Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Jul 25, 2020.
Best to designate a friend you trust.
Was there something I missed?
I gotta do that too. And a will and...
Today I have surpassed my Dad's final age by five days.......Lots to do in the fourth quarter!
My responsibility is to make as much money as possible for the family. That will probably preclude putting in any bids.
Theater knife made during WWII. Cast aluminum butt cap, aircraft plexiglass scales, photo and signature under the scales of the guy in uniform or the stacked plexiglass made off a Quartermaster.
He was an avid collector, but had been selling off pieces in the past couple of years. There's a half dozen Randalls just in that top left corner (including a Smithsonian Bowie and an Arkansas Toothpick!). There are 5 RMJ Tactical 'hawks and a Krudo, plus 2 other hand forged 'hawks. Breeds, Wheelers, REKATs, ...
Having a reliable friend to assist the family with specialty items like a knife collection.... priceless.
Sorry for your loss. Can you list things here in the appropriate place?
There were a couple I really liked. I listed them on eBay with an enormous reserve that they didn’t meet.
And then paid her the highest bid. Easiest way I could determine fair market value.
I'll run the collection through Buy/Sell/Trade for NFW at THR. Members can check there.
I've got a trust that takes care of those burdens.
I would think knives would be harder to identify and price because of less markings than guns but I'm not well versed with them.
Seems like the best person is on the job. It's an honorable burden you have.
@hso I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Smoke and prayers for you and their family for healing and comfort. The days ahead will be that of support for you I hope.
I have a couple of pieces sold already and that will help the family. I also contacted Randall Made Knives and spoke with the fellow that does all the repairs/refurbs and he said he'd be happy to look over the Smithsonian . When I mentioned a guess on cost he chuckled and said it wouldn't be near that bad.
All kidding aside, I paid good money for knives that are able to last the test of time and should be able to go through to great great grandkids that I won't have for a long time. I engraved a few to make it even harder for them to leave the family. I plan to give them to the kids way before I'm old. That way there is no arguing and I know who liked and wanted what. I want to see them used and enjoyed while im still around.
Best tracking system I've used is Microsoft Access. Much easier vs Excell to me, and sorts quickly depending on what you are trying to organize. I mainly do this for insurance reasons to track what I have in case anything happened. Guns and knives in separate tables. This way I have a mobile version for the police includes the serial numbers.
Make, model, color, current value, purchase price, steel type, knife type (folder, fixed, auto), occasion (who got it for me and why), and date cleaned are all included. Once I get a new blade, goes right to the Access table.
@hso if I had half your collection... my most expensive knife is a Benchmade Crooked River. Maybe one day I'll be able to splurge on a real custom .
You'll be surprised, but for what you paid for that Crooked River you could have had a real custom fixed blade. There are a lot of unknown/less known knifemakers out there in the $250 and under range that you can find.
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