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FREE SHIPPING at Blade HQ 2/15 through 2/19 (Presidents' Day Weekend 2024)

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Here it is, another FREE SHIPPING sale, this time again at Blade HQ!  Haven't placed my order yet, but it looks like the discount is automatic (no code required).  Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2024.Might have…Continue

Blade HQ Free Shipping through 1/28/24

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Well well well, this weekend we have FREE SHIPPING at Blade HQ -- worth checking out because it has a great selection of current production knives.  I've had good customer service with them, &…Continue

Knife Center Free Shipping Jan. 12-14, 2024!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Jan 14. 1 Reply

Here it is, Knife Center's first Free Shipping weekend of 2024!    As usual, use code FREESHIP, & this doesn't apply to oversized & heavy items (eg, no machetes or axes). …Continue

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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I just wanted to wish everyone here who celebrates a very Merry Christmas.  This is still a great place with a great group of people.  Really glad I found this space, and found y'all, all those years…Continue

 

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"Welcome to the friendliest knife forum on the internet, Charles!  "
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FREE SHIPPING at Blade HQ 2/15 through 2/19 (Presidents' Day Weekend 2024)

Here it is, another FREE SHIPPING sale, this time again at Blade HQ!  Haven't placed my order yet, but it looks like the discount is automatic (no code required).  Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2024.Might have to pick up another pink Dessert Warrior knife...  :)https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Presidents-Day-Sale--116See More
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Manville D. Smith X's group spyderco lovers
"Jack, that Smock is a good looking knife.  It's a Spyderco, so by definition, it's pricey for what it is.  :)  I've actually been pleasantly surprised by the Byrd knife line -- but of course, they're nowhere near…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Kevin D's discussion New Kiridashi in the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
"Whatever the raw materials were, you clearly worked it brilliantly! On another note, iKC just might need a kiridashi group..."
Feb 11

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Sue OldsWidow's discussion Valentines Day at IKC.............
"These are awesome!"
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"Welcome to the nicest group of knife collectors on the internet!  Join some groups, browse the photos, & feel free to ask questions -- or answer them, too, if you feel so inclined.  Good to have you, Reg!"
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Boker Dessert Warrior Clip Point

"LoL! Nice retort.... I liked it and can't disagree with any of it.  Donuts....that's what I was missing on the other one. I knew it wasn't Barbie - just couldn't place it.  Yepper - I like them all.....well done you"
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Boker Dessert Warrior Clip Point

"Definitely gone Barbie!  Donuts, too!  Thanks for asking! No doubt this would be hard to lose -- in the desert, in the forest, or at hunting camp!  :) I've actually been building my Dessert Warrior collection for a while now, in…"
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Boker Dessert Warrior Clip Point

"Oh nooooooo...did DLKG just go Barbie on us?    Ever been to the desert? This will be hard to lose if dropped, that's for sure! Nicely done sir - "
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Blade HQ Free Shipping through 1/28/24

Well well well, this weekend we have FREE SHIPPING at Blade HQ -- worth checking out because it has a great selection of current production knives.  I've had good customer service with them, & I've been a BHQ customer for well over a decade.  I'm not getting any sort of compensation for this post, just trying to let people here know where to get a deal on knives this weekend.  Check it out!…See More
Jan 26

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"Glad you're happy, JJ!  The world needs more happiness. I've been considering picking up a Squid for a while, especially when I saw the ones with Micarta scales, & the ones with Jade G-10.  Then they came out with their…"
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SOG Seal XR dirt time

"Oh, it definitely has that, Lars!  I haven't pushed its limits, but it...  instills confidence.  :)"
Jan 17
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SOG Seal XR dirt time

"Oooooh....I like this one! It's got that "Don't dick with me" look and attitude...."
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Kevin D replied to dead_left_knife_guy's discussion Knife Center Free Shipping Jan. 12-14, 2024!
"Thanks for keeping us updated DLKG"
Jan 14

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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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father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
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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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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 17:41 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.

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

 
 
 

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