December 2012 Blog Posts (25)

GEC Configurations

Attached is a concise one pager defining  GEC knife configurations for your use. 


Added by Stanley May on December 30, 2012 at 6:36 — 1 Comment

Southern Ohio Weather

Just a look at what we woke up to today....of course i started singing "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" ...giggles a little late.…


Added by Sue OldsWidow on December 29, 2012 at 16:16 — 17 Comments

what a shame

A customer came into the store today and noticed my knife. He asked if he could look at it and loved how sharp it was. He then pulled out his pocket knife and let me look at it. The second he handed it to me he said "it's dull, I know, but I have never been able to sharpen a knife."

He saw my stone on the desk and asked me if I could put an edge on it for him.

I'm nothing special, never said I was, but how can someone who carries a knife not learn to use a sharpening tool?

I put… Continue

Added by Steven Matthew on December 27, 2012 at 23:22 — 6 Comments

Great River Forge.

I've been blessed with the opportunity to try out a few custom made knives and it's been an awesome experience so far.

My latest custom comes from knife maker, Keith R Johnson of Great River Forge. He is an extremely talented maker and a blast to deal with. I enjoyed the experience from the word go and I look forward to having him make me another knife or two down the road.

The quality is hard to beat and a production knife can't even begin to challenge it. Keith has some… Continue

Added by johnny twoshoes on December 27, 2012 at 18:28 — 3 Comments

Life Happened.

Hey Guys, there are a ton of new faces since I was on IKC last, but the place looks great and I'm happy to see a lot of familiar faces out there. I used to be on here all the time, but I have been AWOL for some time. I want to apologize to my friends here for the abrupt disappearance.

I have been working at a great place and I really enjoy the people I work with, but like any job it's demanding and I have been having a hard time sorting out my time.

Family is always going… Continue

Added by johnny twoshoes on December 27, 2012 at 18:07 — 5 Comments

Presenting knives with BANNERSNACK

Hello everyone,

I tried bannersnack to present some nice pictures of my latest knife : 

GREAT EASTERN CUTLERY, NORTHFIELD, Pioneer trapper with saddle brown jigged bone...


it looks great and it's very easy !!  


hope it will work as it is flash. Just in case, here's the public link http://snack.to/bui4x0al

take care.

le coutographe

Added by Le Coutographe on December 27, 2012 at 17:14 — 1 Comment


 I just got the SOG flash two with AUS 8 steel GRN handle sogs spring assist tech and there arc lock and for the price its a great knife.

Added by Connor flanagan on December 26, 2012 at 11:04 — 2 Comments

keeping the rust, keeping the memories.

I'm the first to admit that I enjoy nothing more then taking an old knfe and making it shine again. It's very relaxing to me to do this. Saying that, I have found that I've regreted doing that to some, if not most of my found knives. Yes they clean up well, and yes they are more appealing to look at on display, but they seem to loose some of their beauty and character when this happens.

All of our knives tell a story. They, just like us, all have their own pasts, places in forging out… Continue

Added by Steven Matthew on December 23, 2012 at 17:50 — 2 Comments


 Out of all my knives ranging from kershaw to gerber my favorite knife would be my benchmade griptillian. It has proved reliable and resistant to everything i throw at it.

Added by Connor flanagan on December 22, 2012 at 9:48 — 2 Comments

Manufactures VS Custom and is there something n between?

SWISS ARMY KNIFE - SAK (example only)

The knife I call the ultimate in manufactured.  You can put 200 of them in your hand and each and every one of the will be identical.  They are machine made in mass quantities and have proven to be a reliable knife over many years.  Every knife collector I know has one in the collection.  Until iKC I did not realize the extent of the variables.  I did not know short runs existed.…


Added by Jan Carter on December 20, 2012 at 22:34 — 3 Comments

Sharpeners, the unsung heroes

We had a discussion earlier about sharpeners and which ones we used most. I would like to address these little (or not so little) tools that seem to fall to the wayside when it comes to knife collecting.

The knife in your sheath or pocket is only as good as the stone you use to sharpen it with. Everybody knows that a dull knife just wont get the job done, so, I want to talk just a little about my stone that i like most.

I was a teenager when my parents bought a house and in the…


Added by Steven Matthew on December 18, 2012 at 12:05 — 4 Comments

Keith Ouye, king of tacticals...


today I'd like to present you my Seacliff,

I bought this knife in 2008 from KNIFEART.COM.

It is a fully handmade titanium liner-lock made by Keith Ouye an american knifemaker living in Hawai (lucky guy !)

the handles are full titanium, the liners also.

the blade is S30V…


Added by Le Coutographe on December 17, 2012 at 3:46 — 2 Comments


Statements I have recently heard include

"I dont know why people say the quality is inconsistent, I have never bought a bad one"

"I never should have listened to the bad reviews, I always knew them to be a good company with a good product"

"Everyone said it was close to custom quality"

What I hear when I read comments like that is :

"The internet effects what I purchase and why"

Recently we saw a case where a bad video…


Added by Jan Carter on December 16, 2012 at 18:00 — 7 Comments

The Blue Shark from David Lespect, a french knifemaker

Hello everybody,

let me introduce you the BLUE SHARK,

This knife has been fully handmade by a young french knifemaker (and bladesmith) called DAVID LESPECT,

you can find his website here : http://www.davidlespect.com/

David started his new job as knifemaker in…


Added by Le Coutographe on December 16, 2012 at 16:17 — 2 Comments

Le Capuchadou from Robert Beillonnet

Robert Beillonnet is a French Knifemaker, one of the most famous.

Website : www.robert-beillonnet.com/

The folder you wil discover below is more thank a knife, it is a piece of art.

Everything has been done manually with minimum tools.

I ordered this knife in 2005 and received it in 2006.

- the bolsters are in MAILLECHORT (I hope this is the right name in english)

- the handles are…


Added by Le Coutographe on December 12, 2012 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

GEC, Northfield Pioneer Trapper #23 : news


today the weather's great around Paris (France). Sun is shining and temperature's very low but now snow. What a wonderful day to take some pictures of my new PIONEER coming from the USA.

as usual the knife came in this little paper cylinder sourrounded by paper wax.

I seriously cleaned it with some polish…


Added by Le Coutographe on December 11, 2012 at 8:13 — 5 Comments

The TWO Schrade-Waldens

Not two knives, but two different manufacturing periods. If you have looked at many Schrade-Waldens you will find that you will come across some that don't look like others, as far as machining, grinding, and handles. Those with celluloid handles and bone look exactly like Schrade Cuts, but are stamped "Schrade-Walden". Exactly. The second Schrade-Walden you'll encounter is made exactly like their later "Schrade" marked knives. Exactly...machining, grinding, everything. And the'll have…


Added by Craig Henry on December 11, 2012 at 2:00 — 3 Comments

The needle in the hay stack ??

Recently we have had some discussions in the chat about auctions and utilizing a buyers market to obtain that one special peice, or even just find it, in an auction site as big as ebay. Type in just knife and this is what comes up...388,097 results found for knife. Talk about a needle in a haystack!

Then they give us the way to beak it down.... spring assisted knife, throwing knives, hunting knife, gerber knife, sword, survival knife, pocket knives, knife lot, pocket knife. (well…


Added by Jan Carter on December 10, 2012 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

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