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Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dirgo Sep 4. 4 Replies

The RG-45 knife blade is 7.5” long with an overall length of 12.0”, resembles the Randall Model 14 blade design and it’s made from 1/4" thick stainless steel. This is NOS but no box. For more photos…Continue

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1963 R.W.Loveless- used and appreciated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dirgo Nov 13, 2018. 2 Replies

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Looking for S&W Survival series 1974-1976 made in house.

Started Feb 12, 2018 0 Replies

These are works of art I love to own when I can find them. www.fitzwillies.com…Continue

 

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Jan Carter commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"Steve, Next Thursdays chat is on Smith & Wesson, maybe Gus can shed some light on it for us"
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Steve Dirgo commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"Recently I purchased a S&W box and sheath for model 6029. I am wondering if the 6010 or 6030 Collector Series has this box and sheath included, However I doubt anyone would carry a Collector Series knife but maybe the box and sheath was to…"
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Steve Dirgo commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"The Bowie knife in the Collector Series Model 6010. My Carry/Use model 6020 Outdoorsman, it has a great feel and balanced."
Sep 23
Dennis Hibar commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"Beautiful"
Sep 23
Steve Dirgo commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"I have a carry/use S+W Blackie Collins model 6020 Outdoorsman that was experienced before I acquired it. It demands to be used. Mint models should remain so."
Sep 22
Jan Carter commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"The Seki/USA in that time period were under rated.  Recently they seem to have been re-discovered and this time given their due as the "functional art form" they truly are. Comment by Steve Dirgo on September 4, 2019 at…"
Sep 22
Lars Ray commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"Well done sir...And what a beauty! There's a special place in my heart for the S&W knives in the Survival series as well. I own two - a 6010 Bowie, and a 6020 Outdoorsman - billed as a suitable Bear knife by the dealer.  While I doubt…"
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Sep 4
Steve Dirgo replied to Steve Dirgo's discussion Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195
"SOLD and I miss it already"
Sep 4
Steve Dirgo commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"Thanks, I am a huge fan of 1970 - 1990's USA and Seki, Japan manufactured knives. A functional Art Form."
Sep 4
Ken Spielvogel commented on Steve Dirgo's blog post 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.
"Really nice Steve"
Sep 4
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1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.

Recently purchased a 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knife, Based on the Blackie Collins designed model 6030 Survival knife with beautiful embellishments and limited in number. These Blackie Collins knives are my favorite. When I saw this Collector Series knife, I had to bite the bullet to buy it.1974 Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Collector Series Bowie #498Based on the success of the S&W model 6010 Bowie knife, S&W offered the Collector Series of knives. A Limited Edition…See More
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1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.

Recently purchased a 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knife, Based on the Blackie Collins designed model 6030 Survival knife with beautiful embellishments and limited in number. These Blackie Collins knives are my favorite. When I saw this Collector Series knife, I had to bite the bullet to buy it.1974 Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Collector Series Bowie #498Based on the success of the S&W model 6010 Bowie knife, S&W offered the Collector Series of knives. A Limited Edition…See More
Sep 3
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"That Star knife is interesting. I have a Handmade star knife made by Ichiro Hattori but cannot find information on who was the importer. It is identical to the Sharp 1000s which he made. The Sharp 1000s was sold by K-mart- imagine that. For more…"
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How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
I fell in love with the 70-90's USA and Seki, Japan made knives, Especially the brass/wood knives like the S&W Blackie Collins designed, the Browning Sportsman Series, Kershaw, Rigid, Sharp, Valor and more....
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http://www.fitzwillies.com
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I love US manufactured knives old or new. Especially around the 70's to 90's also the same period of knives mfg. in Seki, Japan.
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all outdoors
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knives

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1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 11:49 9 Comments

Recently purchased a 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knife, Based on the Blackie Collins designed model 6030 Survival knife with beautiful embellishments and limited in number. These Blackie Collins knives are my favorite. When I saw this Collector Series knife, I had to bite the bullet to buy it.

1974 Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Collector Series Bowie #498

Based on the success of the S&W model 6010 Bowie knife, S&W offered the Collector Series of…

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1950's Cold War Strategic Air Command (SAC) Long Range Bomber Crew Survival Knife!

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 15:22 1 Comment

Over half a century ago the United States Air Force was America's primary nuclear deterrent. This was accomplished by its long range bomber aircraft operated by the Strategic Air Command, the B-36, the B-47 and later on the B-52. ICBMs came along even later. To maintain razor sharp proficiency in the nuclear mission long range training missions were an daily occurrence and took airmen over every corner of the world. The Air Force became interested in refining its survival kits and…

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At 12:33 on March 10, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Steve! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 9:53 on March 10, 2017, Paul S said…

Welcome aboard Steve.  Hope to see some of your collection posted.  Sounds like some I would like.

At 8:18 on March 10, 2017, Jan Carter said…
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Welcome to iKC Steve!

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