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Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Jan 9. 2 Replies

I found this forum and it looks like where one would say hi. I figured out how to add some text and a photo to my profile/home page so been playing with that. A little late to say it but Happy New…Continue

 

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steve perkins replied to Jan Carter's discussion The american cutlery company in the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
"I came across this posting by Jan a couple years ago while researching the knife I have attached pictures of.  I had saved the link and came across it several days ago while exploring old bookmarks on the PC. Now that I am a member I can thank…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to steve perkins's discussion hello
"Not too late at all -- Hello, & Happy New Year to you as well! --dlkg"
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J.J. Smith III replied to steve perkins's discussion hello
" Howdy again,  Steve. It's good that you're taking the time to explore the site.  If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask.  "
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hello

I found this forum and it looks like where one would say hi. I figured out how to add some text and a photo to my profile/home page so been playing with that. A little late to say it but Happy New Year to everyone.See More
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"Nooks, crannies, hidden rooms, we've got it all.  There's a lot to see, so grab a cup of coffee, relax and explore."
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"Thanks, Dead Left said there was a lot of content here and that might be an understatement. I,ve been looking around off and on and keep finding more nooks and crannies. "
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"Welcome to iKC, Steve. It's good to have you here."
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steve perkins left a comment for dead_left_knife_guy
"Thanks, I updated my profile so to be not misleading in my collector status.  I am sure I will learn a lot here in the future. "
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"Welcome, Steve -- glad you found us!  Keep poking around, there's a lot of content here, & definitely a lot of knowledgeable people, so ask any questions you might have.  And given your extensive collecting history, feel free to…"
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steve perkins left a comment for Sue OldsWidow
"Thank you, I've read some of the discussion forums in the last little while and thought I'd give joining a try. Not on the cpu a lot but pop in every once in a while. "
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"Welcome to the world of Sharp people.........."
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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
google
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
56 to 60 years
About Me
retired, like to fiddle around in my shop. clarification on years collecting knives. Having knives might be more accurate. I have a few I've had for years and some more recent. Nothing to serious. Will get some pictures posted eventually as I do have curiosity on the origins on some.
Other Hobbies
working with wood. sharp tools are enjoyable to work with.

humble beginnings

I dug these guys to show kinda where I started with knives. Pad knife on top then carpet, linoleum and the new fangled razor blade. I believe we called it a flipit knife.. My folks had a flooring shop in a small town and in the early 60's when I was in grade school I was dads tool chaser in the summers. As time went on I was able to do more on installs and by mid hi school I could carpet a house start to finish. I referred to linoleum but in reality there wasn't much linoleum any more. It was the soft vinyl and inlays. But by gawd its still a linoleum knife. I didn't do much with the vinyl early on. Everything was carpet. Kitchen, bathroom, everything. It was the fad. I never saw the "flipit" knife till the late 70's. So you can imagine the amount of sharpening with those other two. Just a quick circular action on a small stone for the carpet and pad knives then back at it. On the linoleum you would use a long stone and for lack of a better way to describe it you would scrub the cutting edge back and forth. Then when you had a good edge you pulled the knife straight towards you on some scrap material with light to moderate pressure to be sure it tracked straight. If not you would work a little material off of the trailing edge of the tip, one side or the other, to get it to pull true. I got out of the flooring then went back at it several times. Eventually left it for good but no matter what vocation I would wander into there was always a need for something sharp. There have been those that have said I really shouldn't be allowed to be around sharp objects. Words like accident prone would be mentioned but I always figured if you leak a little then you will always be making some fresh.

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At 12:11 on January 1, 2022, J.J. Smith III said…

Nooks, crannies, hidden rooms, we've got it all.  There's a lot to see, so grab a cup of coffee, relax and explore.

At 11:08 on December 31, 2021, J.J. Smith III said…

Welcome to iKC, Steve.

It's good to have you here.

At 0:44 on December 29, 2021,
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Welcome, Steve -- glad you found us!  Keep poking around, there's a lot of content here, & definitely a lot of knowledgeable people, so ask any questions you might have.  And given your extensive collecting history, feel free to answer questions too!  And of course, contribute photos, add a blog entry, etc. -- it's a good way to fill the time you're not in the shop!

At 18:12 on December 28, 2021, Sue OldsWidow said…

Welcome to the world of Sharp people..........

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