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Hollow grinds: simple corner-cutting, or superior all-around grind?

Started Jun 9 0 Replies

Okay, all, I'll admit that this is something that has been gnawing at me for a while, and I'm curious as to what others' opinions are when it comes to hollow-ground blades.Hollow-ground blades are…Continue

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


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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Trent Rock's discussion My Favorite Knife Company, Knife, (and Hatchet!!) in the group The "My Favorite Knife" Group
"That True Temper Tomahawk could be the inspiration for the Council Tool Flying Fox that I just picked up -- at about 30x the price...!"
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
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
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.
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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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…


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.  


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 19:40 on September 2, 2019, steven joseph boudreaux said…

Thank you.

At 20:49 on July 9, 2019, David R Ressler, CSP said…

Thanks, but no knife. Just a cruise!

At 17:43 on July 1, 2019, Dave White said…

Thanks friend!

At 21:50 on June 30, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

At 21:50 on June 9, 2019,
Charles Sample

DLKG, thanks for joining the Arsenal group.

At 6:38 on May 29, 2019, James said…

Thanks. Still not to hot to fish and shoot here in Austin.

At 4:17 on May 12, 2019, Eric Holford said…

Thanks for the welcome

At 14:49 on April 2, 2019,
Chris Mounce

 That knife is actually for a good friend of mine. He wanted something unique and one of a kind but not to flashy. He loved it and wants a Bk-9 done next so I think he might be getting the Ka-bar bug too! Gotta love it! Really glad that I found you guy's...most people get bored with all my knife talk. Lol

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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