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Framing your knife collection

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TheJeepster, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. TheJeepster

    TheJeepster Banned BANNED

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  2. cricketdave

    cricketdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    At one time I had several very nice knives on display plaques on the wall. Then my house was broken into, so no not a chance would I put any knives worth more than a dime on the wall again. I'm still pissed almost 30 years later.
     
  3. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Users get used and closet/collector knives go in the safes
    Or as Dave mentioned. They can grow feet on you!
     
  4. TheJeepster

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  5. FTR-14c

    FTR-14c

    Jul 24, 2011
    This wall hung hidden storage was a gift to my 13 year old son for some of his favorites.
    It was made by my wife's co worker from recycled materials.
    We had to sneak his knives to the maker for fitting and get them back before he knew they were missing.

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    As luck would have it, it also fits a few of my favorites:

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  6. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    The thing is that people with a good life, good friends, good neighborhood get broken into too. If I were a thief, I would paruse ghetto homes, better chance of finding loot in a nicer place an setting.
     
  7. RedLynx

    RedLynx Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 5, 2011
    Also I think a lot of thieves rob strangers so even if you live a better life now... sadly that's no guarantee.

    I wouldn't put my stuff on display for the same fears Dave mentioned, personally.
     
  8. cricketdave

    cricketdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    No it was a nice home in a decent neighborhood and I was past my wilder times. Insurance did pay, however some things are more difficult to replace than others, Lile Sly knife being the one I miss most. Now, no its very unlikely it would happen, since I'm retired and at home most of the time and when I'm not a big indoor dog with no tolerance for unwelcome visitors is.
     
  9. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Look for a special type of frame called a shadow box. It will make your project much easier to do. There is a company called Graphic Demensions that should be able to help you.
     
  10. TheJeepster

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  11. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    those will be very heavy. how are you going to mount them on the wall?
     
  12. ellipticus

    ellipticus

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    Jan 21, 2013
    I would not display knives that I would not wish to have stolen and I would not recommend the practice
    unless you were planning on opening a museum of fine cutlery and charging admission.

    One alternative would be to take photographs of your knives and post them in "the gallery" sub-forum or other appropriate place.
    You would have a much larger audience.

    Or you could create a "shrine" for your most prized cutting instruments such as this gentleman did...
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1130885-The-Hanzo-Box
    Now this is a little over the top for me but some people really love their knives, I guess.

    I personally have a knife inventory in Word format where I include photos of all my knives.
    I really don't "show" my knives.
     
  13. VultureJ

    VultureJ Gold Member Gold Member

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  14. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
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  15. TheJeepster

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  16. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Thanks man! My Dad gave me those. He had carried em both for years. I'm proud to display them. I even carry and use em once in a while.

    My Grandpappy made that knife at the top in the middle out of an old file. The handle is made out of a piece of brass my Dad found out walking a survey line, with an old piece of copper Grandpa had laying around as the guard. It's one of my most cherished possessions but I never carry it. I'm too scared to lose it.
     
  17. link2derek

    link2derek

    Oct 8, 2010
    Not if they're valuable! If anyone ever breaks in to your place, they will most definitely take your knife collection - after all, you've already boxed everything up and it's all ready to go!

    My knives go here (guns are in the other BIG safe!):

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  18. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Here's what I have to say about safes. Bolt it down to a concrete pad, or chain it down.
     
  19. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Amen. Otherwise it's "hey, thanks for putting all your obviously valuable chit in one convenient box, mark!"
     
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  20. EChoil

    EChoil Banned BANNED

    May 22, 2014
    Those are very nice everyone. I'd love to do it but, even insured---it's not just the money, knives can become almost as personal as photos---I would be too afraid of theft...too easy to carry em out like that. And I know the long-term feeling after that kind of occurrence.
     

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