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Smoky Mountain Knife Works is back up -- with FREE SHIPPING!

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Jun 15. 2 Replies

For those who missed it, Smoky Mountain Knife Works ("SMKW") recently performed an upgrade on the point of sale portion of their website, right after their Memorial Day sale.  Their website overall…Continue

Memorial Day Sales & Free Shipping

Started May 29 0 Replies

Hello All!I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, and keeping in mind those we've lost, at home & abroad -- which reminds us that the best of this land, this nation, is the people who live…Continue

Notes on Building a Knife Collection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bryant Aug 10, 2021. 3 Replies

Like many (but certainly not all) new knife collectors, I started my knife collecting focused on fixed blades -- why would anyone bother with folders? I thought -- it's not like anyone's going to…Continue

It's back: Free Shipping at KnifeCenter.com this weekend!

Started Feb 5, 2021 0 Replies

Jut letting everyone here know that I just got an email from KnifeCenter.com, & they're having another free shipping weekend.  No, I'm not affiliated with this company in any way, just trying to…Continue

 

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Doug Ritter's discussion Supreme Court Second Amendment Decision a Win for Knife Owners
"Doug, Thank you for the link.  I was already planning on reading that article, but I'll give it higher priority, at your suggestion.  I've given it a scan, and it looks like it has a lot of interesting information, and it's…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Doug Ritter's discussion Supreme Court Second Amendment Decision a Win for Knife Owners
"As I understand it, N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen finds that a person shall not be required to prove a special self-defense need in order to be allowed to carry a firearm for self-defense.  While this applies beyond the State of…"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Jeremy B. Buchanan's status
"As will you & your family.  I'm so sorry, Jeremy.  Our prayers are with you, and I wish you all the best navigating all the unfamiliar emotional & logistical terrain.  I wish you well."
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Fathers day sales for 2022
"FREE SHIPPING at KnifeCenter.com Friday 6/17 through Sunday 6/19 -- enter promo code DAD   https://www.knifecenter.com/listing/free-shipping-this-weekend?kcno=123 12% off sales over $100 at Karambit.com -- use coupon code…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion Smoky Mountain Knife Works is back up -- with FREE SHIPPING!
"Okay, that's a bummer, Mike.  $3 isn't bad, but it's still more than $0.  I wouldn't have guessed they'd charge shipping on that, but at least it wasn't their usual $8+.  I'm glad you were able to…"
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Smoky Mountain Knife Works is back up -- with FREE SHIPPING!

For those who missed it, Smoky Mountain Knife Works ("SMKW") recently performed an upgrade on the point of sale portion of their website, right after their Memorial Day sale.  Their website overall remained up & running, and you could items to your cart -- but you couldn't actually make any purchases online.  As a courtesy, I assume, they removed their daily "Flash Sales" so as to cause fewer problems for them & less confusion for their customers.And while this upgrade was planned, it…See More
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Memorial Day Sales & Free Shipping

Hello All!I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, and keeping in mind those we've lost, at home & abroad -- which reminds us that the best of this land, this nation, is the people who live here, who give of themselves here, those who call this great country home.With no real good transition here, I just wanted to let everyone know of a couple sales I've come across this weekend, again with a focus on free shipping.  Because if you're going to spend your money on another knife anyway,…See More
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"I've got some work-related travel coming up but hope to really dig into the IKC when I get back. Planning to meet Lars for a coffee and share some sharp notes!"
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Cold Steel Drop Forged Boot Knife

Heavy, but feels nice in hand...
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"Welcome, Don!  Check out the groups, ask questions (great, knowledgeable group here), answer questions (no doubt you have some knowledge to share!), add photos, or just sit back & read.  Good to have you here!"
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
interwebs
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
simple, rugged -- contemporary styles of production & custom knives -- TOPS, Spyderco, Kershaw, Boker, Blind Horse / Battle Horse Knives, OKC, CRKT, Victorinox, Leatherman -- bushcraft, outdoors, tactical, survival
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http://deadleftknifeguy.wordpress.com
About Me
father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
Interests
my family, outdoors, bushcraft, wilderness, tracking, flora & fauna, improving my skills, survival & camp kits, wood carving, knife sharpening, urban survival, urban homesteading, food prep, trail food, & squirrels, I love squirrels.
Other Hobbies
Reading, writing, 'rithmetic. Okay, not so big into math anymore, calculus just wasn't any fun by the time I got there. Astronomy, Greco-roman mythology, Native American ways of life & beliefs, thinking, watching, listening, video games. Ecology. Camping. Hiking.

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Free shipping @ Knife Center this weekend, & the weekend started EARLY!

Posted on March 17, 2022 at 21:13 1 Comment

Well TOP O' THE WEEKEND to ya!  KnifeCenter.com is holding another free shipping weekend, & with a little LUCK O' THE IRISH, apparently the weekend as started early because that coupon code is available NOW!

As usual, the free shipping coupon code is FREESHIP, the website is https://www.knifecenter.com/listing/free-shipping-this-weekend , & oversized items are…

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Cold Steel SRK-C vs. Mora Garberg

Posted on March 7, 2022 at 22:18 1 Comment

At some point, I answered a question on a Facebook group for Mora users & collectors.  While that answer was a bit of a knife review in brief, I have no idea what happened to that reply I made and it's likely forever lost to the annals of Facebook.

The summary, however, is this:  the Cold Steel SRK-C ("C" standing for "compact") is a very viable alternative to the Mora Garberg.  The SRK-C has a saber grind, similar to the Garberg's, but the grind is higher, giving the SRK-C better…

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Blade HQ Has Free Shipping for President's Day Weekend!

Posted on February 18, 2022 at 17:26 6 Comments

Hey all!  This time it's Blade HQ that's offering the free shipping -- and from what I can tell, there's no size limit!  (I often pick up a machete during the Blade HQ free shipping sales; I placed a machete in my cart again this time, & again, the shipping was listed as "FREE"!)  And as far as I can see, there's no minimum (I had a $12 item in my cart, & the shipping was also listed as "FREE").

The sale starts today, Friday, 2/18/22, & goes through President's Day,…

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It's another FREE SHIPPING weekend @ Knifecenter.com!

Posted on February 4, 2022 at 20:32 2 Comments

Well well well, here we are yet again with a FREE SHIPPING weekend at Knifecenter.com!  Just use the code FREESHIP at checkout, & remember that certain exceptions apply (mostly the large stuff like machetes & heavy stuff like axes).

And while Atlantic Knife & White Mountain Knives have free shipping all the time, Knife Center has a larger inventory, so I think it's still worthwhile. 

While I'm not affiliated with Knifecenter.com in any way, I will disclose the fact…

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At 17:54 on May 17, 2022, Kenneth Levin said…

I've got some work-related travel coming up but hope to really dig into the IKC when I get back. Planning to meet Lars for a coffee and share some sharp notes!

At 19:35 on January 9, 2022, Brian said…
Thank you, sir! It's great to be here. I plan on doing all of that. But mostly, in glad I'm not alone in this addiction. I'm on a Spyderco kick lately. Just ordered a new PM2 (satin plain blade, g10 handles). I'm thinking of doing a YouTube channel for my collection as well, if that's allowed here.
At 7:57 on December 29, 2021, steve perkins said…

Thanks, I updated my profile so to be not misleading in my collector status.  I am sure I will learn a lot here in the future. 

At 6:07 on October 25, 2021, Christopher Marshall said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 23:15 on October 24, 2021, Greg Bond said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 17:05 on October 18, 2021, Lars Ray said…

Hey man - Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin! Życzę zdrowia!! Wishing you good health and a great day on your special day! It's all about you brother :-D

At 11:38 on October 17, 2021, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday DLKG! Enjoy something sweet and something sharp!

At 5:58 on October 3, 2021, Philip Andrew said…

Thank you dead_left_knife_guy. I haven't worked in the Sheffield cutlery industry since 1984 but I still have a passion for Sheffield's industrial heritage.  Cutlery plays a massive part in that.

At 23:47 on September 12, 2021, Lars Ray said…

In case you don't follow up on the Ash dagger thread (I was a bit wordy), here is the updated Ash Knife web site:

Ash Gears Canada - Premium Handmade Knives: https://ashgears.com/home

Enjoy!

At 10:56 on February 21, 2021, Tim said…

I have a SP8 in my camper and two air force survivors knives. One that has never been used the other I found at work. It is the one I take on most of my outdoor activities. Here's the ones that get used a lot in the yard.

 
 
 

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