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Collecting knives?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:38 am

I'm a totally newbie in this area. I do own a Buck Titanium Model 186 [produced for a rather short time in the mid '80s], and one of Boker's Dinosaur Collectibles. Otherwise, what would you recommend to look for to start a decent collection?
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Re: Collecting knives?

Unread postby hamei » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:25 pm

Oskar45 wrote: Otherwise, what would you recommend to look for to start a decent collection?

Possibly the most desirable knife for any collector would be the OJ Simpson Original. If you could find that, you would be able to buy your own island in the caribbean.

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Unread postby Oskar45 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:31 am

hamei wrote:Possibly the most desirable knife for any collector would be the OJ Simpson Original.
I'd rather like to have the "Jack the Ripper" Original :-)
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Unread postby hamei » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Oskar45 wrote:I'd rather like to have the "Jack the Ripper" Original :-)

Someone, somewhere has the highly collectible Ides of March et tu, brute ? edition .... lucky bum :(

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Unread postby smj » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:06 am

I think you need to get one of those big Bowie knives that could pass for a Roman gladius if it weren't for the distinctive Bowie silhouette. Those things look like they must weigh 5kg...

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Re: Collecting knives?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:56 am

hamei wrote:
Oskar45 wrote:I'd rather like to have the "Jack the Ripper" Original :-)

Someone, somewhere has the highly collectible Ides of March et tu, brute ? edition .... lucky bum :(
And how much in your opinion could Abraham's knife fetch nowadays at Sotheby's? :-)

PS: "brute" should have been written with a capital first letter, though :-)
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Unread postby skywriter » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:47 pm

I have some nice Katana's. But not a collection, rather an ornamentation. A collection without a use is senseless to me.
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Unread postby R-ten-K » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:16 pm

skywriter wrote:I have some nice Katana's. But not a collection, rather an ornamentation. A collection without a use is senseless to me.


Ornamentation could be a use, technically...
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Unread postby skywriter » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:35 pm

R-ten-K wrote:
skywriter wrote:I have some nice Katana's. But not a collection, rather an ornamentation. A collection without a use is senseless to me.


Ornamentation could be a use, technically...


oh dear, what would be if not technical?
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Unread postby R-ten-K » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:12 pm

skywriter wrote:
R-ten-K wrote:
skywriter wrote:I have some nice Katana's. But not a collection, rather an ornamentation. A collection without a use is senseless to me.


Ornamentation could be a use, technically...


oh dear, what would be if not technical?


Nontechnical?
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Unread postby skywriter » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:28 am

I was thinking of obtuse. But whatever.
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Re: Collecting knives?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:38 am

skywriter wrote:A collection without a use is senseless to me.
OT: I might be wrong but it seems to me that a few of our members indeed collect SGI boxes [including even a museum - although I don't know whether it's open to the public]. As I hesitate to assume you are accusing them of acting senselessly, in your opinion the use of such a collection is what?
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Unread postby skywriter » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:47 am

collecting dust obviously. perhaps it's ornamental dust though.
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Unread postby Oskar45 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:55 am

skywriter wrote:collecting dust obviously. perhaps it's ornamental dust though.
Not sure jan-jaap would agree with you :-)
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Unread postby skywriter » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:35 am

disagreement doesn't make it so.
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