National Knife Collectors Association Prototype Auction

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Cripple Creek Old Fort, Tn USA 1991 Mint, Pearl, Serpentine

The National Knife Collectors Association is having an auction to sell all annual club knife prototypes.

All 181 knives are selling absolute auction and online.

Each year, since 1975, the NKCA solicits prototype samples of the next year’s club knife and commemorative editions from the leading knife manufacturers. This auction contains knives submitted to the NKCA from W. R. Case, Cripple Creek, Kissing Crane, Puma, Buck, Boker, S & M, Blue Grass Cutlery, Fight’n Rooster, Queen, Schrade and others. Each knife is marked “Prototype,” or “NKCA Sample.”

nkcalogoLisa Sebenick, General Manager of the NKCA, is excited about the quality of the offering and said this is a rare auction as all knives are one-of-a-kind. Each buyer will receive a certificate of authenticity.

The auction is online and begins November 12th- 18th, however, fax, phone and email bids are accepted on Nov. 17th & 18th. The auction catalog is available for $15 or it is online now.

Photo credit: Bruce Voyles Auctioneers, Inc.

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Knife is Good!

Reprinted from iKnifeCollector.com

We have a really good conversation going.  Lynsie Johnson, one of our members, added a thought provoking topic for discussion- “Do you feel that a knife is like a tattoo?” While the topic might be viewed a little “different” for a “knife forum” topic- it is stirring some really good discussion.

You know how conversations go- much like following a road- they follow the original thought for a bit then turn to the left and right, all the while still following the road, but maybe veered off topic, just a little.

life-is-goodAnd while the original discussion was how picking a knife is like trying to pick a tattoo. Tattoo’s come in every shape and size, depending upon personal preference- just like knives. Well, we got off on getting a knife tattoo, somehow. Then in the middle of that discussion, Keelen Grimm, another iKC member, suggested he’d get a KNIFE IS GOOD tattoo- taking off on the LIFE IS GOOD phenomenon sweeping the county.

I have to admit that while KNIFE IS GOOD is Keelen’s original brain child, I really like it! It would have made a great slogan for the  National Knife Collectors Association, but NOT!

With Keelen’s permission we’ll adopt it for ours here at iKnifeCollector. Now I just need to get a graphic artist to create us a logo for it.

Ten reasons why KNIFE IS GOOD!

1. Knives are FUN!

2. Knife people are nice people!

3. It’s fun to hang with knife people!

4. Knives connect people!

5. People are one of the very few meanings of life!

6. Knives provide us an outlet for creativity!

7. Knives keep us off the street (and in front of my computer)!

8. Knives provide us a better way to spend our money- better than on debauchery, wild trips, fast cars, or plastic surgery!

9. Old knives provide us a window to the past and a hint of the future!

10. Knives are FUN! (or did I say that already?)

Care to add to the list- go ahead- what Knife is Good reason do you have?

Published in: on May 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm  Comments (1)  
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My Favorite Knife Video Contest is Closed

youtubeThe entries are in. I have to check the fax machine at our office to see if any others came in late yesterday afternoon or last night, but otherwise, the contest is closed.

Here’s what happens now- Next week the judges will render their decision and the winners will be announced here, as well as contacted via email. Then, I’ll interview of the top winners and introduce them to us.

Thanks to Jeff Smith for producing his YouTube video promoting the contest. Over 5700 views for that vid! The National Knife Collectors Association promoted the contest to all its members- Thanks Lisa! The NKCA will be giving one year memberships as part of the awards too.

More to come next week as we announce the winners.

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Weekend Edition

The hardest part of anything is getting started. To help prime the pump let me ask- How are you at making decisions? Are you quick and decisive, or deliberate and wishie washie?

After reading the comments so far about the My Favorite Knife Contest, it doesn’t appear getting folks to enter is a problem. Instead, it seems these folks biggest challenge is deciding which of their knives is their most favorite.

As I shared with the toenail collectors over at The News at Elephant Toenails.com this morning, I have the same problem. While I’m not eligible to enter the contest, my wife asked me which was my favorite out of my collection. I realized, I don’t really have a #1 Favorite.

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It is like being forced to pick which of my 4 kids is my favorite- I can’t do it.

So, for you who are like me and can’t make that decision- I can make the decision for you- JUST PRETEND.

The knife you use doesn’t really have to be, deep down in your heart of hearts, your all time favorite, OK? So, don’t get hung up trying to decide. If you do, you’ll never get started.

We can all narrow it down to at least a short list of  favorites-  so just pick one of those and then pretend.

Have fun!

NKCA’s Vice President to assume President’s duties for a time

David Mullins NKCA Vice President

David Mullins NKCA Vice President

David Mullins, the National Knife Collectors Association’s Vice President will be heading up the organization for a few months. Perry Miller, the NKCA’s President has taken a 6 month leave of absence for health reasons.

I sat down with David on Saturday at the Dalton Show to discuss this short-term change. It was made clear to me that David expects Perry to take back the reins of the association in a few months. David plans to carry on with the agenda established by the leadership earlier this year.

He will not assume the office of president, as Perry will continue to hold the title during this temporary period, however, David will take on the duties.

David is a veteran knife collector and long-time NKCA member. He joined the association in 1974.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Perry. In the meantime, David’s steady hands are at the helm.

Published in: on March 16, 2009 at 5:20 am  Comments (1)  
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6th Annual NW Georgia Knife Show

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Future NKCA President

This weekend, the National Knife Collectors Association sponsored Dalton Knife Show finished strong and the Association declared the show a resounding success.

Even in the midst of a serve economic recession, knife folks turned out, both dealers and collectors. The current conditions didn’t seem to have a measurable impact. In fact, dealer participation surpassed the NCKA’s expectations. I don’t have access to the door receipts, but witnessed a good crowd overall for the show that started mid-day Friday and ran through 2:00 today.

The crowd of buyers ranged from the hard-core serious collectors on Friday to the general public on Saturday and Sunday. The NKCA reached out to the Boy and Girl Scouts in the area and I saw several youngsters in attendance over the weekend.

There was a good mix of knives for sale from everyday carry knives, to high-end antiques and customs. I even saw several antique knife displays available also.

Additional information from the show will be topics later this week, but allow me to say, the show was FUN. Make plans to attend one of the others scheduled throughout the year.

Published in: on March 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Leading by Example: Elephant Toenail Knife YouTube Video

For weeks now I have been pounding the drum about the knife establishment taking the organized knife collecting hobby to the people through online media, specifically the watchers of knife related videos on YouTube.

Well, heck- after talking to YouTube’s Cutlerylover, I decided to go for it too. Jeff inspired me to introduce my favorite knife to those outside of the normal channels. So, I sat down yesterday and put together a basic introduction to the Elephant Toenail Knife.

I loaded it last night around mid-night and was pleasantly surprised this morning to find a nice comment-

Great review, personally I wasn’t aware of this knife at all but I’m glad I saw the video….thanks and I look forward to seeing many more great reviews on your channel.”

I am not looking for compliments, instead I simply wanted to let folks know about the ET.  

If you care to watch a basic intro to the best old pattern, then check it out- Intro to the Elephant Toenail Knife

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Published in: on October 26, 2008 at 2:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Audio Interview Series- Perry Miller NKCA President


CNJ brings you the first knife show on the web with its Audio Interview Series with key individuals in the knife industry. Our guest in today’s exclusive interview is Mr. Perry Miller, the President of the National Knife Collectors Association. 

If you are new to knives and have yet to join the National Knife Collectors Association, please give it serious consideration. As you will hear, the NKCA is working hard on developing additional resources for collectors of all types of knives- custom, tactical, old and new pocketknives, including hosting Knife Shows nationally, in addition to the opening of its the new museum in Sevierville, Tenn. 

In today’s show you will sit in with me while we discuss Perry’s early collecting days; his vision for the NCKA; challenges faced by the NKCA; new programs and resources for collectors; counterfeit knives; the changes in knife collecting as a result of the Web and eBay; suggestions for new collectors; and much more.  

The buffering time of the show varies depending on your connection speed. Typically it takes around 10 seconds before it begins, so please be patient as it loads.

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Published in: on September 17, 2008 at 6:15 am  Comments (8)  
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