Anybody ever been bored...


February 27, 2003, 08:02 PM
...with a digicam handy?

I just stumbled across this pic in a dusty corner of my hard drive. It's a few knives out of date, but what the heck...

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February 27, 2003, 08:09 PM
Nice selection of knives......I like the bayonet in the top left hand corner. Which rifles is it used for?

Hmmm....just about enough knives to outfit my old company back when I was still serving as a draftee.

February 27, 2003, 08:24 PM
The knife in the top left-hand corner actually isn't a bayonet; it's a U.S. Navy Mk.3 Mod.0 diver's knife. :cool:

February 27, 2003, 08:32 PM
How could you be bored with a nice collection like that?
What the heck is that funky blue smurf slayer on the left?

February 27, 2003, 08:36 PM
sorry, my's the bayonet on the top right hand corner that I was referring to. Which rifle does it fit?

February 27, 2003, 08:37 PM
[note to self: Get a digital camera!!]:banghead:

Tamara, where are the Extrema Ratios?? I figured you'd at least have one...:what: ;)

February 27, 2003, 08:44 PM
I totally bypassed the "it's a few knives out of date" part...:o

[excuse me while I go hide in the corner..] :banghead:

February 27, 2003, 08:49 PM
Geeezzz, and I thought I had a lot of knifes.

Nice pic.

February 27, 2003, 10:14 PM
purdy. I can't say I've been bored with a camera and had an idea to do something like that, though.

Charles S
February 27, 2003, 10:21 PM
Very nice knife collection. I really like sharp pointy type things.:D

How do you like your Sebenza?


February 27, 2003, 10:24 PM
Dirty greedy capitalist. :p

I especially like the Sebenza. The Ken Onion looks classy too. How do you like that blade geometry?

February 27, 2003, 11:38 PM
1) The funky blue smurf slayer is a Boker "Titanum" chef's knife, with a funky titanium alloy blade.

2) The bayonet in the top right-hand corner goes with a Turkish M38 Mauser.

3) I absolutely love my Sebenza. It's an old "P-stamp" knife with the brightly polished blade; sharp as blazes, attractive, and hella strong, it goes with me everywhere in my left-side jeans pocket. (My Emerson Commander is usually in my right-side pocket.)

4) The Onion is actually one of his earliest speedsafes, and one of two done with koa wood scales. Its mate recently sold for an obscene amount of money online, and now I'm pretty much afraid to wear the Onion anyplace but to parties and such. Darn shame, 'cause it's an amazingly sweet blade. Tight, beautiful attention to detail, and so sharp, it'll cut your eyeballs just looking at it...

February 28, 2003, 01:44 AM
Is that an Applegate folder in the middle?

February 28, 2003, 08:53 AM
Yup, that's a Gerber Applegate folder of the large variety.

February 28, 2003, 11:08 AM
Something fun:

A little Microtech Medallion I bought for Oleg:

One of Tamara's knives, in detail:

Al photos by Oleg Volk. I need to steal his camera so I can photograph all my knives.

February 28, 2003, 11:29 AM
Found this older pic that has some of our knives:
photo by Oleg Volk

Felonious Monk
February 28, 2003, 12:14 PM
Tamara, would you be so kind as to point me to some link or reference where I can learn to tie a nice, tight Paracord handle and loops like you've got on some of those?


February 28, 2003, 12:50 PM
You just posted that pic of the Ladyhawk because you know it gets me all weak in the knees... :D

BTW, I love that montage Oleg did of the Breed! I've used the larger version of it for desktop wallpaper before... :cool:

February 28, 2003, 01:14 PM
Tamara, would you be so kind as to point me to some link or reference where I can learn to tie a nice, tight Paracord handle and loops like you've got on some of those?


I barely possess the requisite manual dexterity to tie my shoes, much less a paracord knot on a knife.

We could hook up for lunch at Charlie Pepper's sometime, and I can get your knife into the hands of someone who can tie a paracord doohickey on it, if you want. :cool:

February 28, 2003, 01:45 PM
I know how to tie that knot on the Sebenza, but it's hard to describe in text. If you can't wait out the weekend for pics, do a search on how to tie a hangman's or noose knot - it's the same thing.

Hey Tamara,

If you like the Ladyhawk, check out the Emerson Combat Kerambit. (

Felonious Monk
February 28, 2003, 01:47 PM
Nice of you to offer!

We'll have to do that soon. I still want to hook up at Guncraft sometime and shoot a few rounds from your P7M8 and your Les Baer. Geez, how time flies when you're a cog in the corporate wheel! :rolleyes:


Runt-- Found that one. Got the loop. Thanks!

February 28, 2003, 01:54 PM
Felonious Monk,

Here is a link on how to wrap a paracord handle..;)

Felonious Monk
February 28, 2003, 04:14 PM
Thanks Schuey!

I had seen that one before, and there's a disconnect (probably in MY brain ONLY) from fig. 2 to fig. 3. There's either a sequence missing, or SOMETHING.

I emailed Strider Knives and asked them to put written descriptions in. They thanked me for the input, and apparently blew it off.

Oh well. I am well-known among my friends to be "mechanically challenged", so this is nothing new for me.

You KNOW what they say about trying to teach a pig to sing.
OINK! ;)


February 28, 2003, 07:56 PM
OMG!!! It's an arsenal!:D

David Park
February 28, 2003, 10:06 PM
Here are instructions for tying the Reeve Coil Knot, as seen on the Sebenza in Tamara's picture:

And just for fun, some of my blades:

March 1, 2003, 09:34 AM
Here's a couple that belong to my wife and me.

March 1, 2003, 09:36 AM
And these are just mine.

March 1, 2003, 09:38 AM
Sorry, didn't get the image attached.

March 1, 2003, 10:25 AM
Tamara nice knives. Is that a Gerber Parabelum and a utility in the bottom right corner? I got both of them early on in my addiction. Always wanted an Applelgate/Fairburn folder. Can we see a picture of the updated collection???

March 1, 2003, 12:38 PM
Yup, those are two old "bolt-action" Gerbers from before the one-hand-opener revolution.

Here are the newer ones that didn't make the first pic:

March 1, 2003, 12:54 PM
Tamara , they just keep getting better!!!!!

March 1, 2003, 12:55 PM

March 1, 2003, 09:00 PM
Very Tactical!!!:D :D :D

March 2, 2003, 04:21 AM
It's a few knives out of date...
Tamara, I can't help but like your attitude. "Oh yeah, I cleaned out my pockets and found another 22 knives." :) You still need a Marbles 52-100 fixed blade for daily "non-defensive" work, though.

March 2, 2003, 03:04 PM
...more traditional knives (Marbles fixed blades, Case folders, et al), a recent vignette will illustrate my personal tastes:

I had the privilege of browsing the aisles of a local knife show with Kim Breed (of Blade magazine fame). Amazing how much our tastes overlapped...

"What's over there?"
"Just pocketknives. What's in that case?"
"More pocketknives."
"Pocketknives... pocketknives... pocketkni... Ooh! Look! Tasty damascus customs!"

I feel like I'm in good company... ;)

Felonious Monk
March 4, 2003, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the link to the Chris Reeve coil knot.

Tamara-- 1) in the latest pic, what is the 2nd from top, left side?
and 2) Of all of the FOLDERS, if you were attacked and had to defend yourself, which would you choose? (ONLY 1 -- I'm a sadist :D )

March 4, 2003, 05:21 PM
1) Spyderco Shabaria
2) Emerson Commander


March 4, 2003, 08:48 PM
Below the diver's knife in the first photo there is a white handle knife with an upcurved damascus blade. I remember it from another photo posed with a pepperbox. What is it.

March 4, 2003, 08:59 PM
A custom damascus & ivory Persian folder by Kim Breed. :cool:

March 6, 2003, 12:24 AM

No fair showing an old picture! Send a new one with the upgraded thumb stud.

March 8, 2003, 10:30 PM
You _did_ say you had more?
I used to make my own... still have a pile.
Mostly used Bob Engnath blade blanks that I picked up at Blade shows. My favorite is one of his non-catalog items that he ground out of scrap stock to try out new designs = a Persian style fighter.
My favorite out of your pile is the cordwrap Kwaiken/Tanto specemin in the middle = really like the blade shape. Kinda reminds me of Phill Hartsfield's hand ground wonders.
Both Hartdsfield and Engnath are gone now - Pity:(
Their works are priced way high...............:banghead:

March 12, 2003, 12:53 AM
HEY GUYS!!!!!!!!!!


Who made the damascus dagger/ivory with carved guard?

Its purty

March 12, 2003, 02:26 AM
Tamara, in the "moreknives1" pic,what kind of knife is in the lower left hand corner.:)

March 12, 2003, 08:33 AM
My favorite out of your pile is the cordwrap Kwaiken/Tanto specemin in the middle = really like the blade shape.

That's a Shobu from Steve Corkum. :)


Tamara, in the "moreknives1" pic,what kind of knife is in the lower left hand corner.:)

That's one of those Smith & Wesson Powerglides. Its value as a knife is questionable, but it has a real serious Gizmo Factor. :cool:

March 22, 2003, 02:07 AM
In your "moreknives1.jpg", what kind of folder ( w/ a gray handle) is the 3rd. from the bottom, on the left side.:)

March 22, 2003, 10:33 AM
That's a Walter Brend/White Wolf auto.

The scales are really black, they just look gray in that pic because of how the light is hitting them. Here's another pic:

March 22, 2003, 02:02 PM
What I should have asked you is, " How rare/ and or spendy is it?" :what:
Wait, don't tell me, it's going to be pricey, isn't it?! :)

OBTW, is this "Brend" the same as the "Walter Brend" that you have? [I realize that it is a different knife but, is this the same guy who makes/grinds the blades??];)

March 22, 2003, 04:47 PM
Holy Cow, that (u r hand) is an UGLY knife!

March 23, 2003, 10:00 AM
These are all I have left now, except for the dedicated car knives, sold or traded off most of the others.
I only have "users" now, trying not to buy any more:rolleyes:
My wife is away at a dog show, so I can assemble the group without getting asked for a cost estimate etc:eek: ;)
She doesn't mind me having them, she just wants to spend an equal amount on her toys!

March 23, 2003, 02:01 PM
You don't like Spydies, do you ?? ....:D

March 23, 2003, 08:16 PM
Yup, that's the same Walter Brend. I think I spent two-and-a-half or three on that older Brend/White Wolf auto.


That ugly knife is a Robbie Dalton "Scorpion"; the only OTF auto hawkbill I can think of. (I'm a sucker for funky blade shapes...)

March 23, 2003, 09:35 PM
This thread just keeps getting better,

How do y'all store your large collections? Do you still use the boxes, or a soft case? To save room in my safe, I'm using felt in a piece of clear tupperware. A quick glance through the top might help finding one amoungst the many. Not that I need it. :(

Have you made or considered a display case? A friend with a nice collection bought a used watch display case. It revolves in a merry-go-round configuration. :) Thanks, there's something about good quality knives! Tam, which of your collection takes the sharpest edge?

April 4, 2003, 11:52 AM
Found this on Hwy 101

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