August 2009 Blog Posts (20)

In Memoriam
Blogging to the Knife Community

One of the benefits of iKC is each member has her/his own personal platform for sharing interesting information with the entire community.

We know we must write differently on the web than if we were writing an in-depth article for National Geographic or Forbes, maybe more like a short article for USA… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 31, 2009 at 23:00 — No Comments

In Memoriam
Interesting...very interesting- the habits of our members

Want to see a group of individuals- each with their own preferences and habits? Then read my recent blog post here asking our members what they look at first each time they log back into our community.

It is all over the board. Some folks head straight to the Members page to welcome our newest community members; many have bookmarked their own My Page and check it out first, while… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 31, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

Here is Nessmuk's book "Woodcraft" in a 1.5mb PDF File (Below Photos)

This is the version now on the internet. It was made from the 1964 printing, and it has a ton of errors from the early OCR scanner. Nothing better is available.

A good friend has loaned me an 1894 original book, and I am scanning it now. It will take a while to do all the work, read it word for word (my 500'th reading, anyway) and make sure every word is correct. I'm going to add a great index so you can look up any word you want to find, and you can do a text… Continue

Added by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan" on August 30, 2009 at 23:30 — 4 Comments

In Memoriam
It's killing me, so I gotta ask you

Fellow iKC Members

Answer me this- What page do you log onto when you first come to iKC each time?

PS: If you have yet to take the 2009 iKC Community Survey please do. It'll help us make iKC even better!

Added by Scott King on August 25, 2009 at 21:03 — 13 Comments

Knife Pouches and cases

What are some good knife sleeves and cases.
Im talking about some good single blade options and some multiple blade options for storage.
I have a few blades that i want to store in singles pouches and it can be to just keep in my desk like that or possible belt mountable.
Also where can I buy them?

Added by Mishal A. Ram on August 25, 2009 at 20:11 — 6 Comments

In Memoriam
iKC Groups

If you have been a member here for very long you have probably observed our groups and their activity levels- some of them take off, while others struggle and even some others are vacated. Starting and managing an iKC Group isn't a slam dunk- it takes time and energy, and commitment on the leaders part, as well as active member participation.

There are two factors I've observed (and experienced with my own groups) that have the biggest impact on their success. One is the overall… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 23, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

In Memoriam
iKC Trivia: What's your answer?

I"m really not big into single question blog posts. They go into a Forum- instead of a community-wide blog post, but I decided to bring it before the entire community.

The question for the day is this: What is the average age of our membership?

The winner gets......well, I have to ponder that one. Maybe an iKC Shirt once we get them priced out, designed, printed, etc, etc. :)

Closest to without going over. One… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 19, 2009 at 17:00 — 20 Comments

In Memoriam
Your feedback is needed! New iKC Community Survey

Your feedback is important to our community. Yes, we are a new community, but plan to be 'round for many years to come- to continue to grow and attract new members.

Please take a couple of minutes to click a few buttons and provide us with valuable input. And I've emailed the entire community with a link to this survey.

Click Here to take survey

Thank you for your participation… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 16, 2009 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

new knife

picked up a Kershaw Skyline Thursday

Added by James Carroll (jdawg54874) on August 16, 2009 at 12:42 — 6 Comments

Steel Addiction

Given that this site is "iKnifeCollector", I think it reasonable to assume that most of the members have a "Steel Addiction". Sure, some only have a little "itch"...while for other folks, it is a full-blown case of Chicken Pox. I probably fall into the latter category. My "Steel Addiction" isn't restricted to one or two types of knife design; it covers a pretty wide range. From old-fashioned pocket knives to modern "tactical" folders to fixed blade knives, I pretty much "dig them all". From… Continue

Added by Chris Stookey on August 16, 2009 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
We know you are out there!

There is no doubt, iKC is different than any other knife place on the web. The members here feel like they are sitting down across from each other in a friendly place to talk and show our common interest- knives.

In fact, I love fellow iKC member Steve Wells quote- "What a fantastic way to meet collectors. It is like they are coming in your own house, and having a cup of coffee." To me that's iKC in a peach-seed. :)

But what you may not realize and the reason I've… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 15, 2009 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

In Memoriam
Cutlery News Journal- Knife Collector News From Yesterday And Today

Many of you already know I publish an online knife collector news source called Cutlery News Journal. CNJ recently celebrated its first year and offers all type knife collector and industry news. Now if you have been a member here for very long you probably already know I have a bit of a twisted sense of humor and at times it oozes out it.

CNJ covers a broad range of knife related topics. I relate current events (economic and… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 14, 2009 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
New Community Feature- Video Tutorials

We love iKnifeCollector and yet some of the how to use the features of our community are unfamiliar to us, aren't they?

In fact, I'll go as far as to say, there are tons of "things" to do and add that we simply haven't found yet.

To that end, I've added a new area, particularly for the newest members, and one that will grow. It provides us with short video lessons on different aspects of the iKC Community.

Two lessons are… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 12, 2009 at 20:42 — No Comments

READ: Exercise your brain-Knowledge is Power/THE MIND IS THE BEST WEAPON...

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."


-You think your ENEMIES are going to stand still while you shoot them? What if you're leading men or responsible for people other than yourself?

-What if you're outnumbered, unarmed? You have to Think, Plan, and Strategize.

-What if you're in a harse environment with no food, water, and shelter? You have to IMPROVISE, ADAPT, AND OVERCOME.

-What… Continue

Added by J.T. [HELLZZARMY] on August 12, 2009 at 17:40 — 2 Comments

A Real Firewood Saw is Just a Bunch of Knives

Knives take many forms. Drop by our Axes group if you want to expand your horizons. You can read about my "420" saw, the best in the world for one-person harvesting of firewood around the camp. Think about it — a saw is just a bunch of little sharp knives attached to a long handle. Axes are for splitting wood. They were replaced 150 years ago by saws for felling purposes. And what about the Dutch Oven??

Added by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan" on August 11, 2009 at 15:26 — No Comments

In Memoriam
Once a favorite- always a favorite

Have you ever sold a knife that you still had emotional strings attached to? The continued attachment could be for many different reasons, including it signifying an event in your life, the person who sold/gave it to you or maybe it is simply because you like it.

In many cases, years may have even passed since you turned over its custodianship to another fellow collector, and yet, there is still just something about that knife that speaks to you.

Several years ago I sold… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 10, 2009 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
Instant Knife Book Library For Sale

I know this type post is unusual for a blog and should be in New Member or For Sale areas, but I wanted to let all collectors who need additional knife book resources.

Russ Altamore, a big time elephant toenail collector and friend of mine passed away in 2005. The executor of his estate contacted me today to let me know about his library sale. I have purchased from this gentleman before. He is a good seller.

If you are new to… Continue

Added by Scott King on August 8, 2009 at 14:00 — 1 Comment


- One of my folders
- mini pry bar
- phone
- wallet w/ Swisscard
- keys on a paracord lanyard w/ fenix E01
- lighter (even though I dont smoke, I just like fire, im sure im not alone!! haha)
- Watch
- Leatherman Surge (If I can)

Added by Jesse Lackey on August 3, 2009 at 16:59 — 2 Comments

Update on info on knives

I have always loved knives and enjoyed them, but I have just recently begun to collect knives. I like to use my knives, so I suppose im more of an EDC kinda guy.

My current knives are

- Spyderco Tenacious- Steel 8Cr13MoV, straight edge, black G-10 handle scales, stainless liners

- Spyderco Delica 4- Steel VG-10, straight edge, black FRN handle scales, stainless liners

- CRKT M1-13D - Greg Lightfoot tactical design

- SOG Flash I - Assisted… Continue

Added by Jesse Lackey on August 3, 2009 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Future Purachases

What do ya'll think of these choices?

Spyderco - Native

CRKT - M16

Kershaw - Leek

SOG - Flash II

Coldsteel - Pendleton Mini Hunter

Added by Jesse Lackey on August 2, 2009 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

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