Question of the Day

Question of the Day: Any Steel in your Stocking?


No knives in my stocking (as far as I know), but my daughter is getting her Red Ryder this year.

All of us at TTAK would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas. I am sitting here watching the end of my first yearly screening of A Christmas Story and basking in the light of the tree. The presents are out, including my 6 year old daughter’s first Red Ryder. I thought about a Leatherman Leap for her, but I didn’t want to cannibalize the significance of her first (quasi) firearm. So the Leap will wait for her next birthday. Thing 2 is a month shy of 4, and while he is not getting any tools of his own this year, he has started to use knives and even made several ornaments with the band-saw this Christmas.

It may be too obvious of a question, but I am going with it anyway.

Is there any steel under your tree this year? Is it a gift to or from you?



18 responses to ‘Question of the Day: Any Steel in your Stocking?

  1. 3 Indian Kurkris, 1 Jungle Kukri, 3 opinal engraved, 1 united folding Kukri, 1 zombie blood Katana, 1 Kiss my Bass folder! 1 Fast hawk!
    Merry Christmas

  2. Nope, but there are gift cards w/ which I might purchase same. Well, there WAS steel, but it was a stainless steel travel mug. That I asked for, for sentimental reasons of my past, which will not be revealed. (I am a man of mystery…)

  3. SOG Tactical Tomahawk, Smith & Wesson SWFR2S, Smith & Wesson CKTACBS, Smith & Wesson CKLPB, Smith’s sharpening stone, and a Smith’s Pocket Pal.

  4. My youngest son got his first knife – a little Gerber lockback (the third in the house now). My middle son got a Shrade Old Timer lockback from his adopted granddad, and I got a Knives of Alaska ulu with walnut scales. Not a bad haul!

  5. My youngest(and only) son who is three, got a CRKT wood building lockback knife from his grandparents. We put it together yesterday and today I woodburned his name into the handle of the knife. It’s quite the nifty little contraption.

  6. I got a white Case Mini-Copperlock. Which I just love. It’s been in my pocket ever since.

    I gave six swiss army knives, farmer and electricians. Two “nathan’s knife kits” for kids on my list. And three small Case Texas Toothpicks.

  7. I got a Leatherman Rebar, and CS2 Juice, as well as a Kershaw Cryo. My wife received a Smith and Wesson model unknown, but with a pink anodized handle. We gave a package of two SOG Key knives with the little lockblade folder and a Nathan’s Knife from CRKT to my cousin and his step son. I also did a Kershaw Shuffle as a To: Me From: Me gift. My daughter now has a Crickett .22, and a Daisy Red Ryder (with a pink stock of course), and I need to build a trap for the Daisy.
    So yes, plenty of steel, both inbound and outbound.

      • I’ve done a Delica and a Buck 119 so far. Both started off very dull and were shaving hair within 15 minutes. Now I just need to get the ultra fine stone. I also need to find a bag of about 20 knives that I lost about 8 months ago in my house somewhere.

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