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"Old Knives"

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. VCM3

    VCM3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    I myself do not have anything new to show off,that you have not seen me already show off,but,check this out ,not mine but just sharing
  2. VCM3

    VCM3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    One more.....
  3. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Those would be some fun to spend some time with.
  4. VCM3

    VCM3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    All right..., ...all right...,one more
  5. popedandy

    popedandy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Now that's a beautiful sight!
  6. oldrifleman

    oldrifleman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    There is some serious looking stag lurking in there. Very, Very Nice! Steven
  7. 338375


    Nov 4, 2006
    The old ones are definetely special.... Now if I can stop drooling :D
  8. VCM3

    VCM3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    It is my opinion,that it seems,it'd be pretty challenging to collect older knives in excellent "uncleaned" condition,in the current modern day,with the internet there.I was told,that the internet made it possible for collectors to collect,but it seems now "they" have them & it is harder for newer collectors
    If,that makes any sense at all
    But my hat's off to you guys,it is a great hobby & love
  9. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    The problem with finding "mint" old knives, as I understand it, is that the old knives were tools that were meant to be used. That's why its hard to find real Case XX knives that aren't beat up. But there sure are plenty of fakes and "Kentucky mint" knives out there now.

    Thanks for posting those pictures.
  10. VCM3

    VCM3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    Mike I was not really referring to Mint old knives,just ones in good condition,not refurbed
    A guy once told me,"the good thing about vintage knives is that most are used,so using them a bit will not really hurt thier value" I don't know how true that is,but just think about that
    An older knife dealer told me,before the days of the internet,one could go to a show & see plenty & reasonable
    But via the internet,collectors have "gobbled" up a lot,and now there is fewer
    And,to go on some auction sites,bidders who really do not know what they are bidding on (that could be me,lol) kinda drive up prices
    I certainly am no authority on this,I look & listen.But I certainly am in awe of some knives I see , with a little common knowledge of thier condition and current value,it just amazes me
    The current issue of Knife World (Thanks Mike & Tony for the intro)has some gorgeous Case knives in there.
    I just gotta hand it to serious collectors of the old knives.It's like an elite division of knife lovers
  11. SharpNJ

    SharpNJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    That's a treasure trove of older blades!
  12. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001

    Nice bunch 'o knives.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  13. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001

    What I meant was that with all of the fakes and highly buffed knives out there today it's hard to find good old knives, even aside of the mint ones. Some people today think old knives need to shine like fishing lures, which must work because there are suckers who buy them.
  14. VCM3

    VCM3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    Mike,Good point & so true
    In Jan's issue of Knife World,thank you,lol In the letters to the editor,there is a great letter from a reader who is in appreciation of Bernard Levine's colum & he speaks of "cleaned" or buffed,vs. un buffed vintage knives
    Just shows just some of the characters in knives, these vintage knife collectors want
  15. ilbruche


    Jun 19, 2007
    My thoughts exactly. Hard to find gnarly stag like that nowdays.
  16. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Just look at all that popcorn! COOL
  17. Thomason


    Nov 28, 2002
    Thanks for posting that picture, Vince. It is now my new computer wallpaper :D
  18. Mark G

    Mark G

    Aug 20, 2006
    Something about an old worn pocket knife - just makes me think of the good old days.........nice pix Vince.

  19. smiling-knife


    Nov 11, 2006
    That is a beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing those. Good used condition.... and not refurbished is the key IMO. I like the look of a well cared for old knife.
  20. JatMat

    JatMat Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2006
    Great collection there Vince, thanks for sharing.

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