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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 replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"Every time I use that term around my daughter she looks puzzled at me and says "what the hell is vapor lock?'. I've explained it to her a few times  but she just gets a glazed look in her eyes, I can literally see the info I…"
Feb 22
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"Yeah man I asked first, so I gets the prize!! Only problem is I will probably vapor lock first, (I'm so old I actually know what vapor lock is)."
Feb 22
Syd Carr replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"All I got for that is "whoa", what a gorgeous knife! Have you named me in your will yet, (lol)?"
Feb 20
A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

Since the last time, maybe!

Here are my latest finds, a Camillus Marlin Spike without bolsters but with serrated blade, an SAK "Officers" model found at a local thrift store, and a Buck #813 Workman from 1993, (my daughter's birth year), with a double Maglite sheath and a small Maglite, (unfortunately not working, but a new digital one is on the way). The Marlin Spike is outwardly identical to a Buck #315 Yachtsman knife and is barely used if used at all, except this one has a serrated blade, which the Buck does not have,…See More
Feb 13
Syd Carr commented on Sunil Ram's group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Thanks Jan, but I can get a new knife for $39! What to do what to do? So is Larry Oden the author? I wonder if BCCI has noticed this? I just searched the member list and didn't find his name, so I will send them a link to this, I'm sure…"
Feb 2
Dave commented on Syd Carr's blog post Camillus Museum Treasure
"Thanks for sharing this Syd. I sent the guys over at Rock USA a note and the attached picture. Best regards, Dave"
Feb 2
A blog post by Syd Carr was featured

Local hardware store sale!

The local hardware store had their annual sale this weekend, I didn't go to buy a knife, because usually I can get better prices online, but today was different. I found a Bear & Son #753 fixed blade which was priced at $27.99, (7-1/8" total length with 3-1/8" blade), but the sales guy said they have had that particular knife in the showcase for years and it's price hadn't been updated. So, with 20% off I ended up getting it for $22.39. Not bad for a USA knife of any kind. Now I'm not a fan…See More
Jan 31
Syd Carr posted a blog post

Local hardware store sale!

The local hardware store had their annual sale this weekend, I didn't go to buy a knife, because usually I can get better prices online, but today was different. I found a Bear & Son #753 fixed blade which was priced at $27.99, (7-1/8" total length with 3-1/8" blade), but the sales guy said they have had that particular knife in the showcase for years and it's price hadn't been updated. So, with 20% off I ended up getting it for $22.39. Not bad for a USA knife of any kind. Now I'm not a fan…See More
Jan 31
Syd Carr posted a blog post

2014 Knives Celebrating Michael

If I didn't mention it before my daughter was born in 1993, and my grandson Michael was born in 2014. Therefore I collect knives made in those years, it's kinda like popcorn, once you start you can't stop. It's the main reason I collect knives in the first place, to pass them down like my dad did for me.The newest 2014 arrivals are pictured below, a 2014 Buck #501, and a 2014 Case #10254 Large Trapper in smooth Black Canvas Laminate, which I like very much by the way. I already have several…See More
Jan 17
Syd Carr posted a blog post

Camillus Museum Treasure

I have two other knives on the way, but this came in first so I'll share it first. This comes from a Facebook Camillus Collectors group member who lives in New York, and knows one of the former managers of Camillus, who now has a knife shop near the Camillus Museum. These Remington Bullet Knives were found in a box just prior to the auction, and his friend managed to grab the box among other things, including the already to install parts for these knives, (but without the engraving). He is…See More
Jan 15
Syd Carr posted a blog post

First Knife of 2021

I know that national chaos stops many things, but it doesn't stop a knifeaholic, at least not this one! In the mail box today, a Camillus Medium Stockman, (3.25" closed), with a box, (possibly generic), and appearing to be unused and NIB. Not a Buck, but I am bidding on a 310 Whittler at this moment, which I hope to win in a few days. Neither the box, the knife or seller's description mention or show a model number. However, every standard of expected quality of a NIB knife are there. Knowing…See More
Jan 7
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Pandemic Boredom and a Credit Card = More Knives!
"Same here, I wrote down the numbers so I would have them if needed because I knew they would take a beating. Oh well, being a knife addict must be better than other addictions. I say that to myself all the time to justify my actions. Happy Holidays…"
Dec 20, 2020
Beth Medeiros commented on Syd Carr's blog post Pandemic Boredom and a Credit Card = More Knives!
"The numbers are worn off my credit card : ("
Dec 20, 2020
Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post Last Blast For 2020.
"Thanks Jan, I don't think I will ever not look and purchase 300 Series knives, I'm well and truly addicted to them. Only problem is I need to pace myself more, I keep spending a lot of my monthly budget on them. However, if I win the…"
Dec 20, 2020
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post Last Blast For 2020.
"Syd, I truly LOVE this one!  Merry Christmas my friend, stay safe and keep finding these gems to share!"
Dec 20, 2020
Dennis Hibar commented on Syd Carr's blog post Last Blast For 2020.
"Merry Christmas Syd ..... and congratulations on that one .... you got a lot of bang for the "buck" there!!!"
Dec 20, 2020

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

Since the last time, maybe!

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 16:30 0 Comments

Here are my latest finds, a Camillus Marlin Spike without bolsters but with serrated blade, an SAK "Officers" model found at a local thrift store, and a Buck #813 Workman from 1993, (my daughter's birth year), with a double Maglite sheath and a small Maglite, (unfortunately not working, but a new digital one is on the way). The Marlin Spike is outwardly identical to a Buck #315 Yachtsman knife and is barely used if used at all, except this one has a serrated blade, which the Buck does not…

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Local hardware store sale!

Posted on January 31, 2021 at 17:56 0 Comments

The local hardware store had their annual sale this weekend, I didn't go to buy a knife, because usually I can get better prices online, but today was different. I found a Bear & Son #753 fixed blade which was priced at $27.99, (7-1/8" total length with 3-1/8" blade), but the sales guy said they have had that particular knife in the showcase for years and it's price hadn't been updated. So, with 20% off I ended up getting it for $22.39. Not bad for a USA knife of any kind. Now I'm not a…

Continue

2014 Knives Celebrating Michael

Posted on January 16, 2021 at 17:35 0 Comments

If I didn't mention it before my daughter was born in 1993, and my grandson Michael was born in 2014. Therefore I collect knives made in those years, it's kinda like popcorn, once you start you can't stop. It's the main reason I collect knives in the first place, to pass them down like my dad did for me.

The newest 2014 arrivals are pictured below, a 2014 Buck #501, and a 2014 Case #10254 Large Trapper in smooth Black Canvas Laminate, which I like very much by the way. I already have…

Continue

Camillus Museum Treasure

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 1:43 1 Comment

I have two other knives on the way, but this came in first so I'll share it first. This comes from a Facebook Camillus Collectors group member who lives in New York, and knows one of the former managers of Camillus, who now has a knife shop near the Camillus Museum. These Remington Bullet Knives were found in a box just prior to the auction, and his friend managed to grab the box among other things, including the already to install parts for these knives, (but without the engraving). He is…

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