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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 replied to Gene Langston's discussion New member
"I agree with Jan, it's a really interesting story!  It's awesome you were able to get another White Hunter.  I hope this knife's story is a little less interesting, for your sake.  :)  And welcome to iKC!"
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"Welcome to iKC, Eric!  And thanks for the info. on the YouTube channel -- I'll have to go check that out!  Have a great Saturday, & glad you found iKC! -- dlkg"
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"Welcome to iKC, Mary!  I hope you can find the information you're seeking here -- and maybe find some new interests for yourself or your friend!  There's some new friends to be made here too.  Again, welcome, & have a…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Vincent Arena
"Welcome, Vincent.  I hope you've joined the Buck group here -- the owner of that group is quite good at getting news out about Buck Knives to members of the Buck group.  There's also a Buck Collector's Club (not affiliated…"
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"Welcome, Christian!  Excellent taste in knives, by the way.  Not just the ZT's (the first folding knife I was really into was the 0200) -- I'm a bit of a fan of discontinued knives myself.  I tend to have somewhat odd…"
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Wrangler
"Welcome to the club, Wrangler!  I really like that faerie charm, by the way.  I know really nothing about sword canes, Cold Steel or otherwise.  But I'm a bit of a Cold Steel fan when it comes to their knives -- even building a…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Nick Arsenault's discussion how many cold steels do you have??? in the group Cold Steel Club
"One of my newest Cold Steels...  Golden Eye!  (It was a gift from my wife -- she's quite awesome.)"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Doug Webber's group *BLUE* BONES and ACRYLICS
"Recently acquired Rough Ryder sowbelly trapper with dark blue bone scales:"
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Wally World paracord knife.

"Price was hopefully right.  And at least there's a plastic sheath insert you could potentially remove & use on its own!  And a fire steel too... What I really appreciate here, JJ, is how the focus of your purchase was the paracord…"
Apr 27

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Remora wrap with bead

"Awesome advice on shrinking the wrap with boiling water!  Nice looking wrap on that Remora.  And beads are so much better if they're actually functional, like this one.  Thank you for posting this (inspiration for a weekend…"
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TOPS / Buck CSAR-T 095

This is my most recent acquisition. I became mildly obsessed with this knife recently, found a decent price on a used one on eBay (complete with the tool set) and decided to splurge.It's heavy & the liner lock is oddly tough to disengage -- but…
Apr 26

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jan Carter's discussion Are we paying attention?
"Paying attention -- that's a very mindful question.  Which brings to mind suffering, & the causes of suffering...  Apologies, this is actually a topic I think about many times a day (but I haven't yet acquired the discipline…"
Apr 26

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Hand Forged CASE

"Good score...  I'm guessing it was an estate sale find (or an auction from an estate sale)? I really like that cutting board -- spalted maple?  Whatever it is, I like it!"
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"Good score...  I'm guessing it was an estate sale find (or an auction from an estate sale)?"
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User/Collector
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.
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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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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 4:17 on May 12, 2019, Eric Holford said…

Thanks for the welcome

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

 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!

At 4:05 on August 25, 2018,
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Galpa Mare
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Thanks !

I am from Switzerland ! :-)

At 21:46 on July 17, 2018, John said…
Thanks for the welcome
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.

At 21:20 on April 3, 2018,
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HA!  Thank you, everyone!

At 20:31 on April 1, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

 
 
 

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