There are many cool knives that would be great additions to a collection. Many of them increase or retain their value over the years, turning collectible knives into something that can be passed on to the next generation of collectors. While some people collect art knives for profit, many begin to collect what they like without even knowing the history. Do not buy knives that are damaged or in poor condition, unless they are very old and rare—or if you fall in love with their craftsmanship. After all, the first and foremost thing about collecting is your satisfaction.
Collecting knives has the following positive aspects:
As with any hobby, a new knife collection can bring negative aspects into your life. Some of these disadvantages include:
Collecting knives is a hobby that can catch up at any age and haunt you all your life. In some cases, this starts with the purchase of a regular knife. Sometimes from watching a movie where you saw a knife that sunk into your soul (for example, the knife from the Rambo movie was popular at one time). It happens in different ways. Moreover, collecting knives happens in different ways. Someone collects knives by brands, someone by knife makers or by functionality – for example, survival knives, powerful and large, or men’s knives, small pocket knives. There are those who collect knives that are known all over the world, knives that are winners of international knife exhibitions such as Blade Show USA, Custom Knife Show Texas, AKI, SICAC France and many others.
Knives that have received prizes and world recognition at international exhibitions are produced in limited editions so that those who wish can join the best of the best and purchase such a knife in their collection. The cost of such custom knives can be up to several thousand, depending on their collection value.
When starting your collection, do not try to calm the crowd and buy what everyone else gets. When you make a purchase based on the approval and recommendation of others, you will never be completely satisfied with your collection. It is essential to collect knives that grab your attention at first sight.
Wooden knife blocks seem like a good idea to store a large knife collection. They hold your knives securely and look great on the countertop. When buying wood products, many believe that they have bought something that is sustainable and healthy. Knife blocks come in all shapes and sizes, usually made from a solid block of wood with angled slots large enough to accommodate different types of items from the collection. But despite the convenience and the fact that they are purely for organizing collections, they are actually not so good. Here’s why the knife block is doing more harm than good:
Buying a popular knife does not in any way guarantee a price increase in the future. Furthermore, a collection of what now remains unnoticed does not give any guarantees of growth. Collectors should only collect what they like, so as not to be disappointed in their hobby in the future. These are the cardinal rules to be followed when building a new collection of knives: than good:
What is relevant now and what will be popular in the future is a classic question asked by anyone who has a collection.
The question and answer in the case of folding knives, or knives in general, are further complicated by things like the collector’s country of residence. What is in demand in the West and what is bought in the South often varies greatly.
This can provide an opportunity as well as a risk for collectors who want to try their hand in a different direction. Still, in my opinion, it is better to collect knives that you like for one reason or another. The collection of popular items and their “rarity” in the future remains an elusive forecast.
– Sharpen the edge in good time.
– Use the knife strictly for its intended purpose.
– Always keep your instruments separately from each other.
– Use an appropriate stand or box to keep your knife.
– Always wash and dry blades right after using your knife.
– Take proper care not only of blades, but of handles as well.
– Always clean your Damascus or carbon steel knife right after using, dry it and apply RustFree oil or wax to prevent rusting.
– Apply Quick Release oil to folding knives. Keep the pivot well lubricated.
– When demonstrating collectable knives, use protective gloves, to prevent leaving fingerprints on your unique knives.
– Never keep your knife in long-storage leather sheath. Cupronickel or brass knife guards may be blemished by leather if left in the sheath for a long time.
– Do not heat up knives and do not keep knives close to open flame, as this may damage knife handle.
– Be always cautious when handling a knife!
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