December 2015 Blog Posts (9)

Trestle Pines Contest! I won!!

I can't seem to find the contest thread, so I'll post this here.

  I was just informed by Greg of Trestle Pine Knives that I have won their latest contest, and will be receiving one of their awesome hand-made knives sometime in January or Feb. I got excited and posted a response in the wrong thread, so hopefully Jan can remove that post and place it in the appropriate thread, (I can't seem to find the original contest thread). Needless to say I am…


Added by Syd Carr on December 28, 2015 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

Ed fowler knife for sale.

First I would like to say thank you for the add. I've been a long time spectator. I have many knives in my collection and enjoy collecting. I have fallen on some hard times lately and as much as I hate to do it I am thining my collection out. I'm not even sure if this is the correct place to post something like this so I apologize ahead of time. The first knife I'm thinking about letting go of is an ED Fowler pronghorn. (No, it is not the one that was stolen off his table. Lol that was a much… Continue

Added by shawn on December 23, 2015 at 18:57 — 3 Comments

The Modern Bait Knife, Continued, a look at the Fisherman's Pal by R. Murphy

The Fisherman's Pal isa  traditional fishing utility knife that is still being made today by R. Murphy.   There was a time when several American Knife Companies offered a knife of this pattern.  Today, only a few bother to make such a knife, especially in the United States.  The knife is exceedingly affordable.

Above:  The R Murphy Fisherman's Pal;  a…


Added by Tobias Gibson on December 23, 2015 at 9:44 — No Comments

Busy! Busy! busy i work FedEX, But i am doing okay.

I miss here our iKnive Collector.  I didn’t check since…  I have been very busy at my FedEx work for four months…  God I hate that.  But I have to do my work need more earn for paying the bill.  Of course I bought few knives. I didn’t plan taking the pictures of my knives yet. So, I went to Heritage Quild in Branchburg, NJ for firearms and archery thing.  I always want to have firearm and compound bow for long times.  I did take the Beginner Archery course with my interpreter.  I learn…


Added by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle on December 18, 2015 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

The Modern Bait Knife, Continued, A Look at the Buck Clearwater 021 Bait Knife

Most modern bait knives are distributed through Tackle Companies.  While several knife companies make fillet knives, very few knife companies offer a specially made fish-utility or bait knives.  The excuse is there isn't much demand for one or that fisherman haven't quite decided what they want in a bait knife.  One of the exceptions is Buck Knives.  While I'm not the worlds biggest fan of Buck, I give them a big thumbs up when it comes to the USA made Buck Clearwater Bait Knife.  It proved…


Added by Tobias Gibson on December 18, 2015 at 16:01 — 1 Comment

The Modern Bait Knife, Continued, a look at the Camco 670, a ground-breaking design!

For background information on the Modern Bait Knife see my entry at:  http://iknifecollector.com/profiles/blogs/the-modern-bait-knife-by-tobias-gibson

When last I posted I discussed a modern Bait Knife, the Shakespeare Utility Knife.  This entry is going to focus on a much early design first developed in 1951 and pateneted in 1953.  ( I plan on alternating between a modern…


Added by Tobias Gibson on December 16, 2015 at 14:55 — No Comments

The Modern Bait Knife, Continued -- A look at the Shakespeare Utility Fishing Knife

For an overview of the Modern Bait Knife see:   http://iknifecollector.com/profiles/blogs/the-modern-bait-knife-by-tobias-gibson

This related post is a review of  the Shakespeare Utility Knife.  Future bait knife reviews (both modern versions and older utility fish  knives) will follow using the same format.  As the bait knife blog states, these are mostly inexpensive…


Added by Tobias Gibson on December 14, 2015 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

The Modern Bait Knife by Tobias Gibson


Below is an introduction to a series on Bait Knives.  I will return to this blog over time with reviews of the numerous Utility Fishing/Bait knives I own. 

The Modern Bait Knife

by: Tobias Gibson

Before World War II most anglers fell into one of two categories -- those who fished for fun and those who fished for necessity.  Those who fished for fun could afford expensive tackle. Those who fished for necessity made their own tackle and used…


Added by Tobias Gibson on December 11, 2015 at 13:06 — 1 Comment

Best Fixed Blade

Added by Jan Carter on December 5, 2015 at 18:52 — 5 Comments

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