Kevin D
  • Mount Airy, NC
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Edged... but not a knife. Old axe anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Feb 19. 2 Replies

Good Evening!I acquired an old axe head a few years ago and I never thought much about it.  I found it in an old barn and the owner gave it to me as junk.  I had sort of planned on cleaning it,…Continue

Tags: Antique, Axe, Underhill

A couple of projects - hand plane restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Jan 22. 2 Replies

Good Afternoon!I was not sure where, if anywhere, was appropriate for me to share a few pictures of couple of recent projects.  Jan shared with me a post about some of your woodworking projects. …Continue

Remington UMC DuPont fixed blade (RH pattern?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Feb 10, 2021. 8 Replies

I think that this is the correct place to post this.  If not please let me know and I will try to delete/move it.Several years ago, I received a knife that had belonged to my great uncle.  No one…Continue


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Kevin D added a discussion to the group Schrade Collectors

old Schrade - Walden, NY

Good Evening!I recently got an old Schrade 3 blade pocketknife that was very heavily corroded.  It was so bad, that I could not open it with a screwdriver or a pair of pliers.After about 2 weeks of soaking it in Kroil, I managed to open it.  I did quite a bit of cleaning it up, and it ended up being a rather nice little knife.I have tried to ID it with no success.  The best I can come up with so far is that it is older than 1946.Can anyone help me out in figuring out what this knife is?I am…See More
Aug 4
Kevin D joined Jim Child's group

Schrade Collectors

Many people collected Schrade knives over the years. Almost everyone had to have a Schrade. Much has changed, but they still make Schrade Knives and now they are coming out with new steels and new handle materials.So old fan or new collector, Lets talk about Schrade!See More
Aug 4
Kevin D replied to Lars Ray's discussion CFK / iPAK Knives - for all those who dare! in the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
"Very nice Lars! I am a sucker for those natural handle materials myself.  My personal tastes dont seem to run toward that upswept persian flair, but it does  make for a nice looking knife.  Very cool addition!"
Jul 21
Kevin D replied to Kevin D's discussion restoration of a bayonet? in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Hey Lars!  Good to get your input here! I have briefly discussed this one with you before, mainly on ID'ing the thing.  I do not have a rifle for this one (yet). This bayonet was initially issued for use on the M1871/84 11mm Mauser…"
Jul 12
Lars Ray replied to Kevin D's discussion restoration of a bayonet? in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Kevin...if this was one of your rifles of the same era, what would you use to restore the stock on it? It seems to follow that since many of the same arsenals that manufactured the military rifles also produced the bayonets, a good place to look is…"
Jul 12
Kevin D added a discussion to the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement

restoration of a bayonet?

Good evening everybody!I have a question that will probably have as many answers as there are opinions on it.I recently came into the stewardship of a 1888 Prussian bayonet.  Before actually taking possession, I thought it was a 1940ish bayonet, that really did not have much value.  There is no scabbard.Upon receipt, I learned that the original finish on the wooden handle grips had been stripped, but all of the metal seemed to be reasonably intact.  Especially considering its age.My question is…See More
Jul 11
Kevin D joined Terry Waldele's group

Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement

This group is hosted by D ale, for knife enthusiasts who are interested in repairing, modifiying, restoring or improving knives, including fixed blades, folders and automatics of all types.See More
Jul 11
Kevin D commented on AlecsKnives's photo

Case classic Barndoor Toothpick 1992

"Very good information Mike.  Thank you! Looks like all of these would be considered fairly limited production, and relatively rare now a days. Always nice to learn something new. Thanks again"
May 29
Kevin D commented on AlecsKnives's photo

Case classic Barndoor Toothpick 1992

"Oooh! I had never heard of a 'barndoor' knife let alone ever see one like this. That handle is really attractive.  Looks like a decent sized knife though. Very nice!"
May 26
Kevin D commented on AlecsKnives's photo

Amazing Cattaraugus Razor

"Oh!  That is a nice looking one!  I really do not know much about any of these straight razors, other than the aesthetics of them to my ignorant eyes.  lol! I would love to find an old Cattaraugus one strictly because I happen to have…"
May 25
Lars Ray commented on Kevin D's photo

Olsen OK - before and after

"Well I am not sure if yours is an older or newer variation, but you definitely have a vintage Colt Olsen knife and sheath! Sweet!"
May 5
Kevin D commented on Johnny Stout's photo


"My goodness are these some beautiful folders!  Thank you for sharing! I seem to have a preference for the feather damascus."
May 5
Kevin D commented on Kevin D's photo

Olsen OK - before and after

"Good evening Lars! The sheath for this is essentially identical to that one.   BUT  The sheath is not nearly as curved on the spine side of the blade, because the blade of the knife is straight. I have not done anything at all to the…"
May 5
Lars Ray commented on Kevin D's photo

Olsen OK - before and after

"Oh man....now that is pretty all cleaned up. So....does you sheath happen to look the one in this photo? I lifted this photo from the internet for reference. If so, what you have is a vintage Colt Olson hunting knife. The one I am showing is a 1971…"
May 5
Kevin D posted a photo

Olsen OK - before and after

I put a new set of handles on this almost 40 years ago.A little bit of polish was applied to brighten up the brass and steel a little bit.If anyone happens to know anything about this style of knife, can you please share it with me? I am having a…
May 4
Kevin D commented on Kevin D's photo

Straight razors

"I never saw my dad use any of these.  He always used one of those old double edged razors with the replaceable blade that the razor curved slightly when inserted. These straight razors were something that he started collecting later in…"
Apr 23

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How long have you collected knives?
16- 20 years
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About Me
Nothing special.
Just a guy that likes to keep his hands and mind busy.
Somehow, Swiss and Japanese bayonets have found their way into my realm of interests. Kind of like that puppy that follows you home... I am not real sure how this happened.
Other Hobbies
Hunting, fishing, woodworking, metal working, restoring older ... stuff.

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At 20:08 on January 30, 2022, Lars Ray said…

Hey man...thanks for the friend request...of course I accepted! As for sending private messages, this is just fine - but if you truely want to send a private message - use the iKC email - upper right hand corner of your page in the area of your name, sign out, Fried requests, etc...

I wanted to start a formal stand-alone CFK group, but I could not accurately gauge  if it would be accepted or not - so I started the it as a sub-group in the Box Full of Knives Box of Knives. I'm glad i did - as I commented to Lead Left Knife Guy , I seem to be the only one playing in that sand box at the moment, and I'm not sure my ego could manage no one join a group!  LoL!

Right now it looks like it's just my thread....but if you add a post to it, then it will be as it is intended - a place to appreciate the CFK/iPAC brand.

At 23:45 on February 8, 2021, J.J. Smith III said…

At 19:42 on February 6, 2021,
Charles Sample

Kevin, thank you for joining the Arsenal group.

At 15:07 on February 4, 2021, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Just ask if you need a hand! Or stick your head into the Chatroom and give a holler.

At 14:37 on February 4, 2021, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Kevin! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 13:30 on February 4, 2021,
Charles Sample

Welcome to iKC Kevin!

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