- Apr 3, 2000
Ha! Not so Grasshopper...I have hundreds of Custom Tactical Folders my friend...I don’t post them here because, as you say, there’s no ‘audience’
Well, I'm at least an accumulator. I'm a hobbiest maker averaging about 10-15 blades per year lately, and I never sell them. I also buy some occasionally if they are particularly interesting.
Like the above minus some talent.
Also I am too cheap to buy a real nice custom, the Behring knife I looked at in Solvang long ago didn't get purchased due to the around 300 price.
So instead I spent thousands to make my own customs and forget about the time spent, I have a great hobby but probably should have just got the Behring knife.
I’m really trying to stop
my kids have no interest and it will just all be a mess to get rid of
over the years I’ve collected to much stuff cars , bikes , guns , swords , pens , bows , fishing equipment etc
it’s time to slow down and I’ve been really trying to stop buying knives and guns especially
I have two commissions out
one a sword ....last one for sure
the other a piece from Qwesanberry
I try and show my kids what things are and how to maintain them but there is no interest
Just hope they take the time to figure it out when they sell it all
is what it is
it’s been fun but piling stuff up that I have not even looked at in years seems kinda silly these days
1. Nobody gets rid of a titanium sword - they get buried with it
2. You haven't collected a titanium sword yet
3. More room to slow down when a titanium sword speeds you up
4. Second to last sword
5. Titanium sword needs no maintenance; don't have to explain it to the kids
6. Bigass titanium sword
I'm unabashedly a 'Boomer'. Proud, even!Haha - this is the best part of being a "collector" - interacting with makers, sharing ideas and especially (for me) meeting them in person at shows or hammer-ins or whatever. And, as a corollary, meeting/talking with photographers/sheathmakers and other knife-related businessmen and women.
I know, old school , "OK Boomer"..... maybe there's something to that
I get what Joe is saying though. In addition to knives, my wood collection is out of control !
As I don't have to tell YOU, posting pictures has become more difficult
Having said that....I have probably about 400 handles worth of Killer Koa, and you will have seen some of it on knives posted here by any number of makers whom I consider friends. In fact, I know for SURE that you've taken pictures of a number
I'm guessing I have 60 blocks/scale sets of Ringed Gidgee, another 60 of DI Burl, and some amazing Amboyna Burl and Honduran Rosewood.
Add in Redwood burl, Bog Oak and various other interesting and unusual "one offs", and my very patient wife is threatening to use some of it for firewood so she can reclaim some space !