Kevin D
  • Mount Airy, NC
  • United States
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Edged... but not a knife. Old axe anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Feb 19, 2022. 2 Replies

Good Evening!I acquired an old axe head a few years ago and I never thought much about it.  I found it in an old barn and the owner gave it to me as junk.  I had sort of planned on cleaning it,…Continue

Tags: Antique, Axe, Underhill

A couple of projects - hand plane restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Jan 22, 2022. 2 Replies

Good Afternoon!I was not sure where, if anywhere, was appropriate for me to share a few pictures of couple of recent projects.  Jan shared with me a post about some of your woodworking projects. …Continue

Remington UMC DuPont fixed blade (RH pattern?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Feb 10, 2021. 8 Replies

I think that this is the correct place to post this.  If not please let me know and I will try to delete/move it.Several years ago, I received a knife that had belonged to my great uncle.  No one…Continue


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Kevin D commented on J.J. Smith III's event '48th Annual Tar Heel Cutlery Club Show'
"I did not end up going today. We left the house at 5:45am and drove 3 hours to get to our destination.  Looked around there and talked for a couple of hours, then did the return trip (stopping for lunch along the way). My navigator (wife) was…"
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Daniels Family Knife Brands

The Daniels family have been involved in knives for five generations, from trading, selling, manufacturing, and now distribution.This 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…See More
Kevin D commented on J.J. Smith III's event '48th Annual Tar Heel Cutlery Club Show'
"IF I can convince my navigator to make the detour, I will certainly take some photos for you. Next time!"
Mar 18
Kevin D commented on J.J. Smith III's event '48th Annual Tar Heel Cutlery Club Show'
"Very cool! I live in Mount Airy (keep going north on 77).  So it is not that far from where I live. I might see if I can stop by on the way back from a Japanese Maple place down in East Flat Rock., NC When are you planning on attending the…"
Mar 14
Kevin D might attend J.J. Smith III's event

48th Annual Tar Heel Cutlery Club Show at Yadkin VFW Building

March 24, 2023 to March 25, 2023
Pocket - Folding - Sheath - CustomAmerican & Foreign knives - old and new knives  Old coins and silver dollars, paper money and  related items.Free admission. Show hours -Friday 10 am - 5 pmSaturday 9 am - 4 pmSee More
Mar 14
Kevin D commented on Joe Vadala's photo

J. Rodgers & Sons

"Good call Lars! I found most of his marlin spike knives on page 18 of his photos.  I think there was another on page 1... But unfortunately, I did not see any from Sheffield England."
Mar 11
Kevin D commented on Joe Vadala's photo

J. Rodgers & Sons

"Good evening Joe,Did you ever learn more of this knife?From the little bit that I have learned, it was made by Joseph Rodgers and Sons. What I thought was a 'S' for South, is actually a '6', which was the street address of the…"
Mar 10
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Mar 6
Kevin D replied to Kevin D's discussion M1895 Chilean Mauser bayonet in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
"I have posted a couple of new photos, montages really of the Chilean Mauser Bayonet (1895). LINK 1 LINK 2 It was manufactured in Germany; is a low series (B), which indicates an early production - which matches the manufacture time frame of the…"
Mar 1
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Mar 1
Kevin D replied to Kevin D's discussion M1895 Chilean Mauser bayonet in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
""Give you a song?  No, I can't do that...   My singing days are past. My voice is cracked, my throats worn out, and my lungs are going fast." (from : The Face on the Barroom Floor - D'Arcy)"
Feb 28
Lars Ray replied to Kevin D's discussion M1895 Chilean Mauser bayonet in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
"Ha! Amen brother...sing it loud!!!"
Feb 28
Kevin D added a discussion to the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club

M1895 Chilean Mauser bayonet

It just arrived today.Absolutely fantastic condition,  Serial numbers on the blade and the scabbard match; about 95% original bluing on the scabbard; blade remains shiny with no indication of polishing to clean throughout the years.  I did some very superficial cleaning and then gave it a nice coating of some nice renaissance wax.  When I am able to get some decent photos (hopefully tomorrow), I will share those.If the bayonet bug bites you, resistance is futile.   Lol.It just starts with…See More
Feb 28
Kevin D commented on Andy Larrison's photo

Buck 110 Customized

"Nice looking 110. Did you customize the bolsters too?  I do not feel at all adept enough to try that yet.  Maybe someday."
Feb 27
Kevin D commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Very nice work Andy! I honestly was not that impressed with the 'before' knives.  But after you disassemble them, clean then up nicely, and re-handle them, they are looking pretty classy.  I like to think that I appreciate good…"
Feb 27
George R Naugle commented on Kevin D's photo

USN Mk2 - rebuild

"It is pretty obvious to me that my knife has been sharpened quite a bit.  I suspect that the tip may have been broken off and the blade reground at one time, thus leaving it a bit shorter.  None of the negatives detract from the value of…"
Feb 26

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How long have you collected knives?
16- 20 years
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About Me
Nothing special.
Just a guy that likes to keep his hands and mind busy.
Somehow, Swiss and Japanese bayonets have found their way into my realm of interests. Kind of like that puppy that follows you home... I am not real sure how this happened.
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Hunting, fishing, woodworking, metal working, restoring older ... stuff.

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At 20:08 on January 30, 2022, Lars Ray said…

Hey man...thanks for the friend request...of course I accepted! As for sending private messages, this is just fine - but if you truely want to send a private message - use the iKC email - upper right hand corner of your page in the area of your name, sign out, Fried requests, etc...

I wanted to start a formal stand-alone CFK group, but I could not accurately gauge  if it would be accepted or not - so I started the it as a sub-group in the Box Full of Knives Box of Knives. I'm glad i did - as I commented to Lead Left Knife Guy , I seem to be the only one playing in that sand box at the moment, and I'm not sure my ego could manage no one join a group!  LoL!

Right now it looks like it's just my thread....but if you add a post to it, then it will be as it is intended - a place to appreciate the CFK/iPAC brand.

At 23:45 on February 8, 2021, J.J. Smith III said…

At 19:42 on February 6, 2021,
Charles Sample

Kevin, thank you for joining the Arsenal group.

At 15:07 on February 4, 2021, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Just ask if you need a hand! Or stick your head into the Chatroom and give a holler.

At 14:37 on February 4, 2021, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Kevin! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 13:30 on February 4, 2021,
Charles Sample

Welcome to iKC Kevin!

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