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SMKW free shipping on orders of $17.76 or more!

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HA!  I love it when Smoky Mountain Knife Works does free shipping sales -- or in this case, effectively free shipping, because it's really easy to spend $17.76 or more (& less than $75, which is…Continue

Free Shipping at KnifeCenter through 6/23/24

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Jun 28. 2 Replies

Got another FREE SHIPPING weekend at KnifeCenter.com, Friday 6/21 through Sunday 6/23, 2024!Just enter FREESHIP in the discount box at checkout, & just don't expect to get anything too big or…Continue

Free Shipping at SMKW though Father's Day 6/16/24!

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Hey, All!  Smoky Mountain Knife Works is having a FREE SHIPPING special through Father's Day, June 16, 2024.  Perfect time to pick up something for a dad in your life -- even if that dad is you!…Continue

FREE SHIPPING @ Blade HQ AND Knife Center Memorial Day Weekend 2024!

Started May 24 0 Replies

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, ALL!  A lot of companies get in on Memorial Day sales, including Blade HQ & Knifecenter.com!  Blade HQ has actually had this free shipping sale all week, but I've been…Continue

 

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EK Knives

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SOG X 42 5" Field knife

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Elk Ridge ER-259 Sub-Hilt Bowie

"That leather sheath brings this Elk Ridge to a whole new level, one that I'm guessing it's ready for.  I don't own any Elk Ridge knives, but that might have to change real soon, especially at those price points..."
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SMKW free shipping on orders of $17.76 or more!

HA!  I love it when Smoky Mountain Knife Works does free shipping sales -- or in this case, effectively free shipping, because it's really easy to spend $17.76 or more (& less than $75, which is their usual free shipping minimum).  No code necessary (there are some exclusions, but I don't know what they are, since I had a couple machetes in my cart & those qualified for free shipping).  www.smkw.comTell them…See More
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Deb Bowers's discussion First attempt at knife sales
"Oh, sorry, I missed that these were your father's knives, I'm sorry for your loss.  I wish you & your family well."
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Deb Bowers's discussion First attempt at knife sales
"What got you into selling knives?   None of this is really my jam -- traditional pocket knives, collectible knives, and definitely not the Civil War -- so I didn't really recall that Boker had even done this series.  (Okay, you…"
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Victorinox Alcan Executive

"Wow that little sucker's got a lot going on!  What's that tool by the big blade?  I'm pretty sure I've seen that item before, just can't quite place it...   I love the scissors on these, but I would buy…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion Free Shipping at KnifeCenter through 6/23/24
"Hey, Kevin!  You are welcome!"
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"Thanks DLKG"
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Free Shipping at KnifeCenter through 6/23/24

Got another FREE SHIPPING weekend at KnifeCenter.com, Friday 6/21 through Sunday 6/23, 2024!Just enter FREESHIP in the discount box at checkout, & just don't expect to get anything too big or heavy, like axes & machetes.https://www.knifecenter.com/listing/free-shipping?sortType=ratingDeHave a good weekend, all!See More
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Buck 112 (2024)

"While I prefer larger knives to smaller ones, generally speaking, I just have a thing for 112's...  Not to mention, that 3 inch blade is allowed in more places, for worry-free (if heavy) carry."
Jun 5

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Free Shipping at SMKW though Father's Day 6/16/24!

Hey, All!  Smoky Mountain Knife Works is having a FREE SHIPPING special through Father's Day, June 16, 2024.  Perfect time to pick up something for a dad in your life -- even if that dad is you!https://smkw.com/See More
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Gene Cork left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"Thank you for the nice welcome. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many good people I’ve met in the knife collectors world. Certainly there are a few bad actors but the vast majority have gone out of their way to help me make wise…"
May 27

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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 4:43 on May 27, 2024, Gene Cork said…

Thank you for the nice welcome. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many good people I’ve met in the knife collectors world. Certainly there are a few bad actors but the vast majority have gone out of their way to help me make wise decisions as I learn up from down with this hobby! Thank again, Gene

At 9:44 on April 12, 2024, John said…

Thank you very much

At 17:41 on November 22, 2023, Bill West said…

Thank you, sir.  I am actually trying to get some information on that particular knife.  My late father-in-law owned it for at least 25 years and likely longer.  I had someone tell me they thought it was a Solingen, but it is stamped with what appears to be REICO at base of blade. I thought it might be the REI Company, which sells camping/hiking supplies and so on. I reached out to them and they advised they could not find anything in their records, but also thought it to be a Solingen knife.  Any guesses?

At 7:39 on July 19, 2023, Calen said…

Thank you, glad to be here

At 8:54 on February 26, 2023, Joe Vadala said…
  • Thank you !! More photos to come !!
At 10:19 on November 26, 2022, Âchillepattada said…

Hello ,

Thank you for your message. I'm a bit long to answer because I 've to learn how the forum works. Yes I've a komboloi in my pocket since my 20 years old (first trip in Greece 30 years ago ). I have only have traditional komboloi because I can play slow or faster. I'm not good with begleri. Have a great week end .

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.

 
 
 

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