Hello, I'm writing for my husband John. He is not computer savvy and I do all his emails,etc. Also, John had a hemorrhagic stroke last September. He is doing well and trying to get back to normal though it will take another few months. John inherited a great knife collection from his father who died young in 1972. John has been adding to that collection all these years. He thinks his most valuable knives were the ones he inherited. At the age of 77 he would really like to know the value of what he has. How would we go about finding that out? We have four children and five grandchildren and we would like to know what to pass down to them and perhaps what could be sold. Thank you, Linda Colmore
Thank you! I'm glad to have found this group. I'm excited to increase my knowledge and understanding of knife collecting. Like most of us I seem to be always trying to fit 30 hours of activity into each 24 hour day, but I am going to make it a point (no pun intended, not at first anyway) to check in regularly. I appreciate the welcome!
My interest in knife collecting and knife collections sort of fell into my lap. I was given the gift of a knife collection from a friend. I counted 60 knives from various makers and styles. It immediately generated an interest in learning more about knives and more about what I was actually given. I am reaching out to a couple of forums to help me identify and learn more about each knife I have. The collection ranges from really nice Buck and Schrade knives to small collectable folding knives that have "Drink Coca-Cola" with the price of 5 cents on it. It looks to be a real smorgasbord.
I've dabbled in collecting over the years, but have gotten serious about it in my retirement years. (since 20114).
I just snagged a nice 4 blade LF&C for a great price and am pretty excited about it.
Also, I notice you're in SC. I lived in Beaufort from 1978 to 2000 and my daughter and granddaughter live in Columbia. My wife and stepdaughter (who own two stores) just got back from a trade show at the Cola fair grounds. Lastly, my older brother was born in Port Royal, so as you can see, I have quite an attachment to you Sandlappers. :-)