Since man first walked upright, he has been a collector of items and knives are no exception. In those days, a stone knife many times meant the difference between life and death in the collecting of food and fending off predators.
As with any collecting hobby, it usually starts out with a few and you realize you admire them so much you need more. Then a few turn into many and one day you wake up and realize you have a collection of knives and your now a collector.
The knife industry has many different knives to collect and over the years, several of the more popular knife making companies have gone out of business, making their knives even more of a collectors item. Schrade knives were producing knives for over 100 years before they shutdown in 2004 making their knives more collectible than ever. Western knives was another popular knife manufacture that had produced knives for over 109 years before being sold and then shutdown in 2007. No matter where you look, you will always be able to find a knife from any manufacturer that makes a great collectible addition to your collection.
Manufacturers like Cold Steel and Puma Knives have been around quite a while and have withstood the troubled times while continuing to manufacture great quality knives. Some of their early knives that are no longer made are highly sought after amongst collectors.
Whether your into Survival Knives or Bowie Knives, as a collector you will be able to find a knife that you don't have on this site that would make a great addition to your collection. Whether it's on auction or in our Knife Shop, we have presented a comprehensive listing of both old and new knives for you to enjoy.
If your an experienced collector, then you already know the things you need to look for, if however your new to collecting knives, then here are a few things to think about.
First, decide on what type of knives you want to collect. There are many different styles to choose from so pick one that your either familiar with or just like. Collecting knives needs to be fun or you won't want to continue and if you enjoy the knives your collecting, it makes it all worth while.
As with any collection hobby, you need to decide whether or not your going collect either a specific brand of knives or many different brands. This is personal decision based on your taste and quite frankly the room you have available to store your collection.
When your ready to start and want to buy that first knife, look for one that really excites you. The first knife will set the tone for the what's to come and if you really like the knife, the passion of collecting them will continue to grow. Also, after you have decided what your going to collect, let family members and friends know so that come Birthdays and Christmas, they can buy gifts that will go with your new found hobby. Getting a great collectible knife for Father's day is much better than the standard old boring tie.
Hopefully, after you have visited our site, you might learn a thing or two about knives and collecting them and better yet you just might find another treasure to add to your collection. Thanks for visiting and happy collecting!
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