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06
FEB
2018

Deposits: Yes, No, Maybe

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The subject of deposits comes up on a regular basis. This subject is discussed in my Custom Knife Buying Guide, as well as articles I have written for Blade and Knives Illustrated. This is what I have learned (sometimes the hard way) over the last 32 years. These are my 3 rules for deposits: If the maker is building you a standard model there...
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06
FEB
2018

BUYING A CUSTOM KNIFE

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Collectors are, without a doubt, the most important people in custom knives. For without collectors the custom knife market, we know today, would not exist. The “Collector Zone” is the core of custom knives. This zone is where you are “enlightened” and begin to “get it.” You can look at a knife and you begin to understand why a particular...
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06
FEB
2018

Hand Forged Knives: What to Look For

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The forged blade conjures up both real and surreal images in the minds of both makers and collectors. Makers let their minds eye see the blade take shape by their hand in their shop. Every detail is considered until the knife or sword is complete. Collectors envision how the maker got a piece of steel to the finished product that they hold in...
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06
FEB
2018

Custom Knives; Is Your Education Lacking?

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Information on knife makers, styles, materials, and all things custom knives can be found in publications that are primarily knife related and those that have articles or include them in their stories. Combine that with the amount of information on the internet and the membership levels of internet forums. One can argue that you never have to...
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06
FEB
2018

What to Look For In Custom Knives That Appreciate In Value

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If you ask most custom knife buyers they will tell you that they “buy what they like”. With a all other considerations being secondary; including the knife’s ability to appreciate in value. That being said what is it that makes a knife appreciate in value. Innovators and innovations will always find their way to the top. If you look at the...
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