Quite often, having bought a knife, we catch ourselves thinking that we want to buy one more, and then this one and this one. At some point, we admit to ourselves that we are starting to buy knives without any system and meaning. At this moment it’s time to understand and accept the terrible – I’m a collector. Awareness of the fact that you have discovered in yourself the desire to collect knives is a very important point. From now on, you start telling yourself and everyone that you collect knives. Over time, everyone will begin to perceive this normally. Now you don’t need to come up with any explanations that this knife you need for hunting, and this one for hiking in the forest, because this is a collection.
Reading the forums, flipping through the news, we meet with a large number of knives which you want to buy. Make a list of the desired knives. Determine for yourself the amount that you are willing to spend each month on your hobby. Try to keep yourself within the allocated budget. Analyze your wishlist, perhaps you will see there some sort of systematics that will tell you the direction of development – for example, you will understand that you like daggers or folding knives with blades made of Damascus steel. Make a list of knife stores in the places where you are, regularly visit them. Meet with sellers, such acquaintances are often useful. Register on well-known knife forums, study information, ask questions, learn information about knives. Necessarily study the legislation regarding knives and edged weapons. Learn to sharpen knives yourself. Gradually you will begin to feel the differences in the types of steel and the features of geometry.
Select several online knife stores and subscribe to the newsletter. So you can learn about new items. Buy custom knives in well-known online stores. Choose 2-3 which liked the most and work through them. Gradually, you will become a regular customer and will be able to receive various interesting offers from the knife store.