Once you invest in that first knife, you’ll feel the real rush of knife collecting. Everyone likes to say they have something that a “collectable,” whether it’s baseball cards, records, jewelry, or in this case, knives, everyone has something that’s been handed down to them. So, why not start your own collection? People start collections for a number of reasons, some want to begin a family heirloom, some are looking for a hobby, while other just want to make money. All of which are justified reasons.
You can find knives just about anywhere – from the internet to actually going to knife collector events, it’s important to know where to start so you don’t get ripped off.
3 Tips for Starting that Knife Collection
- Step One: Figure out what kind of knife you want. While there are tons of different kinds of knives, you don’t have to buy three different ones your first time shopping – instead, pick one and go with it. There are four general types of knives that are out there today:
- Bowie Knives
- Folding Knives
If you can narrow your choice into one of these categories, it should help in making that first purchase a little easier. Plus, the knife you choose can also be dependent on your budget so, if you’re still having trouble choosing, determine that and then you may be able to narrow down the type of knife you want / should be looking for.
- Step Two: Invest in guides. There are guides for everything, including knives; therefore you can study other collector’s approaches for buying and trading. When you invest in a guide, this will also give you a better idea of how much knives cost, the proper pricing for certain types and makes, and it’ll prevent you from overpaying or purchasing a knockoff.
- Step Three: Don’t continuously buy from the same place. As mentioned before, there are hundreds of different places to invest in collectable knives and it’s a great way to travel and see the world. Once your collection really gets going, you’ll be able to buy and trade knives better which will present you with more travel opportunities. Also, make sure that you’re buying from a trusted knife collector / retailer, and go for the handcrafted, custom knives because those are the ones that gain value over time.