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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

A great day for a knife dealer?

I had a the nicest pleasure that a knife dealer/collector could have...

I had a customer call, leave a message  which I called back and he 

aggreed to meet me at the store. We are normally closed on Saturdays

but I opened for this young man. He met me holding a Eickhorn soligen made tactical folder, with a carbide glass breaker, seat belt cutter…

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Added by Terry Ray on May 10, 2014 at 20:18 — 8 Comments

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…

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

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

Garage Sale, Estate Sale, Yard Sale knife finds

Lets see the pictures and tell us what kind of knives you have found at Yard sales, Estate sales, Rummage sales

etc... I run across many deals some really great knife finds , some just fun silly finds.

Added by Terry Ray on January 30, 2014 at 0:42 — 14 Comments

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…

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

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

Prayers and friends

Cherry's Sister Jennifer is doing much better , she is off the resperator, and will be out of ICU in the next day or so,

the flood of prayers and cards... gifts... really made our spirits shine!  Thank you iKC friends... there is no place like home

Terry and Cherry Ray

Added by Terry Ray on January 15, 2014 at 17:30 — 10 Comments

Knife Collecting Budget Blues

You only have $20.00 to spend on a knife to feed your never ending collecting craving, 

My question is What knife will you buy? and Why? 

My choice is a Rough Rider 3 Blade Sowbelly I like the Candy stripe white/red bone handles, and its a Sowbelly which is what I collect primarily.

Added by Terry Ray on January 10, 2014 at 20:37 — 6 Comments

Who makes the knives you buy?

Often we spend our hard earned money on

Knives that are made in other country's

Even though these knives may equal the value you

Expect , what is the greater good it delivers?

I struggle with American vs china made all the time.

Many buyers want a china price , many buyers are

Happy to pay more for USA made. My uncle Richard

Died fighting for our country as did many others some your

Family or friends .

Many members here today defended our… Continue

Added by Terry Ray on January 5, 2014 at 0:56 — 11 Comments

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