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 My knife measures 3-1/4" long it has 2 blades one pen like and another some longer but about the same style. Both blades are tang stamped with the tested 1920-1940 stamp the longer blade has 6265 with XX stamped over it. The handles are a redish greenish bone.(excuse the scientific color description) The shield shows a closed c.On page 120 of Sargents 7th edition, he shows a 6165 large frame hunter with a 1914-1919 Bradford production date. Now if that's true then the mystery is, WHEN WAS…


Added by Steve McIntosh on July 31, 2014 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

The Viper has struck.

I saw the production schedule on GEC's website yesterday. I had told myself ,sternly , that I would resist for a while.

Then I got to thinking that I haven't got a knife in 440c and that ,oh well you know the story by now.

So I now have a GEC #47 Viper on order with antique amber scales.

Looks like the Viper has bitten me again.


Added by John Bamford on July 25, 2014 at 11:30 — 15 Comments

A Pakistan suppliers point of view...didn't see that coming did you?

I was recently contacted by a supplier of Pakistan knives and steel.  Now, Now...give this discussion a chance.

This supplier has been on iKC for a number of years.  When he first contacted me it was with the hope that I would listen and have an open minded discussion with him.  Because he is a member and has been very respectful not to overstep here at iKC with selling openly.  I chose to listen.  This was how the discussion started

The issue is that I want to…


Added by Jan Carter on July 19, 2014 at 16:19 — 52 Comments

Create the time to visit PA Aug 7-9 , YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

What if you could spend a weekend in a town known for knife making, tour two US Knife factories and celebrate the likes of French Kate, Ben Hogan and the US oil Boom?  All the while spending the night in a caboose?

It brings back memories for me.  This is the first year in some time that we will not be there.  I encourage anyone close enough to make this trip...Do IT!

Titusville is a beautiful town, right down the road from Tidioute.  This year the one weekend can be action…


Added by Jan Carter on July 13, 2014 at 18:06 — 7 Comments

A Preliminary Thought on The Trapper Pattern

By preliminary, I mean I hope readers will be kind and,if I say things that are wrong they will help me to get it right.  Anyway, here it is:

 The “Trapper” pattern pocket knife emerged in the 1920’s and quickly overtook the Barlow as the leading American pocket knife form.  Although no pattern for pocket knives or for just about anything else emerges “whole cloth” or totally new, the Trapper seems to me to come about as close to that as possible.  It is not difficult to see the…


Added by Laurence Ruggiero on July 13, 2014 at 15:30 — 4 Comments

New knives and show date

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Here is an album of the available and new knives.  We will be in Dothan AL this weekend!  Come on out and see us!!

Added by Larry and Tina Pridgen on July 4, 2014 at 5:14 — No Comments

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