A Guide For New Knife Collectors
When people begin any type of collection, they can do it for several reasons. They can be building upon an already existing collection, starting their own, or they could even just be doing it for fun. Knife collecting has been growing in popularity over the years, but if you are interested in knife collecting, it’s important that you understand what type of blade makes for a good collector’s item.
With the popularity of knife collecting rapidly growing, there are hundreds of handcrafters out there, and thousands of designs so, finding what you’re looking for can be a daunting task. So, why collect knives? Knives and any type of hand crafted blade date further back than many can fathom, therefore it’s only natural that some develop an interest in that history.
How To Choose Which Knives To Collect
While this part really depends on whether there’s a pre-existing collection or not, choosing the right knife can be difficult. If the collection has been handed down to you and it’s a pocket knife collection, then you have a better idea of what direction you need to go in, but if you’re starting your own, then you have a clean slate. Many knife collectors end up finding out that they prefer to collection from a certain time period so, they’ll focus more on blades that are – let’s say, from the 1600’s.
We recommend that if you’re a beginning your knife collection, you start with some of the newer, high quality models that will grow in value over time. Then, once you’ve saved and looked into more historical type blades, you can make that larger investment.
Collecting knives is really about understanding the history, the design, and the one who designed the blade – especially if it’s a newer model. It’s important to note that if you buy a blade that is mass produced in China, it won’t gain any value over time. However, if you invest in a limited edition blade from Germany, the United States, or Japan, you’ll see different results in terms of the knives value.