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Cold Steel & MidwayUSA Sales

Started May 27 0 Replies

And since I brought up one sale, I thought I should mention a couple more.Cold Steel is having a sale of 25% off & free shipping on their website, using code USA25.  You can find Cold Steel…Continue

FREE SHIPPING at BLADE HQ through Memorial Day, 5/29!

Started May 27 0 Replies

And here it is, a free shipping weekend @ Blade HQ!  And unlike some other sites [*cough* knifecenter *cough*], oversized & heavy items are included in the free shipping!  (I can't say…Continue

Free Shipping at Knife Center this Weekend!

Started May 13 0 Replies

Hello All,I've had a busy weekend so far (Mother's Day & all) -- but as stated in the title, Knifecenter.com is having a free shipping weekend -- excluding large & heavy items, as usual. …Continue

Free Shipping at Knife Center this weekend!

Started Feb 24 0 Replies

After waiting so long on the Blade HQ free shipping, I thought it best to just get on this one a bit more quickly.  So...As happens from time to time, KnifeCenter.com is having another free shipping…Continue


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"Nice find!  I regret missing the Leatherman Crater -- I came so close to buying it several times.  Supersteel?  No.  Ultralight?  No.  Good, all around user for EDC?  Definitely!"
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"Welcome, Gary!  Love to see some of those Randalls!  Glad you stopped by!"
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Free Shipping at Knife Center this Weekend!

Hello All,I've had a busy weekend so far (Mother's Day & all) -- but as stated in the title, Knifecenter.com is having a free shipping weekend -- excluding large & heavy items, as usual.  (Unfortunately, hatchets often count as "heavy," while machetes count as "large," so that excludes a couple items I've had my eye on recently.)Anyway, here's the link:  https://www.knifecenter.com/And as usual, enter the…See More
May 13

dead_left_knife_guy commented on Michael D Sabol's group Boker Fans
"Oh, & one more, this one in pink:   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/427490189607204608/ Oh oh oh!  And here's a slipjoint in red synthetic, looks very much like what I can see of your knife, for sale  on…"
May 12

dead_left_knife_guy commented on Michael D Sabol's group Boker Fans
"To Bob Amato: Doing a quick search of "Boker Plus trapper O190" (capital letter "O", and numbers "190") led to this double-lock trapper:  https://www.bokerusa.com/double-lock-trapper-01bo206  .  And this…"
May 11

dead_left_knife_guy replied to Kevin D's discussion I got caught - Knockoff Spyderco Knife
"Kevin, I'm sorry that happened!  Upside is that at least the knife was good enough (for a while) to find its way into your EDC rotation.  I have at least one knife that was supposedly made by TOPS that I am certain now was not --…"
May 11
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Artisan Cutlery Archaeo

"Oh yeah.  Nice.  That is a LOT of photos! I am afraid I know all too well about getting busy!  Right now, at this moment I have 7 projects vying for my attention.  Each wanting/needing to get done.  Only one is of an edged…"
May 6

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Buck 117 Brahma (2023)

"I like 'em both!"
May 5

dead_left_knife_guy commented on dead_left_knife_guy's photo

Artisan Cutlery Archaeo

"Right on, Kevin!  I took something like 150 photos that day, with every knife in multiple positions.  My original idea was to just drop a bunch of photos, day after day, but I just got too busy!  Editing all those photos had to have…"
May 5
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Artisan Cutlery Archaeo

"You have been busy lately! Nice!Is this one the same knife as the one from 3 or 4 pics previous? Very cool additions."
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Dennis Hibar's discussion But I don't want to be a pirate!
"AHH!  (No, not, "ARRR!") I'm sorry you've got to go through all this, but really glad you've got access to care, man.  That's huge.  I wish you the speediest & most solid recovery!  (You know, so…"
Apr 22

dead_left_knife_guy commented on Joe Vadala's photo


"I've always been curious about the LMF...  I like the all-black version, too!"
Mar 11

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My EDC’s

"Nice set of Bucks!"
Mar 11

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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
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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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…


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…


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,…


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 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

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.


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