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Knives of the Great Outdoors

A group dedicated to knives and equipment used by Scouts, Hikers, Fishers, Sailors and all the other outdoor adventurers.  A place to show off everything from  the knife in your bug-out bag to your tackle box. Or the knife you take on a day hike or climbing the Matterhorn.

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Odd and Novelty Knives of the Great Outdoors!

Started by Tobias Gibson 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

I'm sure I have more than my fair share oddities and novelty knives that were made for the outdoor enthusiasts.  I think the chief target is the  the Angler!  Show 'em if you got 'em.  I'll start off…Continue

Lures (artificial bait) of the Great Out\doors

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson 19 hours ago. 17 Replies

I am by no expert on fishing lures, new or old, but my latest trip to Dowagiac, Michigan, home of the Original Heddon Lures peaked my interest. I suspect others out there either use or collect …Continue

Multi-Tool Collectors Club

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Howard P Reynolds on Sunday. 110 Replies

If you find yourself buying & carrying Leatherman, SOG, Gerber, Swiss Army, Swiss-Tech, Atwood, or other types of multi-tools than this is the club for you!…Continue

Tags: forum, collectors, tool, Multi

Hobo or Scout. Which is the original camp knife?

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by peter force on Saturday. 14 Replies

As I was making breakfast this morning. I started thinking about the origins of the typical camp knife.  That lead me to thinking about which came first the Hobo or Scout.   While the word Scout…Continue

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 23, 2014 at 8:35

A look at my gaff knife made in Solingen, Germany:

Comment by Robert Burris on July 18, 2014 at 8:26

I think there is plenty of interest and activity in both groups. I also believe that a merger may water down the different topics and actually have less activity in the long run. They work very well the way they are and are some of the top Groups on IKC. If it ain't broke don't fix it....lol

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 8, 2014 at 17:08

Robert, there have been times when I thought the two groups should be  merged but I think you are correct,  While the topic is similar the direction taken is different.

Comment by Robert Burris on July 8, 2014 at 10:39

I'm glad this group and the Outdoor group didn't get combine. I think there is enough material for both groups to survive, just fine. We may have a little cross over but that doesn't hurt anything. Thanks to everyone that visits both these fine groups.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on July 7, 2014 at 19:27

Yes, I did notice the plaque, and wondered who it was.  Thanks for the follow-up.  Military tradition must be strong in your family.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 7, 2014 at 18:14

Thanks Howard,

Not sure if you noticed it or not  but the name plate in the background is my fathers.  It was presented to him after his tour during the Korean War. S/Sgt Gibson, Floyd, - Korea 1951-2.  He served with the 5th Air Force. In WWII he served with the US Army in the 3rd Infantry Division and was wounded twice, the second time at Anzio.

I figured the name plate a suitable backdrop for knife in use during the Korean War.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on July 7, 2014 at 17:30

Thanks for the Curtis LeMay survival knife video, Tobias.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 7, 2014 at 7:02

Some day, I'll need to write a little history of the USAF Survival Knife.  But for now, here is another video or another Air Force Knife.  In this case the USAF E-1 Survival Knife.

Comment by Robert Burris on July 5, 2014 at 14:32

Tobias, I won a second place in one contest and won another just the other day. So I would like to be left out of this contest. Thank you for all you have done for OUR club.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 2, 2014 at 18:17

Just a reminder that the "Win This Knife contest ends real soon.  If you haven't entered, now is the time.  You must replay to this thread:



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