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Knife Magazines / Knives Illustrated

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Gallup Sep 11. 23 Replies

I notice a lot of members, at least a lot of new members, don't subscribe to any knife magazines.  For those who do not subscribe or otherwise purchase knife magazines, I was just curious why not? …Continue

Tags: Magazine, Knife, Blade, Tactical, Illustrated

It's National Knife Day!

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Sep 1. 7 Replies

Coincidentally, the latest issue of Knives Illustrated arrived in the mail today.  Here's the new issue with today's EDC, the Spyderco Sage with carbon fiber scales. This particular knife was…Continue

So I got an email from Creek Stewart...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy B. Buchanan Aug 4. 2 Replies

Hopefully some of you have heard of Creek Stewart.  For those that haven't, Creek Stewart is a survival instructor, TV survival personality, & total outdoor & survivalist gearhead, probably…Continue

One-hand opening lock blade knives STILL illegal in New York, considered "gravity knives"...

Started Jun 23 0 Replies

On Friday, a federal appeals court (2nd Circuit) upheld New York's law considering assisted openers & any knife that has a locking blade & that can be opened with one hand as illegal "gravity…Continue

 

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Andrew Khabenskii's discussion Kershaw knives
"Great question, Andrew!  You've got me thinking...  I wonder what my Kershaw collection would look like if I put all of them together...  My largest Kershaw is the Camp 14.  I've currently got the red & the purple…"
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Henry Boker fixed blade

"Ha!  I had one of those!  I last saw it when I was about 12 though, no idea what happened to it (bummer to lose it).  I totally forgot about this knife -- thanks for the reminder!  Mine had a much smaller leather sheath though,…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Terry Soloman's discussion I'm Opening a Knife Store Online, Need Suggestions & Help!
"Oh, sadly China gets our business because their government ensures low production costs, which are obtained by having low materials costs, low labor costs, & of course government-subsidized production aimed at taking manufacturing from the…"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Terry Soloman's discussion I'm Opening a Knife Store Online, Need Suggestions & Help!
"Mr. Soloman, I'm going to guess, based on your experience, that you are comfortable with a higher end clientele.  Is that correct?  If so, you might be better off getting to know people.  You might want to head to the larger…"
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Happy Halloween!

"wooohoo!  I LOVE it DLKG!  I was wondering if we were going without one this year!  Thank you Thank you"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on dead_left_knife_guy's group The Kukri (Khukuri) Group
"SlySteel Cuma Lone Survivor, manufactured by TOPS"
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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion iKC fall contest!!
"Ditto on that -- congratulations Ashley & Tony! And thank you to Jan & Manx for running this contest because it got me to post some photos again!!  I've got more photos, but better, I have the motivation to take even more photos,…"
Oct 23

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Jay's discussion Your first knife
"No, no I don't.  I can't remember which was my first knife, but I recall many of the first knives I had as a kid.  A small Imperial peanut-type knife with yellow (plastic?) scales.  A clip-point Imperial fixed blade with…"
Oct 17

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dead_left_knife_guy commented on A. G. Russell's group A. G. Russell Knives. Inc
"One of the first knives in my collection was an A.G. Russell dagger that a girlfriend purchased for me from a store that did consignments of knives & firearms.  This was back in the early 90's, before I really started collecting…"
Oct 17

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A. G. Russell Knives. Inc

A.G. Russell Knives is the oldest mail order knife company in the world. We sell only the finest cutlery from William Henry, Randall, Böker, Columbia River Knife & Tool, Kershaw, SOG, Benchmade, Spyerdco, Canal Street Cutlery, and more.See More
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Les Robertson's blog post How and Why Custom Knives Appreciate in Value - Part 2
"Les, have you noticed any custom knives depreciating in value, such as after the maker dies?  I'm not talking the Bob Lovelesses or Jimmy Liles of the world, but the lesser-known makers (as in, the vast majority of them). Some may even get…"
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dead_left_knife_guy commented on Les Robertson's blog post How and Why Custom Knives Appreciate in Value - Part 2
"Les, have you noticed any custom knives depreciating in value, such as after the maker dies?  I'm not talking the Bob Lovelesses or Jimmy Liles of the world, but the lesser-known makers (as in, the vast majority of them). Some may even get…"
Oct 17

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
6- 10 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
simple, rugged -- contemporary styles of production & custom knives -- TOPS, Spyderco, Kershaw, Boker, Blind Horse / Battle Horse Knives, OKC, CRKT, Victorinox, Leatherman -- bushcraft, outdoors, tactical, survival
Website
http://deadleftknifeguy.wordpress.com
About Me
father & husband, 40's, Minnesotan, writer, editor of the North Star Blade Collectors newsletter, conservation-minded, family man, philosopher, Buddhist
Interests
my family, outdoors, bushcraft, wilderness, tracking, flora & fauna, improving my skills, survival & camp kits, wood carving, knife sharpening, urban survival, urban homesteading, food prep, trail food, & squirrels, I love squirrels.
Other Hobbies
Reading, writing, 'rithmetic. Okay, not so big into math anymore, calculus just wasn't any fun by the time I got there. Astronomy, Greco-roman mythology, Native American ways of life & beliefs, thinking, watching, listening, video games. Ecology. Camping. Hiking.

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Camillus CK9: The knife used by Dual Survival's Grady Powell

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 22:12 3 Comments

Recently I had the chance to watch another episode of the current season of Dual Survival, & again got to see Grady Powell using the Camillus CK9.  Somewhere I saw someone online stating that Grady Powell designed the knife, but I have not yet been able to confirm or deny this.  Camillus has very little detail on the CK9 on its website, & of course TOPS doesn't have anything public about this on its website because it's not technically a TOPS knife.

Grady Powell designed…

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TOPS Knives President Mike Fuller

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 21:01 2 Comments

Okay, this is an interesting story.  I don't know what to think of it.  I'm a big fan of TOPS Knives, but this story is too important to not post something about it.  

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/minutes-track-down-fugitive-michael-hand-living-in-united-states/story-fns0kb1g-1227600904866

Knife throwing, anyone? Anyone?

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 21:00 3 Comments

Are there any other knife throwers here? If so, anyone recognize the logo on the cup? :)

I notice there's not a group for throwers, hm...…

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Clean, measured knife-making!

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 12:53 4 Comments

This video from Gough Custom Knives just floored me -- his shop is so clean, & his work so measured...  This was 12 minutes of video worth watching, especially for those of us who have aspirations to make beautiful knives ourselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUxFFON5Lo

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At 4:05 on August 25, 2018,
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Thanks !

I am from Switzerland ! :-)

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Thanks for the welcome
At 15:17 on July 12, 2018, Tom Morris said…

I am sorry I didn't see this until today. July 12,2018.  To say I am late for thinking for a Happy Birthday is an understatement. Thank You.  I came on here today to see if I could sell my Automatic knives.  Ebay kicked my ad off.

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Depending on the knife that you want to wrap, I like the way this one looks...

https://youtu.be/09QAr3dNBOQ

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HA!  Thank you, everyone!

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Thank you for being a featured member!

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