I am looking for someone who is well versed enough with these particular knives to help me affix a value to a couple of them. Thanks

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I can help with original MSRP, but not so much current sales price - if that would help.

My general view is that almost any knife drops in value 40% the first year, and then begins to increase in value by about 4% each year thereafter, so that after about 15 years your investment begins to pay off.

Literally thousands of other factors influence the outcome however.

Ricky thanks for your reply. I am currently on vacation. I will contact you when I am back home with more specific information. Thanks again, Paul

Here's a little something I started putting together a while back. It is quite incomplete. Where available, I list the original MSRP, my estimated 2018 value, and a range of online pricing. Just one man's opinion, so take none of this as absolute. Help me make it better if you see I am way off. it appears that most of the time Boker knives can be purchased for 60%-70% of MSRP, so I discount the value by that much. Then I think they will increase in value every year just a bit more than the rate of inflation. (on average 3%-4%) Then I try to adjust a bit up or down based on how many knives were made, popularity of the pattern, and handle material desirability.

YEAR     MSRP     2018 EST     ONLINE RANGE

1980      $175        $650             NONE FOUND

1981      $145        $425             NONE FOUND

1982      $142        $375             NONE FOUND

1983      $141        $350             NONE FOUND

1984      $126        $325             NONE FOUND

1985    UKNWN     $325             NONE FOUND

1986    UNKWN    UNKWN        NONE FOUND

1987-1990 NO DATA

1991    UNKWN   UNKWN          eBay sale: $160

1992    NO DATA

1993     $325         $400              NONE FOUND

1994     $245         $450              NONE FOUND

1995     $495         $560              NONE FOUND

1996     $550         $600              NONE FOUND

1997     $375         $400              NONE FOUND

1998     $440         $450              NONE FOUND

1999     $440         $450              NONE FOUND

2000     $485         $450              NONE FOUND

2001     $500         $460              NONE FOUND

2002     $480         $425              eBay sale: $389

2003     $495         $435              eBay sale: $325

2004     $325         $300              eBay sale: $450

2005     $620         $525              NONE FOUND

2006     $495         $400              NONE FOUND

2007     $700         $575              NONE FOUND

2008     $800         $600              online sale range: $160 - $500

2009     UNKWN    $500             online offer: $500

2010     UNKWN    $300             online range: $260 - $315

2011     UNKWN    $350             online offer: $360

2012      $600        $470              NONE FOUND

2013      $535        $400              NONE FOUND

2014      $389        $325              Amazon offer: $530

2015      $700        $475              NONE FOUND

2016      $349        $275              eBay sales: $110 - $190

2017      $509        $350              eBay sale: $325

2018      $359        $250              eBay offers: $230 - $253

Hmmm...we might need one of these books for the John McCain iKC Memorial Library! (signed, I would hope!) :-)

Ricky, I have a 1980 and 1981 Boker Damask Knife of the Year. They are both new and in the box. I am trying to assign a worth to them should I try to sell them. I admit my knowledge of these knives is limited, there fore I need some help. I would appreciate any help you can give.

Ricky Ray said:

I can help with original MSRP, but not so much current sales price - if that would help.

My general view is that almost any knife drops in value 40% the first year, and then begins to increase in value by about 4% each year thereafter, so that after about 15 years your investment begins to pay off.

Literally thousands of other factors influence the outcome however.

Paul, you have the rarest two knives of this series. 1980 was the very first and I think they only made 300 of them. The 1981 model, they made 500 I think. In my list above I valued the 1980 at $650 and the 1981 at $425. HOWEVER, if someone were trying to complete his set of Boker Annual Damask knives and didn't have these two, I could see the price on the 1980 model going as high as $800-$1000. You may have to wait a while for the right buyer. If I had one to sell, I'd probably start at $1,000 asking price. For the 1981, I'd probably start in the $600-$700 range.

One thing for certain, they ain't making those any more! Would love to see a picture.

Oh yeah, original MSRP was $175 and $145 (converted from deutch marks at 1980 rate)!

Absolutely Steve, for you. :)

Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said:

Hmmm...we might need one of these books for the John McCain iKC Memorial Library! (signed, I would hope!) :-)

This is from the Boker Solingen website, roughly translated using Google:

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