Posted by: SWGK Admin on Jul 16, 2012
Having a collection is always fun. You can show it to others that come to visit and when you need extra money you'd be surprised at what you can get for some of the items you've had for years. Gerber knives are perfect for any type of collection.
It doesn't matter how young or old you are collecting knives can be awesome and so much fun. There are so many knives to choose from that are cool and either are already collectible or will be in the years to come. So don't be afraid to do some research before you buy.
What Really Makes It Collectible
There are so many knives to choose from, but do you know what really makes a knife collectible? Here are three things to look at when you're deciding if a knife is a collectible.
Supply and demand is huge when it comes to collectible knives. If there's no supply for the knife you want, that means it's collectible and the demand is probably high. You may have to search high and low to find it, but when you do, it'll be perfect for your collection.
2. No longer made
More likely than not, if a knife goes out of production it'll become a collectible. This isn't always the case, but it does happen often. People think they can continue to get them whenever they want and then when production ends, they realize they lost out so the search begins.
3. Unusual or original designs
There are times when a knife has a low production count for whatever reason and when this occurs it makes it unusual or original and that makes it collectible. When you have 20 knives made and that's it it's more collectible than one that had 20,000 made.
You May Have Seen This One
There are a number of Gerber knives that are collectible, but one knife that stands out is the Gerber Mark I is one that's hard to find. This knife has been discontinued and as you know from the above information that makes it a collectible. The stainless steel blade makes the quality good and that's another feature of a collectible. If you can find one of these knives, it's definitely one you should add to your collection.
Having a collection at your home is appreciated. You'll be able to look at them and search to find more as time goes on. Having a knife collection is great, but it's important to know what's collectible and what's not and with this information you'll know what to look for when you make a purchase.