Antique Hunting Knives
Antique hunting knives are a joy to collect, hold and most importantly carry as your primary hunting knife. There are some things to consider when looking for antique hunting knives. First is are you buying the antique hunting knife just to own, as part of a personal collection for investment, or are you purchasing the antique hunting knife to actually use hunting.
If you are purchasing the antique hunting knife just to own a few then really if you find it, like it and can afford it get it. If however it is for investment or actual use, you must really consider the desirability of the antique hunting knife and overall quality and condition. Collectors can actually lose money if they select the wrong antique hunting knives to invest in, the wrong condition, wrong pattern or wrong manufacturer can all diminish an antique hunting knifes value over time.
Condition is the priority consideration to the antique hunting knife purchaser who is planning to actually carry the knife in the field. For safe carry and use, all rivets, bolsters, handles and guards must be present and in good condition, any locking mechanism should be strong and tight. The carry system of the knife should securely hold the knife and keep it accessible.
Once you start your antique hunting knife collection, it can quickly become an addiction, each knife you pick up will have a story to tell, you just have to listen.
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