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Collecting the Original Rambo Knife

Sep 3, 2008
Collecting knives is one of the most exciting hobbies that I have been fortunate to be a part of for quite some time. I guess I was inspired by great manufacturers like Case Knives, Buck Knives, Gerber Knives and so many more. But, one of the coolest survival type knives to ever hit the market, in my humble opinion, has got to be the original Rambo knife.

The original Rambo knife was inspired by Sylvester Stallone and created by a professional knife maker. This genre of knife was something I loved as a kid and owned several different versions growing up. Being a collector of the original Rambo knives is very exciting for me.

Being a Rambo knife collector, one must pay attention to the market and what is coming out. Many of these knives can grow quite valuable, but many are complete flops and should be avoided completely, unless you are like me and do not mind having a drawer full of cool but valueless knives.

Display your collectible knives proudly. Being the owner of an original Rambo knife is a proud thing in itself and your collector's knife should be shown off. Set yourself up a shadow box with illumination and hang it on the wall over the mantle or amongst a few Rambo posters. Trust me; this makes an excellent conversation piece.

The Rambo knife is something that you should plan to hang onto for awhile. These movie themed knives do go up in value over time. Do not expect this knife to skyrocket in value as soon as you purchase it or anytime immediately afterwards. These knives take time to appreciate.

Hang onto your original Rambo knife for good five or ten years. That is when you will start to see the value go up. Owning collectible knives is much like buying long term stocks. Fight the urge to check the value every week or even every month. Display your collectible knife and just sit back and enjoy it. The value will come.

There are a few companies and custom knife makers who create original Rambo knives. Try to purchase a few. Do not stick to one manufacturer or one custom knife maker. Owning a good knife collection requires diversity and a variety of different knives of the same type from different makers whether they are manufactured or custom made.

Keep your original Rambo knife maintained. I would not recommend sharpening the blade as that instantly kills the value. Keep your knife mint as possible. However, you do want to clean it every now and then and absolutely lubricate it with oil. As soon as corrosion sets in, you are going to lose a significant amount of value. And trust me on this; a collector can tell if your knife has ever rusted or oxidized. They know what to look for.

Collecting knives and more specifically, collecting a variety of the original Rambo knife can be very fulfilling, exciting and cool should you take your time and take care of your blades.
About the Author
William "Cole" Doggett is a pocket knife expert and owns several websites devoted to his hobby. These sites include Pocket Knives | Pocket Knife Store a discount pocket knife store, the Buck Knives blog, the Knife Haggler at the Fighting Knife blog and Original Rambo Knife blog.
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