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Anybody know a good sheathmaker that doesn't charge an arm and a leg?
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?
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…Continue
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?Continue
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.…Continue
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…
#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. …Continue
#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…
#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…
#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…Continue
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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…
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue