View Full Version : So what else do you collect?
01-03-2008, 08:58 AM
Ok we've seen my stuff. How bout sharing some of your other collections with us .It doesn't have to be knife related. I can be anything , even other makers knives. Seems alot of you guys are into watches,pens ,pipes , cigars ,guns .. whatever .
01-03-2008, 09:01 AM
Guns- Only what I shoot.
Watches- Can't afford them, trying to buy more guns and knives.
Cigars- I do have a few nice Fuentes in the humidor.
Pens-I only have the ones I use to write tickets.
Mostly its knives for me.
01-03-2008, 06:10 PM
Please no "homage" Panerai's (or anything else here).
Me, I collect insults from Jeff!
01-03-2008, 06:37 PM
I understand that family comes first, and trust me, I know now much school costs - I've been in college for a while ;) I sent you email, but maybe it's better to share with everyone.
Here's my take on "homage" anythings. Homage is a euphemism for what we tend to refer to as a knock-off. I once had a $25 Panerai look a like. It didn't say "Panerai" on it anywhere, but it was made to look like a Panerai. Some companies have basically taken a trademarked design/look and copied it with no agreement with the original designer, no royalties paid for the innovation. You can see where this starts to hit home in relation to Ken's knives being knocked off left and right. I would never throw a knock-off Onion in my pocket, so why would I put a knock-off watch on my wrist. I got rid of it and wore a real Timex Ironman. A very good friend made me a deal on the 88, and I wear it not only because I think it looks good, but because it's a symbol of our friendship (the strap was made by another very good friend).
In terms of how this relates to the original purpose of this thread. I collect knives because they are not just objects or tools or art, but they represent a friendship that I have with the person who created it just for me. There are lots great makers out there, but in my limited years of collecting I realized I don't have enough money to collect everything I like, so I'll just collect pieces from the PEOPLE I like.
We all collect what we like, but at some level there is a certain pride in ownership. To some degree, to be able to show off your new toy to your buddy. I take a lot of pride in the stories that go with all of the toys I've been fortunate enough to own; if there was no story or no pride, it'd just be a piece of junk (maybe really nice or expensive junk) collecting dust somewhere.
01-03-2008, 06:56 PM
While knives are my main passion I also enjoy some other collecting hobbies. A few years back I was introduced to custom hand made marbles. I have always liked glass colors but never knew custom marbles exsisted. There is allot of very common traits with custom knives and marbles with the skill level needed to get to the top.
I have gone to a few custom marble shows and its identical to knives with the buying/selling and tradeing of them. Drew Fritts and Kris Parke are my 2 favorite marble makers and I have done some trades with both of them for one of my custom knives for some of there custom marbles. So far my collection consists of about a half dozen makers and I am up to 40+ marbles. I now need to make a display case for them. Pricing on custom Marbles range from $20 to $300 each, depending on complexity, makers name/reputation etc.
Heres a few pics for your viewing pleasure. And if your wondering, no I havent lost my marbles yet! :D
Last winter I did these up. Lot's of fun to shoot!
Regards to all,
01-05-2008, 04:30 AM
Hey George, nice watches I gotta admit I've never heard of most of those. We like a nice watch or 2 ourselves. Forgive us if we have a thing against "homage" PAM's, you can see why.
01-07-2008, 12:09 AM
I am kind of nutso for Lee Williams knives. So far I have 21. Here are some of my prizes.
01-07-2008, 12:12 AM
A few more.
01-07-2008, 01:19 AM
you must be single or have one VERY understanding lady to dish out that kind of $ on those beauties!!!!!!!!!! LOL
01-07-2008, 03:17 PM
Japanese swords - I wouldn't call myself a collector, more of a student. I read a lot about them, go to occasional shows, and host a meeting a few times a year with some very knowledgeable nihonto experts. I used to practice with swords but now I'm hooked on Taijiquan instead. I own one old one (from the late 1300's) and one new one (forged in 2000).
01-07-2008, 08:27 PM
Of course, folding knives from a few Makers - most of them get carried.
Pocket watches - I used to rotate through them daily. I tend to carry folding knives in their place now.
I have a good selection of outdoor gear for fishing, hunting and target shooting - users rather than collectables. I especially like .45ACP revolvers.
I like pens and pencils. Nothing fancy - Parker and Mont Blanc.
01-16-2008, 02:27 AM
I have collected auto knives for a long time. My son collects balisongs, he collects them, I just get to pay for them. :confused:
My knife collecting has slowed some. Most of my play $ is going to guns these days. Not to collect, but to shoot. It is more fun to shoot em than to just look at em. I have been bit buy the suppressor bug recently. Now they are fun. My latest toy.
01-16-2008, 02:47 AM
Knives has always been number 1 but i do collect and watches I have about 10 so far.
01-20-2008, 12:34 AM
knives - pretty centered on ones from Hawaii at this point - Onion and Mayo
used to collect pens, still have a bunch of them around
01-27-2008, 02:54 AM
I collect Poker chips, and even had custom poker chips made by ASM, the same company that made the poker chips for the movie ROUNDERS. JAM poker room stands for Jeremy & Andrea Mills.
I also collect rifles. I have a couple of old Winchester .22LR from the late 1890s that were my Great Great Grandfather's, who is Sam Houston's Nephew!
01-27-2008, 02:56 AM
Of course I also collect sweet Kershaw Knives!
AND GO GIANTS!!!
01-27-2008, 09:54 AM
What do I collect?
Rifles: Shooting is a passion (Wife says it's an obsession.). I especially enjoy Long Range Precision Shooting (500 - 1000 Yds.).
Pens: Rotring, Porsche Design Faber Castell, and my baby, a Pilot Namiki Retractable Fountain Pen with Carbon Fiber Pattern.
Knives (Of course): Several Kershaws, Spyderco, Benchmade Mel Pardue Auto, etal..
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