"One of these days, maybe, we can have a discussion about advertising and how it affects a publication's content. I could get into a bunch of trouble with other publications, so I'd better not go there without thinking very carefully about…"
"Than you Steve -- we set up our out-of-country subscriptions at about a break-even price, just to get them out there. Del Corsi has also profiled several Canadian makers, Wally Hayes was the most recent. We are trying to add a bit of international…"
"Thanks to everyone for their support, I really appreciate it.I'd like to clarify a couple of comments above. First of all, KNIFE WORLD did NOT "fold". I was finally able to purchase the business I had run for 18 years, and as soon as…"
"Thanks to everyone for their support, I really appreciate it.
I'd like to clarify a couple of comments above. First of all, KNIFE WORLD did NOT "fold". I was finally able to purchase the business I had run for 18 years, and as soon as…"
"Jan's calling 'em like see sees 'em! Go Jan!!!
I was amazed and humbled by the support of the knife community over TableGate -- pretty awesome to know that folks in all parts of the knife community will stand up and put in a good word…"
"I'll look forward to meeting you there, Jim. Bring the Marble's -- before I got serious about bowie knives Marble's knives were my main focus. Still have a couple of nice ones I couldn't bear to part with."
Funny that I saw your reply so soon, I don't jump over here as often as I should. You are located in Little Rock? Shoot, come on over to Historic Arkansas Museum this Saturday at 1 PM, my coauthor Bill Worthen and I will be talking…"
"This is a cheap modern, mass produced, Pakistani or Indian knife and stylistically, really doesn't look anything like any authentic knife. Really, it's a caricature of an antique bowie knife, with exaggerated features.I have seen this…"
"I don't think many realize it, but nearly all the autos by established knife companies are Made in the USA. That's a great thing regardless of the reason, but the real reason behind it is that switchblades are still illegal in interstate…"
"I've got some other interesting ones in the hopper and am always looking for more. We've had some response to our ads seeking more writers and I hope to find more, it's a constant search for good material!
BTW, I saw the new Boker…"
Editor of Knife World magazine, and all around "knife guy"
(Profile Photo shows myself attempting a hostile takeover of Knife World, with an original W.J. McElroy bowie knife...)
My main collecting focus is pre-Civil War American made bowie & dirk knives.
I also collect knives, silver, and other objects relating to Samuel Bell, J.G. & D. Bell, Bell Bros., and the Bell Jewelry Co. of Knoxville, TN and San Antonio, TX.
Knife brands I collect or have collected include: McClung Hardware and S.B. Luttrell Hardware of Knoxville TN, Iowa Novelty Co. of Keota and Cedar Rapids IA, W.R. Barr of Camas Valley OR, Humason & Beckley (H&B), Marble's / M.S.A. Co., and brands relating to Samuel Mason. Maybe a couple of others I'm forgetting (I'm starting to sound like Art Green here).
Some other items I collect or have collected over the years: pre-1880 American made lockbacks, American-made exotic pearl handled knives (e.g. abalone shell), wharncliffe pattern knives, straight razors with patriotic or political motifs, any items made by pre-Civil War American bowie knife makers, bowie knife related ephemera, and books on knives, razors, surgical instruments, swords, and related subjects.
Collecting vintage record albums, especially "quadraphonic" LPs from the 1970s; and other surround-sound music formats like DVD-A, SACD, and DTS-CD.
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Thank you for your time. Here are some not so perfect pictures. Based on your article I believe this to be the 1891 to 1944 mfg markings. What is throwing me off is the M. Barlow signature on one scale.
Mark, While researching a new knife I purchased, your name came up on google as a Boker collector and expert. Would you be willing to look at some pictures of this unusual 2 blade Boker I found? Thanks. Dave