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HOW I SHARPEN A KNIFE

People are constantly asking me how I sharpen knives.  I must admit I have tried just about every gadget available including a coffee mug & even a river rock.

Recently I saw this fellow demonstrating the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener.  I thought it was one of the greatest knife sharpening system I’d seen. I purchase one and am very happy with it and have been able to keep my knives & scissors sharp. The secret is that the tool allows for keeping a precision angle, which is critical for maintaining a sharp knife. The machine uses flexible belts of different grit just the same way  knife makers use belts. The tool not only sharpens knives & scissors, it will sharpen axes and hatchets, mower blades, garden shears, shovels, and most any tool with a blade.

Work Sharp has partnered with legendary hall of fame knife maker Ken Onion to develop a new knife and tool sharpening system with expanded features. Although I’m perfectly content with my current Work Sharp, I’m probably going to have to get the new one.

Disclaimer: I do not sell these nor am affiliated with the company. Just a satisfied customer.

Watch the 6 1/2 minute video for a great demonstration.

Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener

Boker Lockback Mother of Pearl Knife & Display Box

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Boker Knives of Solingen, Germany has been producing knives and tools for over a century and today they are one of the foremost knife makers in the world

Just

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Boker Treebrand Mother of Pearl folding hunter knife
Boker Knives of Solingen, Germany has been producing knives and tools for over a century and today they are one of the foremost knife makers in the world

Just added this beautiful German made Boker Folding Lockback knife & wood display case

3 NEW PROTECH AUTOMATIC KNIVES

I’ve added 3 new Protech Automatic knives to my web site. Check them out.

1.  Protech “Doru” auto knife designed by Allan Elishewitz Black & Grey Jazz Handle.

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Protech Doru Elishewitz Design Auto Knife

I’ve added 3 new Protech Automatic knives to my web site. Check them out.

1.  Protech “Doru” auto knife designed by Allan Elishewitz Black & Grey Jazz Handle.

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Protech Doru Elishewitz Design Auto Knife

2. Protech TR-2.65  Auto Knife / Bruce Shaw Designed Sterling Silver Skull

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Protech TR-2.65 Auto with Shaw Designed Sterling Silver Skull

 

3. Protech Emerson E7A7 Auto Knife

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Protech Emerson Auto Knife

My Friend Joe

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At the recent Antique Arms show in Las Vegas Joe Donato was selling his fine collection of knives.

FYI: The Worlds Interesting Man is boring compared to Joe Donato.

Joe Donato who lives in Vegas was at

 

At the recent Antique Arms show in Las Vegas Joe Donato was selling his fine collection of knives.

FYI: The Worlds Interesting Man is boring compared to Joe Donato.

Joe Donato who lives in Vegas was at the show with his son. Every time I run into Joe  I love talking to him and listing to the tales he tells. I find out more and more about this very interesting man, such as, as a young man he also rode rodeo.

One of the most fascinating jobs Joe did was that as an honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier back in the early 1950s. One of my most prized possessions is an autographed photo of Joe guarding the Tomb.

He is one of those unique individuals I’ve had the honor to have gotten to know through collecting knives

 

 

IF WE DON’T TEACH THEM……….WHO WILL?

I know it’s not knife related but it is a powerful video. Our military is and has always been the best.  I plan on supporting The Wounded Warrior Project. I hope you will join me.

So true.

Every young person should be so lucky as to know a Veteran.
Makes tears come to my eyes everytime I see this, but love it!!

I know it’s not knife related but it is a powerful video. Our military is and has always been the best.  I plan on supporting The Wounded Warrior Project. I hope you will join me.

So true.

Every young person should be so lucky as to know a Veteran.

Makes tears come to my eyes everytime I see this, but love it!!

  If we don’t teach them….. who will??

A Knife by Shosui Takeda

The third-generation master blacksmith Shosui Takeda was born and raised in Niimi, Okayama in Japan. After graduating from a university and working in Tokyo, he returned to his hometown to succeed his father as a blacksmith. Since 1985 he has strived and studied to produce the very best hand-forged blades and tools. His good old-fashioned hard work makes for one-of-a-kind knives.

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The third-generation master blacksmith Shosui Takeda was born and raised in Niimi, Okayama in Japan. After graduating from a university and working in Tokyo, he returned to his hometown to succeed his father as a blacksmith. Since 1985 he has strived and studied to produce the very best hand-forged blades and tools. His good old-fashioned hard work makes for one-of-a-kind knives.

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Darrel Ralph Military X-Ray Automatic Knife

This is the genuine CAMILLUS 18 X-Ray automatic knife, not the Meyerco. New old stock. The knife is unused. the original box and care sheet included. (Box is a little tattered)

Model 2535 Made in the USA!

This side opening automatic knife was originally designed by custom knife maker Darrel Ralph.

It has Camillus’ Slide Auto Safety™. To operate  this extremely innovative system slide the trigger button up to release the safety and then push it into the knife to activate the blade. One smooth motion. A great lockup system which will prevent the blade from accidentally opening or closing.

Solid black 6061 aluminum handle with lanyard hole

Black coated drop point, plain edge blade most likely made from 154CM steel.

Reversible black pocket clip allows for tip up or down carry

5.0″ Closed, 3 7/8″ Blade, 1/8″ Blade thickness, 5/8″ Handle thickness,   No blade play.

 
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Darrell Ralph Camilus Automatic knife

This is the genuine CAMILLUS 18 X-Ray automatic knife, not the Meyerco. New old stock. The knife is unused. the original box and care sheet included. (Box is a little tattered)

Model 2535 Made in the USA!

This side opening automatic knife was originally designed by custom knife maker Darrel Ralph.

It has Camillus’ Slide Auto Safety™. To operate  this extremely innovative system slide the trigger button up to release the safety and then push it into the knife to activate the blade. One smooth motion. A great lockup system which will prevent the blade from accidentally opening or closing.

Solid black 6061 aluminum handle with lanyard hole

Black coated drop point, plain edge blade most likely made from 154CM steel.

Reversible black pocket clip allows for tip up or down carry

5.0″ Closed, 3 7/8″ Blade, 1/8″ Blade thickness, 5/8″ Handle thickness,   No blade play.

 

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Darrell Ralph Camilus Automatic knife

 

NEWT LIVESAY CUSTOM KNIVES

I am proud to be an authorized dealer for Newt Livesay Knives.

Who is Newt? He is a self proclaimed Southern born American Author, Politically In-Correct Philosopher & Raconteur, Banged Up Warrior, Hard Living Adventurer, Lover & Knife Maker Extraordinaire.

What do I know about him? I am proud to have been one of his dealers for 13 years. I know Newt has a love for our military

I am proud to be an authorized dealer for Newt Livesay Knives.

Who is Newt? He is a self proclaimed Southern born American Author, Politically In-Correct Philosopher & Raconteur, Banged Up Warrior, Hard Living Adventurer, Lover & Knife Maker Extraordinaire.

What do I know about him? I am proud to have been one of his dealers for 13 years. I know Newt has a love for our military personal and looks to equip them with the absolute best knives he can make for them. This is what “he” says about his knives:

“IF YOU LOOKING FOR A COMMERCIAL OVER HYPED SO CALLED SURVIVAL TOOL YOU NEED TO LOOK SOME WHERE ELSE! WE ARE HARD-CORE PROFESSIONAL GRADE USER KNIVES

Knives for Professional Military Personnel, Law Enforcement Officers, and just damn good people”

If you have ever held a Livesay knife in your hands, you would know that they are built to last through hard ass usage. Maybe that’s why many service men heading over to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other theaters of war elect to carry a Livesay Combat Knife with them. 2 of my favorite Newt Livesay knives are his popular Air Assualt and NRGS survival neck knife.

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AIR ASSUALT

Newt is now retired from full time knife making though still makes a knife or two now and then. But his knives are quickly selling out fast and there are fewer and fewer to be had.

NRGSCheck out the video link that shows what one can do with Newt’s NRGS survival knife.

Upcoming AZ Gun Radio & Copper State Gun & Knife Show

I will be displaying my knives, walking sticks, canes & Goal Zero solar powered products at this show February 8 & 9 2014 at El Zaribah Shrine hall in Phoenix, Arizona.

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I will be displaying my knives, walking sticks, canes & Goal Zero solar powered products at this show February 8 & 9 2014 at El Zaribah Shrine hall in Phoenix, Arizona.

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