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Help identiry this relic knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Syd Carr Oct 1, 2016. 5 Replies

This knife was found buried on the side of a hill at the site of an elementary school in Big Sur, CA; it was given to me by the principal because he knew that I collected knives. It obviously was…Continue

Bear & Sons - Opinions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 18, 2016. 25 Replies

Picked up my first Bear & Sons pocket knife, a #354 1/2 Little Trapper in Yellow Delrin & CV blades, (3" closed). My local Ace Hardware franchise has semi-annual 20% off everything sales, and…Continue

Camillus #26 "Big Jack" Folding Hunter

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCain Oct 21, 2015. 6 Replies

A new acquisition. I collect Camillus-made Buck 300 series knives, and though I already have a CC-made 317, (the equivalent to this knife), I thought it would be nice to have both the Buck and…Continue

Two new additions, take a look John!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Syd Carr Jun 6, 2015. 9 Replies

Hello again John. Picked up another coupla knives from the bay, ($6 each). Both in decent condition.I know a little something about the bottom knife, an all-metal IKCO "Boys" jack knife from the…Continue

 

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Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post New Hi-Carbon Kitchen Knife
"Thanks Jan, glad to be able to post photos again. Well, I love this knife, sharpens easily and holds it's edge. It also feels substantial in the hand and I love the hammer marks on it, which can be seen in the closeup photo, but what drew me to…"
Feb 26
2 blog posts by Syd Carr were featured
Feb 26
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post New Hi-Carbon Kitchen Knife
"Now that is an EDC!  I am a sucker for a good kitchen knife and my hi carbons are some of my favorites."
Feb 26
Syd Carr posted blog posts
Feb 26
Syd Carr posted a blog post

New Hi-Carbon Kitchen Knife

Another thrift store find, an old "Forgecraft Hi Carbon" kitchen knife, made from old sawmill band saw blades with maple handle; paid $7 for it.. Turns out that Forgecraft is a popular chef's knife and there is a thriving trade in used ones on Kitchen Knife Forums. Apparently the brand was owned by Washington Forge and they stopped using the brand name in the 60's, so this knife is at least that old. Also apparently there is a tang stamp chart somewhere but I haven't found it yet, it will help…See More
Feb 24
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
"Thanks Dennis, it turned into a "thing" but we eventually got it done. Wish I knew why, I've posted a multitude of photos here with the same PC so it's kind of a puzzle. Anyway I've got a great little knife for the…"
Feb 21
Dennis Hibar commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
"Hurrah!!!  I've been patiently waiting to see the pic!!!  Great knife Syd!  Thanks for getting the pics posted Jan."
Feb 21
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
"Thanks Jan, yes it is nice, not sure who did it but seems like it was a one-off by a former owner. Most customs are fancier than this knife, but like the baby bear I think it is "Just right". Sorry for all the issues uploading those…"
Feb 20
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
"pics are posted and it is a stunning knife Syd!"
Feb 20
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
Feb 20
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
Feb 20
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
Feb 20
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
""There Has Been An Error" over and over again, and no luck uploading photos to the comment area, (guess what it says when I try?). I emailed the photos to you Jan, maybe you will have better luck. Guess it's time for a more modern…"
Feb 20
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post 1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer
"OK Syd, let's try to post a pic here"
Feb 19
A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer

Thanks to a heads up from Jan I just snagged this custom little Buck #305 Lancer from Greg Holmes at Trestle Pines Knives. It is lightly used but is otherwise in excellent condition. Whoever did the customizing did a fantastic job, the transition from bolster to handle is as perfect as a factory job, and the handle itself is smooth as factory smooth bone. Greg also added a bit of class to the transaction by including a nifty little zipper pouch; well done Greg.This is my first truly custom…See More
Feb 19
Syd Carr posted a blog post

1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer

Thanks to a heads up from Jan I just snagged this custom little Buck #305 Lancer from Greg Holmes at Trestle Pines Knives. It is lightly used but is otherwise in excellent condition. Whoever did the customizing did a fantastic job, the transition from bolster to handle is as perfect as a factory job, and the handle itself is smooth as factory smooth bone. Greg also added a bit of class to the transaction by including a nifty little zipper pouch; well done Greg.This is my first truly custom…See More
Feb 19

Profile Information

Profile
User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Bing search
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
USA Kinfolks, Case, Buck, Schrade.
About Me
Casual knife collector, just always had a good knife on me. Saving/collecting knives now to pass down in my family.
Interests
Varied.
Other Hobbies
Various.

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At 15:53 on December 31, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

At 23:12 on December 23, 2018,
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Charles Sample
said…

Syd, I am in the central time zone.  So you are only two hours older here.  I don't want to age you too quickly!

At 22:34 on December 23, 2018,
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Charles Sample
said…

Happy Birthday Syd!

At 12:22 on July 2, 2017, Jan Carter said…

Luck found us when you became a member and friend Syd.  

Thank you for being here with us.  Participation makes us grow and we appreciate all you do!

At 16:14 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 11:59 on May 1, 2017, Sunil Ram said…

Hey Syd, thanks for joining with us in the Stockman Pattern Group.

At 12:22 on April 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…
The minions thank you for your participation, here at iKC.

Glad they provided a smile.
At 22:56 on March 31, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 21:57 on January 5, 2017,
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Charles Sample
said…

Syd, thanks for joining the Arsenal group!

At 20:14 on December 24, 2016, Jan Carter said…

Syd Carr's Blog

2019 Buck Slim Select Folding Hunter

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 15:32 0 Comments

Another Ebay find for just over $20, a 2019 Buck 110 Slim Select in new condition. I needed this like a hole in the head but could not resist the price. My daily carry is a 112 Slim Select Pro and I love it dearly, so I figured I may as well have a set. This has Buck's new indestructible handle material in Blue which is very comfortable in the hand. It has the usual 420hc blade, (same as the standard 110), and a belt clip. That belt clip is the best clip I have ever used on…

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New Hi-Carbon Kitchen Knife

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 15:02 2 Comments

Another thrift store find, an old "Forgecraft Hi Carbon" kitchen knife, made from old sawmill band saw blades with maple handle; paid $7 for it.. Turns out that Forgecraft is a popular chef's knife and there is a thriving trade in used ones on Kitchen Knife Forums. Apparently the brand was owned by Washington Forge and they stopped using the brand name in the 60's, so this knife is at least that old. Also apparently there is a tang stamp chart somewhere but I haven't found it yet, it will…

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1998 Custom Buck #305 Lancer

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 21:00 9 Comments

Thanks to a heads up from Jan I just snagged this custom little Buck #305 Lancer from Greg Holmes at Trestle Pines Knives. It is lightly used but is otherwise in excellent condition. Whoever did the customizing did a fantastic job, the transition from bolster to handle is as perfect as a factory job, and the handle itself is smooth as factory smooth bone. Greg also added a bit of class to the transaction by including a nifty little zipper pouch; well done Greg.

This is my first truly…

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'72-'86 Buck #307 Wrangler in Yellow Sawcut Delrin

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 1:00 1 Comment

Here is something you don't see that often, a '72-'86 Buck #307 Wrangler in Yellow Sawcut Delrin made by Camillus for Buck. I've seen this handle color in post '86 Buck-made knives, but this is the first one of this color and vintage that I've seen for sale, so I couldn't resist, (I have seen other models of this era in Yellow Delrin but this was the first yellow #307 I've seen). I have Yellow Delrin knives of models #301, (post "86), #303, (also post '86), #332, #331 Barlows & #322…

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