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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

It's National Knife Day!

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Sep 1, 2018. 7 Replies

Coincidentally, the latest issue of Knives Illustrated arrived in the mail today.  Here's the new issue with today's EDC, the Spyderco Sage with carbon fiber scales. This particular knife was…Continue

So I got an email from Creek Stewart...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy B. Buchanan Aug 4, 2018. 2 Replies

Hopefully some of you have heard of Creek Stewart.  For those that haven't, Creek Stewart is a survival instructor, TV survival personality, & total outdoor & survivalist gearhead, probably…Continue

 

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New work bench with old top

"Old and new, I love having new work space -- congrat's on yours, Jeremy!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Laura's discussion Becker BK7 handle in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"WOW that looks good... Did you have to purchase longer bolts to add to the liners, or did you countersink the bolts?  Or was it a kit?   Curious because I don't have a BK7, at least not yet.  And seeing this handle mod makes…"
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Battle Horse Knives tragic structure fire last night

"Eep.  Well, at least they have insurance.  This will definitely be a business disruption, but likely not a major one.  I hope they're up & running at full speed real soon, for everyone's sake.  Good luck to 'em…"
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"No doubt!  Congrat's on the even newer acquisition, Troy!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion A Farewell to 2018
"Woah -- I didn't know about Derrick Bohn!  And that happened in May?!?  I have no idea how I missed that one.  I really liked watching his videos & getting his weekly emails -- though I had wondered why the emails slowed down…"
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Happy New Year to All

"Happy New Year to you, Sanjay!  I found myself interested in kukris too, so I created the iKC page: https://iknifecollector.com/group/the-kukri-khukuri-group Happy 2019, Sanjay -- & everyone here at iKC!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to William Cutting's discussion Do you carry more than one knife for EDC? in the group EDC Club
"I love that this thread has been revisited!  Frankly I'm not sure if I've commented here or not, but if I did, I'm certain I'm carrying some different knives than I would've been back then.  And yes, that's…"
Dec 27, 2018
Glenn Bright left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"Thanks for the welcome!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Our 2018 Christmas contest starts NOW!
"Jan, I provided my contact information to Kifer Cutlery Classics -- & told them you sent us! Thanks for the contest!   Here are my newest acquisitions -- Christmas presents from my wife & Santa!  The Kershaw Camp 10 (from my…"
Dec 26, 2018

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Christmas Thoughts
"Merry Christmas, all, & a Happy New Year!  Let me just mention too that I'm glad to be part of this community."
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Merry Christmas to me!

"That makes sense...  Regardless, when you get it out, have fun with it -- & take pictures, & tell us all about it!  That knife looks like a shelter-builder (hint, hint)! But I also wanted to compliment you on the photo above -- the…"
Dec 26, 2018

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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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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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Clean, measured knife-making!

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 12:53 4 Comments

This video from Gough Custom Knives just floored me -- his shop is so clean, & his work so measured...  This was 12 minutes of video worth watching, especially for those of us who have aspirations to make beautiful knives ourselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUxFFON5Lo

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At 18:33 on December 27, 2018, Glenn Bright said…

Thanks for the welcome!

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At 15:17 on July 12, 2018, Tom Morris said…

I am sorry I didn't see this until today. July 12,2018.  To say I am late for thinking for a Happy Birthday is an understatement. Thank You.  I came on here today to see if I could sell my Automatic knives.  Ebay kicked my ad off.

At 12:54 on June 16, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

Depending on the knife that you want to wrap, I like the way this one looks...

https://youtu.be/09QAr3dNBOQ

Check it out.

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HA!  Thank you, everyone!

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At 18:31 on January 1, 2018, Jan Carter said…

Thank you for being a featured member!

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