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A couple of years ago picked a used Benchmade 710HS and sent it up for servicing. Discovered while it was up there they had one remaining new 710HS (M2) blade in their parts box and I got it for $40. That was a good score!
WOW!!! I read a lot of great deals, finds, trades, etc... in this discussion topic which I started almost (2) years ago. A little while after Scott started this knife community. And there's been some OUSTANDING stories!
It's like I told a friend last year, "that when two people strike a bargain one of the two always makes out better than the other." His reply was, "How come it always seems to be you!" LOL!-I had recently made several gun purchases from him where I came out on top! For ex: I acquired a Browning Hi-Power (9mm) in excellent condition, he had just gotten it from elderly lady who's husband had passed away, he really didn't know the value of the firearm. Anyway, I got it for a steal...$130.00 and (2) Benchmade Griptilians!
I knew what it was and so did (2) garage mechanics for the same company. They offered me $1000 and $1200 respectively but, I turned them down. Went off on a tangent again.
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I got to talking knives with an older gentleman at the gun show. He had some old long guns and WWII binoculars on his table. Said he didn't really collect knives, but had a few. He pulled out 4 cigar boxes full of old folders, and said I could look through them if I'd sit and watch his table while he looked around the show. He came back about an hour and a half latter. I had 8 knives picked out. He glanced down and said...eight knives, how about $80.00 They were all cleaned and oiled too.
The easy opener is an Imperial green bone military issue
4" stockman is a Camillus 69 green bone Deluxe Stockman
Case 6229 1/2 green bone peanut
Camillus 21 bone peanut with half stops
3 7/8 Kutmaster composite
orange celluloid Kutmaster
2 blade MOP Western 261
I sold the Kutmaster composite and the Western MOP 261 before I left the show for $15 apiece. I ran into the same gentleman a few months later at another show but the boxes had really been picked over by then. I sure wish I'd had a little more money that first time.