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Price check

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Murman, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    What would you say is an appropriate sell price? HDFK new unused with antique micarta and an extra sheath.

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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ my honest opinion and I do not mean to offend you: the picture looks like cr*p!

    In that photo, your antique edge-cut micarta scales look like the buffed natural micarta because I have never seen them that light the way they look in the photo. With the HDFK pattern having been put to pasture, the antique handles are the most in demand with the collector and the occasional user types but they will pay more only for the handles which look and feel like antique edge-cut micarta. Personally, I would like to the streaks in those handle scales!

    All things being equal after I have given you hard time, I would say $550 max (if the knife was absolutely LNIB and all T&A!) for what you are showing there if you manage to present it much much better!

    P.S. I'm not a buyer but have sold on a few to know a thing or two!
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Here, I found a photo of handle scales on one of my HDFKs with the same material, albeit much darker than what you've got. Peep tend to like to see this:

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  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Those fasteners look pretty bad, so maybe you should lower the price to what it would cost if purchased in a sale from Nathan..............
     
  5. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    How do they look bad?

    What price would that be?
     
  6. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    Thanks!
     
  7. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    Thanks!
     
  8. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    They really aren't very streaky

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  9. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Even with the poor quality imaging, it's obvious the fasteners have wear, anyone can see that. As to price, I think I explained that very well - Nathan's sale pricing, which would be homework I'm not willing to do for you. Those most recent images you've posted do certainly help, though.
     
  10. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
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  11. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    You're a ton of help thank you.
     
  12. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Always glad to be of help........................:D:D:D:D:D
     
  13. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Oh it's discontinued? I thought it was just out of rotation for now. What's going to take it's place?
     
  14. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
  15. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
  16. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Well damn, should have bought another one.
     
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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  18. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    Here's your chance... :)
     
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  19. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    But what is reasonable price?

    Im basint it like this. Tell me im off prices

    Exchange new unused HDFK 450
    -25 normal scales
    +150 antique scales
    +60 extra sheath

    = 635
     
  20. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Separate that second sheath, or both (nice sheaths btw but) they’ll both sell better. Some people don’t want 2 of the same kind of sheath. You’re forcing them into 2 sheaths, when they maybe only want the knife. Jmo
     
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