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Foo OK this cracked me up more than it should 


OK this cracked me up more than it should 


Added by Andy King on December 31, 2021 at 11:10 — 2 Comments

FREE SHIPPING @ Knife Center this weekend, SMKW 12 Days of Christmas, & More!

Here it is again, everybody!  Free shipping this weekend at Knifecenter.com using promo code SANTA at checkout (excludes big stuff) -- sale goes through 12/12/21.  https://www.knifecenter.com/listing/free-shipping-this-weekend 

SMKW is still doing their 12 Days of Christmas -- I believe they're going into Day 11 as I write this on December 11.  That means daily specials,…


Added by dead_left_knife_guy on December 11, 2021 at 0:55 — 3 Comments

SMKW's 12 Days of Christmas Sale is ON!

For those who may be interested (& I'm guessing that may be quite a lot of us), Smoky Mountain Knife Works is doing their annual 12 Days of Christmas sale -- & if you're reading this on Saturday, December 4, it's Day 4 of the sale.

They have some knives & other items on decent sale, along with a daily, advent-calendar-style special.  But for me, the really big thing is the free Fed Ex shipping with $39 purchase.  I'd be happier with no-minimum shipping, but let's face it,…


Added by dead_left_knife_guy on December 4, 2021 at 11:18 — No Comments

Another FREE SHIPPING weekend @ Knifecenter.com

Hello again, y'all!  Just making a quick post here to let everyone know there's FREE SHIPPING over at Knifecenter.com this weekend!  I'm in no way affiliated with Knife Center, I just really prefer to save the almost $10 shipping charge whenever possible -- & I figure y'all would appreciate that as well.

Here's the link:  …


Added by dead_left_knife_guy on November 6, 2021 at 0:12 — No Comments

Happy Halloween to All!

Just posting a quick blog to say Happy Halloween, everybody! 

Wishing you more treats than tricks this year,



Added by dead_left_knife_guy on October 31, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

Sheaths, Scabbards, Frogs, and Throgs

I was wandering around some of the older discussions recently and I came across one that grabbed my interest. Eight years ago, iKC member Robert Burris started a discussion called “Knife Carry?” and asked the question “What is the difference between a "Sheath"...." Scabbard"... or "Frog?"…


Added by Lars Ray on October 24, 2021 at 11:47 — 1 Comment

Gone But Back With Bucks Of Course!

Been away for awhile, just got busy musically lately so have been a bit distracted with that after a 10 year absence, but of course collecting knives is still a passion, nothing has changed there. I have even lost track of all the knives I have gotten since my last post, but here are the knives I most recently got, there were a few others but I will post them when I get the chance. I have had a "thing" lately with Buck 310 Whittlers, (love 'em because they are rare and cool), and though they…


Added by Syd Carr on October 13, 2021 at 15:44 — 1 Comment

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. …


Added by dead_left_knife_guy on September 10, 2021 at 23:48 — No Comments

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--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…


Added by dead_left_knife_guy on September 3, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments

Revisiting of an old topic....

Since we are seeing some knife shows resurfacing....It is always good to remember this.....

Knife Show Etiquette

Knife shows are a lot of fun.

They are best however, when visitors follow a few basic rules of courtesy.

These are:

Do not handle knives without permission.

Do not touch the blade or the edge of any knife offered or

displayed as a collector's item.

Do not wipe off the blade of a…


Added by Sue OldsWidow on August 14, 2021 at 12:12 — No Comments

Just a quickie!

Found this Camillus-made Buck #333 Toothpick SFO on the bay in a very poorly listed and photographed listing, watched it and ended up getting it for about half of what I paid for the other one I already had. Oh well, the more the better I guess.

Added by Syd Carr on April 30, 2021 at 18:30 — 5 Comments

Need help in dating my western blade that I am using as my profile photo. Can send additional if need be. 

Need help in dating my western blade that I am using as my profile photo. Can send additional if need be. 


Added by ERIC MCANALLEN on April 23, 2021 at 13:38 — 3 Comments

I'm out of control!

Here we go again, the first photo shows just what arrived today, but there are more coming, (egads!!). Two Buck #112 Slim Selects, (in different colors so I can color coordinate. Doesn't everybody do that?), a new Buck offering, a #891 Spear Point fixed blade with 5160 Spring Steel blade coated with ceramic Cerakote for durability and rust prevention, and comes with hand stitched tactical sheath. I don't usually buy fixed blades, but I have been more and more interested in them lately. I…


Added by Syd Carr on April 10, 2021 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

It's Sawcut Delrin Day!!

Just got my second vaccine shot so gave myself permission to go on a binge. These arrived today: US made Schrade Old Timer #50T with very nice sawcut Delrin handles and original sheath, (3 3/4" closed), the sawcut handles are what attracted me, have never seen it on a lockblade. Also received a really nice Colonial lockblade, (do not know the model number), also with sawcut Delrin, SS blade, (4" closed), with original sheath. Bought this one because it is the first Colonial lockblade I have…


Added by Syd Carr on March 26, 2021 at 14:54 — No Comments

Couple of last known Bucks and a Barlow

I just got two Bucks that are now discontinued, but I got them as the very last in stock at Copper and Clad. I had emailed Buck and asked if they were going to make either the #101 Folding Hunter Fixed Blade, or the #111 Folding Hunter again, (because I missed both when they did have them), and they said they had no plans to do so. I found that Copper and Clad had the #101 fixed blade, with one only left in stock, and they also had their exclusive #111 Folding Hunter with Sloped Bolsters,…


Added by Syd Carr on March 16, 2021 at 0:34 — 1 Comment

Since the last time, maybe!

Here are my latest finds, a Camillus Marlin Spike without bolsters but with serrated blade, an SAK "Officers" model found at a local thrift store, and a Buck #813 Workman from 1993, (my daughter's birth year), with a double Maglite sheath and a small Maglite, (unfortunately not working, but a new digital one is on the way). The Marlin Spike is outwardly identical to a Buck #315 Yachtsman knife and is barely used if used at all, except this one has a serrated blade, which the Buck does not…


Added by Syd Carr on February 12, 2021 at 16:30 — No Comments

Chicago Cutlery Folding Hunters

           I bought these because I thought they were Chicago Cutlery. I know Schrade made made some but there's no marks at all on them They're very well made. If they're "Seconds" I can't see anything wrong with them. What do you think? I haven't compared them to my other Chicago Cutlery folding hunters yet.…


Added by Thorvan Patten JR. on February 12, 2021 at 8:29 — No Comments

Local hardware store sale!

The local hardware store had their annual sale this weekend, I didn't go to buy a knife, because usually I can get better prices online, but today was different. I found a Bear & Son #753 fixed blade which was priced at $27.99, (7-1/8" total length with 3-1/8" blade), but the sales guy said they have had that particular knife in the showcase for years and it's price hadn't been updated. So, with 20% off I ended up getting it for $22.39. Not bad for a USA knife of any kind. Now I'm not a…


Added by Syd Carr on January 31, 2021 at 17:56 — No Comments

2014 Knives Celebrating Michael

If I didn't mention it before my daughter was born in 1993, and my grandson Michael was born in 2014. Therefore I collect knives made in those years, it's kinda like popcorn, once you start you can't stop. It's the main reason I collect knives in the first place, to pass them down like my dad did for me.

The newest 2014 arrivals are pictured below, a 2014 Buck #501, and a 2014 Case #10254 Large Trapper in smooth Black Canvas Laminate, which I like very much by the way. I already have…


Added by Syd Carr on January 16, 2021 at 17:35 — No Comments

Case xx 337-6"Q restoration

I found this knife in a free box on the side of the road a couple of weeks ago, and didn't realize what it was until I looked it up online. I just thought it would be a cool knife for in my tool box. 

I have decided to try and restore it as best as I can. Here are some pics of it before any work, and after scrubbing rust off of the blade this morning.

I have a lot more work to do, but it's a begining....…


Added by Sean morgen on January 16, 2021 at 13:13 — 3 Comments

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