Knife Collectors Fuel the Industry

In my Introduction to the book KNIVES 2014, page 3, I begin, “It’s high time to acknowledge the collectors of fine knives, as well as accumulators, daily knife users, enthusiasts and anyone who buys blades on a regular basis. If it weren’t for you, there would be no industry. That seems obvious, but ….”

On the KnifeForums blog, members often share images of knives they’ve recently purchased, other pieces within their collections, and comment about and share collecting experiences. It is a community of individuals sharing a common bond of their love for knives. Following is how one recent post begins. To chime in on such posts, and join a community of knife enthusiasts, visit KnifeForums. A recent post:

1_zps5e0cc845Here’s a set I just completed for a local collector. He’s picking them up tomorrow and I hope he likes them. I’d been mulling over the idea of a matched set of sorts for a while. I had these two blocks of wood that were so nearly identical that they had to go together. This wood has it all burl, curl, spalt and even three tone! (I know the three tone won’t be everyone’s favorite )

So when my collector called and asked about a set, he picked the wood out and instead of doing an exact match, we settled on the matching but with a yin/yang theme idea. To read the rest, click here.

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