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buying w/o box / papers

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by vactor, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. vactor

    vactor Gold Member Gold Member

    530
    Oct 24, 2000
    any real downside to buying a CRK without box or papers? i have seen a couple for sale for 'reasonable' prices around, but wondering if there are issues, will crk be able to authenticate them? do spa treatments? how much does it hurt if one wants to resell ... ?
     
  2. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Hurts re-sale value-collectors want the whole package if they can get it. but works just as well as a user and no problems with CRK warranty
    I would say the amount it hurts re-sale value would depend largely on what it is. Less for a plain Jane that likely will be a user then for a highly collectable.
     
  3. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

    38
    May 25, 2016
    I figure I saved about $40 on a large sebenza with wood inlays by buying it bare from a seller on blade forums. So in my case, the documentation, box, etc. was worth about that amount. It may vary for other people.
     
  4. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    746
    May 24, 2009
    If you're buying a collectors item, it would be important. If you're not getting it from a reputable source, you need paper (DOB) card. If you just want a user, and you know what you're doing , save some $$$$$.
     
  5. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    Honestly the only thing that would be important imo would be the birth card. Anything else can be replaced. I feel (me personally) the card adds just a tad bit character, esp for a discontinued/rare pieces. Additionally, for people looking for birthday pieces.
     

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