Welcome Everyone

Welcome Everyone
Greetings everyone, I am very excited about my new webpage. I've never done this before so if you have any suggestions to improve the site or should you find any mistakes please feel free to send them to me using the contact page.

At present I have over 350 knives in my collection, but I don't plan to put all of them in the gallery at first. Even so it is going to take some time to upload the pictures of all those I would like for you to see. So be sure to check back on a regular basis for anything new in the gallery or in David's Knife Blog.

*NOTE: The knives displayed here are for viewing enjoyment and discussion only.  NO KNIVES ARE FOR SALE OR TRADE ON THIS WEBSITE.

About Me

About Me
Hello friends, my name is David and it is my pleasure to welcome you to my new website displaying my collection of knives. I've been an amateur collector of knives now (2017) for about six years and I thought it would be fun to share my collection with as many of you as possible and to share information with each other that could help us both.  In no way am I presenting myself as an expert on knives, a historical authority or as a professional.  It's my retirement hobby and I still have a lot more to learn from all of you.

I grew up in North Texas and joined the U.S. Navy in February 1971.  I had a 26 year career as an air traffic controller and airport/airspace administrator.  I didn't even get interested in collecting knives until I was out of the Navy.  In August 2016 I retired again this time from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Department of Public Safety.

I've had formal training and studies in Air Traffic Control Operations and Airport/Airspace Management; Aviation History & Aviation Law.  I'm also an amateur writer.  I've written several unpublished books including my autobiography "My Journey"; "Folding Knives; A Beginners Guide for Amateur Collectors;" "Random Thoughts Of An Old Man, I'm Right Again." Now I'm working on two more books and of course this website.  

Here is a link to my book on folding knives. Hope you will take time to read it.      https://www.dropbox.com/s/wghgo0l0agf8lmo/Folding%20Knives%202016R.pdf?dl=0

My wife and I enjoy traveling around the country, especially Texas and going to Antique Malls, Trade Days, and Flea Markets. Sometimes my brother and his wife will join us and we have a great time searching for all those little treasures.  I hope to write many blog entries telling you about our trips and the great finds we discover.

A SPECIAL DEDICATION:   To the countless number of skilled craftsmen, artisans and many entrepreneurs of the past and present, that have staked their fortunes and reputations, striving to create better quality knives for just the right task, we thank you.  We thank you and honor you with collections and sites such as this to hallmark your creative work and designs.

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Ephesians 6:17

Featured Knife

Featured Knife

Unknown Maker - One piece hard carbon steel Railroad Spike Knife.

Knives in Review

Here is a short slideshow video I made just for fun, enjoy.

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David's Knife Blog

Please read the following stories and fell free to leave a comment.

  • 10/21/2017 07:47 PM

Where to find some of the best antique stores.

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  • 10/07/2017 01:08 PM

Is it to preserve history or simply for the joy of it?

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  • 10/07/2017 01:03 PM

What is your reason for buying and collecting knives?

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  • 10/07/2017 12:59 PM

What are some things I should know and consider before starting a collection?

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  • 10/07/2017 08:16 AM

Don't be disappointed, knowledge is power.

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Knife & Gun Show Events

Past Events

Title Date Location
BLADE Show 2018 01 Jun 2018 Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta
Lone Star Gun Shows 19 May 2018 Belton Expo Building 301 W. Loop 121 Belton, TX
NCCA 35th. Annual NCCA Extravaganza Knife Show 28 Apr 2018 Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT - Hilton Exit 88 I-95 CT–117 North
Oregon Knife Show 07 Apr 2018 796 W 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402
Shenandoah Valley Knife Show 30 Mar 2018 Rockingham County Fairgrounds main building, approximately 1 mile south of Harrisonburg, Virginia
Lone Star Knife Expo 24 Mar 2018 Dallas Market Center 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX
East Coast Custom Knife Show 16 Mar 2018 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Lone Star Gun Shows 10 Mar 2018 Will Rogers Center 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX
MARLBORO, MA KNIFE SHOW 04 Mar 2018 Marlboro, MA - Holiday Inn I-495 exit 24 A.
Lone Star Gun Shows 03 Mar 2018 Belton Expo Building 301 W. Loop 121 Belton, TX
Collectors West Gun & Knife Show 24 Feb 2018 Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR. 97124
The Arkansas Knife Show 17 Feb 2018 State House Convention Center, 101 E Markham St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Knife Reviews & Other Resources

David's Blades

The following website links are provided strickly for your convenience. Please refer to David's Blades "Terms and Conditions" for our External Website Disclaimer.

All About Pocket Knives

All About Pocket Knives is a knife related resource center for buying, selling, researching, discussing & showing off all things knives.

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Blade Forums

BladeForums.com is the Leading Edge of Knife Discussion and the Largest Knife Discussion Website in the World.

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Blade Magazine

Knife collecting is an extremely rewarding experience for knife enthusiasts. There truly is a knife for everyone. Many increase or hold their value throughout the years, making collecting knives something to pass on to the next generation of knife collectors.

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The focus of this website is to provide high quality written reviews on all manner of knives: from massive fixed blades to tiny folding knives.

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EDC Forums

Knives: Folding and EDC-capable fixed blade knives. Pocket knives and Swiss Army knives.

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Gentleman's Gazette

In this guide, we’re going to discuss how to buy a pocket knife and why the elegant gentleman should consider carrying one as part of his everyday carry (EDC) kit.

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Knife Den

Founded in 2013, Knife Den is the web’s best resource for information and reviews on all sorts of knives. It specializes in providing in depth analytical content that will help you make the best decision possible when purchasing your next knife.

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Knife Informer

Knife Informer is committed to providing you with in-depth and unbiased opinions on all things knife related. Through our team of experts we provide reviews, education and advice to assist consumers in making informed choices.

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Knife Rating.com

We currently have 1196 knives listed and 1962 knife reviews! The purpose of this site is to provide a venue for knife reviews that is free from the bias of any one person.

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The 30-Second Review. The best pocket knife needs to check a lot of boxes — portable, safe, comfortable to use — but most importantly, it has to be really good at cutting.

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We produce studio quality HD knife videos, photography and written knife reviews featuring folding and fixed blade knives for tactical, utility and edc applications.

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The Pocket Knife Guy

There are many things to consider when deciding to purchase a new folding knife, but for most of us, ultimately it comes down to the price.

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W.R. Case/College

Case College is your resource for more in-depth information about Case knives. Use the guides inside to better familiarize yourself with knife pattern names, blade shapes, handle jigs, and the names of the individual pieces that make up a Case knife.

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If there are any general comments or questions please let me know.