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My thoughts on Knife Collecting

How I got started:An 8 year old boys brother who was 10 years older than he, gave a very special gift once. The brother came home from the Navy in 1956 on leave and brought his younger brother a 4 blade Imperial knife. The boy was so excited he cut himself with it that very day. His Mother took it away for awhile, and in about a year gave it back. The boy carried it proudly and loved that knife. One day in the 5th grade the teacher had the students do handstands, while the boy was attempting…


Added by Ken Spielvogel on August 8, 2013 at 13:30 — 12 Comments


BERNARD LEVINE is the leading full-time writer on knives and  cutlery in the world today. 

Since 1971 he has researched the history and identification of knives, as well as the art and

technology of knifemaking.

Besides the four widely acclaimed editions of his Levine's Guide to Knives and

Their Values (1985, 1989, 1993, 1997), his knife books include: …


Added by Craig Henry on January 10, 2013 at 18:30 — 6 Comments

Memorial Day, A rich tradition continues in 2012

Memorial Day is a US Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It was called Decoration Day, after the American Civil War, to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Southern womens organizations and southern schoolchildren decorated Confederate graves during the Civil War, but each region had its date mostly in May.

For those iKC members who do not live in the US, this day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It is a day of…


Added by Steve Hanner on May 25, 2012 at 14:38 — 2 Comments

In Memoriam
iKC Name Game #2

Recently we started the iKC Name Game to see who can be the first to identify the person I have selected and added to our community.


The Name Game is all about knife personalities and historical cutlery characters.


To play the game you must first- find the picture of the individual and then you must come back to this blog and put their name. The first to correctly ID this person wins! It's that simple.


Don't cheat :) You either know it or you…


Added by Scott King on March 6, 2011 at 20:00 — 17 Comments

In Memoriam
Introducing the iKC NAME GAME: - Knife Industry & Cutlery Company Characters

Gonna have a little fun- and if anyone here gets PO'd at me, well, I'm sorry. But this will be fun and keep you on your toes.


Starting today, I'm starting a series called The Name Game. Yeap, I'm going to post a picture of a character from the knife industry or cutlery history and your job is to…


Added by Scott King on February 22, 2011 at 14:30 — 16 Comments

In Memoriam
Hot off the press- Kinfolks Knives by Dean Case

While not all the members are early American cutlery company history buffs, and I wasn't either when I first got serious about collecting knives, and yet, getting a glimpse of the life and times of those early days helps round out our understanding of many of the How and Why's of knife company history and knife collecting today.

I've just finished reading Dean Case's new book- Kinfolks Knives, A History of Cutlery And Cousins. Dean is the…

Added by Scott King on October 16, 2010 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

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