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Ralph West
  • Greer, SC
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Displaying knives

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Gallup Apr 5. 9 Replies

I am going to put my pocket knives in display cases. What is the preferred way to sort them, by brand, type of knife, blade type, size, etc.  Continue

 

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David Gallup replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"There is no wrong way to group them.  At knife shows most of the collectors displays will be single brand and frequently single pattern or single handle material of that single brand.  I only have a small number of my knifes out on…"
Apr 5
elbin bunnell sr replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"this is just one maker"
Apr 4
Ralph West commented on Tom Hudson's group Rough Rider Collector's
"I just received all three of the RR knives from the Tiger Stripe collection (RR 2218, 2221, 2222). They look and function great Just cant beat RR for the price. "
Mar 31

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Jeremy B. Buchanan replied to Ralph West's discussion new to collecting in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"Sounds like you are off to a great start. I can't wait to see you collection, if you chose to share a few pictures with us. We all like seeing each others collections."
Mar 29

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Jeremy B. Buchanan replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"I say, display them the way that makes you smile. I used to have some of them in a large display case in our living room, now we have a TV hanging in that spot. The knives are all in boxes. I may display mine again someday. "
Mar 29
Ralph West replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"Thanks for the comments.  Gave me a lot to consider."
Mar 29
J.J. Smith III replied to Ralph West's discussion new to collecting in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"I've got a bunch of Rough Riders/Ryder's, and have always felt that they were good quality knives.  Great to use and didn't break the bank.  My only complaint has been the reduction in steel in the blades, which I've…"
Mar 28

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"I agree with what others here are saying -- arrange them in whatever way works best for you.  Whatever you like best.  It's fine if you really want a very specific order, and it's fine if you prefer something really subjective…"
Mar 28

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Ralph West's discussion new to collecting in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"I have to agree on he RR's!  My first RR was actually a prize from iKC, & I was quite impressed, so I've picked up a couple more since then.  The prospect of spending $50 on a Rough Rider is a bit odd, but I really like the…"
Mar 28
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"I like the mini art easels for some displays...I get them at the dollar store. Nice and cheap, and you can paint them to match any style you prefer."
Mar 26
Cap'n HOK replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"However you like it I guess. Theres no right or wrong way in my opinion. I bought some wooden Tea boxes, painted them dark on the outside but left them as is in the inside. Then added some pins, dog tags ect. Grips are empty 45 shell cases. And I…"
Mar 25
Cap'n HOK replied to Ralph West's discussion Displaying knives
"Very nice Steve! I like how that looks. :-)"
Mar 25
Cap'n HOK replied to Ralph West's discussion new to collecting in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"I have 3 or 4 RR & I find them pretty nice. However, I also have 4 or 5 (Made in China) Robi Klaas Kissing Crane knives and I love them! Same price range as the normal RR knives but I find them even nicer than RR. If you haven't had one…"
Mar 25
Jan Carter replied to Ralph West's discussion new to collecting in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"You are so right. For the price point a RR makes a good knife. They have a good assortment, various handles so something for everyone "
Mar 24
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Ralph West's discussion new to collecting in the group Rough Rider Collector's
"I have a few RR's in my collection, as well as a few others. I don't think I have 30 or more brands/makers though. :) Pretty darned good for a "beginner"!"
Mar 23

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Google
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
1-2 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Both fixed blade (hunting) & pocket knives (slipjoint & lockback.
About Me
Retired military (USAF) & retired electrical engineer (Duke Power Co.)
Interests
would like to buy or build a nice hanging knife display case for my den. I'm new to collecting and could use some guidance.
Other Hobbies
Some fishing & shooting.

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At 19:17 on February 27, 2021, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

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