All Blog Posts Tagged 'knife' (63)

Angle Cube .

Well my angle cube arrived on Saturday ,or in this case to be more accurate it is a "Bevel Box" same thing as far as I know .

First chance to play with it tonight . First impressions , it's very reassuring to be able to be really accurate with the angles . I think the marks on the Edge Pro are best used as a Guide and of course my stones are now getting a little wear…


Added by John Bamford on May 18, 2015 at 13:31 — 10 Comments

How and where do you take a stand?

Some states say they have the right to dictate what you can carry and why, simply because you have chosen to live there.  Now there seems to be a heated discussion about what your allowed to see.  Thats right, pictures of "weapons" such as a SAK knife are no longer your choice to see LOL

Google Adwords has long taken the stand that folks that sell guns cannot advertise with them.  Then it was companies that incorporated the word KNIFE in their business name.  Yes even a site where we…


Added by Jan Carter on November 2, 2014 at 13:35 — 3 Comments

In Memoriam
Dealer to Dealer

It was great to meet the other dealers that are iKC supporters, Frank Powers Franks Classic Knives, Ken Mundhenk Blue Creek Cutlery, deal on the phone with TSA knives Greg Holmes... If there were others there i didnt get to meet them.

but these guys are all salt of the earth and great people.. I just hope one day I can retain what Frank Powers has forgotten about knives. So Dealer to Dealer your in great hands with any iKC supported dealers, because Jan just dont take money for…


Added by Terry Ray on March 12, 2014 at 18:52 — 2 Comments


March 7/8/9 in Dalton GA


This will be the next Knife show iKC attends.  It promises to be a good one with many sponsors and members in attendance.  Donnie and I are looking forward to spending time with members, so let's think…


Added by Jan Carter on February 16, 2014 at 8:55 — 26 Comments

In Memoriam
Who made who?

That knife you just aquired has a tang stamp that ID 's the maker. Most of us are familier with 95 percent of the manufactuers, but what about new collectors or a stamp that we just havent looked at before?

where do you go to ID a knife ? what is you personal choice of reference? 

This may help new and old collectors alike.

Added by Terry Ray on February 8, 2014 at 8:44 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
Challenge is Expose someone to Knife Collecting and to iKC

I am and have been involved with a lot of knife clubs, not one of them has brought the pleasure and fun that iKC has

the clubs always end up the  same, fewer people show, except to get the club knife. Lots of disagreements

arguments, etc,,, Hard feelings over chosen or not chosen ideas. iKC is a fresh exciting idea cultivated by a group in a knife club that just happens to be online. The perspective here is open, friendly and never dull!

So, i try to expose all my…


Added by Terry Ray on January 26, 2014 at 9:31 — 6 Comments

KnifeAddictsAnonymous KAA

I was thinking how tough it would  be to give up the use of a knife or reading about them, for even one day, I got the shakes just thinking about it. Maybe if I develop a 10 step program, I will be able to bring my addiction under control. I need those who are not suffering too bad ( yet ) to make suggestions as to what those 10 steps might be. 


I take no responsibility for what may occur to others who choose to follow  the suggestions for a KAA program. And, I do…


Added by Clay Strong on September 25, 2013 at 12:46 — 50 Comments

Tactical Knives

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!


Added by Jan Carter on September 10, 2013 at 15:06 — 1 Comment

No new knives :(

Larry is patiently waiting on a supply order to assemble the new knives.  He has materials but you know sometime what you visualize is just not before you.  So he is waiting.....so we wait....but well worth the wait.  He is framing out and getting ready for the final assembly when the handle materials get here.  Unless you have seen a knife maker construct a folding knife from beginning to end, you really can not understand why someone would spend so much money on one knife.  It is truly a…


Added by Larry and Tina Pridgen on August 27, 2013 at 11:12 — 1 Comment

While We are Away...The Knives will Play!

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with my friend Michael from www.droppointhunter.com The sentiment expressed in his email was just so true to the heart of all of us who are true users,collectors or creators of knives. I will send your responses to him or you can leave comments on his website.

Enough from me here is his email: 

We're away this weekend at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh North…


Added by Steve Hanner on March 5, 2013 at 18:13 — No Comments

Jack Knife Ben, a legend I never heard

I had never heard of this man and find it amazing that with as many knives as he sold there are only a few around.  That must mean they were used, not collected.  If he could only see them now!


It isn't a knife; instead it is a piece of knife lore. A March 1927 issue of The American Magazine had a great article

about Jack Knife Ben himself, written by a journalist named Neil M. Clark.

Jack Knife Ben was really named Benjamin W.…

Added by Jan Carter on February 18, 2013 at 17:19 — 4 Comments

The ten commandments for knife collectors

First off, Iv'e been a minister for many years.Saying that, this is my spin on the ten commandments in regards to knife collectors. It is meant to be read in a lighthearted manner.....so here we go.

1. Don't love your new Boker knife more than God.

2. Don't carve any graven images to God with that 'ole whittler.

3. Don't cuss with God's name when you slice your finger open with that vintage Queen folder.

4. You can buy G.E.C. knives on the Sabbath, but go to…


Added by Steven Matthew on January 28, 2013 at 21:30 — 7 Comments

Sharp Veterans

Many consider "U.S. Military Knives - Bayonets and Machetes - By M.H. Cole" To be the holy grail of military knife books. It is, at least one of if not THE, best military knife books ever written. I am glad to say I still have mine. I have see them going for $180.00!

If you have one, you know how excellent it is. If you don't have one, is it worth the high prices now asked? If you love military knives, I say yes!

I can't believe the incredible quantity of…


Added by Craig Henry on January 14, 2013 at 18:22 — 10 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

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

What have auctions done for our hobby?

When Donnie started collecting you had to go to a knife show or travel to a dealer.  Your local hardware usually only carried a few patterns from one maybe two makers.  Of course as he became an adult, the area around Gatlinburg always had somewhere you could go see numerous brands and being from the South he went there as often as possible.

 When I became interested, we had a few dealers that were online.  They would tell you what they had and if you were interested, they would email…


Added by Jan Carter on December 1, 2012 at 17:07 — 7 Comments

My Knife Collecting Life

I am new to iKC, and thought I would describe to you my knife collecting life (which is not too long).  To start with, I am a recently retired structural engineer.  I worked 34 year performing stress analysis on aircraft wheels, brakes, and struts, mostly for large commercial aircraft, but also some military aircraft.  If you don't mind me "tooting my own horn", I structurally designed the B2 (stealth bomber) main wheels and brakes.  I retired in March of 2011, and picked up an old hobby I…


Added by Stanley May on September 4, 2012 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

iKnife Collector 2012 Community Knife

I am so very pleased to announce a selection for the 2012 iKnife Collector knife. Our selection is:

From GEC a Whittler, specifically #570312 Northfield UN-X-LD, jigged Pioneer bone. The blade is 1095 Carbon Steel. The knife will include the traditional Wharncliffe (cut swedge), Pen and Coping blades(inside cut swedges) that are polished. The main blade will have the Northfield Tang Stamp. Bolsters on the knife will be Lined and /Dimpled.

The Shield will be our iKC shield used…


Added by Steve Hanner on August 8, 2012 at 18:00 — 3 Comments

Hattoi Knives - HT-05 and HA6-4 - youtube postings

Check out the following youtube posting on these beautiful pieces from Hattori.  sorry for the low resolution as these set of videos were taken by a phone.


Hattori - the HT-05 Dream Hunter Knife

4-inch heavy gauge reverse curved hollow ground AUS-8 blade with large false edge on back. Hand contoured…


Added by KK Low on July 26, 2012 at 3:01 — No Comments

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