T. Smith
  • Powell, TN
  • United States
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T. Smith commented on Jan Carter's group Daniels Family Knife Brands
"Long admired stag barlows and hope someday to acquire one like these. Just wonderful."
Mar 5
T. Smith posted a status
"Merry Christmas & safe holiday travels to all!"
Dec 24, 2022
T. Smith commented on Dennis Hibar's photo

GEC 77 Yankee Barlow

"Dennis, I knew I was blessed to finally get on list also but I sorta went into a panic when forced to choose between stag & this one. I'd been searching for years to find a stag model and figured this was only shot I'd get. lol…"
Dec 8, 2022
T. Smith commented on Dennis Hibar's photo

GEC 77 Yankee Barlow

"Absolutely wonderful example! And no sir, that isn't too dark at all. Loved that Bill finally worked these in for Mike/CK."
Dec 8, 2022
T. Smith replied to Dennis Hibar's discussion My 2022 Christmas GAW
"Congratulations Jack! That was another beautiful and extremely thoughtful GAW, Dennis. Appreciate the opportunity. Merry Christmas to all of this beautiful community!"
Dec 4, 2022
T. Smith replied to Dennis Hibar's discussion My 2022 Christmas GAW
"That wood is beyond stunning! Thank you for all your wonderful efforts in the community Dennis. What an amazing GAW. Have a safe and blessed Christ"
Nov 25, 2022
Tim commented on T. Smith's photo
Nov 11, 2022
Lars Ray commented on T. Smith's photo

151214CL GEC Tidioute Boys Knife Crown Lifter- Sunbrite Acrylic 64 Produced

"OK...I'm not a folder collector per se, but you have me on "glow". This is Sweet!"
Oct 30, 2022

dead_left_knife_guy commented on T. Smith's photo

291319 GEC Tidioute TKC SFO Stockyard Whittler- Curly Maple 101 produced

"And this is a wonderful photo!  Not to mention, that GEC is beautiful...  I love the leaves -- especially the one on the knife!"
Oct 30, 2022

dead_left_knife_guy commented on T. Smith's photo

592322 GEC NF Desert Ironwood

"Nice carving, nice knife, nice photo!"
Oct 30, 2022
T. Smith joined Jan Carter's group

Daniels Family Knife Brands

The Daniels family have been involved in knives for five generations, from trading, selling, manufacturing, and now distribution.This new chapter has begun for Ryan and Courtney Daniels.  "Daniels Family Knife Brands" is offering the exiting new Excelsior Knife Company line of knives directly crafted by the knife makers that also design them. They also are continuing the very popular Tuna Valley Cutlery Co. knife brand, marketed towards the contemporary collector.Thanks to everyone for all…See More
Oct 29, 2022
T. Smith commented on Randy Caston 's photo

Stag Bowie

"Perfect finger fitment on that wonderful stag handle, it appears. Marvelous Bowie."
Oct 29, 2022
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Oct 29, 2022
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Oct 29, 2022
T. Smith replied to Beth Medeiros's discussion GEC Toenail Clipper in the group Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk
"Beth, I'd have to agree with you on the secondary mkt. They're beautiful for certain. I had to make the choice of which were feasible. I loved the large sheep single blade on these. Excellent f/f also. I have seen a few for sale in the…"
Apr 14, 2022

Profile Information

How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Erin McGlyn at TSA knives
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Traditional slipjoint/folders. GEC, Queen/S&M/Case
Split back whittlers, farmer jacks are a few fave models.
About Me
I am a big family person and love my big family. Truly appreciate the simpler things in life. My amazing friends are as close as family and considered among my greatest blessings in life.
Restoring, cleaning up old traditional knives for friends, family. Always a joy to see what's under all that rust, dirt. Researching the history behind mostly U.S.A. mfg knives. Spending quality time with family.
Other Hobbies
Traditional knife enthusiast, occasional silver coin admirer.

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Finding a fave model

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 14:51 7 Comments

While staying distanced from most of society, I've been attempting to narrow what my favorite models are. Upon finding a splitback whittler a while back, I'm heavily leaning into this type model. I adore GEC made knives and like most have a harder time acquiring this variety in them. Being patient I did manage to dig up one that really trips my trigger. I've found the 57 examples are definitely my thing. One day I hope to find a 38 American Whittler in the…


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At 18:52 on April 22, 2020, J.J. Smith III said…

Too many women in my world to get into trouble.

Little one just left a while ago and the boss lady just came home.  

Thanks for checking in.

At 6:28 on April 3, 2020, J.J. Smith III said…

At 9:46 on April 1, 2020, Ken Mundhenk said…

Welcome to the Great Eastern Cutlery Group, we’re glad you joined us.

At 18:51 on March 31, 2020,
Jeremy B. Buchanan

Welcome aboard!

At 9:08 on March 30, 2020, Jan Carter said…

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At 19:18 on March 27, 2020, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, T! 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 21:23 on March 26, 2020, J.J. Smith III said…

Well then T, jump right in and check out everything that we've got here.  If you have any questions, just give a shout, and someone will be there to help.

At 17:48 on March 26, 2020, J.J. Smith III said…

Welcome to iKC, Tina.

Glad you're here.


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