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I like case knives. I carry a red stag half whittler for the little jobs and a Molasses Bone Tony Bose back pocket for the bigger jobs. Love both of the knives but I want a matched set. the back pocket does not come in red stag and the whittler does not come in Molasses Bone. I thought about sending my back pocket of to get it rescaled but I cant find any one that can match…Continue
I've been collecting knives for quite a while now but I'm very new to selling knives. It's a whole new world for me but a lot of fun trying to buy knives just to resale.
A while back I bought a nice green bone stockman for a fair price. I put in my roll and took it to work and sold it for a fair price. I was happy and the guy I sold it to was happy. At least I was happy till I saw it after it was cleaned up. The knife was mint. Not a scratch or blemish any where on the knife any…Continue
First off, Iv'e been a minister for many years.Saying that, this is my spin on the ten commandments in regards to knife collectors. It is meant to be read in a lighthearted manner.....so here we go.
1. Don't love your new Boker knife more than God.
2. Don't carve any graven images to God with that 'ole whittler.
3. Don't cuss with God's name when you slice your finger open with that vintage Queen folder.
4. You can buy G.E.C. knives on the Sabbath, but go to…Continue
Most customers are surprised to find out that there is a new 4% credit card surcharge when they pay with a credit card; online and in stores. Merchants are now legally allowed to charge customers up to an extra 4% for using their credit cards.
“Starting on Sunday, retailers will be allowed to tack a surcharge of up to 4% extra onto your tab if you want to pay…Continue
Donnie never gives a knife without getting a coin in return, we all know the old saying about it cutting a friendship and that is just something we are not willing to risk
I was reading about it on the web the other day and here are some I knew about and some old wives tales that I never heard
If you cut hot cornbread with a knife, you'll cut your luck
It is bad luck to stir anything with a knife. "To stir with a knife, is to stir…Continue
I also posted this in the A.G. Russell group. But I though a couple of more people might get a kick out of this.
This past summer I went on a trip to Arkansas to visit with A.G. Russell and be able to be there for the Knife Event that he organises with his people.
When there I (offcourse) also visited his store. It's the biggest knife aimed store I've ever seen and I thought it might be nice if some more people got to see it. So I took some…Continue
I've been spending quite a bit of time on here and I noticed a lot of people have a direction to there collection.
My collection is all shapes and sizes. So I got to thinking what kind of knife to I want to collect. Just one brand or one style or maybe just one color or type of handle.
But first I need to sell off all the knives that I don't want. So I took a long hard look at my collection. For one reason or another I like all my knives. Once there in the case there mine. Not…Continue
I like this knife. Bare end is always good for me!
I don't know how I feel about a tradition like the Birds eye pins in a sodbuster being over looked though. I am such a traditionalist and I have a weakness for the birdeyes so what do you think?…Continue
Lets say your favorite manufacture has decided not not make knives any longer. They tell you in January 2013 that they will only work through the materials they have on hand and when that is done they are going out of business. This should take 8-10 months at the current rate of sale.
They are not announcing it but don't ask you to keep quiet about it either. If you tell your buddies, the rate of sale will escalate and they will be out of business sooner. This means you may not…Continue
Thanks Everyone for helping me find Greg.
Here is his reponse:
Many consider "U.S. Military Knives - Bayonets and Machetes - By M.H. Cole" To be the holy grail of military knife books. It is, at least one of if not THE, best military knife books ever written. I am glad to say I still have mine. I have see them going for $180.00!
If you have one, you know how excellent it is. If you don't have one, is it worth the high prices now asked? If you love military knives, I say yes!
I can't believe the incredible quantity of…Continue
In the early 1900's there really was a magic circle.
Less than 100 miles of two states held all the names we know and love and then some. Competition was strong and only a handful would survive the test of time.
While some of them were "jobbers" and not manufactures they were having their products produced within the circle.
In the 1920's the following companies existed in that 100 mile range
Union Cutlery, Olean, NY Cattaraugus…Continue
Shot Show is one of the most featured outdoor hunting and shooting sector-related trade shows in the United states. The Shot Show 2013 is held at the Sands Expo Convention Center and is attended by more than 60000 visiting participants at each of its editions. Several topical seminar sessions are scheduled during the event, dealing with law enforcement, retailing and other related issues. The NSSF Shot Show gets its global feel from its participants, who hail from…Continue
With all of the gun control news being spun out of control by the media, I see the writing on the wall for our knives and tools being next.
I live in Texas and we may not have as strict of laws concerning knives as some other states but we still have many. These laws can be vague for some and down right stupid too!
Case in point. In Texas, you can carry a concealed handgun (without a CHL) in your car or truck. At the same time, the law says you can't carry a knife that has more…Continue
BERNARD LEVINE is the leading full-time writer on knives and cutlery in the world today.Continue
Since 1971 he has researched the history and identification of knives, as well as the art and
technology of knifemaking.
Besides the four widely acclaimed editions of his Levine's Guide to Knives and
Their Values (1985, 1989, 1993, 1997), his knife books include: …
So what are the sum of the parts for a knife?
Basically they all take the same materials. So whats makes one worth more than another to you?
I will tell you my answer…