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Another FREE SHIPPING Weekend at KnifeCenter!

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Yes, thanks to my compulsive knife shopping, again I have news of a Free Shipping sale, this time (again) at KnifeCenter.com.  Okay, in all fairness to me, I usually hear about these sales when the…Continue

Grindworx --> FREE SHIPPING, no minimum!

Started on Friday 0 Replies

Hey y'all!  Sorry I've been away, but with the kids going back to school & the start of soccer season, and everyone adjusting to a new schedule, I just haven't been able to get here...  I hope…Continue

National Knife Day is 8/24!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Ray Aug 25. 13 Replies

Hey, Everyone!National Knife Day is coming up on August 24th -- that's ten days from today!  Okay, so this is totally a retail-created "holiday", but there's nothing holy about it -- unless you…Continue

SMKW's "Shark Week" Sale = Free Shipping on Orders of $30!

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Jul 27. 2 Replies

As the title says, Smoky Mountain Knife Works is having a "Shark Week" sale, & offering free shipping on orders of $30 or more (ammo & flammables excluded).  Okay, it's not the same thing as…Continue

 

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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Nick Arsenault's group Cold Steel Club
"John Smithers, That looks to be a Talwar XL -- nice choice for a first Cold Steel!  People just tend not to appreciate the immense size of these knives until they finally hold one.  Pretty cool.  Enjoy it!"
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dead_left_knife_guy posted a discussion

Another FREE SHIPPING Weekend at KnifeCenter!

Yes, thanks to my compulsive knife shopping, again I have news of a Free Shipping sale, this time (again) at KnifeCenter.com.  Okay, in all fairness to me, I usually hear about these sales when the knife retailer emails me.  Wait, that's not really any better, is it?Anyway, you can get free shipping at Knife Center on most items (excludes big things like axes, machetes, & swords) through Sunday, 9/25 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Here's the link:  …See More
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dead_left_knife_guy posted a discussion

Grindworx --> FREE SHIPPING, no minimum!

Hey y'all!  Sorry I've been away, but with the kids going back to school & the start of soccer season, and everyone adjusting to a new schedule, I just haven't been able to get here...  I hope the Kershaw chat went well!Anyway, I received an email that Grindworx is foregoing shipping charges through Friday, 9/23.  Here's their website:  https://www.grindworx.com/For those who aren't familiar with Grindworx, they're a…See More
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Sergi C. Heideman's discussion Unknown knife style information
"Sergi, I don't know.  Without a brand on the blade, finding the name of the knife seems hopeless -- not that it was likely to have anything other than something suggestive (like "Dragon Slayer Knife") or descriptive (like…"
Aug 29

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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Wally Guittard's blog post and I keep on going and going...... lol
"Wally, my heart goes out to you.  As the father of a child with a rare, dangerous, & potentially fatal bleeding disorder, I can't say I feel your pain, but I empathize with you in a rare way.  I'm so sorry. I hope you have…"
Aug 29
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Knife Day Purchase, Teaser #2

"LoL! Thanks Jan. You know - if we tried this type of contest with prospective photos for next years calendar...all you would have to say is "guess whose and you get a free calendar!" It will take me months going through everyone's…"
Aug 26
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Knife Day Purchase, Teaser #2

"Bragging rights on this one are REAL! Great work"
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"LoL! That was a whole lot of fun! I nominate you as the Annual/Monthly host of this Contest! And I must say, a great marketing strategy for B-HQ. It had me looking all through the store. Seriously dude...you might have a winning business case here…"
Aug 25
Lars Ray replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion National Knife Day is 8/24!
"Well Dead Left - it appears that a good time was had by all who chose to make the day special. I know I had fun. And I have to agree with your assessment of Denis - he is like the Santa of Nat'l Knife Day! And I gotta tell ya...I rocked it with…"
Aug 25

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Kevin D's discussion USN MK2 in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Kevin, you said you had a lot to work with here, but don't undersell it -- you really did a great job on this knife.  Given the specific age, I wouldn't use myself, but it looks fully functional, & I wouldn't blame anyone who…"
Aug 24

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion National Knife Day is 8/24!
"Kevin, that's a great way to do it -- Knife Week, all week!  And Happy National Knife Day to you! Now I'm going to go over to the restoration group & check out that MK2. Enjoy the knives!"
Aug 24

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion National Knife Day is 8/24!
"Jan, you definitely get to buy both on the day & before.  And after -- I mean, there's knives you had on your gift list that you didn't buy/receive/otherwise obtain, so, standard holiday rules apply!!!  :) This especially…"
Aug 24

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion National Knife Day is 8/24!
"Dennis, you're like the Santa of National Knife Day -- that sounds better than buying something! Glad it was a great day!"
Aug 24

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion National Knife Day is 8/24!
"Lars, I'm all for that paisley shirt, man!  And cargo slacks -- because pockets...  Joy to the world, & all that! That bayonet sounds incredibly interesting (not dissing the Polish Army Assault Knife, not at all!).  I hope to…"
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Knife Day Purchase, Teaser #2

"Lars, you know how to hunt down a knife!!! You got it, it's the SOG Seal XR with the exclusive Blade HQ OD green handles! Thanks for participating in this little...  contest?  Sorry I can't offer anything but bragging…"
Aug 24

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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?
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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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 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.

At 23:15 on October 24, 2021, Greg Bond said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 17:05 on October 18, 2021, Lars Ray said…

Hey man - Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin! Życzę zdrowia!! Wishing you good health and a great day on your special day! It's all about you brother :-D

At 11:38 on October 17, 2021, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday DLKG! Enjoy something sweet and something sharp!

At 5:58 on October 3, 2021, Philip Andrew said…

Thank you dead_left_knife_guy. I haven't worked in the Sheffield cutlery industry since 1984 but I still have a passion for Sheffield's industrial heritage.  Cutlery plays a massive part in that.

At 23:47 on September 12, 2021, Lars Ray said…

In case you don't follow up on the Ash dagger thread (I was a bit wordy), here is the updated Ash Knife web site:

Ash Gears Canada - Premium Handmade Knives: https://ashgears.com/home

Enjoy!

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.

 
 
 

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