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Why You Might Want to Consider Collecting Knives

Sep 4, 2008
People have different types of hobbies. Collecting knives is obviously an interesting hobby and can need a lot of patience and cost you high. There are various types of antique knives which are exquisitely beautiful to look at and they are costly enough. Sometimes you will get an interesting looking knife for just $1 but there are simple knives which are priced at thousands of dollars. This is because they have exciting stories related to them. You will need to learn a lot of things in order to collect the knives which are worth keeping in your collection. With the growing experience you will be able to add some unique pieces to your collection.

Knives are in use since the historical period and this is the reason they are available in variety of designs, shapes, colors etc. The purpose of the knives can be anything ranging from domestic usage to usage in the war fields. The fishing knives, cooking knives, war knives, hunting knives, agricultural knives and art knives are all different from each other. The material used in making a knife can be different. It can be metal, stone, plastic, carbon fiber, glass or obsidian. The general knives are made of steel.

Now apart from the common knives there are antique knives which often have a story linked with them. Most popular antique knives are the Victorian women's knives, military knives, daggers, pen knives, folding knives, fruit knives, advertising knives etc. Then the knives from different continents bear the essence and design of their culture. The Asian knives are quite different from the African and American knives. The engraved knives are also beautiful pieces that can be kept in a collection.

The only one way of collecting knives is to buy them. Before you buy the knives you will need to learn about the designs and patterns of knives and their categories. Initially it might happen with you that whatever knife you get to see you will feel like buying them. Few things are there which you need to consider about the knives before you purchase them.

You need to understand that the knife you are planning to buy is a real one or a fake one with rework. The condition and age of the knife is also important. Moreover they should fit in your budget. In order to become a seasoned knife collector start of with a knife guide book that will contain the detailed description of various knives with their pictures so that you can understand the quality of all types of knives.

The places where you can find varieties of antiques knives are auctions, gun shows, flea markets and online antique stores.
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April Kerr owns website Antique Knives which has details of where to buy bone knives and vintage pocket knives .
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