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  • Boker Knife Collector's Forum
    Boker specific research and history discussions, Questions & answers, Picture sharing
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    Last post Re: Where are the Traditional…
    by Ridgegrass View the latest post
    Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:05 pm
  • Buck Knife Collector's Forum
    Hoyt Buck produced the first Buck Knife in 1902. Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H.H. Buck & Son in 1947. Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the infamous Model 110 Folding Hunter. The company's innovative history and attention to quality have made for many great collectible knives.
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    Last post Re: Whats your newest additio…
    by C-WADE7 View the latest post
    Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:40 am
  • Camillus Cutlery Collector's Forum
    The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States with roots dating back to 1876. The company manufactured Camillus branded knives and was a prolific contractor for other knife brands up until its last days in 2007 when the company filed for bankruptcy.
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    Last post Re: Let's See Your Camco Kniv…
    by New_Windsor_NY View the latest post
    Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:45 am
  • Canal Street Cutlery Collector's Forum
    Former Schrade President Walley Gardner and principal Joe Hufnagel joined with nine master cutlers to form a group of US craftsmen with over 300 years of combined knife making experience to create Canal Street Cutlery. It was first located in upstate New York where a long and rich tradition of quality knife making dates back to the 19th century. Unfortunately, the company closed its doors in 2015, but not before making some great knives. The brand was resurrected in 2018 as Canal Street Cutlery Co-Op & focused on making very small batches of high quality traditional knives. As a Co-Op, it was owned by the knife makers who worked there. Unfortunately, the business model couldn't hold up & the entity again ceased production.
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    Last post Re: Latest Canal Street Addit…
    by Sharpnshinyknives View the latest post
    Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:53 pm
  • Case Knife Collector's Forum
    The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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    Last post Re: Seldom Seen Case Bowie
    by FRJ View the latest post
    Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:17 am
  • Cattaraugus Cutlery Collector's Forum
    The Cattaraugus Cutlery Company was started by John Champlin and his son Tint in 1882. It was first incorporated under the name J.B.F. Champlin and Son as a wholesale distribution company based in Little Valley, New York. The business proved to be a successful endeavor, and it soon branched into a knife production company named Cattaraugus.
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    by steve99f View the latest post
    Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:21 am
  • Colonial Knife Collector's Forum
    Colonial Knife was incorporated in 1926 by three brothers; Antonio, Domenic, & Fredrick Paolantonio. It grew to become one of the largest pocket knife manufacturers in the US during the 1960s. The company shut down in 1998, but was back into production under the Colonial Cutlery International Corporation in 2001. Colonial Cutlery International, Inc. brand is the imported line of knives and tools while the U.S.A.- made products fall under the Colonial Knife brand.
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    Last post Re: My newest Colonial
    by edge213 View the latest post
    Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:48 pm
  • Daniels Family Knife Brands Forum
    Tuna Valley Cutlery Co., Excelsior Knife Co., & Napanoch Knife Co. are three popular brands currently controlled by The Daniels family. These are old names that went dormant for years, but have since been brought back to life with modern offerings. This forum is here to discuss & show off knives & related items with brand names under the Daniels Family umbrella.
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    Last post Re: The latest release from D…
    by Rookie View the latest post
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:28 pm
  • Gerber Legendary Blades Knife Forum
    In 1939 Joseph Gerber (advertising agency owner) had custom knife maker David Murphy make 24 sets of carving knife for some of his select customers. Catalog retailer Abercrombie & Fitch saw them and was so impressed with the quality of the knives they wanted to sell them. Thus was born Gerber Legendary Blades.
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    694 Posts
    Last post Re: New "Affinity"!
    by Madmarco View the latest post
    Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:34 pm
  • Great Eastern Cutlery (GEC) Collector's Forum
    GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
    808 Topics
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    Last post Re: Mail Call, Post Your New …
    by JoKr View the latest post
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:16 am
  • KA-BAR Knife Collector's Forum
    The KA-BAR brand originated as a trademark of the Tidioute Cutlery Company. Tidioute was later taken over & renamed the Union Cutlery Company which continued making the brand until Union eventually adopted it as the company name in 1952. Cutco Corporation later acquired the company in 1996.
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    Last post Re: Ka-Bar Knife and Hatch Set
    by robpa View the latest post
    Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:20 pm
  • Kershaw Knife Forum
    Kershaw began its foray into the knife business sometime during 1974. The company was originally based in Portland Oregon, but most early knives were manufactured in Japan. The first US manufacturing plant was opened in 1997 & the company currently offers knives made in the U.S., Japan, & China. Pete Kershaw (an ex Gerber salesman) started the business.
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    Last post Re: Kershaw Set
    by Paladin View the latest post
    Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:12 pm
  • Marble's Knife Collector's Forum
    Webster Marble formed Gladstone Mfg. Co. in 1892. That company created the first folding Axe in 1893 which lead to the incorporation of Marble's Safety Axe Co. in 1898. The company became Marble Arms & Mfg. Co. in 1911 & enjoyed years of success until succumbing to a shut down of production in 1974. The brand was brought back to life in 1994 & enjoyed a grand rejuvenation that later gave way to another shutdown in 2009. Many great knives & tools were crafted over the company's storied history.
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    by Sharpnshinyknives View the latest post
    Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:56 pm
  • Northwoods Knife Collector's Forum
    The Northwoods Knife brand name originated in Gladstone, Michigan when a man named Dave Shirley adopted it as his knife company's name in 2004. Dave was well known for collaborating with popular knife companies to have knives made to his specifications for resale well before 2004 & beyond. KnivesShipFree bought Northwoods from Dave & has continued to team up with respected makers to produce knives marked with the Northwoods brand name.
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    by Ivoryman View the latest post
    Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:50 pm
  • Queen Cutlery Collector's Forum
    The Queen Cutlery Company manufactured knives in Titusville Pennsylvania for 96 years. The company opened its only factory there in 1919 and commenced to make some of the best US crafted cutlery you will find. Unfortunately, the Titusville manufacturing plant closed down in 2018.
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    Last post Re: My newest Queen
    by doglegg View the latest post
    Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:15 am
  • Remington Knife Collector's Forum
    The Remington Corporation and the knives that they built have influenced the U.S. cutlery industry more than nearly any other manufacturer. From the time America was settled, to the end of WWI, American knife companies struggled to compete with Britain and German imports, but events that occurred during and after the First World War led to a great change in this phenomenon. Unprecedented opportunities arose, and Remington stepped up to seize the moment. In the process, they created some of today's most prized collectables. In an ironic twist, the next World War played the greatest role in ending the company’s domination of the industry.
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    Last post Re: Remington bullet knives
    by Charlieoscar View the latest post
    Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:05 pm
  • Robeson Cutlery Company Collector's Forum
    The first Robeson knives were imported by Millard Robeson from England and Germany exclusively. This continued from 1979 until 1896 when Robeson began manufacturing knives in the United States. Since inception, the company has gone through several reorganizations & eventually ended up as a Queen Cutlery brand.
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    Last post Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) RO…
    by doglegg View the latest post
    Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:29 pm
  • Schatt & Morgan Knife Collector's Forum
    Schatt & Morgan knives were first manufacturer back in 1890. The Queen Cutlery company made most of the more recent examples, but Schatt had its own plant in its earlier years that cranked out the oldies. There is no shortage of fantastic Schatt & Morgan knives in existance that have been made over the brand's long & storied history.
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    by knowtracks View the latest post
    Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:43 pm
  • Schrade Legacy Forum
    Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 by George Schrade, and his brothers Jacob and William Schrade. In 1946 Imperial Knife Associated Companies, (IKAC; an association of Ulster Knife Co and Imperial Knife Co) purchased controlling interest in Schrade Cut Co and changed the name to Schrade Walden Cutlery. In 1973 the name was changed to Schrade Cutlery. In 2004 Schrade closed due to bankruptcy.

    This forum is dedicated to the knives that are the legacy of this company. This forum is not the place to discuss the replica knives currently being imported using the Schrade name.
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    Last post Re: Schrade "Lunker" made for…
    by SwedgeHead View the latest post
    Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:44 pm
  • Western Cutlery Collector's Forum
    In 1911, H. N. Platts, was able to draw on his extensive friendships and family connections in the cutlery world to start Western States Cutlery and Manufacturing of Boulder Colorado. At first only a jobbing business, by 1920 construction and machinery purchases were underway to begin manufacture of knives. Through name changes--to Western States Cutlery Co. in 1953, then Western Cutlery Co. in 1956--and moves first across town and later to Longmont Colorado, the company stayed under the leadership of the Platt family until 1984. In that year, the company was sold to Coleman, becoming Coleman-Western. Eventually purchased by Camillus in 1991, Western continued until Camillus expired in 2007.
    203 Topics
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    by DanTX1953 View the latest post
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:18 am
  • Winchester Knife Collector's Forum
    Winchester entered the knife market as a manufacturer in 1919 by acquiring two existing knife companies; Eagle Knife Co. of Connecticut & Napanoch Knife Co. of New York. Winchester stepped away from the market in 1942 to focus on war related manufactured products, but re-entered in the late 1980s by licensing its name to Blue Grass Cutlery. Blue Grass had high quality knives made by Queen Cutlery that featured the Winchester brand name for a handful of years until the license arrangement ran its course. Winchester eventually started licensing to other companies & now you will find the brand name used by several knife manufacturers by way of license agreements.
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    by Rookie View the latest post
    Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:46 pm
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    Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:04 pm
  • General Off Topic Discussion
    If you can think of something to talk about that is not related to knives, discuss it here.
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    Last post Re: First Cup Diner!
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    Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:28 am
  • The Upper Room Forum
    There are times in each of our lives that rain falls, hard times come and it helps to reach out to our friends and to our God for a little support. This is the place to express those needs, concerns and situations so others in the AAPK family can keep you in their prayers.
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    Last post Re: Please pray for my wife
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    Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:10 pm
  • Veteran’s Forum
    Welcome to AAPK's Veteran’s Forum. This is a place where veterans can meet, get to know one another better, perhaps swap a story or two, and share any recent information that they have acquired from the Veterans Administration, DoD and Veterans Service Organizations, including but not limited to, DAV, AMVETS, VFW, American Legion, PVA, and MOPH. Another good source of information are branch specific organizations.
    We will have a voluntary CHECKING IN topic where you can introduce yourself, years serve and branch or branches of service. Welcome Aboard!
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    Last post Re: Miscellaneous
    by jerryd6818 View the latest post
    Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:04 pm
  • The Music Forum
    This forum is for anything & everything music. Post & discuss your favorite songs, artists, instruments, collectibles or memorabilia. Feel free to share original works or covers if you play or perform.
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    Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:00 pm
  • Mostly True Stories
    This forum is to share stories that are meaningful, or entertaining. The posts can be original stories, stories passed down in a family or a region, they could be based on a person's experience, childhood, or basically on anything. They could even be fictional, or humorous, so long as they are stories.
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    Last post Re: Hugh Glass act 2
    by FRJ View the latest post
    Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:04 am
  • Off Topic Trading Post
    This is a place for posting non-knife related items you have available for trade. If you see something you want, be sure to make a trade offer. Your offer can include a knife, knives, or pretty much anything within the limits of the law.
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    Last post Re: Trade Bead Necklace
    by joeradza View the latest post
    Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:35 am
  • Suggestions, Questions, Comments, Concerns, Alerts, Etc...
    Tell us how we are doing, report problems, voice your concerns, and all that stuff... All input is appreciated and will be taken into consideration.
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    Last post Re: Well done AAPK
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    Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:06 am
  • Member Introductions
    Drop in and tell us a little about yourself.
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