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I finally put my Barlows in a Box. I don't really like the box for these knives, I think I will swap out those smaller Coca-Cola knives and find something else for the Barlows, but it's better than throwing them in a cardboard box.
On the left side are various makers including Case, Boker, Maherr & Grosh and others.
On the right are my antique Russells. All are 1800s. I have a few more that I need to dig up that are 1920-30 Russells.
I also have a few…Continue
Today I have two very old Sheffield pocket knives for you.
The gentleman I bought them for thought for a long time that the larger knife was an old British Navy knife. Now he thinks it may be a pruner.
Could be. If you remember my post about how confusing these and even Hawkbills can be when the beak has been worn a bit.
To me it does look like a Navy knife, made to get wet and cut rope.…Continue
This weekend, my wife and I decided to take a drive...a long drive. This is something that we've enjoyed doing for decades. We've done it so much that we have to drive further and further away from where we live just to see something "new". So...I had to do a fair bit of research to find a possible destination. We live in Eastern, Washington. The economy in this part of the country...aside from the past 30-ish years...WAS driven by farming, logging and mining. Over the past century, we've…Continue
Memorial Day is a US Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It was called Decoration Day, after the American Civil War, to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Southern womens organizations and southern schoolchildren decorated Confederate graves during the Civil War, but each region had its date mostly in May.
For those iKC members who do not live in the US, this day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It is a day of…Continue
Added by Steve Hanner on May 25, 2012 at 14:38 — 2 Comments
So I log into iKnifeCollector.com the other night only to come across a conversation between Hog and Tuna about a GEC knife up for bid on ebay. They were wondering if the knife was really a GEC knife or not. I did a quick internet search and came up with info showing it was a real GEC knife and shared the info with the guys. But, they still declined to make a bid which was ending in a few minutes. So I…Continue
Don't think I showed these before....especially not the Primble barlow.
The electricians above is from the 1920s. I spoke to the VP of the company in New Jersey. He said his grandfather had them made for their employees as…Continue
My dad always said beware the man with one gun, he knows it inside and out. I wonder if its the same with knife people?
Well, my girl is upset with me. Again.
She says I love my pocketknives more than I love her. So I told her that's not true and I told her she has a sweet body....just like that antique coke bottle form knife that I bought 3 weeks ago.
She seemed a bit more peturbed, so I tried to get the subject off of knives since that seems to be her problem area!
So I told her I love her nearly as much as my favorite old 1911 handgun.
How come I have to sleep on the couch if…Continue
I find my choices in knives change weekly. One week I'm all about you get what you pay for,the next week I make a new buy and say I could have got 4 of these for what I paid for that.
The knife world is changing and its tough to keep up. I guess that's what keeps us moving on.
If this happens to you let me know so I know I'm not out of focus.
An interesting collection of blades I received today.
The Ka-Bar fish knife is near mint. Almost pristine. The sweet yellow handles have no chips or damage. Both blades look new as a baby's butt...never sharpened, no scratches, shiny as can be. The Ka-Bar over Stainless tang stamp is from 1951-60, so nearly 60 years old.…Continue
This is a Tommy Lee Byrd photo at the Paradise Show & Go.
A diesel truck that pulls the front wheels and runs deep in the 6s? Way cool for me....
The Wounded Warrior project is a wonderful way to say thank you to not only our Warriors but their families. In the past I have even donated air miles, they use these to fly loved ones in to see and help heal our soldiers. This is something that my friend Greg does many times a year, always with a goal of 1000.00 a year in donations. It is a great way to get a much sought…Continue
Well being in California I missed te big Dayton Tennessee Strawberry Festival Cruise-In but from the photos you can see they had a rockin good time!!
This weekend (May 19 & 20) we have our Annual Galt Strawberry Festivalright up the road from Sacramento. They have a big Cruise-In and Car &…Continue
Don't miss this opportunity to meet and hear noted conservative political commentator, author, columnist and knife user, S.E. Cupp. Her frequent appearances on Fox News and GBTV or her columns that are originally published in the New York Daily News are noted for insightful, no B.S. views about topical issues of the day.
Cupp's talk is titled, "Leave My Knives Alone! A New York Girl's Reflections on Life, Liberty and the Lunacy of Anti-knife…Continue
2 months ago, I bought 3 knives from Puma directly ([url]www.pumaknives.de[/url]). As a very reputable knife maker, hailing from the very Knife Capital of Europe, Solingen, Germany, I presume the quality of knives should be top-top-notch workmanship!
The service was hassle free, I recieved my knives in Singapore promptly, through a forwarder.
When I opened the box, I was at first very pleased with the items.
On closer examination, I find…
For those who may be interested, I was looking for "Navy" knives a few months back and ran into a great company & web site out of Kennebunkport, Maine carrying all types of Nautical Antiquities.
They carry tons of navy and boat related "stuff" including weaponry from knives to cannon and everything in between!
Today I received their paper catalog,…Continue
Here is another "Navy" knife, this time it is actually a USCG knife but is the same as those great old Navy knives. Now I have a few USN, one USMC, one that someone suggested might be a US Army knife and this one...my very first Coast Guard knife. Thank you to all of you Coast Guarders for your service!!
So this is the second post in the Napanoch Tool Kit Series. Just too much for one post.
The knife holds the blade securely while also having the area to add the tools (one at a time) at the opposite end from the blade.
It works best to have the blade closed when you do this !!!
So you start with the knife tang that has the NAPANOCH over KNIFE…Continue