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Need help puting a value on these sheath knifes

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Rob62, Jul 24, 2010.

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  1. Rob62

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    Howdy All,

    I’m hoping someone will help me put a fair market value on the below knifes I got into for my sheath making endeavor. I do not believe these are the Pakistani ones you see floating around – though they are not stamped with a manufacturers ID – no ID stamps at all. All are Damascus steel and a couple have file work both on the bottom and top. They are great looking knifes and I think are great candidates for one of my kydex sheaths. Once I get sheaths made for them I will probably post them for sale in the sales forum.

    I know there's some great knife makers here who I hope will comment.

    Thanks in advance,

    Rob

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    Not to offend, but the sheaths for those should be a natural material instead of kydex if you want to optimize the value.

    The two deer-foot shaped handled knives look like any number of pre-ground blanks from various sources. Check out Jantz supply as well as the Asian blade blank sources and you may find them.

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    Thanks for the response. They each came with inexpensive leather sheaths. I bought the knifes because I thought they were very cool and would look good with a kydex sheath - but I guess that may be personal preference more than anything else.


    Any thoughts on their value as pictured ? I was thinkinking about $90-$125 each without the kydex sheaths that will be made for them, but really don't know for sure.


    Rob
     
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    You'd have to test the heat treat to set the value. They might not have been heat treated or they may be perfectly usable. If you're careful you could use a bastard file and see if the edges are hardened or not.

    If they're hardened then you should ask $150 each with sheath and come off no more than $25.
     
  5. Rob62

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    Thanks for the info hso. Now it makes sense why the guy selling them mentioned that they had been heat treated without asking. I thought it odd that he would offer up this info without being asked, because frankly I believed that all knifes, as part of the manufacturing process are heat treated.

    Shameless plug. I got into these knifes because I started making Kydex sheaths. And needed some knifes to make sheaths for. I just completed a sheath for one of them and have posted it (and knife) for sale in the forums.

    Regards,
    Rob
     
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