September 2009 Blog Posts (24)

A Good Idea for a Bad Blog

When I joined as one of the first handful of members I though we'd be lucky to have a group that collects little pocket knives. Sure enough, we do. But Scott King, (our founder) to his credit and I'm sure the occasional pain, has allowed us to form groups about Axes, about knife-related fiction in the Story Board, about Fixed Blades and so much more. He's a modest guy, but I'll tell you for sure he knows more about those fat little Elephant Toenail… Continue

Added by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan" on September 27, 2009 at 19:19 — 2 Comments

Lighters / zippo's

Hi just wondering i know this dosent have to do with knife's but : wondering what kind of lighters did u guys carry all the time and if u have a special lighter in you Bug out bag ( just incase the **** hits the fan ) if u can show me a picture would like that , im looking to buy a new zippo and i like the zippo with the z=plus inserts for you classic zippo ( makes it a blue toarch) thx again for your time.

Added by Richard Reed on September 27, 2009 at 18:07 — 8 Comments

In Memoriam
iKnifeCollector Word Cloud

Added by Scott King on September 25, 2009 at 23:41 — 3 Comments

In Memoriam
Knives 2010, The World's Greatest Knife Book- A must have for all knife enthusiasts

While its billing as The World's Greatest Knife Book may be a little over the top, Knives 2010 is a must have for all knife lovers.

It's Krause Publications' 30th Anniversary Edition and it is chocked full of over 1000 high quality knife photos of all makes and models. (Granted 1000 pictures pales in comparison to iKC's over 5000 pictures, it is still a wonderful view of custom made knives by today's top makers.)

If you like to look at cool knives-… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 21, 2009 at 14:00 — 7 Comments

In Memoriam
A Case of Case Trivia

You probably know that my favorite knife pattern probably has more documented names (nicknames) than any other pattern I am able to identify. The list includes, Old Honesty, Butterbean, Pumpkinseed, Red Eye, Elephant's Toe, English Rope Knife, Toe, Sunfish, Camp Knife, Pocket Axe, Vest Pocket Axe (my favorite), Jumbo, The Bulldog and probably others.


I know it has been a topic of conversation as to when Case first… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 20, 2009 at 20:00 — No Comments

received a new damascus steel knife

hi everyone,

I just got my latest William Edward damascus steel survival knife from Rockblade and what a beauty. This knife is a mix of fantasy and utility. Here are the specs on the knife.

Ram's Horn Handle with Brass Pins & Damascus Steel Pommel



This is another one of those knives that the pictures don't do justice to. Seriously, if you ever decide to buy a damascus blade… Continue

Added by Richard Owens on September 18, 2009 at 11:38 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
Helping spread the word- iKC Handout

Jeff Saylor's self-initiative of passing our iKC invitation flyers at a recent show provides us all an excellent example of how real our virtual community actually is!

There are tens of thousands of knife enthusiasts who may be interested in connecting in a very real way here at iKC. So, I ask you print a few dozen of the new iKC Handout and take them with you wherever you go- knife shows, club meetings, knife factory open houses, hardware & knife stores...in… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 17, 2009 at 12:00 — 12 Comments

In Memoriam
Finally It Tasted My Blood

An axiom in the knife world you've probably heard is- "A knife only becomes yours when it decides to taste your blood."

Sure we all own knives we think are ours but from the knife's point of view- it only agrees to be yours at the time it decides to taste your blood.

Well I am proud to say my new EDC agreed to be mine yesterday.

The story is kinda funny and illustrates how careless we knife… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 17, 2009 at 10:00 — 6 Comments

Redemption from a so-called Shank- Life: A Melancholy Essay

“It cuts like a knife but it feels so right.”

-Bryan Adams

After graduating from college I spent three months thinking where field should I enter. A highly competitive industry of TV commercial production house which I think I will enjoy a lot or other field that there’s money and at the same time you could easily get into; like… Continue

Added by Megan Atkins on September 14, 2009 at 3:26 — 2 Comments

How much is 'TOO" much?

Hey everyone, hope all is well. My birthday is just around the corner and I have been itching to buy a new knife. Only this time around I am interested in buying a semi-custom folder. Right now I cannot make my mind up on which knife I would want to buy, a Strider SMF or a CRK Sebenza. Both knives have an outstanding track record an will cost me a lot of money (Almost $500, depending on which one I decide to get). I asked my best friend Eric who is the co-owner of my local knife shop,… Continue

Added by William Cutting on September 13, 2009 at 2:41 — 3 Comments

KR0001 Medusa Dagger by Kit Rae

hi everyone,

Today I'll talk a bit about The Medusa Dagger, one of the biggest, scariest knives I have ever seen. It has a 17 1/2" overall length. 10" serpentine kriss style 420 J2 stainless double edge fantasy blade with mirror finish. Antique silver plated cast metal handle of Medusa, most famous of the Greek monsters known as Gorgons. This knife was the First Annual fantasy knife by Kit Rae. This piece is also a must have for any serious Kit Rae collector. It is also part of Kit… Continue

Added by Richard Owens on September 11, 2009 at 11:30 — No Comments

Glad to be here

Just wanted to thank whoever is responsible for this new site. There arent many choices for knife collectors as far as a community. Look forward to it.

Chris Taylor

Added by Chris Taylor (CTAYLORMAN) on September 10, 2009 at 19:59 — 2 Comments

KR0037A Black Legion War Axe by Kit Rae

hi everyone,

a week or so ago I received the latest addition to the Kit Rae Swords of the Ancients story. It's called the Black Legion War Axe and it is one beautiful piece of art. The primary weapon of the Black Legion, monstrous foot soldiers of the Dark One (check out the artwork). This item features a 420J2 stainless polished 19 1/2" blade and back spike, engraved runes, solid metal and wood handle parts, and a genuine leather wrapped grip. It includes a certificate of… Continue

Added by Richard Owens on September 10, 2009 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
iKC's New Features!

The system hosting iKC is continually working to make our community better. For several months, enhancements have been in the works. Overnight they were rolled out.

One of these new features is another communication tool for our members. It's called STATUS. Many of you have it on your My Page now. I do and I like it! For you who don't, I'm checking if you add it from your settings area.

Basically STATUS- let's you post a note on your My Page about activities,… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 9, 2009 at 9:00 — 5 Comments

KR0027A Navros Gold Dagger with color art print

Hi everyone,

hope everybody had a great long week-end. Today I am going to show you another of the 4th annual Blades of Chaos Edition called Navros Dagger. The special Autographed Gold Edition comes with a cold cast statue of Vaelen sculpted and hand painted under the supervision of Kit Rae. The Knife has an overall length of 20 and 1/2 inches and is made of cast metal and has a silver antiqued finish. the blade is 13 and 3/4 long. The handle is made of 24K gold plated solid metal… Continue

Added by Richard Owens on September 8, 2009 at 10:10 — No Comments

In Memoriam
All About Toenails: A Case XX USN Redbone

The Elephant Toenail pattern's been around for over a hundred years and is favored by both production and custom knife collectors. They come in hundreds of flavors, which is good cause we pattern collectors love variety!

Saw one the other day I had to show you. It's the standard style toenail. And is a Case XX Redbone. The redbone is very popular- only the rare XX Greenbone toenail is more sought after, as far as the XX's go anyway.

We'll save the redbone talk for another… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 4, 2009 at 17:00 — 3 Comments

KR15-A Archeros - 3rd annual knife with art print and cold cast statue by Kit Rae

hi everyone, I thought I'd do something a little different today, instead of a sword, let's take a look at a Kit Rae knife.

It's the 3rd annual knife called Archeros. It's one of Kit Rae's fantasy knives called The Blades of Chaos. The Limited Edition( the one I have) comes with a cold cast statue and is numbered. I have number 1298/1500. As part of the story, the statue depicts the elf Anvari holding Archeros high in triumph. This is just a beautiful piece. The knife has an Overall Length… Continue

Added by Richard Owens on September 4, 2009 at 10:25 — No Comments

In Memoriam
The Elephant Toenail Collector Club is officially calling iKC home!

The Elephant Toenail Collectors Club decided by unanimous consent to officially move in to iKC- lock, stock and barrel.

Yes, that's right. We like these new digs better. iKC offers us everything we need, plus some. For close to 2 years we called home ElephantToenails.com and in particular its blog- The… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 4, 2009 at 8:00 — 4 Comments

In Memoriam
How to use iKnifeCollector to write a blog post

As promised here's Part II to Blogging to the Knife Community and specifically how to use iKnifeCollector. Part I of this series outlined the opportunity for bloggers and writers to establish their presence and reputation in the community on their favorite knife related subjects.

If you are still learning your way around our community and how it works, take a few minutes to get a feel… Continue

Added by Scott King on September 3, 2009 at 20:30 — No Comments

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