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Notes on Building a Knife Collection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bryant Aug 10. 3 Replies

Like many (but certainly not all) new knife collectors, I started my knife collecting focused on fixed blades -- why would anyone bother with folders? I thought -- it's not like anyone's going to…Continue

It's back: Free Shipping at KnifeCenter.com this weekend!

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Jut letting everyone here know that I just got an email from KnifeCenter.com, & they're having another free shipping weekend.  No, I'm not affiliated with this company in any way, just trying to…Continue

Cold Steel has been sold to GSM Outdoors, GSM purchased by Gridiron Capital

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 6, 2020. 2 Replies

In a move that has some of us both stunned & skeptical, manufacturer Cold Steel has been acquired by GSM Outdoors.  This transaction was announced on December 3, 2020.  Cold Steel founder Lynn…Continue

Free Shipping at KnifeCenter.com this weekend!

Started Oct 3, 2020 0 Replies

Hey, y'all!  Every couple months or so, KnifeCenter.com has a weekend where they have free shipping for all in stock (& not oversized) items.  And this weekend is one of them!Check it out…Continue

 

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Lars Ray left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"In case you don't follow up on the Ash dagger thread (I was a bit wordy), here is the updated Ash Knife web site: Ash Gears Canada - Premium Handmade Knives: https://ashgears.com/home Enjoy!"
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Hunting Dagger by Ash Blades

"Lars, I am really digging these Ash Blades -- especially the daggers! So much so that I had to try to track them down -- & it looks like they no longer have a website?!? Bummer if something happened to the company or the person / people running…"
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FREE SHIPPING @ Knife Center this weekend!

Hello again there everybody!  (For some reason these words are going through my head in the voice of Nick Shabazz -- for those of you who don't know him, type his name into YouTube for incredibly informative knife reviews -- with a lot of dry but often intelligent humor.  But I digress.)What I am really posting about today is YET ANOTHER WEEKEND OF FREE SHIPPING, this time from Knifecenter.com. …See More
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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Ron
"Welcome, Ron!  Like Lars, I'm also curious about the types of knives you collect (or aspire to collect -- oo, what would you're grail knife be?).  I'm more into contemporary knives, but there are a lot of people here into…"
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"Welcome, Steve!  Gotta say, family is a great hobby to have (other than knife collecting, of course)!  Take a look around, join some groups, ask some questions about some pieces in your collection or ask someone else about their collection…"
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"Good to have you here, Alan -- & great way to start a collection!  Certainly feel free to explore the site -- I'd recommend starting with the groups.  And of course feel free to ask questions.  I'm not likely to know…"
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"Welcome, Gary!  I couldn't help but notice you mentioned Brainerd -- as a native Minnesotan, I immediately defaulted to Brainerd, MN -- though I'm guessing you're actually talking about the golf course in Chattanooga, TN. …"
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"Welcome, Peter!  You mention tribal knives -- as in, African knives -- or something else?  My wife curated a collection of African art at a nearby museum, where she introduced me to the wonders (& horrors) of African knives... …"
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"Glad you joined the iKC, William -- great taste in knives!  For years, I've been a fan of the Queen Mountain Man & similar single-blade, clip-point, locking trappers.  Check out the groups, read some conversations, ask some…"
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FREE SHIPPING @ BladeHQ for Labor Day has begun!

And here's another BladeHQ sale -- more importantly with FREE SHIPPING (no minimum -- oversized items probably excluded)!  Here's the link:  https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Labor-Day-Sale-2021--3648Oh, & the sale states that it runs through Monday.  Oddly, there's a clock they gratuitously posted for the sale -- fine enough, but it runs down through midnight Sunday (&not Labor Day Monday, which was likely their…See More
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Jan Carter's event 'National Knife Day'
"Happy National Knife Day to all, & to all a new knife! (Here's the one I bought today -- an SMKW-exclusive Victorinox Donuts Tinker; photo credit to SMKW, as I haven't received the knife yet to photograph it myself.)"
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"JJ & family, we're all praying for you, & wishing you all well, as well as possible.  Covid is serious & scary, but we'll be optimistic for JJ & his whole family.  We'll be awaiting JJ's return!"
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Spartan Astor

"Thanks, Jan!  I was surprised how well the green scales worked with the greens of the oak leaves in the background...  The knife just keeps being great -- as does our tree.  Thanks again!  :)"
Aug 24

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Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
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
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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
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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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FREE SHIPPING @ Knife Center this weekend!

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 23:48 0 Comments

Hello again there everybody!  (For some reason these words are going through my head in the voice of Nick Shabazz -- for those of you who don't know him, type his name into YouTube for incredibly informative knife reviews -- with a lot of dry but often intelligent humor.  But I digress.)

What I am really posting about today is YET ANOTHER WEEKEND OF FREE SHIPPING, this time from Knifecenter.com. …

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FREE SHIPPING @ BladeHQ for Labor Day has begun!

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 17:30 0 Comments

And here's another BladeHQ sale -- more importantly with FREE SHIPPING (no minimum -- oversized items probably excluded)!  

Here's the link:  https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Labor-Day-Sale-2021--3648

Oh, & the sale states that it runs through Monday.  Oddly, there's a clock they gratuitously posted for the sale -- fine enough, but it runs down through midnight Sunday (&not Labor Day Monday, which was…

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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…

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At 23:47 on September 12, 2021, Lars Ray said…

In case you don't follow up on the Ash dagger thread (I was a bit wordy), here is the updated Ash Knife web site:

Ash Gears Canada - Premium Handmade Knives: https://ashgears.com/home

Enjoy!

At 10:56 on February 21, 2021, Tim said…

I have a SP8 in my camper and two air force survivors knives. One that has never been used the other I found at work. It is the one I take on most of my outdoor activities. Here's the ones that get used a lot in the yard.

At 10:28 on January 31, 2021, Patrick said…
Thanks for the welcome, it's good to be here. And yes, I have seen that funny vid from the guy complaining how gec 'ruined' him. I know the feeling well. Spyderco collectors love to complain about getting skunked on a sprint run but that is nothing. At least you can buy some kind of PM2 or Shaman when you want. Try liking a knife company and NEVER being able to buy a new knife from a dealer. That is GEC world.
At 18:32 on January 26, 2021, Mark Tyskiewicz said…

Thanks for the welcome, Dead Left!

Looks like a great place to touch down every now and then.

Maybe I can talk you out of some of that equipment you still have! :)

-Mark

At 13:01 on January 17, 2021, Sean morgen said…

Thank you, but this is my first attempt at restoration. I have a couple others I am gonna be working on as well 

(They're just not as cool)

But all I have used so far on that knife is heavy scotch brite and a lower setting on my dremel with a wire wheel. 

I haven't begun anything on the handle yet, I'm trying to decide what I want to do to save the stacked leather if possible

Thanks for the welcoming, it's cool to be here

At 2:42 on January 17, 2021, Christopher Rhodes said…

Thanks for the welcomen it was most welcome

At 21:40 on January 16, 2021, Coleman J Vetter said…

Hey, thanks! yeah, you can get users with micarta a lot cheaper than the Custom Shops I have for sale, i'd call the Swamp Rats the generic Busse! lol. quit selling those

At 21:28 on January 6, 2021, Michael Spencer said…

Thank you Sir!  I am glad to be here and will be posting some of my collection and knives I have for sale soon.

At 0:28 on December 29, 2020, Michael Wilkinson said…

Thank you sir looking forward to reading and learning 

At 0:43 on December 24, 2020, Douglas Nelson said…
Very good then. glad to hook up with you and this club. Thanks for the greeting and also glad to connect with a “Minneapolitan”!
 
 
 

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