This is why

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

    Feb 1, 2014
    Middle Tn
    Sad to say it but a lot of the stuff I have will probably be put on the chop saw or e cases in resin before I pass. Even more of it will likely be going that route if I keep up the junk-gun hobby, and keep rebuilding antiques. I’m honestly thinking that 1/4 of my collection is stuff I would shoot or use but not let my kids shoot or use so I would not want them sold off to somebody as a ticking time bomb. The unsafe ones are pretty obvious for now, and stay disassembled unless I’m playing, and that does include knives. I have a really pretty but junk Bowie that I take the handle off of and put the knife in the locked toolbox... small hands need not get opportunity. I have trashed a bunch of true junk recently.
  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator In Memoriam

    Jan 8, 2008
    Southern Virginia
    Good on you for stepping up and helping the widow.
    The local gun store I work at part time will do consignments free for widows. It is a lot of work researching and maximizing proceeds to the widow.

    My collect is a meager 4 dozen.

    Junk knife that find there way to me are kept separate. All are inspected for safety. Some get rescaled and sharpened and gifted. I keep a small box for screws and the bits and pieces I like, the rest gets trashed.
  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    It is a good idea to maintain a spread sheet for valuables, knives and guns in this case. As the years pass, I personally forget that I own things and I certainly forget what I paid for them. So, the spread sheet is good documentation even if the current values do not approach current values. Personally, I don't really care what the present value of my knives is. It's a hobby. But the spread sheet helps me keep a bit more organized.
  4. The Evangelist Cowboy

    The Evangelist Cowboy Member

    Oct 25, 2017
    Is anybody going to San Antone?
    What you learn after the fact... still that's good to know for the future thank you.
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    I raised $3,100 for the family today off of 5 knives! I'll see what I can pull from the show tomorrow.
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