All Blog Posts Tagged 'knives' (35)

1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knives- Blackie Collins designed.

Recently purchased a 1974 Smith & Wesson Collector Series knife, Based on the Blackie Collins designed model 6030 Survival knife with beautiful embellishments and limited in number. These Blackie Collins knives are my favorite. When I saw this Collector Series knife, I had to bite the bullet to buy it.

1974 Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Collector Series Bowie #498

Based on the success of the S&W model 6010 Bowie knife, S&W offered the Collector Series of…


Added by Steve Dirgo on September 3, 2019 at 11:49 — 12 Comments

In Memoriam
Microtech ultratech Auto OTF

Lots of ideas and opinions in this arena, the OTF auto knife nich of the market. I really like the ultratech the feel in your hand and pocket, it carries well. The construction is solid, the action is fast and locks up hard. These are hard use knives designed for battle and self defense.

The ultratech is just one model offered by Microtech knives which are made in the USA , they pride theirselves in the use of the best materials possible. Located in Bradford PA. They are building a new… Continue

Added by Terry Ray on July 3, 2015 at 19:52 — 3 Comments

In Memoriam
Counterfeit Cutlery, Have you been a victim ?

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 ...

Added by Terry Ray on January 21, 2014 at 18:42 — 16 Comments

The last Blind Horse Knife!

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 Knifemakers, producing quality and hand built knives.  The gentleman have…


Added by Jan Carter on December 2, 2013 at 20:46 — 1 Comment

Buried Steel Treasure: a Keen Discovery

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…


Added by Chris Stookey on December 1, 2013 at 21:22 — 1 Comment

In Memoriam
So just how healthy is the vintage knife market right now?

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…


Added by Scott King on November 18, 2013 at 10:30 — 17 Comments

Posting Knives and Guns on Facebook....Trouble?

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

To all the Knives I will Never Own..

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…


Added by Steve Hanner on September 19, 2013 at 15:41 — 1 Comment

New Knives SOON

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…


Added by Larry and Tina Pridgen on August 28, 2013 at 6:50 — 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


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…


Added by Jan Carter on August 10, 2013 at 16:05 — 6 Comments

New Wiki for Swiss Soldier knives

we have just finished a website about Swiss soldiers knives and I just wanted to invite you to visit it and register:


Added by Jean Claude on March 26, 2013 at 11:39 — 4 Comments


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 reverse the ill luck, you should repay them with a…


Added by Sue OldsWidow on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 — 11 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

The day is coming!

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…


Added by Steven Matthew on January 12, 2013 at 14:31 — 15 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

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

Confusing Names Of Knives Make Confusion For All Of Us


So I really like older pocketknives such as:

  • Sailor's knife
  • Pruner and Cotton knife
  • Hawkbill knife

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…


Added by Lee Saunders on May 6, 2012 at 15:00 — 4 Comments

WRCA March Knife Madness

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 Ohio, specifically the Northeast Ohio area. …


Added by Frank Karl on March 14, 2012 at 19:55 — 2 Comments

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