan.
At 7:15 on October 19, 2018, Ted Hassler said…

Thank you Jan, Ted


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