Welcome Knife Collectors!

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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Featured Items

Case XX Stainless 2 Dot 5254 Trapper Knife beautiful India Stag Red Letter 1978

$117.50  (16 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 17:49:00 EST

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Vintage German Peres SPRINGER Leverlock Lever Lock Pocket Knife

$85.00  (11 bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-27-2021 14:00:01 EST

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Vintage Case XX USA 5265SAB Hunter Knife w/ Stag Handle & Lanyard Hole 1965-69

$197.50  (41 bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-27-2021 15:32:44 EST

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1940-64 CASE XX Pocket Knife 5165 SAB  Large Folding Hunter RED STAG

$355.00  (30 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 21:16:30 EST

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Vtg Bonsa Springer German Leverlock pocket knife Solingen WORKS Undamaged Clean

$103.02  (14 bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-30-2021 11:30:01 EST

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Vintage Remington cattle knife, R3415, c. 1930's, near mint, etched.

$113.50  (21 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 21:00:01 EST

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1970s VTG NEW IN BOX Victorinox PIONEER SOLO RED ALOX OLD CROSS Swiss Army Knife

$113.50  (13 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 12:06:52 EST

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Vintage Case 3 Blade Knife 1920-1940

$88.00  (17 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 18:00:35 EST

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Case XX USA 1980 10 dot Pat Pend custom Sidewinder MIB locking knife & sheath dg

$195.69  (18 bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-29-2021 21:15:32 EST

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1990s~GERBER~FOLDING SPORTSMAN II STAG NO. 6216~NEW~LOCKBACK KNIFE w/SHEATH~NIB~

$100.00  (23 bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-26-2021 23:04:17 EST

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MADE ITALY 11" VINTAGE Lockback FOLDING POCKET KNIFE STILETTO Marblized Handle

$152.00  (28 bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-27-2021 17:22:26 EST

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Case XX Stainless USA 2 Dot SS Muskrat Knife India Sambar Stag Red Letter 1978

$138.00  (14 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 18:08:46 EST

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Case XX Stainless 2 Dot 52032 SSP Jack Knife perfect India Stag Red Letter 1978

$208.50  (28 bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-27-2021 13:59:14 EST

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Vintage Camillus Cutlery Easy Open Jack Knife with unusual tang stamp

$140.40  (23 bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-26-2021 21:40:29 EST

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Case XX Stainless USA 2 Dot 5347 SSP Stock Knife India Stag Red Letter 1978

$97.99  (6 bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-28-2021 15:55:21 EST

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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.