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At 8:40 on August 5, 2022, Kregg Galbreath said…

Hi Lars,

Thank you for welcoming me. Reading your bio, it looks like your into many different collectibles. I’m looking forward to learning from the community.

At 9:57 on July 31, 2022, Ben North said…

iKC exclusive reviews would be cool. We hope to be writing more stuff likr "How To Lose Your Knife In A  Bar" in the next few months. It is easy to get caught up in knife reviews and forget about ridiculous commentary on knife culture.

We will definitely be linking to threads here at iKC now that we have found it. There is a lot of great info tucked away here.

At 9:47 on July 30, 2022, Ben North said…

Ha ha. Thanks Lars. Much appreciated. Glad you enjoy NBK.  

I can't believe I just now found IKC. There are a lot of knowledgeable folks here, and I will definitely be spending some time here sipping whiskey and learning stuff.

At 8:27 on July 12, 2022, Heavy L said…

Thanks Lars, I see you're a collector of bayonets. I know nothing about bayonets, but have one that has been passed down to me. It's supposedly a Japanese bayonet from WWII (but you know how family war stories can be). I'll send you a pic sometime and maybe you can tell me a little about it.  

At 18:19 on May 9, 2022, Kenneth Levin said…

Got a few stories and it would be good to get together soon. This week and next are shot, family in town and then off to CA for a wedding.  Maybe the week of the 23rd.  I'll pack up a few intriguing items!

Ken 214-912-9909

At 21:57 on May 5, 2022, Kenneth Levin said…


Thanks for reaching out, yes we are very near each other, I actually work in Richardson! Al Mar was a good friend and so was the gentleman he sold hos company to as well.  Had some unique knives by Al, including one he personally scrimshawed with a rat! Love older Randalls, sadly sold about a dozen of t hem a few years back...like old Gerbers too. I go way back with Lynn Thompson from CS knives, probably 35 years or more.  We should try and get together in the next few weeks.  Cheers, KML

At 0:17 on April 22, 2022, James Pedigo said…

I really appreciate your help I bet your dead on I knew it wasn’t super old but I could tell it was well made the handle is antler for sure but it has no markings which seems odd for something made this well idk I gotta figure this picture thing out I have an old military (I think) knife I love to show you thank you again for the info 

At 19:37 on April 19, 2022, James Pedigo said…

Thank you sir my main problem was using the phone instead of a cpu I think idk but I do appreciate the warm welcome do you happen to know anything about that Bowie I posted is it real I mean

At 18:34 on January 30, 2022, Kevin D said…

Good evening Lars,

I tried to find a way to send this to you in a private message, but I could not find how.  (

I would be happy to throw a reply up on that thread that you shared a link to in your reply on my photo.

I will have to get a little nicer photo than the on I have though.  Your photos are really nice!

Thank you for sharing the new group with me.

Oh I did send you a friend request if you are so inclined to accept it.

Thanks again,


At 14:16 on January 19, 2022, Hank said…

Thanks!  I live outside Houston, so we are sorta neighbors.  I have become very interested in the history of the knives I have come across. I really appreciate that people that are much more knowledge about knives are willing to share on these forums. 

At 19:00 on December 13, 2021,

Thank you,  it's nice to be here. 

At 20:04 on November 16, 2021, Michael Due said…
Thanks for the welcome sir. Man it sure is hard to buy GEC knives. Been collecting Case for about 40 years, just getting into GEC. Looking to learn from folks.
At 17:11 on November 3, 2021, harry e karmun said…

thank you ! its an interesting site !

At 4:32 on October 26, 2021, Christopher Marshall said…

Many thanks for the welcome. Wisdom, not too sure about that.

At 23:34 on October 19, 2021,

Lars, Siema!  Dziekuje!  (That's the limit of my Polish -- despite having a serious girlfriend about 20+ years ago who emigrated from Warsaw.)  I hope you're doing well also, and have to say I'm really glad you're here -- you've got great taste in blades!

At 12:49 on October 16, 2021, Co de Bruijn said…

Hallo Lars,

Ik heb mezelf op deze website omdat ik nieuwsgierig ben of er ook DAK messen verhandeld worden. Ik heb zelf namelijk nog een paar jaartallen van dit soort messen liggen en was benieuwd voor welke prijzen deze messen verkocht worden.

At 14:49 on October 15, 2021, Roman Inozemtsev said…

Hi and thank you!

At 10:27 on October 15, 2021, J.J. Smith III said…

Don't know what happened to your post on my covid bead pic.  I was adding another comment and they both disappeared.

But I went through a bunch of crap, and I'm not sure I wanted to go shopping for a crap knife. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

At 12:15 on October 14, 2021, Craig Puryear said…
Thanks for the warm welcome, I do the blade restoration mainly due my interest in the individual history of the piece and to preserve its relevance to the previous and current owners. It also is great therapy for my ptsd .
I have a Facebook page called Craig’s Knife Life if you are on that platform. I have a lot of before and after pictures. To me no knife is to far gone, they all have some value to someone.
At 19:46 on September 28, 2021,
Bobby Branton

Thanks, getting a little older and want to focus most of my energy on pocketknives which have always been a fascination.

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