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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Vintage Antique Folding Pocket Knife WR Case & Son Bradford Tested XX 1905-1920
Vintage Antique Folding Pocket Knife Schrade NY Stockman Malachite 1904-1947 WOW
Vintage Antique Folding Pocket Knife Bingham Best Teardrop Jack Ebony ULSTER WOW
Outstanding Vintage Early Remington UMC Folding Bone Pocket Knife R653
Case XX USA 10 dot 1970 beautiful bone 64052 mint 3-5/8" closed congress knife
Vintage Antique Folding Pocket Knife HSB Hibbard JUMBO Jack Ebony 1900s WOW! OLD
Vintage Antique Folding Pocket Knife Walden Knife NY Congress Pearl 1874-1923!!!
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.