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Lars Ray
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  • Mckinney, TX
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Lars Ray's Discussions

Mossberg MSG9899 General Purpose Hunter and Skinning Knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Ray Apr 24, 2015. 6 Replies

Not too long ago I uploaded some photos of my Mossberg MSG9899 Skinning knife into my Gun Maker’s Knives Photo Album. To my surprise, I received several comments – well questions actually – about its…Continue

iKC Member in Need Request #14 - Western W35 Bowie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shlomo ben Maved May 20, 2015. 17 Replies

The NeedSimilar to my first request, please take a look at this and the other postings I have similar to this one and share with me what you know about it. My goal is to use the information you…Continue

iKC Member in Need Request #13 - Colonial Executive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Ray Apr 9, 2015. 2 Replies

The NeedSimilar to my first request, please take a look at this and the other postings I have similar to this one and share with me what you know about it. My goal is to use the information you…Continue

iKC Member in Need Request #12 - Colonial Shur Snap Switch Blade

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve @ colonial knife Apr 13, 2016. 9 Replies

The NeedSimilar to my first request, please take a look at this and the other postings I have similar to this one and share with me what you know about it. My goal is to use the information you…Continue

 

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If all knives are tools, and they are the oldest tools known to man, then why not own one with some style. I am always on the hunt for an "ideal" knife.

After all - the best knife in the world is the one you carry!

Profile Information

Profile
User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
I found iKC while researching my Imperial Kamp King knife.
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Sharp ones! While I am always on the look out for the ideal knife, I specialize in fixed blades - Bowies, Daggers, and Combat knives primarily, but I've been known to pick up a folder or two when they capture my imagination. In the broadest sense, I am a collector of edged pieces - Swords, Knives, Bayonets, Ethnographic / Aboriginal, and Historical.
Website
http://www.renesanswoodcrafts.etsy.com
About Me
I am passionate about all edged pieces...Knives, Bayonets, and Swords. Always looking for the ideal knife, I collect knives when I cannot afford a Bayonet. I collect Bayonets when I cannot afford a Sword. When I can afford a Sword, I look to see how many knives I can buy for the same money. And so it goes.

I am also a firm believer that a sword is just an over sized knife, and equally worthy of collecting!

My dedicated email to all things edged: Szabla.collector@gmail.com (Szabla = Polish for Sabre)
Interests
Edged weapons, wood working (treen ware), back country exploration, music, Polish cuisine.
Other Hobbies
Hot Wheels, cycling - road touring, Polish BBQ, Member of the Bayonet Collectors Network - a global community of passionate bayonet enthusiasts.

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At 15:20 on September 13, 2021, Joseph R. Aloia said…

Hey Lars, sure do know what a 110 looks like. Lost one and the other disappeared. Have a 112, Buck vantage is my go to EDC have two.  One 420hc other s30v, like both. When wife wants me to look decent carry Kershaw leek. 

At 17:13 on September 12, 2021, Joseph R. Aloia said…

Hey Lars thanks for your comments. From your page it seems I could learn a lot from you. Just curious what is your edc ? Right now I’m in North Carolina, noticed several guys carry fixed blade knives.  What’s your views . Thanks 

At 23:35 on September 3, 2021, Adam S said…

Hi Lars:
Thanks for your note. Not my Pierce-Arrow, but I am a sucker for just about anything with wheels and an engine.

At 10:42 on August 27, 2021, Michael Teele said…

Thanks for the welcome Lars, being as we are both in Texas, it may as well be half way around the world! :D

At 7:51 on April 18, 2015, tim payne said…

Enjoyed your etsy shop Lars.  Great pieces!

At 23:38 on April 17, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…

Thanks for the heads up.  I'll have to check them out when I get on the desk top again.

At 9:32 on April 10, 2015, Michael Squier said…

Ha ha, I rhought I already had. Checked out your etsy shop, very nice stuff. My wife runs our shop and once in a while talks me into creating wood products. 

At 20:48 on April 3, 2015, Tobias Gibson said…

Thanks for the  story Lars.  I'm glad we've made contact and you found the info useful.  I need to do some updating on all my pages, especially the Sailing Knives and my Rough Rider Reviews.  I'v ealso wrote an extensive amount of info on the Camp/Utility pattern knives that i need to get up but I've just not had the time!

At 20:22 on March 23, 2015, Jan Carter said…
 just to keep Poles busy guessing all the time?  :-)

YES!!! That is the reason, either that or to frustrate and old southern gal LOL. Everything on the site is set to newest first. I cannot explain it, I cant seem to fix it and our provider says "but your set to newest first ". Yep, they are very helpful
At 13:42 on March 19, 2015, Darrell Marks said…

 Hi Ya Lars!

 Once I learn how to navigate and where to ask questions.

I will try to put some pictures on.

Latest Activity

Lars Ray left a comment for Shawn Deysel
"Hello Shawn - welcome to iKC! We're glad you're here. So you're in to Toledo flick knives...cool! I had to look that up to see what it is - so you have already contributed to the forum without even trying. Well done sir! I dare say…"
Wednesday
Joseph R. Aloia left a comment for Lars Ray
"Hey Lars, sure do know what a 110 looks like. Lost one and the other disappeared. Have a 112, Buck vantage is my go to EDC have two.  One 420hc other s30v, like both. When wife wants me to look decent carry Kershaw leek. "
Monday
Lars Ray left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"In case you don't follow up on the Ash dagger thread (I was a bit wordy), here is the updated Ash Knife web site: Ash Gears Canada - Premium Handmade Knives: https://ashgears.com/home Enjoy!"
Monday
Lars Ray commented on Lars Ray's photo
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Hunting Dagger by Ash Blades

"DLKG - Thanks brother...I appreciate your comments. So the story behind these knives are a bit....what's the word....dodgy. Not in a dishonest way, just not in a full disclosure way. A good portion of my Ash knives (many of which have not yet…"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Lars Ray's photo
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Hunting Dagger by Ash Blades

"Lars, I am really digging these Ash Blades -- especially the daggers! So much so that I had to try to track them down -- & it looks like they no longer have a website?!? Bummer if something happened to the company or the person / people running…"
Monday
Lars Ray left a comment for Joseph R. Aloia
"Well my new friend...for my EDC, it really depends on where I am at every day! I work in a bank, so carrying anything that intimidates or compensates for manhood is a severe career limiting move....to be sure. In my office bag, I carry a Kershaw…"
Sunday
Joseph R. Aloia left a comment for Lars Ray
"Hey Lars thanks for your comments. From your page it seems I could learn a lot from you. Just curious what is your edc ? Right now I’m in North Carolina, noticed several guys carry fixed blade knives.  What’s your views .…"
Sunday
Lars Ray posted a status
"Using some fun pieces from my collection to process some meat for the smoker and sausage making prep. What a great day!"
Sunday
Lars Ray commented on Dennis Hibar's photo
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Dan Graves Wart Hog Tusk Drop Point

"Well done Dennis...I was almost ready to call for you to turn in your iKC member card...only posting one photo...what were you thinking?  :-D Great photos - nice detail. Like you, I love his work. Unlike you, I do not own one (yet). Personally,…"
Sunday
Lars Ray commented on Dennis Hibar's photo
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Dan Graves Wart Hog Tusk Drop Point

"Oh man...that is gorgeous! I am honored to be the first Liked It member to give this one a Thumbs up! Wait...what? Only one photo? Ahh man...just a teaser...I get it. :-D"
Sunday
Lars Ray left a comment for Skip Beyer
"Hi Skip - welcome to iKC!  I see from your profile that you know absolutely nothing about knives. LoL! All kidding aside, I'm looking forward to drooling and coveting photos of your collection - that's pretty much what I do around…"
Sunday
Lars Ray left a comment for Joseph R. Aloia
"Well hello Joseph - welcome to iKC! We're glad you're here! Besides exploring the Top 5 things as mentioned by Jan, feel free to explore the groups to see which "feed" your interests. And although this is a knife collecting…"
Sunday
Lars Ray replied to Michael Teele's discussion Bowen belt/knife/dagger
"Hi Michael -  Oooooooo....a buckle dagger....sweet! I love these guys!  Unfortunately I can't speak with any real authority on this, other than to say your belt is for a 34 inch waist. :-D (sizes are waist plus 2 inches - so your 36…"
Sunday
Lars Ray commented on Wayne Morgan's photo
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Wayne Morgan Knives

"Oh so nice...OK that's two on my list now..."
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Lars Ray's Blog

The Cutting Edge: Collecting Inexpensive Knives

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 14:56 10 Comments

Spend any time on the internet whatsoever looking up knife stuff, and you’re bound to hit a few dozen discussions regarding “cheap” knives. In this context, cheap is referring to poor quality in materials, construction, performance, or any combination thereof. Today, cheap knives are almost synonymous with anything made in China, Pakistan, or other parts of Asia.

This is unfortunate, because many inexpensive knives come from these same regions, and they are anything but cheap. Even…

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The Cutting Edge: Hidden Gems - the ugly ducklings of knives

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 20:31 8 Comments

We all have them…those knives we bought some time ago…years maybe…that we really did not intend to add to our collections. We see them as disposable tools, junk knives, knives not worth mentioning or are too embarrassing to admit you ever owned.

I have a handful of such knives – those blades I purchased for a specific need at the time and really didn't care if I ever lost it, broke it, had it stolen (no such luck), or just neglected it because I no longer cared about it.

After…

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Open Views – Part 2 of 2: Survival Knives

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 15:53 13 Comments

Part 2 of this blog is dealing with Survival knives, both as an item and a legit category for collecting.

The bone of contention that was vocalized some time ago is that there is no such thing as a tactical knife or a survival knife – rather, these terms are marketing terms to sell more knives. (Tactical knives are discussed in Part 1).

While I have a different opinion on the matter, I can’t throw out the whole argument because some of it is true – many companies and makers do…

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Open Views – Part 1 of 2: Tactical Knives

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 17:46 7 Comments

When it comes to knife collecting, there are probably as many types of collectors as there are categories of knives to collect – from purists to novices, open-minded to staunch believers, early adapters to Luddites, and everything in between.

I like to think of myself as one who knows why I collect what I collect – evolving technologies notwithstanding – and stands behind it unless a better argument comes along that challenges my thought processes enough to either broaden my…

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