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Added by Andrew Khabenskii on November 27, 2018 at 23:32 — No Comments

1950's Cold War Strategic Air Command (SAC) Long Range Bomber Crew Survival Knife!

Over half a century ago the United States Air Force was America's primary nuclear deterrent. This was accomplished by its long range bomber aircraft operated by the Strategic Air Command, the B-36, the B-47 and later on the B-52. ICBMs came along even later. To maintain razor sharp proficiency in the nuclear mission long range training missions were an daily occurrence and took airmen over every corner of the world. The Air Force became interested in refining its survival kits and…


Added by Steve Dirgo on November 13, 2018 at 15:22 — 1 Comment

I'm back.....kinda

Well, I've not been that active in collecting knives the past year, but having had two major surgeries and concentrating on trying to pay off the knives I had purchased previous to a year ago has kept me otherwise occupied; until today. Having been pretty much confined to home most of the year got the best of me today, I was feeling good, and was done with the major event I put on in Big Sur annually so I decided I needed to get out of the house and me being me I chose to go on a thrift…


Added by Syd Carr on October 25, 2018 at 0:36 — 20 Comments

Western Fillet Knife

Have been doing some research on a Western Fillet knife; but I’m not finding any answers. Time to ask the pros. The subject knife is a Western (duh) fillet knife, with a 6” blade, and 11” overall. It is stamped W766, with an “F” code. What I’ve learned, or think I’ve learned is that it’s a Model W766, that was made in 1982. But what I also encounter is that by far, most of these model 766 fillet knives are marked S-W 766. Does anyone here know what, or why the difference with a knife…


Added by Michael Rosek on October 13, 2018 at 15:28 — 4 Comments

How and Why Custom Knives Appreciate in Value - Part 2

Next came the “Drawing!” No, not a picture, but those events that are now common place at every major knife show in the United States. My first experience with this was in the 80’s watching Michael Walker have a drawing for his knives (usually a single knife.) Anyone who has any experience with sales will tell you “money talks.” It is no different with the custom knife market. What was starting to happen is certain individuals would start to buy every knife on a…


Added by Les Robertson on August 20, 2018 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

How and Why Custom Knves Appreciate in Value - 1

This 5 part blog is based on 33 years watching the custom knife market and all the cycles therein.  I hope you find it informative.  

If you ask most custom knife buyers they will tell you, “I buy what they like,” with all other considerations being secondary; including the knife’s ability to appreciate in value. That being said, what is it that makes a knife appreciate in value?  Innovators and innovations will always find their way to the top.

If you look at the majority of…


Added by Les Robertson on August 19, 2018 at 11:47 — No Comments

Anyone into fighting rooster knives

Any one got fighting rooster knives 

Added by Jason on August 12, 2018 at 21:12 — 1 Comment

KA-BAR information sought

An uncle gave my Dad this KA-BAR in 1945.  Dad carried it every day until about 2000, and gave it to me in 2003 or 2004.  I would like to learn anything about it.  (I don't want to sell or trade it as it was my Dad's, and some day I will pass it on.)

(The grids in the photos are 1/4 inch.)

Many thanks.…


Added by Phil Harber on July 19, 2018 at 20:12 — 1 Comment

Exciting flea market find

My son, a tenderfoot scout, and I happened to come across this jem this past weekend. The photos dont do it justice. I have to share. We’re researching it and learning A lot about the Press Button Knife Company. The mother of pearl handle is perfect. Scratches through the invincible are the only minor flaw. …


Added by Dan Murphy on July 9, 2018 at 17:30 — 7 Comments

Case Mid Folding Hunter Assisted Opening Pocket Knife

Case has taken a big step....a step outside of their comfort zone. They have been partnering with other knife makers such as Winkler Knives. Case and Daniel Winkler have produced two fixed blade knives of the likes Case has never produced. They are some of the best in the world.


Now comes Case's contribution. Case to my knowledge, correct me Jan if I am wrong, has never produced an assisted opening knife. I call them opening assist. They did produce some auto pocket knives…


Added by Clint Thompson on July 3, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Knife Festival.

I am President of the Circle City Knife Collectors in Indianapolis Indiana. We meet the last Wednesday of each month.

We meet at U.A.W Local 933 2320 South Tibbs Avenue Indianapolis, In. We meet in the Shelter House at the rear of the Parking Lot. I am there by 5:30 PM We get set-up and get started by 6 Pm. We are usually done by 9 PM.

Anyone who would like to come and buy, sell, trade  or just look are welcome.   There is no charge. We have 8 ft. tables to use. Some of our…


Added by Joseph B Duke on May 17, 2018 at 20:42 — No Comments

Spring 2018 Update

    Finally recovering  a bit from cervical spinal fusion surgery, talk about steel, I now have a titanium plate/screws in my neck and am now getting ready for yet another surgery sometime in May, (rotator cuff repair), that one may require hardware too; sigh....

    Despite those distractions I have managed to obtain a knife or two that I will mention here. Just received this very nice Camillus-made Crossman 932A 3 3/4" closed wood-handled folder, (Ash handle I think?). I don't…


Added by Syd Carr on April 25, 2018 at 17:30 — 6 Comments

Case Copper Locks

Well, hubby said it was time to do some general maintenance on a case or two of those sharp here is the after.....…


Added by Sue OldsWidow on April 14, 2018 at 9:43 — No Comments

Gerber LMF (old style)

Hello all,

New here but one of the reasons I joined up was to ask a few questions about some knives I've had laying around in my gun safe. I have an "old " style Gerber LMF that's in "good-very good"  condition. Looking for a fair price to sell it for. Let me think what yal think.




Added by Ed Orozco on March 27, 2018 at 11:39 — 4 Comments

Knife Shark

hey guys

just wanted to say thanks to all 8 subscribers of my channel ellis, Jay, wavster 64, the knife beater (The guy who got me started!) thanks for being there I'll be mentioning you guys on my channel with each new video! and to all my Friends at i knife collector, its good to know we all share the same passion! if you ever want to see some kershaw brand new old stock…


Added by Knife Shark on March 10, 2018 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Pocket Knife

A family member gave this pocket knife to me.  Have tried to research. Found little.  Hoping someone can help with any…


Added by John Sharp on March 8, 2018 at 15:26 — 2 Comments

Favorite GEC

For folders - over 3.25" blade, and just about any YOPS knife! I'm totally new at this, so I don't have one. Take care, be safe, "GOD Bless", sincerely Randy.

Added by Randy Clendenin on February 13, 2018 at 16:40 — No Comments

Unknown knife

29D0FF4D-C0C6-44B6-B9EC-BAEF384FC5CA.jpeg Hello all I have had this knife for over 20 years and still have no idea what it is anybody helping out  

Added by Jamie on January 14, 2018 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Re-handle of knives with celluloid or plastic

Just thought I would ask for suggestions on handle materials.

We are planning on rescue of a few old knives with Celluloid, and plastics that are

starting to show signs of deterioration....

I want to put something on them....That is not what they came with so it would be

well known by anyone who would…


Added by Sue OldsWidow on December 3, 2017 at 18:47 — 5 Comments

1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper

Having recently endured a cervical vertebrectomy, (removal of discs and bone, replaced with bone grafts & SS plates leaving my spinal cord exposed until the grafts grow in), I wondered if the surgeon had cut out the part of me that addictively purchases collectible pocket knives? I got my answer today with the arrival of a 1990 Buck #314 Buckbone Trapper. My neck seems to be healing up well, but the urge to practice retail therapy remains. I already have a #312 Buckbone Mini Trapper from…


Added by Syd Carr on November 16, 2017 at 15:04 — 6 Comments

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