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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Knife Magazine
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
31 to 35 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Custom
Website
http://www.robertsonscustomcutlery.com
About Me
Custom knife entrepreneur for the last 32 years. I own Robertson's Custom Cutlery. I was the custom knife field editor for Knives Illustrated for 13 years. I am currently and have been a field editor for Blade Magazine for the last 17 years. I have written the only book on collecting custom knives the "Custom Knife Buying Guide." I have been an instructor at Blade University. I have been judging custom knives at shows over the last 25 years. About the only thing I haven't done with regards to custom knives...is make one.
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Scuba diving. Firearms. Learning more about custom knives.

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How and Why Custom Knives Appreciate in Value - Part 2

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 12:00 1 Comment

Next came the “Drawing!” No, not a picture, but those events that are now common place at every major knife show in the United States. My first experience with this was in the 80’s watching Michael Walker have a drawing for his knives (usually a single knife.) Anyone who has any experience with sales will tell you “money talks.” It is no different with the custom knife market. What was starting to happen is certain individuals would start to buy every knife on a…

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How and Why Custom Knves Appreciate in Value - 1

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 11:47 0 Comments

This 5 part blog is based on 33 years watching the custom knife market and all the cycles therein.  I hope you find it informative.  

If you ask most custom knife buyers they will tell you, “I buy what they like,” with all other considerations being secondary; including the knife’s ability to appreciate in value. That being said, what is it that makes a knife appreciate in value?  Innovators and innovations will always find their way to the top.

If you look at the majority of…

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At 12:20 on August 19, 2018, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Les! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

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Welcome to IKC!

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Welcome to iKC Les.

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