Stanley May
  • Mishawaka, IN
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Stanley May's Discussions

A $30 Hinderer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Enterkin Feb 25, 2015. 14 Replies

Today’s review will focus on the Kershaw Cryo Hinderer assisted opening 1555BW pocket knife.  I would classify this knife as a small to medium assisted opening tactical knife whose primary purpose is…Continue

Tags: BW, 1555, Hinderer, Cryo, Kershaw

Benchmade Subrosa Review

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley May Jun 22, 2013. 14 Replies

As many of you know, Stanley May likes titanium knife handles just about more than any other.  This is a curse I have from being a structural engineer for so long. With this background, I have…Continue

This Beast is Fearsome

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley May Aug 29, 2014. 15 Replies

I recently took ownership of a Three Sisters Forge “Beast”.  This company is literally a one-man operation run by James Allen who also makes the knives.  The knives can be purchased with the titanium…Continue

Traveling Maverick

Started Jan 18, 2013 0 Replies

I recently had the pleasure of having the traveling Maverick in my possession.  It was very enjoyable to have this high quality knife to use and admire.  It is a very high quality with a great…Continue


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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
3- 5 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Tactical knives made with Titanium and/or Carbon Composite handles, Benchmande, Zero Tolerance, KTM, Chris Reeve, GEC's, Schatt & Morgan, folding knives, folding hunters, clasps, trappers, and in general wood handled knives
About Me
reitred structural engineer, male, age 61, and I do some knife collecting, sharpening and restoring
Collecting, selling, sharpening, and restoring knives
Other Hobbies
Tutoring 5th graders, hospice volunteer, church activities

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This Bump Will Not Slow You Down

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:38 5 Comments

Today’s review will focus on the Kershaw Spec Bump 1596 assisted opening pocket knife.  I would classify this knife as a medium to large assisted opening tactical knife. It was designed by Ken Onion and just by looking at it, one can tell it is one of his designs.  "I wanted to make the Bump as multi-tasked as possible," says Onion. "The blade design is unique, but at the same time, it's very practical and fluent at a large number of jobs."   Before beginning, I…


The Boker Sal Manaro Will Grip You

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 13:30 6 Comments

Today’s review will focus on the Boker Sal Manaro titanium handled 01BO145 folding frame lock knife.  This knife was suggested to me by Steve Hanner for who I am indebted to for this suggestion.  I will start out stating I really like this titanium knife that is one of the most economical titanium tacticals I have run across. …


Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 5)

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 14:19 7 Comments

#9 - Chris Martin – PF-1 Tanto Flipper, I currently have this on order, so the pics are from the site, IKBS Bearing System, Aggressive Tanto Blade.  (I…


Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 4)

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 14:16 15 Comments

#6 – Zero Tolerance 0560 tactical, very rugged, smooth as silk operation, uniquely

machined G10 handle attached to Ti Frame on front side, machined Ti

handle/frame back side, excellent craftsmanship, Elmax steel blade, R. Hinderer…


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Happy Birthday Stanley!

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