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Approaching a 10 year milestone...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricky Ray Dec 4, 2018. 5 Replies

Hello, All!I'm about to hit a personal milestone:  10 years of not smoking!  Okay, it's not like some other addictions, but it's still worth celebrating.  Especially since we had a layoff on my 1st…Continue

Knife Magazines / Knives Illustrated

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Gallup Sep 11, 2018. 23 Replies

I notice a lot of members, at least a lot of new members, don't subscribe to any knife magazines.  For those who do not subscribe or otherwise purchase knife magazines, I was just curious why not? …Continue

Tags: Magazine, Knife, Blade, Tactical, Illustrated

It's National Knife Day!

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Sep 1, 2018. 7 Replies

Coincidentally, the latest issue of Knives Illustrated arrived in the mail today.  Here's the new issue with today's EDC, the Spyderco Sage with carbon fiber scales. This particular knife was…Continue

So I got an email from Creek Stewart...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy B. Buchanan Aug 4, 2018. 2 Replies

Hopefully some of you have heard of Creek Stewart.  For those that haven't, Creek Stewart is a survival instructor, TV survival personality, & total outdoor & survivalist gearhead, probably…Continue


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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Edward Ard's photo

Buckshot Cleaver Pocket Knife

"Don't get me wrong, I love cleavers, but with all the low-$ folders with cleaver-style blades on eBay recently, I've gone a little numb to them.  Seeing your endorsement, Edward, caught my interest.  So I checked this one out on…"

dead_left_knife_guy replied to Mario's discussion Benchmade exposure. What is your take?
"Part of me is much more amused by this than I'd ever expected to be, part of me is disappointed by the money in politics aspect of it.   It's interesting that there is such a huge overlap in the "Don't Tread On Me…"
Leo Lantz commented on dead_left_knife_guy's photo

My Good Luck Piece

"I have one just like yours. These are wonderfully useful knives. I removed the clip on mine and it carries well."
Apr 11
Hal Lieberman commented on dead_left_knife_guy's photo

My Good Luck Piece

"Good looking knife."
Apr 9
J.J. Smith III commented on dead_left_knife_guy's photo

My Good Luck Piece

"I always thought that this was a cool knife."
Apr 9

dead_left_knife_guy commented on Edward Ard's photo

Elk Ridge

"Beautiful shot, & I dig how you're giving that Elk Ridge it's due.  I don't think I own any Elk Ridges, but I like the profile of that blade.  Any idea what the steel is?"
Apr 8

Charles Sample commented on dead_left_knife_guy's photo

Byrd Hawkbill

"Glad your knees were OK.  Never leave home without a knife."
Apr 8

dead_left_knife_guy commented on Jeffrey Friar's blog post Unique knife.
"That is definitely a Mesoamerican tourist knife, with a mythical jaguar motif.  I'm not an expert by any means, but my guess is that it is celebrating the Olmec "were-jaguar", given the man who appears to be wearing the…"
Apr 5

Chris Mounce left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
" That knife is actually for a good friend of mine. He wanted something unique and one of a kind but not to flashy. He loved it and wants a Bk-9 done next so I think he might be getting the Ka-bar bug too! Gotta love it! Really glad that I found…"
Apr 2

dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Don Keez
"Welcome, Don!  Not sure if you're aware of it, but Arkansas is known to have a lot of great knife makers.  Not to mention a decent stone for sharpening knives.  You probably already know all of this.  Anyway -- welcome!"
Apr 1

dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Chris Mounce
"Welcome, Chris!  Is the knife in your avatar one of your own making?  It's a nice looking piece.  Hope you enjoy it here!"
Apr 1

dead_left_knife_guy commented on Edward Ard's photo

Sunday Morning Snack

"Looks like a great start to the day!"
Mar 31

dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Susie
"Welcome, Susie!  Are you here as a collector of knives yourself, or as someone hoping to sell a collection of knives?  Either is fine with me, I just want to make sure we're not all here talking at cross-purposes.  And either…"
Mar 31

dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Kerim Tozo
"Welcome, Kerim!  Post some photos of knives in your collection when you have time!  It's not an obligation for being on the site, but I like seeing what European collectors put in their collections (the European markets are so…"
Mar 31

dead_left_knife_guy replied to Joe Bachman's discussion Knife Collecting Books
"Mac Book, Chromebook, any notebook, laptop, desktop computer, or any smart phone or tablet with an internet connection. Sorry, I'm not trying to be a smart alec here, but I think you'll get the most comprehensive, most up-to-date pricing…"
Mar 30

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
6- 10 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
About Me
father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
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.
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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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Camillus CK9: The knife used by Dual Survival's Grady Powell

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 22:12 3 Comments

Recently I had the chance to watch another episode of the current season of Dual Survival, & again got to see Grady Powell using the Camillus CK9.  Somewhere I saw someone online stating that Grady Powell designed the knife, but I have not yet been able to confirm or deny this.  Camillus has very little detail on the CK9 on its website, & of course TOPS doesn't have anything public about this on its website because it's not technically a TOPS knife.

Grady Powell designed…


TOPS Knives President Mike Fuller

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 21:01 2 Comments

Okay, this is an interesting story.  I don't know what to think of it.  I'm a big fan of TOPS Knives, but this story is too important to not post something about it.  


Knife throwing, anyone? Anyone?

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 21:00 3 Comments

Are there any other knife throwers here? If so, anyone recognize the logo on the cup? :)

I notice there's not a group for throwers, hm...…


Clean, measured knife-making!

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 12:53 4 Comments

This video from Gough Custom Knives just floored me -- his shop is so clean, & his work so measured...  This was 12 minutes of video worth watching, especially for those of us who have aspirations to make beautiful knives ourselves.


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At 14:49 on April 2, 2019,
Chris Mounce

 That knife is actually for a good friend of mine. He wanted something unique and one of a kind but not to flashy. He loved it and wants a Bk-9 done next so I think he might be getting the Ka-bar bug too! Gotta love it! Really glad that I found you guy's...most people get bored with all my knife talk. Lol

At 7:48 on January 26, 2019, Larry said…

I started out sewing by hand, and later bought a heavy duty machine.  I've actually been giving serious thought to selling my sewing machine and pursuing other hobbies.

At 18:33 on December 27, 2018, Glenn Bright said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 4:05 on August 25, 2018,
Galpa Mare

Thanks !

I am from Switzerland ! :-)

At 21:46 on July 17, 2018, John said…
Thanks for the welcome
At 15:17 on July 12, 2018, Tom Morris said…

I am sorry I didn't see this until today. July 12,2018.  To say I am late for thinking for a Happy Birthday is an understatement. Thank You.  I came on here today to see if I could sell my Automatic knives.  Ebay kicked my ad off.

At 12:54 on June 16, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

Depending on the knife that you want to wrap, I like the way this one looks...


Check it out.

At 21:20 on April 3, 2018,

HA!  Thank you, everyone!

At 20:31 on April 1, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

At 18:31 on January 1, 2018, Jan Carter said…

Thank you for being a featured member!


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