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'72-'86 Buck #307 Wrangler in Yellow Sawcut Delrin

Here is something you don't see that often, a '72-'86 Buck #307 Wrangler in Yellow Sawcut Delrin made by Camillus for Buck. I've seen this handle color in post '86 Buck-made knives, but this is the first one of this color and vintage that I've seen for sale, so I couldn't resist, (I have seen other models of this era in Yellow Delrin but this was the first yellow #307 I've seen). I have Yellow Delrin knives of models #301, (post "86), #303, (also post '86), #332, #331 Barlows & #322…


Added by Syd Carr on January 17, 2020 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

IKC auction Remington R1063 Jack Knife

I've been offline awhile, sorry about that, but naturally one of the first things I do when back is to bid on a pocket knife. Won the bidding on this old Remington Jack here on IKC, it has great jigged bone handles and it is in decent condition considering how sharpened-down the blades are,(though still very usable). The seller Bryan took better photos than I did, so I'll post those here instead of mine. It is a very solid knife, even after being well-used and oft-sharpened. I would rate the…


Added by Syd Carr on December 16, 2019 at 22:23 — 4 Comments

re Calendar Posted

Hi Jan,

I checked our PO Box again today and there was nothing.

Your follow up  about the calendar got me thinking. I got caught last year with a Cafe press knife calendar. 

I ordered one  ( not from you guys but from elsewhere) in October of 2018 and it never turned up. I bought it via Paypal and ended up with a refund but it was disappointing.

Hopefully, a different outcome for this year.

All the best to you all for the holiday season.


Added by Grahame Collins on December 12, 2019 at 22:45 — 1 Comment


I truly appreciate all who welcomed me to your outstanding group.  I am grateful for your acceptance of my application for membership and will strive to live up to the high standards of the family.

Warm regards,  Alan Riffle

Added by Alan E Riffle on November 5, 2019 at 13:41 — No Comments

1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.

Recently purchased a 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knife, Based on the Blackie Collins designed model 6030 Survival knife with beautiful embellishments and limited in number. These Blackie Collins knives are my favorite. When I saw this Collector Series knife, I had to bite the bullet to buy it.

1974 Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Collector Series Bowie #498

Based on the success of the S&W model 6010 Bowie knife, S&W offered the Collector Series of…


Added by Steve Dirgo on September 3, 2019 at 11:49 — 12 Comments

Putting handles on a Katsura Damascus kitchen knife set

I needed some decent kitchen knives as cooking is my favorite pass time. So I purchased a set of chef knives from Amazon and got to it.

Katsura AUS10 damascus blanks; 8" chef, 6.5" chinese cleaver, 7" Santoku and a 7" Nakiri. They all came without the Logo, matching Mosaic pins and gift boxes. Cost about $291/set.

As they'll been in my Girlfriends kitchen, I let her select the handle material. She liked the Purpleheart wood and Red liners. It's easy to work as far as I…


Added by Brad T. on August 30, 2019 at 12:30 — 7 Comments

Very old handle material

Some of the Mammoth or Mastodon scales on some friction folders I made all about 6 inches long. If any of you makers need a good source (not me) get in touch I found a good one.

Added by Kenneth Bruce Hills on August 23, 2019 at 12:58 — No Comments

Stag anyone show me some of what you have.

What I collect not what I make. I have worked in Stag as well as Mammoth Bark {Ivory). Don't be afraid of using this material it works well as long as you work with the grain. Mammoth is defiantly easier to work with than Stag. You need to get the "fresh" stuff that has been stabilized. I you wind up with fossilized bark that is a whole different type of machinery....think Lapidary.

So here is what I collect. Though truth be told I probably could make them. The SB's are really not all…


Added by Kenneth Bruce Hills on August 23, 2019 at 12:54 — 4 Comments

National Knife Day 8/24/2019!

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...?  :)

Added by dead_left_knife_guy on August 22, 2019 at 23:25 — 44 Comments

How about a blog on Heat Treating Recipes? As well as the Rockwell hardness you get for the same.

Here are some of the steels I use. Always looking for new Heat Treat recipes. Been at this a while if you need on let me know. the picture is a sample of what I do. The balance can be seen on FB at Mongrel Knives. Hope I am not violating any rules here still trying to navigate the site. Ken

440 C

154 CM

CPM 154 CM





Very occasionally a non stainless. I do Gun shows to sell my knives and just go tired of…


Added by Kenneth Bruce Hills on August 22, 2019 at 18:27 — 1 Comment

Son just gave me this Case

My oldest son is a security guard and the other day he had to stop someone going through the metal detector when it

went off.  It seems the man had a yellow handled Case 3254 carbon steel trapper.  He informed the man that he couldn't take the knife in with him and did he want to return to his vehicle and put the knife up.  The man told him no you can have it or just throw it in the trash.  So naturally my son brought it home to me.  It had been so long since it had be oiled that the…


Added by Rome D. Rushing on July 23, 2019 at 16:55 — 3 Comments

Thrift store find!

Finally a new, (to me), knife to report, a genuine Camillus TL-29 found at one of my honey hole local thrift stores. Hardwood handle, stamped with the model number and in pretty good condition, (shown as found, uncleaned). Glad to be collecting again, at least for the time being.…


Added by Syd Carr on July 9, 2019 at 19:50 — 14 Comments

John Primble Knife

I have been cleaning a knife that once I was able to open it and get the blade cleaned, I found a tang stamp that says, ‘John Primble, India, Steel Works’. It has metal scales with ‘I KUT’ on one side. I have not been able to find any info on this knife. I would appreciate any info any of you might have. Thanks…


Added by Cece Moulins on June 18, 2019 at 17:34 — 6 Comments

Making the move to Arkansas


  I've been giving this a lot of thought and after spending a couple of weeks there. I figured it was time to make the move. So as of 6-1-19 I will be an Arkansas resident, My Sister and her Husband have lived there for 30+ years.

  She's been asking me to come stay for a week or so and I finally did.

 I moved to a small town called Glenwood, its about 35 miles east of Hot Springs. A 6 hour drive I did not enjoy as it was hot and I got really tired towards the end of…


Added by Wally Guittard on June 14, 2019 at 15:28 — 8 Comments

Fightin Rooster Knife collection

large collection for sale or will part. Please message me if interested I have to many to list. May just have the fightin rooster knfe you have been looking for to add to your collection. Many pearl, Proro types and low number knives in mint condition.

Added by Louie Hohl on March 31, 2019 at 10:24 — No Comments

Knife show on a budget

Kaylin and I, along with my grandson, Nik, and son-in-law, Matt, made the 5 hour drive up to the Dalton show, this past weekend.

While the biggest topic of conversation was Jan's not being able to come, we still had a great time.  As always, I enjoy seeking out other iKC members and sponsors; special shout out to Ken and Roger, of Blue…


Added by J.J. Smith III on March 18, 2019 at 13:00 — 11 Comments

Info on A.J. Jordan Knife

Found a A.J. Jordan - Sheffield England pocket knife at an estate sale for next to nothing and wondered about the maker. Main blade is broken (hence the next to nothing price) will likely try to restore if I can find a replacement blade. 

Added by Ron Stanphill on March 10, 2019 at 23:02 — 4 Comments

Thrift Store Treasure

Just found this Camillus 5" Boy Scouts Of America Folding Hunter, jigged bone handles, single bolster, BSA shield & inscription, and oh, did I mention the oh-so-cool secondary serrated blade? This has separate locks for each blade, something I have never seen before. I've been watching this knife at a local thrift store for months, hoping no one would buy it out from under me, fortunately it was priced so high no one snagged it, so I took a chance and waited for a sale. Well, today they…


Added by Syd Carr on March 1, 2019 at 1:04 — 2 Comments


like the knife and congratulations on the recognition!

Added by Eric Windmann on February 4, 2019 at 21:31 — No Comments

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