Knife collection – highly useful activity for those who like this kind of collection. Actually, there is a special knife for every fan. 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 collect craft 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, provided that they do not sink into your soul. The first and foremost thing about collecting is your satisfaction.
Pros for knife collector
The knife collection has the following positive aspects:
The knife has a rich history. There is no collector who would not like to know more about the weapons of their collection. The more knives you collect, the more you learn about them. This increases your knowledge and you will become a master of this art in no time. By gathering knowledge, you get the opportunity not only to learn other people, but also to make wiser decisions when making future purchases.
Collection is an enthralling way to spend your free time. If your job leaves a lot of free time, you don't need to worry about what you will do with that time. When you decide to buy your first knife, you will need to spend a lot of free time. This protects you from vices such as excessive alcohol consumption. Psychologists show that when you practice a hobby, you feel more important and more intelligent. This means that by collecting craft knives, you are constantly improving your knowledge of knives.
Knife is a good opportunity to leave an imprint on yourself in the memory of other people. We all want to be remembered when we leave. In most cases, people are remembered for what they did. As a knife collector, you will leave them as a keepsake for your children. It is very important to convey to children information about the historical value of the collection and its cost, so that in the future they can sell it, preserve it or give it to the local museum
Knife can pay off doubly.
There are always people who are interested in collecting knives. As you know, the value of antiques increases over time. This means that if you do not want to keep your craft knives, you can always sell them for a higher price than you bought. You can earn money for a trip or to buy a new collection. Great, isn't it? Many collectors make the main bet that they will sell a knife, earn a living from a hobby.
Cons of knife collection
As with any hobby, a new knife can bring negative aspects into your life. Some of these disadvantages include:
Having bought the first knife - you will be sucked in and the collection will grow. Sometimes collections can get out of hand and you find yourself spending more money than you planned. This can lead to bad family attitudes, especially if you have no spare money to collect knives.
Knife can cause injury. Since craft knives are weapons, they can easily injure people around you. It's common when you have small children for whom a collection is a toy. It is recommended to store knives in a safe place out of the reach of children.
The knife may not be original and the collection will become cheaper. There are many genuine antique knives you can collect, but like any other industry, there are unscrupulous people who may try to sell you fake antique knives. If you fall into their trap, you will lose money. But this can be overcome with minimal research and finding a reliable source. The key to being successful in this hobby is research. Before buying, make sure that the knife you are purchasing is of high quality and original.
Keeping of knives collection
Hole wood blocks seem like a good idea to store a large knives 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. Why the knife block is doing more harm than good:
Marketing ploy from sellers. Most people purchase a block when they buy the first knife in the collection. But most of them find that they don't need this storage element to begin with, since the collection is still too small. Therefore, you should not pay for additional services that you will never use and that you will never need if you quit your hobby.
Dulls knives. All knives grow dull over time - this happens all the time. But if you run this blade over a hard surface, it will speed up the process. This happens when you insert a knife into the knife block. This sliding process, plus placing the blade inside the groove, dulls the blade as quickly as its frequent use in the kitchen. The blade can become dull after 70 hits on the knife block.
The block is full of germs. These deep, dark crevices create an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Dust and debris can easily accumulate in such areas. Thus, every time your knife slips out of there, there is a risk of infection. If that doesn't convince you to give up your collection block, at least clean it monthly: shake out the debris, then brush the insides with an antiseptic and make sure it is completely dry before setting the knives.
How is the knife collection assembled?
In an ongoing debate about the values of the present and the future, collectors regularly encounter overlapping values. To buy a knife, which is popular today, does not in any way guarantee a price increase in the future, and also, a collection of what now remains unnoticed does not give any guarantees of growth. A collector should only collect what he or she likes, so as not to be disappointed in his hobby in the future. The cardinal rules to be followed when building a new collection:
inexpensive products will never be appreciated;
collecting rare knives means paying big money;
well-made products in good condition are the key to success;
know what craft knives can be found in specific geographic locations in the country;
collect what you like or even use;
chasing trends is stupid;
Do not buy damaged / bad knives unless they are very old and not collectible. For example, antiques, crafts and rare military knives.
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 is 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 the collector who wants to try his 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.
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