May 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Leather help needed

I found a Imperial fixed blade tucked away in an old tackle box that I haven't used in several years. I found the knife while fishing and just stuck it in the box. This was before I contracted the knife collecting fever, of which there is no cure only treatment. The sheath is dirty and needs a good cleaning. What do you suggest for cleaning the sheath and what do you use for periodic treatment of leather. All my fixed blades are less than 2 years old and I'm thinking they should probably…


Added by Chuck Parham on May 31, 2013 at 15:05 — 20 Comments

Setting up a Blade Show

Well first you take what appears to be a large room and set out 400 booths and 700 tables

Then you tell everyone to decorate theirs as they see fit

I will get a shot of some of the more elaborate ones tomorrow.  Can not…


Added by Jan Carter on May 30, 2013 at 18:13 — 7 Comments

After 49 years our dads hunting knives returned.

Our dad died in 1974, he worked the oil rigs, big iron for 23 years. He was a hunter, which he did all his life, taught his kids to hunt, prepare and cook what he killed. Three weeks ago I got a facebook message from an aunt stating that she had "Your dads hunting knives" She stated that aunt Betty had them since 1964 and when aunt Betty passed in 1994 aunt Ella got them. She said, "They should go to you boys" she would mail them to me. They came in the mail, Sweden HILLBERG ESKILSTUNA,…


Added by albert kilkenny on May 26, 2013 at 13:47 — 7 Comments

In Memoriam
Knife Purse

Knife purses .. who has a favorite ?

.. or better put ..

??? who simply has one ???…


Added by D ale on May 26, 2013 at 13:03 — 13 Comments

Mail Call...New arrivals.

Since I have contracted EDC-OCD, I have bought a knife weekly. This blog should help me keep track of the incoming items starting 5/21/2013.

5/21/2013  -  Today it is a Uncle Henry / Schrade+ / U.S.A. 144

This is a beauty, lightly used and well cared for. Polished the brass up a little.…


Added by Brad T. on May 21, 2013 at 16:00 — 58 Comments

What is it about stag?

What is it about a good peace of stag that makes a guy just want to growl. The blacks, the browns or the red. The creamy whites and the yellows.

A guy at work brought a stag knife into work the other day. He had just got it in the mail. It had a deep groove down one side and thought it was a defect. I told him I thought it was about the prettiest piece of stag that I had ever seen. With a grin I told him if he really didn't like it I would be glad to give his money back. By the time…


Added by Lee Smith on May 19, 2013 at 16:52 — 9 Comments

Handy Twine Knife

History of Handy Twine Knife James R. Caldwell, a U.S. railway postal clerk, invented the Handy Twine Knife in the late 1800's. In those days, the mail was moved by trains. Railway postal clerks were responsible for collecting and sorting the mail for delivery. While in transit, the clerks would use twine to bundle the mail for the next stop. The clerks carried pocket knives…


Added by Lee Smith on May 17, 2013 at 20:58 — 2 Comments

Remington or W. R. Case 62-5 World War II "Pig Sticker"

Trapper Jon's Knives recently acquired an old Remington or W. R. Case made, model 62-5 "Pig Sticker" knife from World War II, complete with original sheath.  The knife has jigged bone scales and is sterile and unmarked except for a marking we have been unable to research.  Neatly stamped on the ricasso of the knife is the name The Marion Line.  Can anyone tell us anything about this unusual stamping?  How about an approximate value with such a stamping?

Jon has the knife displayed for…


Added by Dave Taylor on May 17, 2013 at 15:25 — 3 Comments

You can tell it's gonna be a good day...

...when you open your mailbox to find two of those familiar shaped boxes that usually contain -


Yippee Skipee!!!…


Added by Ron Cooper on May 15, 2013 at 15:00 — 17 Comments

Switchblade Collection

I put together some of my switchblades for a local knife show a few months back.  And the red Craftsman is my newest knife. Nice!…


Added by Lee Saunders on May 13, 2013 at 13:13 — 9 Comments

When did they make the best knives?

I have a thing for knives that where made in the 70's. I'm not sure why I just know I like them. I like knives made in other era's But it seems like they had a lots of knives that where really unique. That's when I saw my first Buck 110. There where the red bones that case made then that where something special.

Not that there making bad knives now. I find knives all the time that I feel like I cant live with out. They have better steels now than they have ever had. There are a huge…


Added by Lee Smith on May 13, 2013 at 0:47 — 6 Comments


I bought this knife a year or so ago at a flea market for 20.00. I threw into my case and took it to work. I had a guy come up and asked what I would take for it. I popped off and said a hundred bucks. Well he bought it. Shoot I made a eighty dollar profit so I was happy. He cleaned it all up and brought it back to work to ask me what I thought about it.

Man it shined. That green bone just popped out. I told him if it had looked that good at the time I sold it to him he would have…


Added by Lee Smith on May 12, 2013 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

News on http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch


News on http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch :

A new "'shop" (clic on "Boutique") has just been launched in bilingual English / French for our English, American, Australian and other friends, all major SAKs collectors and especially Swiss soldiers knives.

Many soldiers knives with very attractive prices have been added, so enjoy !


Jean Claude

Added by Jean Claude on May 9, 2013 at 4:14 — 4 Comments

In Memoriam
Neck Knives

Knife users find all kinds of ways to carry their knives. Belt sheaths, loose in the pocket, knives with clips to hold the knife in or outside of the pocket, shoulder rigs, well the list goes on and on. Our forefathers, of yesteryear, wore neck knives. The knife sheath was held in place by a lanyard or some sort of necklace. I recently saw a survival expert on TV wareing one for his Bushcraft knife. The knife was a fixed blade, about 8" overall lenth. I have carried a knife in alot of…


Added by Robert Burris on May 4, 2013 at 12:56 — 12 Comments

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