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Knife Collectors are Weird

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Dec 20, 2019. 1 Reply

This post is not mean to be offensive to any of us, as I am one of you.  Rather, this post was inspired by another recent post here -- and all the others like them.  And it's really meant to be a…Continue

Hollow grinds: simple corner-cutting, or superior all-around grind?

Started Jun 9, 2019 0 Replies

Okay, all, I'll admit that this is something that has been gnawing at me for a while, and I'm curious as to what others' opinions are when it comes to hollow-ground blades.Hollow-ground blades are…Continue

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

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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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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…


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...

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At 15:56 on December 31, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

At 19:40 on September 2, 2019, steven joseph boudreaux said…

Thank you.

At 20:49 on July 9, 2019, David R Ressler, CSP said…

Thanks, but no knife. Just a cruise!

At 17:43 on July 1, 2019, Dave White said…

Thanks friend!

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DLKG, thanks for joining the Arsenal group.

At 6:38 on May 29, 2019, James said…

Thanks. Still not to hot to fish and shoot here in Austin.

At 4:17 on May 12, 2019, Eric Holford said…

Thanks for the welcome

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.


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