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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

Tags: Magazine, Knife, Blade, Tactical, Illustrated

 

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Brian Schmidek left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"Thanks for the welcome Dead Left. Well you know it happened to be a Buck canoe, gift from my daughter, that really got me into liking the canoe pattern. It's currently my EDC and although it is made in China I thinks its very well made. I have…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Brian Schmidek
"Welcome, Brian!  Like you, I'm also a fan of canoe knives (though I'm not much of a classic pattern collector overall).  Oddly, I'm specifically into collecting Buck canoe knives (I say "oddly" because very few…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for BK
"Welcome, BK!  I hope you'll share some photos of your collection -- especially those balis!"
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Cold Steel Rajah III, Kershaw Link

"Nice! I have the same Rajah! "
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Cold Steel Rajah III, Kershaw Link

"That Rajah III has been my go to garden knife for a lot of years!  Just got done giving it a workout tearing down the garden and flower beds for the winter!  Not the best steel (got mine back in 2011 with AUS 8), but sharpens up very…"
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Daniels Family Knife Brands

The Daniels family have been involved in knives for five generations, from trading, selling, manufacturing, and now distribution.This new chapter has begun for Ryan and Courtney Daniels.  "Daniels Family Knife Brands" is offering the exiting new Excelsior Knife Company line of knives directly crafted by the knife makers that also design them. They also are continuing the very popular Tuna Valley Cutlery Co. knife brand, marketed towards the contemporary collector.Thanks to everyone for all…See More
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Cold Steel Colossus

"Thanks, J.J.!  This is a big knife, for sure.  I was not prepared for how light it is (relative to its size) -- there are no liners!  If you want a BIG knife you can fold up & sort of stuff into your pocket, this is a great knife…"
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Cold Steel Colossus

"I need a wow button, like Facebook."
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Karrick scott left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"Thanks for the warm welcome! Now I have figure out how to navigate the website. "
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Dave Jones
"Welcome, Dave!  There's a lot of different knife collectors here, I'm glad you joined.  And as a fellow Dave, I just can't pass up the chance to post this video, from Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall ("These are…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for DOUGLAS NEWSOM
"Welcome, Douglas!  I think you'll appreciate the group here."
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"Welcome, Karrick!  I think you'll find a good crowd here, with a lot in common!"
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Just for fun a rr spike chopper Don Carter

"That looks like a fun little project!  I like that you made it with a sheepsfoot blade.  And you could definitely crack a walnut or two with that handle! Back to school is what's happening at our house -- along with dad posting some…"
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Boker Magnum Backpacker

"Jan, I've been getting ready for the October contest ALL YEAR!  Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but, I'm not NOT getting ready for the October contest... :)"
Sep 9

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
interwebs
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
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
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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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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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.  

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/minutes-track-down-fugitive-michael-hand-living-in-united-states/story-fns0kb1g-1227600904866

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 19:56 on September 19, 2020, Brian Schmidek said…

Thanks for the welcome Dead Left. Well you know it happened to be a Buck canoe, gift from my daughter, that really got me into liking the canoe pattern. It's currently my EDC and although it is made in China I thinks its very well made. I have branched out and bought a couple of Case canoe knives which are superb quality but expensive, especially in Canada. So I'm slowly building my collection. Boker, Bulldog, Hen and Rooster and even Schrade have put out some nice canoes as well.

At 22:11 on September 11, 2020, Karrick scott said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! Now I have figure out how to navigate the website. 

At 18:40 on February 29, 2020, Megan phillips said…

Thanks dead_left_knife_guy  i learned at a early age how to make a knife sharp quick but never really could get the results i want from a weltstone that i cld from other devices. I use a ceramic rod 

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!

At 21:50 on June 30, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

At 21:50 on June 9, 2019,
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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.

 
 
 

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