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Knife Collecting

Knife collecting is an extremely rewarding experience for knife enthusiasts. There truly is a knife for everyone. Many increase or hold their value throughout the years, making collecting knives something to pass on to the next generation of knife collectors.

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Knife Collecting 101: What is a Knife’s Provenance?

If you're going to buy a custom knife, you need to understand why provenance is so important. It's the icing on the cake, and it protects your investment.
Ring knife definition

Know Your Knives: What is a Ring Knife?

Ring knives are as utilitarian as it gets. See some examples here.
Knife Aid Review

Knife Aid Review: Scary Sharp or Just Scary? (Seen on Shark Tank)

As seen on ABC's Shark Tank, Knife Aid promised to deliver knife sharpening to the masses. Here's BLADE's review of this new mail-in sharpening service.
Custom Knives

Buying Custom Knives: Is List Price the Same as Value?

Does list price reflect value or is it just a starting point?
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About MicartaⓇ

"Micarta" has become the Kleenex of knife handles. It's used so generically that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the word refers to something specific.
Tips for buying custom knives

7 Tips for Buying Custom Knives

Knife collectors: Read this before you buy a custom knife as an investment to make a profit.
Viking knives

Knives the Vikings Used: The Seax

Deeply rooted in Scandinavian history, the seax, aka "scramasax" or "sax," was the blade shape of choice for the much feared and revered Vikings.