Just started collecting? Want a place to learn and ask questions about our hobby? No dumb questions here. Seasoned iKC collectors provide direction and help with basic questions
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Collecting is one of the most enjoyable hobbies. It brings years of satisfaction and provides for great friendships.
If you are relatively new to knife collecting- you are faced with thousands of choices. There are more knives out there than we have the money to buy, so which way do you go?
There are a number of factors and decisions that go into building a collection and our goal with this iKC Group is to help you sort though those choices.
Almost every collector started out by grabbing whatever we liked, almost without rhyme or reason. While this is one way to start off, it can be extremely expensive. Most collectors eventually settle-in at some point and focus on a type of knife, a maker, a pattern or particular use.
It's OK to buy what you like, but determining WHY you like knives and your goal for your collection are the most important questions you can answer for yourself as early as possible. And before we go much further here.
Our group here is to help you think this through.
Until recently I had never heard the term "slip joint knife". At first I thought it must be a type of knife that opened differently than a standard pocket knife. From my own research I think I have…Continue
I have collected knives, not seriously, for many years, but now I would like to create a collection that can be added to on a regular basis and that has some semblance of meaning to me. I am…Continue
This driving me nuts. Looking at the Trapper I see it has two blades one is clipped. Looking at the Copperhead I see two blades both are pointed. I see many different shapes of handles. Some look…Continue
Found this at my grandfathers old house and it seems to have some sort of value. Older with what appears to be some form of middle-eastern writing. thanks for the help. …Continue
Okay! Trying to be organized I've set up a database in HanDBase (synchs between my laptop and my Droid smartphone) and every knife has been assigned "a number."That's all good and well but now I need…Continue
At some point in time as your collection grows, you may find the need to maintain your knives, in order to keep them sharp, functioning and to preserve their potential value. As a beginning…Continue
Hi,I have some old jackknives and was wondering if some one could point me in the right direction to find out what they are and what they might be worth? I have included some pictures and also the…Continue
I have a Solingen "big n little" set (I'll have to figure out the picture thing here shortly) that I have been told has Sambar Stag scales.I know the hot needle trick to discern plastic handgun…Continue
Ok all knife collectors have purchased a fake or counterfeit knife at one time or another it simply goes with the territory. Unfortunately most Counterfeits are purchased by beginner collectors who…Continue
I need some advice and suggestions since I recently purchased a few Rough Rider slip joint knives, there are some photos on my profile page.My first impression of Rough Rider knives is that the Slip…Continue
I don't know about you but lately I have found myself playing with my knife- while it's still in my pocket. I'll be talking to someone and find myself opening and closing the blade..I like the…Continue
Ok, I'm looking for some info on what makes knives tick. Our collection depends on:1 - Looks, (is it pretty, does it have nice lines, is the style up to date or antique?), you can add more to this…Continue
When we're first getting started into buying knives, whether to use or collect, it can be a trial and error kind of thing. Let's help each other out here and save us all some heart-ache and $$ by…Continue
Guys in the know, what is your method of sharpening? A sharp knife is a safe knife!!!I like and am adopting the convex grind on all my knives and Kyley's method is flawless and inexpensive.Check it…Continue
Personaly ( im a kid and a beginer so ask sesoned people for the best answer) i like the byrd line ( yes B Y R D) from spyderco. I havent seen one but ive heard that the spyderco tenacius is good.I…Continue
What quality knives did you get when you first started collecting did you keep buying the cheap ones o did you jump right to the expensive ones
I'm not going to say you have to become a bookworm (or video-holic) if you are going to be a serious collector, BUT resources and references are an important tool.For collectors of Antique knives, we…Continue
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