Basics – overview of investing
relate to knife collecting
Collecting knives in the hope that one’s knife collection will gain value in the future.
Knife collecting as an investment can be a risky venture. Unlike gold (and silver) that can be kept and forgotten, for knives it requires a bit more attention.
Due to the materials
comparison with gold & silver
Your investment will only be as good as the potential returns it can get you.
If you’re buying/collecting knives and looking to make money from it, it’s likely difficult and won’t be a guaranteed investment. As highlighted above,
- Titanium handles (& assoc beads, skulls)
- Novel, unknown steels (no longer boring AUS-8 or 440C)
- Return of carbon steel
- Slipjoints, small classic pocket knives
- Custom knives
- Rise of the knife collector
Look out for: Raw, in-the-original-form handles; anodised handles/spines, clips/beads/accessories
(titanium, return of carbon steel (compare w/ mechanical watches), slipjoints still retains popularity (new small custom makers propelled by ease of internet)
Click to read on about the latest:
The Large Retribution Fighter from custom knife maker Jerry Hossom is a knife that resembles the Roman kopis, or fighting sword. The blade, 11.125″ in length, is made from CPM-3V steel that has a DLC coating. The handle is made from dyed stabilized burl and sports mosaic pins, which nicely complements the wooden handle. With an overall length of 18″ and weighing a hefty 15 ounces, the Large Retribution Fighter feels substantial in hand yet is light enough for some serious
zombie close combat fighting. This knife was acquired from Blade 2015. (Photo: darcuss – BladeForums)
What’s your favourite slipjoint? Pictured here are assorted popular traditional folders from the likes of Great Eastern Cutlery and Northwoods Knives. Digging that abalone handle and ghostly handle amid the other stag and bone. (Photo: franksler – Instagram)
A custom flipper from David Mosier, the Crossfire has a two-tone finish on both the blade and its titanium handle. Sporting warm brass undertones, the lightweight titanium handle seems like a different species of metal from your typical Ti-handle knife. The S30V blade complements the blade design, which has a clip-point shape that is strengthened towards the tip for a strong point. It also has a false edge and a small thumb groove for delicate tasks, and a tip-up pocket clip for ease of use. (Photo: vermicelli – BladeForums)
Two companions at the beach! Zero Tolerance ZT0562CF and the Citizen Nighthawk watch on a grey nato strap!
The main horsepower of this knife comes from the Carpenter CTS-204P* powdered steel blade, said to have exceptional toughness, wear-resistance, and edge retention. The knife handles are a duo kind – having a carbon fiber front scale and a stonewashed titanium back scale. Quite pocketable at 5.5 oz. (156 g) and a blade length of 3.5″ (overall length 8.3″, closed 4.8″).
Pair this knife with a nice watch on a nato strap like the Citizen Nighthawk pictured and you’re all set for a summer day at the beach! (Photo: alaska_pcl – Instagram)
Here’s one for the zombie apocalypse – the Todd Begg Razorback sawtooth knife!
This knife is made from N690 steel, 10″ of sharp goodness with an overall length of 15 1/4″. It is hand satin-finished and has a wicked sawtooth back, which would make easy work of branches, belts, rope, etc. (or zombie clothing for that matter). The handle scales are G10, and comes with a handsome shaped black leather sheath. From Begg Knives.(Photo: Nephilim killer – BritishBlades)
What a great way to start your day – coffee and knives!
Featuring the Spyderco Pingo, a collaboration between Danish knifemakers Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes to suit local Danish laws which prohibit lock-blade folding and one-handed opening knives. The Pingo has highly-visible orange fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and N690Co stainless steel for its 2.35″ sheepsfoot blade. (Photo: yuolly – Instagram)