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John Bamford's Discussions

Here's your big opportunity knifemakers !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 30, 2018. 1 Reply

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Sharpening ceramic knives.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bamford Mar 3, 2018. 7 Replies

I seem to remember discussions in the past around the question of sharpening ceramic bladed knives. I have been under the impression that this was a hopeless task and not really worth the effort. Now…Continue

Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Oct 11. 64 Replies

Measures that may be brought in later in the year mean that although we will be able to buy knives online they will need to be collected from the retailer personally?Now I haven't bought a knife from…Continue

Trevor Abletts tools are back in use .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Jul 15, 2017. 7 Replies

Just seen an article in a newspaper about a young man who is using the late Trevor Ablett's tools to make pocket knives in Sheffield.…Continue

 

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John Bamford left a comment for Curtis Watson
"Welcome to iKC Curtis."
9 hours ago
John Bamford left a comment for George A Elhard
"Welcome to iKC George."
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John Bamford left a comment for Day Radebaugh
"Welcome to iKC Day."
Oct 12
D ale replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"Automatic (switchblade) knives are also illegal for sale on Amazon .. anywhere / everywhere. Hence, I was amazed to see one openly listed on Amazon."
Oct 11
John Bamford left a comment for Judith Castellini
"Welcome to iKC Judith."
Oct 11
John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"Those have been illegal here for as long as I can remember Dale. Even though they are banned here people still find a way to stab each other, kitchen knives mostly I guess."
Oct 11
D ale replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"WOW In contrast to your dilemma .. I just found a switchblade available on Amazon. I'll bet that doesn't remain available from long ... from Amazon anyway."
Oct 10
John Bamford commented on John Bamford's video
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Demonstrating Edge-On-Up Edge Sharpness Tester

"That sounds like a reasonable use to me Dennis !!"
Oct 10
Dennis Hibar commented on John Bamford's video
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Demonstrating Edge-On-Up Edge Sharpness Tester

"I'm with you John.  However, I do use it.  Lately, have been recording the measured sharpness of knives I plan to sell.  Often times I've listed a knife for sale saying that was razor sharp.  Others have used similar…"
Oct 9
John Bamford commented on John Bamford's video
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"I didn't expect to find anyone who had one of these Dennis, I did find it hard to understand the use for it! I guess it has a purpose in recording the degree of sharpness you have obtained, I believe some people record this sort of information…"
Oct 9
D ale commented on John Bamford's video
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Demonstrating Edge-On-Up Edge Sharpness Tester

"It's a new one on me. . I did notice his thumb is bandaged .. a prop ??"
Oct 9
Dennis Hibar commented on John Bamford's video
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"John ...  don't know why I overlooked this post, but it escaped me.  Wanted to say that I do have one of these testers.  I am notorious for buying useless items in an attempt to find a use for them!  Okay, in this case,…"
Oct 9
D ale replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"John, I do like Queen knives ..but.. as you stated, broken springs have no easy fix. Short of having a ready replacement spring ......... Thanks for the offer though, John ! . Enjoy, Dale"
Oct 8
John Bamford left a comment for Claudio
"Welcome to iKC Claudio."
Oct 8
John Bamford replied to John Bamford's discussion Online knife purchases to be banned in the UK.
"I feel that to make things clear that the proposed legislation to ban online knife sales has not yet been passed in parliament. So for the moment, we are still okay to buy knives or razors online. The official wording of the proposed bill is,…"
Oct 7
D ale commented on John Bamford's blog post Razor sharpening .
"I too have a few rocks more than I'll likely ever use .. 'n sharpening fixtures .. 'n diamond coated plates .. 'n ... ... ... ... ... ... ..."
Oct 6

Profile Information

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
online
How long have you collected knives?
51 to 55 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
slipjoint
About Me
I have been a keen collector of knives for as long as I can remember. The reason I don't have so many is a talent for losing knives, I like to use them and seem to lose them, good for knife makers profits .
Interests
Collecting slipjoints , learning about knife sharpening and boy am I looking forward to retirement !!
Other Hobbies
Holiday's in Scotland mostly.

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At 14:58 on September 10, 2019, Ron Trammell said…

I see  you do some whittling.  Got some really nice stuff yourself. I like it.

Ron

At 14:53 on September 10, 2019, Ron Trammell said…

Thank you John for the welcome and for the compliment on my horns.  I will have more knife pictures to post when I get them taken.

Ron

At 3:53 on September 6, 2019, Herb Vergara said…

Thank you John!

At 19:40 on September 2, 2019, steven joseph boudreaux said…

Thank you John.

At 6:42 on July 10, 2019, Rick Zirkle said…

Thanks For the warm welcome. Looking forward to learning a lot.

At 19:21 on July 9, 2019, Cole Nolte said…

Thanks John.  I have been hunting and hunting for a specific blade.  In hopes I’ll find some help here.

At 16:46 on July 9, 2019, Jim Johnson said…

Thank You

At 21:43 on June 30, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

At 12:48 on June 26, 2019, Thomas Utermoehlen said…

thanks for welcome   I am looking forward to get familiar with the group .

At 22:55 on June 25, 2019, Chris said…
Thank you

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John Bamford's Blog

Razor sharpening .

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:09 104 Comments

A shortish blog on sharpening straight razors. It will be short because I know little enough , though I have learned enough to be able to get the job done . Maybe I can return to this in future when I have more information but for the present it will be brief .

1 . If you want to learn to shave using a straight razor the most effective way is to buy a new razor from a dealer who is known for sharpening their razors before sending them out . Buy a strop at the same time , not a…

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A collection of straight razors , I guess !

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 10:16 49 Comments

I feel that I have to admit that I am becoming a collector , this may sound strange as I am writing this on i Knife Collector and this is ...well the place for collectors .

I have never really collected anything before , in the past I have always had a pocket knife and sometimes two or maybe three but never anymore than that.  I have had knives since I was eight or nine , something like that anyway and I can hardly remember a time when I didn't look in shop windows at knives . When I…

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Plain or Fancy ?

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 7:30 9 Comments

I like a great looking knife , I really do .

Just as with most people a fancy set of handle scales or a little damascus really get's my attention . I have one or two knives that are very attractive and I wouldn't part with them for any reason , but I pick up and carry the same few knives all the time . With the greatest respect to the talented guys who have designed my users they do have one thing in common , they are Plain !

I never really thought of this until I started…

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Going back in time .

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 13:52 161 Comments

Well I am starting this blog to record my return to an older type of shaving . Like most of us I at present use the ubiquitous supermarket disposable razors , and have done so for , well I don't really know how long . When did these disposable and cartridge type of razors come about ? I guess I have been shaving regularly since I was around 16 which ,as I was born in 1953 , make it around 1969 when I started . I have a memory a very faint one I admit , to having a razor that twisted to open…

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