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Old 04-23-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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I have a friend that had his grandfather pass away. apparently the guy was a knife collector, he had about 350 knives. According to the grandson the collection is worth 2,300,000. which would put an average of 6,571 per knife. I know knives can get expensive but is there that many knives that have that price tag?

Most of the knives that i saw in a picture were Case type (old timers i think) and then Randall styles.

in my opinion he is exaggerating but i wanted to just ask the question for general knowledge purposes.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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It would be difficult to have a collection worth that much if the knives were all production. Customs, could be possible if they were from early and/or big name guys. Unless he's got Michael Walker, Warenski, Owen Wood, Loveless, Lile class guys, he won't get that kind of total.

If it's mostly Case stuff, nope, no way. If it's old timers, super no way. Randalls, could be some good value there, but 6500 per seems unlikely.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:11 PM   #3
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Jason,

Thanks for the post. Actually i did see two of the names that you have listed on a couple of zoomed in knife pictures. One was Walker and the other Wood.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:57 PM   #4
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That list wasn't intended to be complete, just representative. If he's got customs of that caliber, he could get to 2.3 mil. It would be important to get a solid appraisal in that case. A reputable dealer/consigner would be very important as well in moving product of that nature. I'd love to see pics if you could share them.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:05 PM   #5
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How many historical knives/swords with good providence.?

My FIL has several Civil War sabres that have providence to a specific unit at specific battles. One of those I know has a 6 figure price tag (Pickett's Charge Cavalry officer).

I saw one that had providence to little bighorn that went 7 figures.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:05 PM   #6
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That list wasn't intended to be complete, just representative. If he's got customs of that caliber, he could get to 2.3 mil. It would be important to get a solid appraisal in that case. A reputable dealer/consigner would be very important as well in moving product of that nature. I'd love to see pics if you could share them.
thanks again for the information.

Do you or anyone else have a good appraiser in the Houston area?
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:43 PM   #7
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It sure would be nice to have a look at them.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:47 PM   #8
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If indeed factual, my guess would be that a dozen or so historical blades are driving the average...like the others, it would be snazzy to see!!
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:04 PM   #9
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Maybe he has 460 Johnny Stout knives?
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:28 PM   #10
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I know John Horrigan's knives bring a pretty penny if any of those are in there....
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:23 PM   #11
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anyone know of a good appraiser?
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:01 AM   #12
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anyone know of a good appraiser?
Iím a little late here but Chris Stanaback in Florida would a good start for the Randall Made Knives
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