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Mossberg MSG9899 General Purpose Hunter and Skinning Knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Ray Apr 24, 2015. 6 Replies

Not too long ago I uploaded some photos of my Mossberg MSG9899 Skinning knife into my Gun Maker’s Knives Photo Album. To my surprise, I received several comments – well questions actually – about its…Continue

iKC Member in Need Request #14 - Western W35 Bowie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shlomo ben Maved May 20, 2015. 17 Replies

The NeedSimilar to my first request, please take a look at this and the other postings I have similar to this one and share with me what you know about it. My goal is to use the information you…Continue

iKC Member in Need Request #13 - Colonial Executive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Ray Apr 9, 2015. 2 Replies

The NeedSimilar to my first request, please take a look at this and the other postings I have similar to this one and share with me what you know about it. My goal is to use the information you…Continue

iKC Member in Need Request #12 - Colonial Shur Snap Switch Blade

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve @ colonial knife Apr 13, 2016. 9 Replies

The NeedSimilar to my first request, please take a look at this and the other postings I have similar to this one and share with me what you know about it. My goal is to use the information you…Continue

 

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If all knives are tools, and they are the oldest tools known to man, then why not own one with some style. I am always on the hunt for an "ideal" knife.

After all - the best knife in the world is the one you carry!

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
I found iKC while researching my Imperial Kamp King knife.
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Sharp ones! While I am always on the look out for the ideal knife, I specialize in fixed blades - Bowies, Daggers, and Combat knives primarily, but I've been known to pick up a folder or two when they capture my imagination. In the broadest sense, I am a collector of edged pieces - Swords, Knives, Bayonets, Ethnographic / Aboriginal, and Historical.
Website
http://www.renesanswoodcrafts.etsy.com
About Me
I am passionate about all edged pieces...Knives, Bayonets, and Swords. Always looking for the ideal knife, I collect knives when I cannot afford a Bayonet. I collect Bayonets when I cannot afford a Sword. When I can afford a Sword, I look to see how many knives I can buy for the same money. And so it goes.

I am also a firm believer that a sword is just an over sized knife, and equally worthy of collecting!

My dedicated email to all things edged: Szabla.collector@gmail.com (Szabla = Polish for Sabre)
Interests
Edged weapons, wood working (treen ware), back country exploration, music, Polish cuisine.
Other Hobbies
Hot Wheels, cycling - road touring, Polish BBQ, Member of the Bayonet Collectors Network - a global community of passionate bayonet enthusiasts.

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At 12:56 on June 29, 2018, Lee said…
Thank you very much. I appreciate it and I'm looking forward to checking it out.. as soon as I'm off of work.
At 18:21 on April 5, 2018, Keith Andrews said…

Lars .. Still finding my way here .. Sent you a reply to the " do not reply " email address .. dummy me.  I have ridden all sorts of road bikes over the years.  Two cross country trips.  Raced in many states as well as collect a number of bikes in more recent years.  Foolishly sold several fine bikes years ago and am in the midst of recovering some of those toys.  Knives interest me.  I can't promise it won't be just a passing phase in my life, but you have to investigate these things to find out your real, long term interests.

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At 20:03 on April 1, 2018, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday my friend!

At 18:29 on March 5, 2018, Bill Withers said…

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. 

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Lars Ray replied to Alfonso Pizza's discussion Help
"Hi Alfonso -  Here's an article from 2004 on how the Buck Strider came to be. It also explains what a PUK knife is (Police Utility Knife), and gives a fairly decent review on the Buck-Strider Model 882 SBT. While the your knife may not be…"
Jul 8
Lars Ray left a comment for Steve LaMarine
"Hi ya Steve...welcome to iKC!"
Jul 7
Lars Ray commented on James Carson's photo
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Collection so far 070518

"Nice bragging! Ok...spill the beans and lay out the specs on each one. I gotta know! These are gorgeous...and of course, they just made my "wish" list."
Jul 5
Lars Ray commented on Bryan W's photo
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Bruce Gillespie Sub Hilt Fighter

"That's a sweet one Bryan. I trust you got what you wanted for it. I know when I sell a favorite (a.k.a. friend), the memories are always fond when I get what I wanted for it.  So tell me, how did it feel in the hand? "
Jul 4
Lee left a comment for Lars Ray
"Thank you very much. I appreciate it and I'm looking forward to checking it out.. as soon as I'm off of work."
Jun 29
Lars Ray left a comment for Lee
"Hi Lee - welcome to iKC! We're glad to have you here. Lots of groups, forums, blogs, and other good stuff to get involved with here. Feel free to browse around and jump in where your interest lie..."
Jun 29
Lars Ray left a comment for Matt Price
"Hi Matt - welcome iKC! Looking over your profile, I have no doubt the gang here will be happy to weigh in on helping you know more about the vintage pocket knives you have. Take the time to learn your way around, join some groups, and share some…"
Jun 25
Lars Ray replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion A video review of two Kriegar Stilettos
"Great review Tobias. I think what I appreciated most about it was what was not said but implied....  - inexpensive (cost in $$$) does not always equal cheap (quality)  - not everything made in China is crap/junk/waste of money - sometimes…"
Jun 25
Lars Ray commented on Thomas Michael Rutherford, Sr's photo
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"vintage' MORSETH KNIFE & unidentified knife

"Jan - Something something about family or a tight-knit group, and that's what we do....right?    :-)"
Jun 22
Lars Ray commented on Thomas Michael Rutherford, Sr's photo
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"vintage' MORSETH KNIFE & unidentified knife

"Good eye and call on the stag Bryan! You're absolutely right - that is mighty pretty stag for "vintage".  Thomas - I can certainly appreciate how you must feel on passing up this opportunity. I too - as many of us here at iKC can…"
Jun 22
Lars Ray commented on Thomas Michael Rutherford, Sr's photo
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"vintage' MORSETH KNIFE & unidentified knife

"Hi Tom - first, welcome to iKC! I don't know much about Morseth knives...in fact what I know you could probably learn with about an hour's research. In addition, "vintage" means different things to different people - classically…"
Jun 21
Lars Ray commented on Bryan W's photo
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Bud Nealy "Stinger" Folder

"Now that's a sweet little gem!"
Jun 20
Lars Ray commented on J.J. Smith III's status
"Dude....tool bags & organizers are like knives...one always needs one more! C'mon, you know this to be true! "
Jun 1
Lars Ray commented on Ellis H. Roberson's photo
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Gil Hibben Rambo #3

"Oh I love Hibben knives! Own a couple myself. Great find!  So...gonna do Rambo stuff with it now? :-)"
Jun 1
Lars Ray left a comment for B L Eaton
"Howdy! And welcome to iKC...I see you've been collecting for 3-5 years. Here you can find anything and everything you may want to know about knives...maybe even your knives. Can't find what you are looking for? Just ask! Some is always…"
May 30

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The Cutting Edge: Collecting Inexpensive Knives

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 14:56 10 Comments

Spend any time on the internet whatsoever looking up knife stuff, and you’re bound to hit a few dozen discussions regarding “cheap” knives. In this context, cheap is referring to poor quality in materials, construction, performance, or any combination thereof. Today, cheap knives are almost synonymous with anything made in China, Pakistan, or other parts of Asia.

This is unfortunate, because many inexpensive knives come from these same regions, and they are anything but cheap. Even…

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The Cutting Edge: Hidden Gems - the ugly ducklings of knives

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 20:31 8 Comments

We all have them…those knives we bought some time ago…years maybe…that we really did not intend to add to our collections. We see them as disposable tools, junk knives, knives not worth mentioning or are too embarrassing to admit you ever owned.

I have a handful of such knives – those blades I purchased for a specific need at the time and really didn't care if I ever lost it, broke it, had it stolen (no such luck), or just neglected it because I no longer cared about it.

After…

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Open Views – Part 2 of 2: Survival Knives

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 15:53 13 Comments

Part 2 of this blog is dealing with Survival knives, both as an item and a legit category for collecting.

The bone of contention that was vocalized some time ago is that there is no such thing as a tactical knife or a survival knife – rather, these terms are marketing terms to sell more knives. (Tactical knives are discussed in Part 1).

While I have a different opinion on the matter, I can’t throw out the whole argument because some of it is true – many companies and makers do…

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Open Views – Part 1 of 2: Tactical Knives

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 17:46 7 Comments

When it comes to knife collecting, there are probably as many types of collectors as there are categories of knives to collect – from purists to novices, open-minded to staunch believers, early adapters to Luddites, and everything in between.

I like to think of myself as one who knows why I collect what I collect – evolving technologies notwithstanding – and stands behind it unless a better argument comes along that challenges my thought processes enough to either broaden my…

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