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Finished a sheath for my wife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Hibar Dec 27, 2023. 1 Reply

This was my very first attempt at forging anything.  Ever.  (Thank you Jan and Donnie for their patience and teaching!)Jade (my wife) loved it, so I gave it to her.  She said she wanted to use it as…Continue

Condor - Huron Knife (a new knife and my 'review')

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Dec 7, 2023. 4 Replies

Never tried to do any sort of a review before, here is my first attempt.<EDITED to clarify an edge feature and to add additional information regarding the blade thickness and the wire wrap recess…Continue

Took too long - A Sugar Beet Knife by Clyde Cutlery Co.

Started this discussion. Last reply by martyb Aug 27, 2023. 3 Replies

My father had somehow/sometime acquired a few sugar beet knives.  I was somehow able to secure a couple.  This is the first of the two that I am trying to salvage.This one has a straight blade and…Continue

I got caught - Knockoff Spyderco Knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy May 11, 2023. 2 Replies

I do not have many Spyderco knives at all, and was surprised to see a relatively inexpensive one at my local guns shop.  It did not have what I have come to view as a trademark thumbhole in the…Continue

 

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Not all carbon steel blades are old...Here are a few newer fixed blade knives with carbon steel blades.
16 hours ago
Kevin D replied to Jason Bowman's discussion Grinding in the group Bladesmithing, forging and knifemaking
"Good Morning Jason, While I do not have near the experience you have, I do think I know what you are feeling. My foray into forging is a recent one, but I have been making knives using a stock removal process for several years.  I had…"
Sunday
Kevin D replied to Ray Ludlam's discussion Show your carbon steel knives. in the group Carbon Steel Group
"Good afternoon! Here are a couple of photos that I also included in my photos There is a carbon steel album that I will be adding to in the next few days... Here are a few larger knives that I am am fairly sure were issued to our military…"
Saturday
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Kevin D
"Always good too have more friends, Kevin."
Saturday
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Saturday
Kevin D replied to Ray Ludlam's discussion Show your carbon steel knives. in the group Carbon Steel Group
"Hey J.J. The only PAL knife I have (and I will include it in the photos) is a RH36.  PAL did not acquire the Remington Cutlery product line until about 1941 or so.  So I am always looking to 'upgrade' my RH36 with a Dupont era…"
Friday
Kevin D replied to Ray Ludlam's discussion Show your carbon steel knives. in the group Carbon Steel Group
"I just picked up two more carbon steel bladed knives.  I should receive them early next week. An RH34 and a Taylor (Sheffield, Eng.) - Eye Witness fixed blade.  I believe from the photos, the Taylor to be WWII era or a touch before. …"
Thursday
Kevin D commented on Steve Dirgo's photo
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Steve Voorhis Fighting knive

"I like the looks, but admit I do not know much at all about Voorhis...  other than I have heard of his name. <adds Steve Voorhis to his list of things to research>"
Jul 14
Kevin D commented on Lars Ray's photo
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Colt CT823 Bandit Bowie

"Just noticed that 440A steel.  Is that steel a bit soft?  Might take an edge real nice and easy but it seems it would dull quickly.  Not much carbon in that alloy.  Only .6 to .75% if I am remembering my alloys correctly. I…"
Jul 14
Kevin D commented on Lars Ray's photo
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Colt CT823 Bandit Bowie

"Okay.  You got me with this one. Dang, is that a sweet looking bowie!"
Jul 14
Kevin D commented on Lars Ray's photo
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Elk Ridge ER-259 Sub-Hilt Bowie

"Yep.  I agree with you.  That original sheath leaves a lot to be desired."
Jul 14
Kevin D commented on Steve Dirgo's photo
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Jefferson Spivey Sabertooth Knife

"Well crud!  I was trying to edit the spelling of a word and managed to delete the whole bloody thing.  Let's try to recreate it. VERY cool! This is about as authentic of a piece of American History as we can really get now a…"
Jul 13
Kevin D commented on Lars Ray's photo
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Prussian S-98nA Bayonet

"Looks like WKC was formed in 1883 when Gebruder Weyersberg and WR Kirschbaum & Cie merged.  This company specialized in sword making, but also made other weapons and even bike/motorcycle parts.   The company was bought…"
Jul 13
Kevin D commented on Michael D Sabol's group Boker Fans
"Just picked up a Boker Magnum Bonsai pocket knife, and wanted to share."
Jul 13
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Boker Magnum Bonsai

Just picked this little guy up this morning.
Jul 13
Kevin D joined Michael D Sabol's group
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Boker Fans

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Jul 13

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
SEARCHING FOR A KNIFE INFORMATION RESOURCE
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
16- 20 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
FIXED BLADE
BUCK
CASE XX INDIAN SERIES
OLD MILITARY
CUSTOMS
About Me
Nothing special.
Just a guy that likes to keep his hands and mind busy.
Interests
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.
Other Hobbies
Hunting, fishing, woodworking, metal working, restoring older ... stuff.

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At 11:18 on July 20, 2024, J.J. Smith III said…

Always good too have more friends, Kevin.

At 5:57 on June 9, 2024, Bill Martinson said…

The top row is all old western from Boulder Colorado then there is Case,Buck,Schrade,

Puma,Solinger. I have 228 fix blase and 803 pocket knives.

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,
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Charles Sample
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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,
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Charles Sample
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Welcome to iKC Kevin!

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