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Notes on Building a Knife Collection

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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!

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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

Cold Steel has been sold to GSM Outdoors, GSM purchased by Gridiron Capital

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 6, 2020. 2 Replies

In a move that has some of us both stunned & skeptical, manufacturer Cold Steel has been acquired by GSM Outdoors.  This transaction was announced on December 3, 2020.  Cold Steel founder Lynn…Continue

Free Shipping at KnifeCenter.com this weekend!

Started Oct 3, 2020 0 Replies

Hey, y'all!  Every couple months or so, KnifeCenter.com has a weekend where they have free shipping for all in stock (& not oversized) items.  And this weekend is one of them!Check it out…Continue

 

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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for David Schwarz
"Welcome, David!  At first I thought I didn't have any Camillus knives, then remembered that one of my classic favorites is a Camillus -- the CK9, built by TOPS Knives for Camillus, used by Grady Powell on "Dual Survival" (Grady…"
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"Welcome (welcome back?), John!  Glad to have (back), & I have to compliment your taste in knives (I've got some Kabars I really like, too)!  "
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Buck 389 Canoe Collection, part 1

"Nice collection! I really like the fish shield. I need to get my folders out and take some new pics. Thanks for sharing your canoes with us."
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on dead_left_knife_guy's blog post Father's Day Weekend Knife Deals!
"I'm happy to help, Jan!  I post more Knifecenter.com sales than any other because I tend to watch them more than most online retailers.  My experiences with their customer service was classically quite positive (save for one…"
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Father's Day Weekend Knife Deals!

Fortunately, some companies out there understand that Father's Day is a great reason for having a deal on knives & knife-related items!  I'll post a few that I know of -- feel free to add any you hear of in the comments!Knife Center is having a free shipping weekend - no minimum (but large items like machetes are excluded)!  Just make sure to enter the code DAD at checkout.www.knifecenter.com ;I also got an email about a sale that Krudo is…See More
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GEC 62

"That is a really nice knife, Dennis.  But I've gotta say, it's also some really nice photography -- professional-level!  Do you use a camera, or is this taken with a phone?  Do you use any specific filters?  And do you…"
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My 4 GEC 62s

"Wow, those are some beautiful knives!  And yes, I'm also really loving the mammoth especially the one in the upper right corner.  But I also really dig that all three blades are wood carving blades!"
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Buck 389 Canoe Collection, part 1

"I totally understand, JJ.  I'm actually going through a phase where I'm getting more into colored scales & handles -- I've got so many blacks & browns & greens & greys in my knife collection, it really feels like…"
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Tool Chest?

"That is a huge piece of pocket candy, JJ!   I'm actually a fan of Wenger knives. I don't have a preference for Wenger over Victorinox, nor Victorinox over Wenger.  My Victorinox One-Hand Trekker & similar knives (Side…"
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Buck 389 Canoe Collection, part 1

"I like it better than the one above it. I'm not really into colored scales, but Ida picked that one too."
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"Nate, you don't have to be a serious collector to be here, & I'm glad you found us!  Many collectors probably wouldn't consider me a serious collector either, because I collect what I like & I have a variety of knives in…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Chad
"Welcome, Chad!  I'm glad to see you subscribe to at least one off-line knife publication -- it seems there just aren't that many of us here that do!  I'm a Knives Illustrated subscriber currently, but the one I really miss…"
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Buck 389 Canoe Collection, part 1

"I shouldn't be surprised by this maybe, but the one I've gotten the most questions about is that greenish one in the right-hand column, second to the bottom.  It's bone, it's the same color on both sides, and there is no…"
Jun 17

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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
Website
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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SMKW offering Free Shipping until 6/23 at 7 a.m. Eastern!

Posted on June 21, 2021 at 20:57 0 Comments

Making another Blog post because I wanted to let everyone know that SMKW is offering Free Shipping with no minimum (some exclusions -- probably oversized items)!  

Father's Day Weekend Knife Deals!

Posted on June 19, 2021 at 15:04 2 Comments

Fortunately, some companies out there understand that Father's Day is a great reason for having a deal on knives & knife-related items!  I'll post a few that I know of -- feel free to add any you hear of in the comments!

Knife Center is having a free shipping weekend - no minimum (but large items like machetes are excluded)!  Just make sure to enter the code DAD at checkout.

www.knifecenter.com ;

I also…

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National Knife Day 8/24/2019!

Posted on August 22, 2019 at 23:25 44 Comments

Every year we have an excuse to buy a new knife -- National Knife Day, every August 24!  

Yeah, I know it's a holiday made up by a marketing department to sell knives, & none of us really need an excuse to buy another knife.

That aside, what are your plans for celebrating...?  :)

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…

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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.

At 10:28 on January 31, 2021, Patrick said…
Thanks for the welcome, it's good to be here. And yes, I have seen that funny vid from the guy complaining how gec 'ruined' him. I know the feeling well. Spyderco collectors love to complain about getting skunked on a sprint run but that is nothing. At least you can buy some kind of PM2 or Shaman when you want. Try liking a knife company and NEVER being able to buy a new knife from a dealer. That is GEC world.
At 18:32 on January 26, 2021, Mark Tyskiewicz said…

Thanks for the welcome, Dead Left!

Looks like a great place to touch down every now and then.

Maybe I can talk you out of some of that equipment you still have! :)

-Mark

At 13:01 on January 17, 2021, Sean morgen said…

Thank you, but this is my first attempt at restoration. I have a couple others I am gonna be working on as well 

(They're just not as cool)

But all I have used so far on that knife is heavy scotch brite and a lower setting on my dremel with a wire wheel. 

I haven't begun anything on the handle yet, I'm trying to decide what I want to do to save the stacked leather if possible

Thanks for the welcoming, it's cool to be here

At 2:42 on January 17, 2021, Christopher Rhodes said…

Thanks for the welcomen it was most welcome

At 21:40 on January 16, 2021, Coleman J Vetter said…

Hey, thanks! yeah, you can get users with micarta a lot cheaper than the Custom Shops I have for sale, i'd call the Swamp Rats the generic Busse! lol. quit selling those

At 21:28 on January 6, 2021, Michael Spencer said…

Thank you Sir!  I am glad to be here and will be posting some of my collection and knives I have for sale soon.

At 0:28 on December 29, 2020, Michael Wilkinson said…

Thank you sir looking forward to reading and learning 

At 0:43 on December 24, 2020, Douglas Nelson said…
Very good then. glad to hook up with you and this club. Thanks for the greeting and also glad to connect with a “Minneapolitan”!
At 5:16 on December 14, 2020, dave seaborn said…

Haha Too Funny! Thanks Dave.

 
 
 

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