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  • Sierra Madre, CA
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Ron Cooper's Discussions

If Knives Could Talk...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Nov 20, 2015. 8 Replies

Insignia Identification ~ Help Needed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Henry Aug 11, 2013. 6 Replies

Memorial Day

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter May 28, 2018. 24 Replies

Southern California Blades Knife Expo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Henry Mar 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Knife Shows Memo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 1, 2013. 5 Replies



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At 18:49 on December 6, 2017, Jan Carter said…

LOVE the dancing and Santa!

At 15:29 on November 22, 2016, Michael E. Roper said…


Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

Michael Roper

At 17:24 on August 24, 2016, Derek Wells said…

Ron WOW! Just WOW!  Thanks so much for the additional info on the MOP Barlow & particularly the Video I especially enjoyed the last segment with the footage of the craftsman assembling the knife, I picked up a few tips from it. The most amazing thing is the way he 'thumped' away with the peening hammer. If you or I tried that, the bolsters and scales would be marred beyond saving. I also spied the price in that dealer link ... I don't think I will be getting one anytime soon. But I might hunt around for a standard model from TEW  I have a new Joseph Rogers Barlow and a few vintage sheffield knives but not a TEW... Thanks again.

At 0:15 on August 24, 2016, Derek Wells said…

Ron, checked out your Flickr Photos - some real beauties! Looks like you really enjoy your photography. One pic caught my eye a Taylor's Eye Witness Clip Bladed Knife with pearl (?) scales ... What model is it ... more info please. Hard to Gauge the size but it looks very similar in design to the Tony Bose Lanny's Clip ... beaut looking piece of blade wear.


At 9:05 on August 19, 2016, John Bamford said…

$55 every month Ron , good heavens you have been living high on the hog !

I was in Los Angeles once , I think , at the airport waiting for a transfer flight to New Zealand in 2001 so I can't say I know a lot about the place . The thought of paying money to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane defies logic to me , I get a nose bleed any higher than six steps up a ladder .

Profile Information

How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Google search
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
3- 5 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Tactical Folders, Slip-joints, Traditional Folders & Fixed Blades.
About Me
Just an average Joe.
Staying vertical and fogging up the mirror north of the grass.
Other Hobbies
Photography, Hiking and Walking in Nature

Latest Activity

Ron Cooper commented on Dennis Hibar's photo

JD Ware Large Lock Back

"Wow, Dennis! I love the way that knife looks! I'm not familiar with the "French grey" treatment, per se. But I love the funky effect it gives to that knife...especially married to those horn scales! That's a half a pound of…"
May 7
Ron Cooper replied to Scott King's discussion Member Needs & Prayer Requests
"For me, the past couple of years have been filled with way too many of those "dreaded calls" that I prayed would never come and yet realistically expected. It doesn't get any easier, though. Especially for a septuagenarian, like…"
May 6
Ron Cooper commented on Craig Henry's photo

Case 33 Small Stockman Antique Bone 1996

"Sweet sweet sweet! How many 33's do you have now? "
Dec 12, 2018
Ron Cooper commented on Craig Henry's photo

Case Barlow Stag 1998

"Two thumbs up on that bad boy! Wow, that's a beauty, Craig! That's what I call "Love at first sight!""
Dec 12, 2018
Ron Cooper replied to Jan Carter's discussion Production numbers, do they matter? in the group Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk
"My main concern with higher production numbers would be the possibility/probability of lower quality knives. Unless, of course, their quality control standards were strictly followed and enforced. That's hard to do though. And, Syd is…"
Dec 12, 2018
Ron Cooper commented on Craig Henry's photo

Case Canoe Cabernet Bone cCc Celebration 2005

"Hold on! Let me check my calendar...Nope!...It's not December 25th! But it sure does look like Santa came to someone's house early? Wowsa! That canoe is killer! Love love love those engraved bolsters! And, I also love that…"
Nov 29, 2018
Ron Cooper commented on Craig Henry's photo

Case Seahorse Red Sycamore 2018

"Red Sycamore! Now that's a first for me. I don't recall ever seeing Red Sycamore used as a knife scale before. If I did I wasn't aware of it? And, as beautiful as the scales on this Seahorse are, I think I would have remembered it if…"
Nov 29, 2018
Ron Cooper replied to Charles Sample's discussion Colonial Fruit Knife/Melon Tester in the group Colonial Knife Corp
"Great score, Charles! Especially in this beautiful condition! Use it in good health, my friend."
Nov 28, 2018
Ron Cooper commented on Bill Carlson's album


"Ya got two beauties there, Bill! Have you owned both of these knives since they were made in the mid-70's??"
Nov 20, 2018
Ron Cooper commented on Bob Capobianco's photo
Nov 20, 2018
Ron Cooper replied to Charles Sample's discussion Found this in my house yesterday!
"That looks like a Ground Skink? It's definitely a Skink of some sort. Indeed, creepy!"
Nov 14, 2018
Ron Cooper replied to Scott King's discussion Member Needs & Prayer Requests
"A.G. Russell has certainly cast a very long shadow in the knife world for many years. With his passing, our knife community has lost a true cutlery Icon and the world has lost an honest trader and a real gentleman. He will be missed by many. My…"
Oct 16, 2018

Ron Cooper's Blog

It's been a very good week!

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 21:10 8 Comments

4 new knives in the last couple of days! One was the Green Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CTS-204P that I had been trying to get for over a year and a half. I also got a Spyderco Native, an Orange Victorinox Hunter XT, and a coffin shaped, solid stainless steel Wenger Traveler.

These 2 came today...…


You can tell it's gonna be a good day...

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 15:00 17 Comments

...when you open your mailbox to find two of those familiar shaped boxes that usually contain -


Yippee Skipee!!!…


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