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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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dead_left_knife_guy commented on J.J. Smith III's blog post Knife show on a budget
"What a great haul!  AND you didn't go broke!  I don't think I'd have been able to resist that Sasquatch tool either.  Not to mention all those skeleton knives, which I've also been drawn to as of late.  And…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Do you have the luck of the Irish?
"Congratulations, Jack!  That's a nice coupla knives, may they serve you well!  And congratulations, everyone, for making Jan happy -- she's a tough customer.  :P"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Do you have the luck of the Irish?
"BLARNEY! Ah, but when it comes to knife blarney, you don't need to hear how beautiful your knives are, or how incredible and comprehensive your knife collection is.  You don't need to hear how extensive your contacts are in the knife…"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Nick Arsenault's group Cold Steel Club
"Golden Eye Unfortunately two of the pocket clip screws were not finished properly & had sharp burrs -- opened up my finger when drawing the knife from my pocket.  Easily remedied with a diamond plate sharpener, but didn't even occur…"
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"I'm a bigger Benchmade fan today than ever before.  Here's my new 580-2 Barrage!"
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"Gorgeous knife..."
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"Nice collection of photos!"
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"I think it was Schrade that made a version of this knife -- but not nearly this nice."
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"I didn't realize the S30V Leek had those scallop-style serrations..."
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jay's discussion some new Arrivals
"Oo, knives in self-defense situations = blood everywhere.  You might get cut too -- then their blood might get into your wounds...  If you survive the fight, you might come out of it with HIV or hepatitis, making your life a world of…"
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"Wow...  Occasionally I find myself drawn to start collecting LeThiers knives, & I've gotta say that now is one of those times..."
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"Okay, so, top to bottom: Rajah II Counter Point XL Vaquero XL Voyager Clip Point XL Espada Medium And -- I know the name of this one -- Talon!   Ha, thanks for the opportunity to exercise my trivia muscles!"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Determining what your knife is worth
"Andy, thanks for the eBay tip, I'd not seen the "sold for" tab, but I'll be using it in the future! JJ, I've done that too.  But it can help build relationships with vendors & can just be good support for them, so I…"
Feb 10

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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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 7:48 on January 26, 2019, Larry said…

I started out sewing by hand, and later bought a heavy duty machine.  I've actually been giving serious thought to selling my sewing machine and pursuing other hobbies.

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

Thanks for the welcome!

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Thanks !

I am from Switzerland ! :-)

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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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