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Found this little mirrored display case at a local antique shop, (though as usual it is NOT an antique). It can be set on a flat surface or hung on a wall. I picked this up with the intention of installing a lock and using it as a sales display for knives at a local consignment antique store. They asked me to consider selling there because they know I collect, and they claim that old knives sell well. I intended on filling it with my "extras" and the many old knives I have collected over the years but never use. Reason being I've decided to group my knives into two groups, a "never sell" group as Group #1 that will be kept and passed down in the family, and a "user" group, Group #2, the knives I use on a daily or semi-daily basis. All the rest will be sold, (so I can buy more Group #1 knives). Problem I have now is that I like the box so much I think I'll just keep it at home, all my Buck SFO's fit inside so I am tempted to just look for another box to put at the shop. The box fits in a rare available space against the wall in my apartment, looks good where it is so I think I'll just keep it. I can see it clearly from wherever I sit in the front room, it's nice to be able to see all the SFO's together, (plus I can display them closed so Donnie won't scold me for storing them with the blades open).

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Comment by D ale on June 15, 2017 at 6:45

Nice , Syd .. very nice !!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 14, 2017 at 19:33
EVERYONE has better "Antique" stores than we do.
I went to an Antique store, nearby, a while back, and their knife selection looked to be a Frost "knives for a buck s piece" set. Even had the everpresent samurai set.
Comment by Syd Carr on June 14, 2017 at 17:15

Thanks JJ. I'm going to go back and take photos of the place where I found it. I struck up a conversation about knives with the guy who owned the place, he knew of me from my infrequent appearances on a friend's radio show and local non profit work, so he said he wanted to "show you something", took me in the back and showed me a pile of junk on a table, (big pile, over my head & wider than my arms). As I looked at this huge pile of detritus I started seeing a knife handle here, a sheath there, mostly fixed blade, so naturally I pulled one out. It was an original Marbles with genuine stag handles, carbon blade w/original sheath in near perfect condition. After that came an old Schrade w/ stacked leather & original sheath, then a Marbles knife/axe, and then, and then.........!! All of them genuine and original in very good condition; more than I could see or count. They were everywhere, obviously he had been throwing them in this pile for years. After I choked, gagged & peed my pants of course I started asking "how much for this, how much for that", but sadly he didn't want to sell any of them, said he hadn't decided "what to do with them yet". He then pulled a huge genuine stag handled folder out of his pocket, it was English and had everything you could imagine on a folder including a bail & big hoof pick that folded down over the blades; even had removable tweezers and pin punch in the handle. I finished soiling my pants at that point and before I could say anything he said, "this one is going to my kids".

Obviously I found a honey hole, now all I gotta do is talk him out of some of them, and believe me I AM going to try. He already told me I can bring a camera in and take a few photos, will do that soon and will post them here. It was worth the $30 I paid for that cabinet just to see those knives in person.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 14, 2017 at 16:24

Really nice case, Syd.

I've tried grouping my knives, also, but never could get to the third group.

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