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Thought I would start a blog here to showcase the work of my favorite knifemaker. I stumbled across Alan Davis, a knifemaker from Boerne, Texas, in late 2012. I was blown away by his knife designs. Even more astounding was the fact that they were virtually all one of a kind creations. Alan didn't just make one or two patterns and then just outfit them with different materials. Each and every one was pretty much different. While he did have a few designs that people seemed to like and…Continue
Spend any time on the internet whatsoever looking up knife stuff, and you’re bound to hit a few dozen discussions regarding “cheap” knives. In this context, cheap is referring to poor quality in materials, construction, performance, or any combination thereof. Today, cheap knives are almost synonymous with anything made in China, Pakistan, or other parts of Asia.
This is unfortunate, because many inexpensive knives come from these same regions, and they are anything but cheap. Even…Continue
Part 2 of this blog is dealing with Survival knives, both as an item and a legit category for collecting.
The bone of contention that was vocalized some time ago is that there is no such thing as a tactical knife or a survival knife – rather, these terms are marketing terms to sell more knives. (Tactical knives are discussed in Part 1).
While I have a different opinion on the matter, I can’t throw out the whole argument because some of it is true – many companies and makers do…Continue
I dont do this very often but this just screams TELL EVERY KNIFE COLLECTOR THERE IS
Well friends, it’s been quite some time since I last visited iKnifeCollector. Suffice it to say that other things in life took priority. As I’m sure many of you have experienced yourselves, life is like that…particularly when you are past the midpoint in your own existence. Nevertheless, my interest in knives hasn’t wavered a bit. In fact, my continuing and growing affinity for traditional slip joint knives is connecting strongly with the stage that I’m at in life.
As any of…Continue
Tactical Knives is always looking for letters to the editor we can run in the magazine. Is there anything you would like to ask us?
That is a question running on Tactical Knives Facebook Page. I think you should all be able to see it and respond!
Before I left for PA I received a call from Greg at TSA knives. He wanted to help support our membership drive that weekend. He generously donated a $100.00 gift certificate to TSA Knives for any member joining as a result of our presence at the shows. We proudly displayed the following certificate on our table
Thank you Greg for allowing us to have…Continue
CVA (Connecticut Valley Arms) was a pioneer company that brought back the black powder shooting sport in the early 1970s. CVA was originally located in Haddam, CT, along the Conn. R., hence their name. They started with reproductions of traditional American muzzle loaders like the Kentucky Long Rifle and offered them in finished and kit forms. All the firearms were made in Spain and packaged in CT. I don’t know if the finished guns were assembled in Spain or CT.…Continue
...when you open your mailbox to find two of those familiar shaped boxes that usually contain -
With expected consistency, all knife enthusiasts see articles, videos and postings that talk about the level of quality in a variety of knives. Certainly, we've all heard people proclaim that certain knives have the “best quality”. Just as often, we've heard other people espouse an opinion on that same knife...that is contrary to what the other person claimed. So all this hubbub got me to thinking; Quality...what is it? Frankly, that's a BIG question. It's a subject matter of massive…Continue
“Never Used, Carried or Sharpened” – Right!
I’d ask you “If you…Continue
At the 2009 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia Lone Wolf’s new Paul Defender won the “Overall Knife of the Year” award . The Paul Defender was designed by Paul W. Poehlmann. Mr. Poehlmann is a custom knife maker and holds patents for folding knife mechanisms including the “Axial Locking Mechanism” used in the Paul Defender design. He brings his unique background in engineering to knife making… Continue
Added by C D on October 30, 2009 at 13:15 — No Comments
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the knife industry in general has come out en masse to support the cause. We have a couple examples on our website of knives and other items where a portion of the proceeds will go to various related charities that support Breast Cancer awareness and research. Companies like Spyderco, Buck, Victorinox, Ka-Bar,…Continue