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I would guess any collector that aquires a collection over time has surley been plauged by the Conterfeiter
I know I have, has this happend to you? If so tell me about it, show me the picture if you have it
Sometimes you are victim and dont know that you are ...
We will still be honoring all Blind Horse Knives Lifetime Warranties. Contact either shop for information.
That announcement is not quite what you wanted to see when you went to the Blind Horse site. A team of great…Continue
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
Since I began seriously collecting old knives, I repeatedly heard folks say the buying market for old knives would eventually die out, especially since the younger knife enthusiasts prefer the more modern knives to collect and carry. This speculation always caused concern, not simply because I had a fortune tied up in old knives, but because the older knives are our windows to the past, a glimpse into the life and times of early American cutlery history. And while not everyone is a history…Continue
According to published reports an Army veteran was banned from her daughters school after posting pictures of, get this, not a weapon, but a weapons permit on her Facebook page.
The report goes on to say:
Tanya Mount says she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.
"I am a…
Added by Steve Hanner on November 5, 2013 at 16:53 — No Comments
Its not for lack of trying or looking. Many times I have labored over a decision to buy you.... only to be called away to a sick lawnmower or ailing hot water heater.
But never did I not think about it carefully. Your sleek blades shimmered so, clip, spey, tanto, and spear. I never saw better stag or bone or Micarta yes, even celluloid.
Maybe someday, wait for me! I will return and armed with cash will make that purchase.
If you ever have felt like singing this ode to a…Continue
Added by Steve Hanner on September 19, 2013 at 15:41 — 1 Comment
Larry has been working diligently getting his next folders ready for handles. His suppies still did not come yesterday but were promised to him TODAY!! So you should see some mew things SOON!!
During the week things are slow with the knifemaking. In a perfect world we could afford insurance so that he could do this full time. There are no jobs here. We live in a very small town that is falling apart. So we are working hard on making quality knives at an affordable price. I…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
we have just finished a website about Swiss soldiers knives and I just wanted to invite you to visit it and register:Continue
In Irish lore is a knife is facing up toward the moon then it is a sign of good luck.
The i seen a sight that said a knife pointing upward means danger. (i would go with this one. )
If you give a knife to a friend it will sever the friendship. to…
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…Continue
With all of the gun control news being spun out of control by the media, I see the writing on the wall for our knives and tools being next.
I live in Texas and we may not have as strict of laws concerning knives as some other states but we still have many. These laws can be vague for some and down right stupid too!
Case in point. In Texas, you can carry a concealed handgun (without a CHL) in your car or truck. At the same time, the law says you can't carry a knife that has more…Continue
BERNARD LEVINE is the leading full-time writer on knives and cutlery in the world today.Continue
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: …
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…Continue
So I really like older pocketknives such as:
They tended to confuse me early, when I was even "dumber" than I am now. They confused me because when they are closed they look so much alike. The blades stick so far above the handle on all of them. Now I can mostly tell them apart.
When they are open, the blades confused me because I didn't understand the differences in blade…Continue
I attended the March meeting of the WRCA in Dover Oh, yesterday.
They are a nice group, even if they are interested in older production knives. Me? I’m sort of a tactical folding tool kind of guy.
Mickey Yurco, with his 33 years of police experience, talked to us about knife laws in…Continue
On the heels of AG Russell's statement...and my own blog on "Where does that knife come from?", this blog posting attempts to tackle another controversial issue; Chinese-made knives. Before I really get into answering the title's question of "When is a Chinese-made knife NOT ok?", I should probably lay a little groundwork:
* I have Chinese-made knives in my collection. I do. They are from a variety of manufacturer's brands. Some are liner locks. Some are slip joints. Some are…Continue