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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

Camillus Museum Treasure

I have two other knives on the way, but this came in first so I'll share it first. This comes from a Facebook Camillus Collectors group member who lives in New York, and knows one of the former managers of Camillus, who now has a knife shop near the Camillus Museum. These Remington Bullet Knives were found in a box just prior to the auction, and his friend managed to grab the box among other things, including the already to install parts for these knives, (but without the engraving). He is…


Added by Syd Carr on January 15, 2021 at 1:43 — 1 Comment

First Knife of 2021

I know that national chaos stops many things, but it doesn't stop a knifeaholic, at least not this one! In the mail box today, a Camillus Medium Stockman, (3.25" closed), with a box, (possibly generic), and appearing to be unused and NIB. Not a Buck, but I am bidding on a 310 Whittler at this moment, which I hope to win in a few days. Neither the box, the knife or seller's description mention or show a model number. However, every standard of expected quality of a NIB knife are there.…


Added by Syd Carr on January 7, 2021 at 16:10 — No Comments

C. F. Wolfertz Allentown Pa and Wilbert Cutlery Co Lockback Hunters

These two knives are similar and are likely made in the same factory. They are possibly made by Empire. Timeframe may be 1910. The size of the knife pulls differ slightly.

Paul S

Added by Paul S on January 3, 2021 at 18:38 — 1 Comment

Last Blast For 2020.

Well, at least one thing went right in 2020, USPS just delivered this 1989 Buck #301 Stockman in Jigged Buck Bone. When I see one of these, especially in a model I don't have in BB, I bend backwards to see if I can snag it. Fortunately the seller was someone I purchased from before on the bay, and he had added a "Make An Offer" link to the listing, so I went for it. It was marked $45 BIN, which really isn't that bad, so I offered $35, he came back with $42, and I ended up getting it for $40…


Added by Syd Carr on December 19, 2020 at 16:14 — 3 Comments

I Santafied Myself!

Case XX 6137 Pocket Worn Antique Bone Sodbuster Jr, the jig is Peachseed. Also got a Case XX 6318 Rough Black Medium Stockman with Rough Black scales, (ie; Gum Fuddy, indestructible). Though the Coping blade rubs on the Sheepsfoot blade leaving a scratch, I don't want to do a back & forth return during the holiday season, plus I am just going to use it anyway. I have a Case Seahorse Whittler with the same issue. What's up with Case 3-blade knives? Anyway, just wanted the Jr because it…


Added by Syd Carr on December 10, 2020 at 0:25 — 2 Comments

Don't tell the Governor that I went junkin'!

I had to go to town today to drop off an Amazon return, and by golly found an open thrift store, (this is the first day of our new shutdown, so most businesses are closed). Apparently California considers thrift stores to be "essential" businesses, so I got to stop and walk through, masked and socially distanced of course. First find was an old Coleman Camp Stove I got for $10, you know, the old ones you have to fill with White Gas and pump up. Since Pacific Gas & Electric has threatened…


Added by Syd Carr on December 8, 2020 at 0:30 — 2 Comments

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