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It's back: Free Shipping at KnifeCenter.com this weekend!

Started Feb 5 0 Replies

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

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

 

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Tim left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"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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"Welcome, Rosemarie!  I don't really know anything about Robeson, but it's a great looking carving set!  Regardless, glad to have you here, join some groups, post some photos, etc. Great to have you here!"
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"Welcome, Tim!  Take a look around -- I've started suggesting to check out the groups, but you've been doing that, which is great.  And it gives us here a sense of what kinds of knives you're into -- which we all…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Doug Ritter's discussion Knife Rights: Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Protecting Knives Introduced
"What's the strategy here?  Knowing Minnesota, there are much better approaches to take if you want to expand legal knife carry in this historically blue state.  This won't make it past the House, and every one of those…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"That looks like a fun little piece to carry.  I'm not a collector of more traditional patterns, for the most part anyway, but I'd say it's actually pretty common for repaired / rehandled knives to be sold as if in the original…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to J.T. [HELLZZARMY]'s discussion What Types and or How Many Ka-Bar Knives Do You Have??? in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to J.T. [HELLZZARMY]'s discussion What Types and or How Many Ka-Bar Knives Do You Have??? in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to J.T. [HELLZZARMY]'s discussion What Types and or How Many Ka-Bar Knives Do You Have??? in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"Woah!  That last post is hard to follow!  I might be one of the only people with a Kabar collection that does not include any Mark 2's (though I am planning to pick up one of the Space Force models soon).  Actually the only old…"
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It's back: Free Shipping at KnifeCenter.com this weekend!

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 pass it along.  (They tend to have really good prices on their knives, but the shipping usually discourages me from making purchases more frequently -- guess I've gotta suck it up & make a knife purchase this weekend...).See More
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"Joshua, welcome!  And thanks for joining the Kukri group -- it's always great to get more kukri collectors here at iKC (I can't say that I'm an expert, but I definitely like them.  Looking around the groups here tends to be…"
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The Kukri (Khukuri) Group

The khukuri, often shortened to "kukri" here in the U.S., is both a utility knife & a weapon.  The khukuri likely was derived from the Greek sword known as the kopis.  Usually shorter than a typical sword, but longer than a typical knife, the khukuri is often easily recognized by the canted blade.  Classically, the khukuri is thick, as much as 10 mm or more, with a leaf shape that flares out where the blade bends, the tip aligned below the user's hand.  This knife originated more for…See More
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Patrick left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"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…"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Ken Mundhenk's group Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk
"Not sure how many people here have heard of YouTuber Advanced Knife Bro, but he's one of the most hilarious & intelligent knife reviewers on that platform.  Whether you agree or not, it's still worth checking out this video of his…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Patrick
"Welcome, Patrick!  Seeing you list GEC & Spyderco as favorites -- have you ever seen Advanced Knife Bro on YouTube?  He's got a dry sense of humor that's really pretty hilarious at times -- anyway, he recently became a GEC…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Bill Stauffer
"Bill, welcome!  After about two decades, you must have acquired some interesting knives -- hope you'll show some here from time to time.  Look around, find some good content (I suggest joining some groups), & good to have you here!"
Jan 31

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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
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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
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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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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 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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