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Old 28th September 2005, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hi Guys

Now I heard everything! Years ago I was was very involved in collecting and designing custom made knives now I mostly collect antique weapons. Well tonight I was thumbing through one of the many knife magazines and came across a advertisement that reads own a piece of history it turned out that they were selling a set of seven knives 4 of which were some plain hunting knives made by a well known maker. Asking price was 60,000 dollars now I know these knives were made in the last 10 years. What history are they talking about? I must be collecting the wrong stuff I thought knives and swords that are 100's of years old are historical not 10 year old knives . I am so glad I now collect antique weapons and deal with people who live in the real world

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Old 28th September 2005, 01:51 AM   #2
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Alarming thought, certainly. But somehow not as bad as being referred to AS a piece of history...


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Old 28th September 2005, 02:14 AM   #3
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Lew -

What makes you think collecting old knives has anything to do
with people living in the real world??? :-) I've been collecting
old knives and swords for over 50 years and personally I think
the real world sucks. Give me my fantasies any day. Being totally
immersed, even for a few moments, in one's collections is a great
escape from the real world.

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Old 28th September 2005, 03:18 AM   #4
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Old 28th September 2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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Hey, Barry! Where have you been? We need some Polynesian weapon posts.
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Old 29th September 2005, 03:25 AM   #6
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Ahh,guys, I think what Lew was pointing out was not about old knives, but the recent manufactured pieces that are bringing as much or more than the REAL pieces of history. I can appreciate a modern keris or katana made by a master through the traditional arts, but don't call it a piece of history. It wasn't used in combat, in ritual, as a symbol of rank in any force, nor was it used in defense or as a tribal tool. Modern-made pieces should be looked upon as art, but not as history. Give me an old bowie, Spanish espada or Scottish baskethilt any day over the "newbies".
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I second that (amen, hallelujah.....)!
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Old 30th September 2005, 01:15 AM   #8
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Lew -

What makes you think collecting old knives has anything to do
with people living in the real world??? :-) I've been collecting
old knives and swords for over 50 years and personally I think
the real world sucks. Give me my fantasies any day. Being totally
immersed, even for a few moments, in one's collections is a great
escape from the real world.

Rich S


Well said Rich! Visions of some old soul hunched over a forge and anvil hammering out a piece of history are vastly preferable to some new soul hunched over a CNC machine turning out a piece of robotic eye candy.Just my opinion.
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