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These pages feature hand selected vintage pocket knives, hunting knives and other custom straight knives. My goal is to save you time and help you find the good stuff! Check back often as these pages are updated daily. Please start your daily visit to eBay here! Thank you and happy collecting.
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Case Brothers Little Valley N.Y. Elephant Toenail Knife
RARE Case XX RED bone LONG PULL near mint congress 6488 LP knife
Vintage Puma 905 Duke Knife In Case / Box Papers, Stag Nice! Lock Blade 26182
Vintage GERMAN MADE BROWNING Pocket Knife Big Old 4" Stag Bone Handle Stockman
Case XX 1970 10 Dot 5392 Fat Stag Stockman Super Nice Knife
Vint ROBESON Shuredge (script) Rochester NY #62226 Pocket Jack Knife (1901-1948)
Case XX Stainless USA 4 Dot 5347 Stockman Knife India Sambar Stag1976 Razor Edge
vintage Hibbert, Spencer & Bartlett folding knife lot KF
1989 BUCK 110DM Damascus Genuine Stag Folding Hunter w/ Pouch MINT IN BOX
Vintage REMINGTON R1753 CIRLC UMC USA SWELL BELLY 2 blade Jack Knife, Bone, NM
Vintage Collectible c.1880s Folding Horseman’s Stag Handle Knife Sheffield
GEC Northfield 722111 Mini Lockback Hunter knife with Black Plum Jig Bone
c1940s VTG N MINT Victorinox 234/Spartan VICTORIA ARMEE SUISSE Swiss Army Knife
WWII US Fighting Knife Western G-46-8" Blade Bowie USMC Army USN
GREAT EASTERN,2019, # 291319 STOCKYARD WHITTLER KNIFE, SUPER PRETTY STAG, MINT
And there’s more to explore!
Why Collect Vintage Knives?
Pocket knives often have a nostalgic connection to our lives. Many people, including myself, received pocket knives from family members when they were young. The fact that they came with a warning from relatives of having sharp blades let us know these objects were important! As we grew up, we realized that they were useful tools that assisted us in our daily lives. Many collectors appreciate the historical value of old knives; thinking about an antique Sheffield Bowie Knife on the American frontier or an old stag handled rope knife that may have been used during the Spanish- American War or during WWII. Collectors also appreciate the different features on a knife; including handle materials, patterns and different blade types. Others appreciate the way the blades snap open and shut, sometimes with so much authority they are likened to a bear trap! Vintage knives have retained and in most cases, risen in value. I take comfort in knowing that I can sell most of the knives in my collection for a higher price than I paid. Whereas most things we purchase in life depreciate, our old knives have not!
Where to Buy Vintage Pocket & Hunting Knives?
Old pocket knives can be found in many different places. If you enjoy going out and hunting for treasures, they can be found at gun and knife shows, flea markets, antique shows, local auctions and even garage and estate sales. Today, you can add to your collection from the comfort of your home while scouring online marketplaces such as eBay, Etsy, LiveAuctioneers, Proxibid and other auction sites. There are truly more ways to acquire vintage knives today than at any other time. My website will certainly assist you in finding some great new additions for your collection!
Which Old Knives Should I Collect?
Whatever floats your boat! Some collectors look for certain makers such as Case, Remington, or KA-BAR while others focus on a region of manufacture such as early New England brands like Waterville, Holley or Empire. Some collectors seek out specific knife patterns such as barlows, whittlers, trappers or the popular elephant toe. Other collectors look for a specific handle material that they enjoy like jigged bone, genuine stag, mother of pearl or celluloid. As time goes on, many collectors become interested in different types of knives and shift their focus. Some bounce back to things they collected many years ago. The point is, whatever you enjoy right now is what you should collect.