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Undefined Area's of collecting:

Ok, I'm looking for some info on what makes knives tick. Our collection depends on: 1 - Looks, (is it pretty, does it have nice lines, is t…

Started by James SosaLatest Reply


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Approaches to building a knife collection

For the new collector- some factors to consider before you jump in too deep. So you have decided you want to purchase a knife and are tryin…

Started by Scott KingLatest Reply

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A video Introduction to collecting Traditional Pattern Knives

I've been doing a series of you tube videos on Traditional Pattern Knives.  The videos are being made with the novice knife collector in mi…

Started by Tobias Gibson

7 May 20
Reply by Andy Larrison

Buyer beware!

I just wanted to stress to everyone to do your homework on your purchases before you buy them. Knock offs are everywhere, and everyone stan…

Started by Steve Scheuerman (Manx)

16 May 16
Reply by Tobias Gibson

Definition of a "slip joint knife"?

Until recently I had never heard the term "slip joint knife".  At first I thought it must be a type of knife that opened differently than a…

Started by Charles Sample

3 Mar 11, 2016
Reply by D ale

new to knife collecting; no idea what this is...

Found this at my grandfathers old house and it seems to have some sort of value. Older with what appears to be some form of middle-eastern…

Started by Michael Forbes

9 Mar 11, 2016
Reply by Shlomo ben Maved

Collecting Ethnographic & Aboriginal Knives

Ethnographic and Aboriginal knives – at one time I could hardly spell these terms let alone understand what they meant. The title itself is…

Started by Lars Ray

14 Mar 18, 2015
Reply by Jan Carter

Knife Collection Genres

Have a simple discussion with another collector and one topic is always bound to occur - someone will ask, "what do you collect?" Sometimes…

Started by Lars Ray

27 Mar 17, 2015
Reply by Lars Ray

Deciding on a type of knife to collect

I have collected knives, not seriously, for many years, but now I would like to create a collection that can be added to on a regular basis…

Started by Mel Jones

14 Mar 15, 2015
Reply by Jan Carter

Plastic or antler/bone? Can you tell by sight?

I have a Solingen "big n little" set (I'll have to figure out the picture thing here shortly) that I have been told has Sambar Stag scales.…

Started by Andrew P

8 Jan 23, 2015
Reply by dead_left_knife_guy

Why is this knife worth $2500

I am a new collector. I follow ebay to gain an understanding of the cost of knives. I was blown away by this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1

Started by Ira Landsman

14 Jan 22, 2015
Reply by Jan Carter

Knife Steels

What is the best all around knife steel? Something robust but also stainless. How good is ZDP 189 & M4? How is the rust resistance of D…

Started by Patrick Tetangco

3 Aug 28, 2014
Reply by Alexander Noot

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