$600++ for a knife?

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  1. Tvov

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    A person can collect anything... if it is valuable to them, then it is valuable to them.

    Years ago I made a post in GlockTalk asking about kitchen knives as I had used a remarkably nice butcher knife at a bar-b-que (it was a Henckles I believe). That thread, and others I read, would quickly blow up with people debating the value of custom made kitchen knives that all started north of $1,000. I ended up getting a "beginner" set of Wustoff kitchen knives that are wonderful (I think they were about $150 for the set). I learned a LOT about custom kitchen knives!

    Just like paying over $500 for a gun made of plastic and some metal... :outtahere::couch:
     
  2. DaveD

    DaveD Ex-Mod Moderator Millennium Member

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    Most I ever paid was $729 for a Wilson Combat Elishewitz. I have number 1 of 18.

    Not sure I would ever do that again.

    I did offer a guy at a gun show $300 for a 1955 Colt Python folder. He refused and when I got home I found a one (new in box) on eBay for less than $100.
     
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    This, my Randall's are under 600$. Have 5-6 more on order in same price range with a 6 year wait.
    Look up what a Loveless knife sells for. Ted Dowell knifes also sell high and are very desirable.
     
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  4. Detectorist

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    People are so gullible. Some knife makers really know how to market their products.
     
  5. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    This one was about $575, I used it for cutting roof core samples until I found a better blade shape.

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    Now I'm using this one, it was just a little over $200

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  6. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy

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    I'm sorry that you can't afford them...
     
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    as with everthing exclusive, if you have to ask, then you are not the intendwed audience. it goes for $2000 bottle of bordeaux, $10000 watch or $100k car.
     
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  9. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    The Randall Bowie knives can sell for over a thousand dollars.

    How do you explain that to people who brag about their "bargain" chromed pot metal knife they got for only ten dollars?
     
  10. Z71bill

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    Well I may need to check out the knives a little closer next time I am at a gun AND KNIFE show.

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    The black one on the left I found in the yard 10 years ago - I have no idea how it got there -

    I use it to open Amazon type boxes -

    The Bahco knife I bought on sale for $3 - it was so sharp I didn't like using it - afraid I would cut off an arm - it has lost some of its sharpness but is still real sharp.

    Yes I know you can cut yourself easier with a dull knife than a sharp knife - or that is what my grandpa use to say - his pocket knife was so sharp you could shave with it - he was a butcher for a while when he was younger and learned how to sharpen them properly -

    I carried a pocket knife all the time when I was a kid - well carried one between the time I bought it until I lost it - I guess most kids had one - but don't ever recall a knife fight breaking out.

    Thanks for the replies - learned a few things --
     
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  11. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Wow. Mommy has an heirloom sword from the war that is hanging in Daddy's office. I wonder how much that is worth?
     
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    Fox Varmit Control

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    Check out YouTube videos on bladesmithing. Don't be like the guy who does not understand paying premium for a Colt Python or Wilson 1911 when they can buy a Bryco, Lorcin, or Jennings pistol for under $100.
     
  13. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Depends on who made it, what role it served and the condition it is in.

    I've got several Masonic swords and a WW1 Cavalry sword that is in excellent condition but they are all family heirlooms so it really doesn't matter to me what their monetary values are.
     
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  14. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I have maybe a half dozen of so original Schrade knives, made in Ellenville, NY. They made a great knife. I think I paid maybe $50 for the most expensive one. Of course, that was a few decades ago.

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  15. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    But if I lose that $10 knife(which I have often done), or have it taken by the police(I have had 6 confiscated by troopers at motorcycle road blocks), I won't feel nearly as suicidal as I would if I lost a $1000 knife.
     
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    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    You're right, things like that are priceless. I never looked closely at it, but it is shiny. It was my great great (great?) grandfather's. Someday it will be mine but I would never sell an heirloom like that.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Why would you let them take your knife? Was it a crime to have it?
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    These cannot be replaced.

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    They are beautiful. I always wanted an old clock like that for my house.
     
  20. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I found that one in a Goodwill in NC. Rehabbed it, and it's been running ever since.
     
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