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YES, I do this all the time at Home Depot... :)
You know, amount of time spent collecting has something to do with all this also. People are always asking how we got so many and so much "knife stuff"...short answer...because we have been collecting since the great flood ended!
Seriously, 40 years of amassing anything will net you a lot of stuff
That is an interesting question to me J. J. because my whole knife collection could be considered a spin off from my employment with TVA. Did I work with knives in my job? No. It all began when my work group at TVA worked three million hours without a lost time accident. TVA then gave each member of the work group a Buck knife. On my tenth anniversary with TVA in 1997, I chose a matched pair of Schrade knives as my anniversary award. After that I would try to get a souvenir of the places we would visit on vacation and it would usually be a knife. My family began giving me knives for my birthday and CHRISTmas. However until I joined iKC in 2012 I was more of an accumulator than a serious collector. There was no plan or direction to my collecting. I had very few knives that most people would call collectible. But now I have settled on three brands, Case, Colonial, and Rough Rider. I collect two patterns, Case Mini Blackhorns (a sub set of Case) and fish knives. I also collect Christian themed knives. I will collect any brand knife that has a Christian theme.
Here are the knives that started it.
I've kind of taken a break in purchasing knives and I've been doing a lot of reading on the different steels used used for knife blades and the different style knives.
I've been looking at quite a few fixed blade knives and there are plenty of them. However I'm more into what they are purposed for. So I've been looking at those that can be multipurposed. One that will hold a decent edge and can be sharpened with not a whole lot of effort.
Where you can clear an area with one, do a some chopping with it if need be. There are several that do fit the criteria but not all are equal. I like the KuKuri style very well but then again there are many other styles that are just as good.
I will keep looking and I do have more pictures to post but at present I'm tied up with a couple of other projects that should have been completed sometime back and now need my undivided attention