June 2013 Blog Posts (17)


Anybody know a good sheathmaker that doesn't charge an arm and a leg?

Added by Jess Cobb on June 30, 2013 at 19:46 — 12 Comments

Owen Wood handmade

As a newby I would appreciate if anybody has contact with Owen Wood. He is originally from South Africa and my dad, Pieter van Niekerk, has invested in a couple of his knives. I did send pics to him asking for info. He never replied, and I would like to know if he is part of this forum? Maybe he has a new address?

Added by Frans van Niekerk on June 25, 2013 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

In Memoriam

I recently had trouble with my PayPal account, on Ebay. It seems, some bad guy, got my password changed and started making purchases and cash with-drawls on my Ebay account.

        I knew something was wrong when I tried to pay for an item that I had won the auction on and the system said "my password was incorrect. I tried several but I got the same answer. I decided I'd Email, Ebay and that's when I discovered that some bad person was buying stuff on my account. I also discovered…


Added by Robert Burris on June 25, 2013 at 10:49 — 11 Comments

Would you have saved it?

I found this Case Tested XX at a garage sale yesterday. It dates 1932-1940. The price marked on it was $2.00 but when I went to pay for it the guy said that a dollar was enough. Would you have saved it?

I have no idea what to do with it but I just couldn't let it go in the trash.…


Added by Lee Smith on June 23, 2013 at 14:08 — 17 Comments

In Memoriam
An Indian Totem pole knife for a little Cajun girl.

This is a knife and handle project, for my late wife. A friend sent me the wonderful carved handle and Mr. Larry Pridgen, a great knife maker [ one of our members] put them together. What a wonderful job by all the people involved. My wife was a big supporter of our American natives, she had made several out fits [dresses] that she wore from time to time. She would have loved this knife.…


Added by Robert Burris on June 22, 2013 at 18:23 — 7 Comments

Alaska Gov. Parnell Signs Knife Rights Act Into Law

After two years of effort, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has signed HB33, Alaska's Knife Rights Act, which enacts sweeping reform of Alaska's knife laws. HB33 legalizes the possession, transfer and carrying of automatic knives (switchblades). It also enacts knife law preemption repealing all local knife laws as well as…


Added by Doug Ritter on June 21, 2013 at 17:28 — 2 Comments

Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 5)

#9 - Chris Martin – PF-1 Tanto Flipper, I currently have this on order, so the pics are from the site, IKBS Bearing System, Aggressive Tanto Blade. …


Added by Stanley May on June 20, 2013 at 14:19 — 7 Comments

Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 4)

#6 – Zero Tolerance 0560 tactical, very rugged, smooth as silk operation, uniquely

machined G10 handle attached to Ti Frame on front side, machined Ti

handle/frame back side, excellent craftsmanship, Elmax steel blade, R. Hinderer…


Added by Stanley May on June 20, 2013 at 14:16 — 15 Comments

Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 3)

#4 – “The Beast” by Three Sisters Forge, Very Heavy Duty Medium Tactical, CPMS-35 NV

cryo-stabilized Blade, Triple Tempered, 0.125” thick Ti Handles.  This is my…


Added by Stanley May on June 20, 2013 at 14:04 — 3 Comments

Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 2)

#3 - HTM AXD 5.5 Expendables Assisted Opening Knife 98874 Darrel Ralph CPM S35VN, 6”Closed Length, 11” Open Length ( this thing is a monster, I like to pick my teeth with…


Added by Stanley May on June 20, 2013 at 13:53 — 1 Comment

Titanium Can Be Beautiful (Part 1)

Please note this blog is written in 5 parts due to file size constraints.  Please access parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 to view the rest of the knives


As most of you know by now, Stanley May is a huge titanium fan.  My background from my work at Honeywell Inc., where I performed countless stress analyses on commercial and military aircraft

wheels and brakes…


Added by Stanley May on June 20, 2013 at 13:30 — 7 Comments

Case/Zippo Visitors Center

I will be driving out to Bradford, PA (5 hours) to visit with some Zippo/Case friends the last weekend of June.  If you will be in town that weekend, let me know.  I wouldn't want to miss a chance of meeting some of you iKC members live.

Added by Howard P Reynolds on June 9, 2013 at 12:08 — 14 Comments

My Bassett collection

I have a small collection of six Bassett Multi Tools.  In the top row the first two are an 80 and a 94.  The third one in the top row has two numbers on the blades, an 89 and a 90.  The first two in the bottom row are a 9 and a 79.  The third one again has two numbers, 89 and 90.


I sort of backed into collecting these.  I got this 94 first.  It was…


Added by Charles Sample on June 9, 2013 at 0:00 — 11 Comments

My Favorite Handles


I introduce the subject of my choices for the best handle materials.  Keep in mind, the following is Stanley May’s ideas, preferences, and personal tastes of good handles.  It is by no means is an absolute.  I worked in the aircraft wheel and brake industry for 34 years in which I was a structural analyst/engineer.  I have explored the positives and negatives of most of the metal and composite materials used in today’s tactical knives.  It is exciting to me that today’s knife…


Added by Stanley May on June 6, 2013 at 19:30 — 13 Comments


Bought this knife as a kid whilst on a trip to the Holy Island of Iona ,off the West Coast of Scotland it has been hidden away for years in my mothers house and I came accross it recently, brought back the thought that maybe this was the start of a facination with cutting tools- I did a little research on it and it was manufactured by a German company who set up in Listowel…


Added by George Clarkson on June 4, 2013 at 13:13 — 11 Comments

Acquisitions from sales

Summer is here and with it flea markets and yard sales. I go to these as often as I can along with esate sales. I have found some interesting and unique finds so I've decided to blog the sales and let everyone in on them. I've learned a lot about going to sales to find knives from reading about methods in "Blades Guide to Knives and their Values"

My latest adventure was a very good opportunity as this was a community yard sale/ flea market. The town has a main drag approximately 2…


Added by Chuck Parham on June 2, 2013 at 12:30 — 18 Comments

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