Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
16- 20 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
My favorite kind of knives are pocket knives. Old ones. I don't collect one brand, or one pattern. I collect any knives that look interesting or attractive to me. I have a few Case knives, but I don't call myself a Case collector. I actually find Case knives rather boring. There is a sameness to them. They're among the best made pocket knives ever, (the older ones anyway), but if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all, and they cost too much. I also will not buy any knife that looks like a weapon to me. It has to look like a tool. I get my knives from ebay, antique shops, and as gifts. Some favorite brands are: Cattaraugus, Remington, New York Knife, Keen Kutter, Walden Knife Co., Dwight Divine Ulster, just to name a few.
I was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. I attended the University of Nebraska. After that I started out as a carpenter's helper, and stayed in construction for 30 yrs., becoming a business owner building homes, and remodeling. I've also worked as a photographer, builder of cabinets and fine custom furniture, and am now retired from construction. I was married in 1982. Had one son, and now we have a daughter-in-law, and two little granddaughters to spoil.
I'm a "buff" of history and architecture, (mostly late 19th century American domestic architecture). I also collect antique furniture, old metal flashlights, and other old and odd items of our past.
I'm converting our large garage into a wood shop, so I can build more nice furniture for our "kids". I've played the five string banjo for over 40 yrs. I even built a banjo several years ago. I did pretty well in some pickin' contests in my teens, and played in a local bluegrass band in the early 80's.
Actually I don't know much at all about working on traditional folders. But I've been thinking about getting into it for a couple of years. I have done some work on other type folders with screws holding the knife together. Spyderco knives mostly. I have been looking for stiddy's also but right now I'm not going to get one. I've lost interest for the moment. I sometimes bouncing back and forth when it comes to starting a new hobby but then start later on. There are several guys on this forum who can help you either directly or directing you to videos and other resources. Good luck.