- Jul 30, 2013
Good to keep records of expensive items. Especially those that your average layman would have difficulty deciding their value.
This ---^This is why my will is specific....and they are insured
Hey, this group is always willing to help with fake disposal because we are selfless, caring brothers of the steel.This ---^
NMFBM LE #119 is goin' in the ground with me. In some future tomb discovery history show you will be spoken about as a great warrior commander!
Oh, and I did warn her there are a few 'Bastids round here that will offer her $50 to dispose of that obviously fake and crappy short Butaniku I have...
I remembered this subject came up a few years ago, and there were a couple good ideas like making a list (spreadsheet) and using tags to identify the knives; below are 2 posts from that thread.That is some scary sht GK! but yeah man, we all need to make a list LOL!
Lesson I learned from this is; as I make a sheath/holster with/for my knives/guns, I am putting a tag on them with what it is (name of the knife/gun) and what the value is at that time.
If they change a bunch I will up date them.
A spread sheet is a nice back up but a tangible tag I find will help out when the time comes.
Grim subject but one we do have to look at.
Hope that helps.
I like David Brown's idea. little paper price tags with string are pretty cheap in bulk, and won't harm the knife. Name one one side, Orig. price & FMV on the other, and hanging on the knife or sheath. Also, probably good to have...group shot images printed out on paper with combo description and other known details on the back, filed away. Low tech, I dig it. Maybe high tech it for backup on Google Drive or something similar, then available to you wherever you are. I had records...til I lost my HDD (complete physical failure) on an older computer. Now it's all in the head as to what it's worth or where I can find out. That won't do for someone else if need be to sell them/gift them, whatever.
Good to think about... :thumbup: Planning never hurts.
I have to do something similar. When my grandmother was moved to a nursing home, my aunts and uncles tore through her house and sold everything at a yard sale. For example. 50 cents for a paperback, a buck for a hardback. The books were my grandfathers, he was born in 1855, they were all special ordered leather bound gold leafed books he ordered from door to door salesmen. I tried really hard to talk them out of selling the Alice in Wonderland, and the Huck Finn. I wasn't old enough to win the fight at the time, and I didn't know many of the other books. The Alice in Wonderland sold at auction 5 years ago for $40k. Pretty tragic.I go through guns, knives, etc. every year and update values. I make 3 copies. 1 goes in the safe, 1 goes to my accountant, and 1 goes to a trusted friend that I know will look out for the best interest of my family if need be.
Keeping up to date records also made it easier to get insurance riders for all of my toys.
Either Aussies (god knows you guys have words we've never even though of) still use that expression, or you just dated yourself.Once you have more than a Baker's Dozen of any model there probably needs to be some questions asked....... Not that I know ANYONE who would have any such thing....
....still use it....I am only 21.....Either Aussies (god knows you guys have words we've never even though of) still use that expression, or you just dated yourself.
.....probably what he said..!!THERE
I have only heard my mom an people from her part of the country use it. She's 83. Maybe I'm just sheltered though. I really don't talk to many people anymore.....still use it....I am only 21.....
.....probably what he said..!!
BTW Elof..... I have been driving around with your Rat in my car for the past week "just in case" I saw you. let me know if you are near work next week (today is a loss) as I am off the weekend and on until Wednesday.
I thought they only came out once and at roughly the same dimensions