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I will be driving out to Bradford, PA (5 hours) to visit with some Zippo/Case friends the last weekend of June. If you will be in town that weekend, let me know. I wouldn't want to miss a chance of meeting some of you iKC members live.
I have a small collection of six Bassett Multi Tools. In the top row the first two are an 80 and a 94. The third one in the top row has two numbers on the blades, an 89 and a 90. The first two in the bottom row are a 9 and a 79. The third one again has two numbers, 89 and 90.
I sort of…Continue
I introduce the subject of my choices for the best handle materials. Keep in mind, the following is Stanley May’s ideas, preferences, and personal tastes of good handles. It is by no means is an absolute. I worked in the aircraft wheel and brake industry for 34 years in which I was a structural analyst/engineer. I have explored the positives and negatives of most of the metal and composite materials used in today’s tactical knives. It is exciting to me that today’s knife…Continue
Bought this knife as a kid whilst on a trip to the Holy Island of Iona ,off the West Coast of Scotland it has been hidden away for years in my mothers house and I came accross it recently, brought back the thought that maybe this was the start of a facination with cutting tools- I did a little research on it and it…Continue
Summer is here and with it flea markets and yard sales. I go to these as often as I can along with esate sales. I have found some interesting and unique finds so I've decided to blog the sales and let everyone in on them. I've learned a lot about going to sales to find knives from reading about methods in "Blades Guide to Knives and their Values"
My latest adventure was a very good opportunity as this was a community yard sale/ flea market. The town has a main drag approximately 2…Continue
I found a Imperial fixed blade tucked away in an old tackle box that I haven't used in several years. I found the knife while fishing and just stuck it in the box. This was before I contracted the knife collecting fever, of which there is no cure only treatment. The sheath is dirty and needs a good cleaning. What do you suggest for cleaning the sheath and what do you use for periodic treatment of leather. All my fixed blades are less than 2 years old and I'm thinking they should probably…Continue
Well first you take what appears to be a large room and set out 400 booths and 700 tables
Then you tell everyone to decorate theirs as they see fit…Continue
Our dad died in 1974, he worked the oil rigs, big iron for 23 years. He was a hunter, which he did all his life, taught his kids to hunt, prepare and cook what he killed. Three weeks ago I got a facebook message from an aunt stating that she had "Your dads hunting knives" She stated that aunt Betty had them since 1964 and when aunt Betty passed in 1994 aunt Ella got them. She said, "They should go to you boys" she would mail them to me. They came in the mail, Sweden HILLBERG ESKILSTUNA,…Continue
Since I have contracted EDC-OCD, I have bought a knife weekly. This blog should help me keep track of the incoming items starting 5/21/2013.
5/21/2013 - Today it is a Uncle Henry / Schrade+ / U.S.A. 144
This is a beauty, lightly used and well cared for. Polished the brass up a little.…Continue
What is it about a good peace of stag that makes a guy just want to growl. The blacks, the browns or the red. The creamy whites and the yellows.
A guy at work brought a stag knife into work the other day. He had just got it in the mail. It had a deep groove down one side and thought it was a defect. I told him I thought it was about the prettiest piece of stag that I had ever seen. With a grin I told him if he really didn't like it I would be glad to give his money back. By the time…Continue
History of Handy Twine Knife James R. Caldwell, a U.S. railway postal clerk, invented the Handy Twine Knife in the late 1800's. In those days, the mail was moved by trains. Railway postal clerks were responsible for collecting and sorting the mail for delivery. While in transit, the clerks…Continue
Trapper Jon's Knives recently acquired an old Remington or W. R. Case made, model 62-5 "Pig Sticker" knife from World War II, complete with original sheath. The knife has jigged bone scales and is sterile and unmarked except for a marking we have been unable to research. Neatly stamped on the ricasso of the knife is the name The Marion Line. Can anyone tell us anything about this unusual stamping? How about an approximate value with such a stamping?
Jon has the knife displayed for…Continue
...when you open your mailbox to find two of those familiar shaped boxes that usually contain -
I put together some of my switchblades for a local knife show a few months back. And the red Craftsman is my newest knife. Nice!…Continue
I have a thing for knives that where made in the 70's. I'm not sure why I just know I like them. I like knives made in other era's But it seems like they had a lots of knives that where really unique. That's when I saw my first Buck 110. There where the red bones that case made then that where something special.
Not that there making bad knives now. I find knives all the time that I feel like I cant live with out. They have better steels now than they have ever had. There are a huge…Continue
I bought this knife a year or so ago at a flea market for 20.00. I threw into my case and took it to work. I had a guy come up and asked what I would take for it. I popped off and said a hundred bucks. Well he bought it. Shoot I made a eighty dollar profit so I was happy. He cleaned it all up and brought it back to work to ask me what I thought about it.
Man it shined. That green bone just popped out. I told him if it had looked that good at the time I sold it to him he would have…Continue
News on http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch :
A new "'shop" (clic on "Boutique") has just been launched in bilingual English / French for our English, American, Australian and other friends, all major SAKs collectors and especially Swiss soldiers knives.
Many soldiers knives with very attractive prices have been added, so enjoy !