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Knife Shops in Central Florida

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by MrGlockJock25, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. MrGlockJock25

    MrGlockJock25

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    May 14, 2012
    I'm not sure where to post this. Where are some good knife shops other than Bass Pro Shops in Central Florida? I have been looking for the last 6 months and not any good dedicated knife shops. Chris Reeve,Spyderco, Kershaw, Microtech, ZT, Strider
     
  2. dalefuller

    dalefuller Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    In Lake County (outside of Umatilla, FL) you can try Ruff's Saddle Shop. Look them up on the web, get a map to their shop in the country, and take their phone # with you in case you have to call. It may take a bit of doing to get there if you're not familiar with Lake County, but it'll be worth the trip. Or it was for me when I was last there 2 years ago. It is a custom saddle shop, but he's got a real thing for knives and one whole wall of his shop is set up as a display for Spyderco, Benchmade, BRKT, Kershaw, ESEE, Buck, and some other brands I don't remember.

    There's also Peterson's Gun Shop between Tavares and Eustis in Lake County on Old SR44. His knife selection isn't as big as Ruff's but it's a bit different than a shop like Bass Pro.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  3. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    Yep ruffs. the best. good folks. they have an internet site too called cowboy knives......so you can see what they carry. its a bit of a haul from idrive orlando area. worth the trip though.
     
  4. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    There is a little knife shop in Ocoee that is not bad. The guy usually sets up at the fairgrounds when the gunshow rolls around. He has weird hours, but worth a look if you are in the area. He carries some ZT, Spyderco, and the like, but has some unusual stuff as well. Wife bought me a ZT 0303 for a decent price.

    jstrange
     
  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    Name of store? Thank you Sir.
     
  6. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    I dont think it even has a name, more of a store front for eventory, but it does have displays and is open to the public. Its in a little strip of stores on Cumberland Ave. at the intersection of Mckey St. I believe the guy's name is Anderson. I will see if I can find you an address or phone number.
    Found this:

    Ocoee Pawn Shop
    (407) 656-0027

    This is either the business or the store he shares space with, not sure, sorry. If you give them a call they maybe able to direct you to him. I have been there before and the only signage near his shop says Ocooe Pawn, but onece inside it doesnt seem to be the same store. Anyway, if you are bored and in the area its worth a look.

    jstrange
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012
  7. MrGlockJock25

    MrGlockJock25

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    May 14, 2012

    Yes, does he set up at the gun show at the Central Florida fairgrounds? If so, I almost bought a tenacious from him but he wanted a little to high. Thanks for the help
     
  8. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Hate to keep derailing your thread here, but yes I am pretty sure he sets up at the Central Florida Fairgrounds (at least the times I have been there). Anyway, dont think he will beat a lot of the online retailers for price or selection, but he seems to be a nice guy and fair. Also, he did have several microtechs in stock. Sorry couldnt find a name for the store yet.

    jstrange


    Edit :Found out from my wife that the guy also sells on ebay, most of his sales actually. The name of his company, according to my credit card statement is Alpha Sports and his number is 407-466-6861. Dont deal with ebay so much so dont know much about him from there, maybe someone else is familiar.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  9. kgnikon

    kgnikon

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    Jan 20, 2012

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