Why do people collect knives?

+2 votes
asked Jan 30, 2011 by Luke oX (7,910 points)
Not to dis anyone who collects knives, but why do people collect a bunch of folding knives? I don't really see the point except for having one nice one. I'm gonna collect balisongs, but those are for flipping. So tell me why you collect knives.

6 Answers

+4 votes
answered Jan 30, 2011 by Justin (8,441 points)
I don't personally, but I can imagine it's the same reason people collect rocks, sea glass, shells, vintage tech, classic video games, etc.  ***They*** find them interesting.
0 votes
answered Jan 30, 2011 by TomMaxwell (1,561 points)
My dad collects them and has a lot of them. He seems to be interested in collecting really old knifes.
commented Jan 30, 2011 by Luke oX (7,910 points)
Why does he like them? Does he do anything with them?
commented Jan 30, 2011 by TomMaxwell (1,561 points)
Nah, just collects them
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answered Jan 31, 2011 by David (3,306 points)
A lot of the knives I collect are limited edition. I have knives from Buck, Smith & Wesson, SOG, Benchmade, and Columbia River just to name a few. Some I use for pratical purposes and some are just for show. I keep at least one knife in every vehicle I have just in case I need it for emergency repairs or anything else that comes up. There's different things that appeal to me usch as the finish, the blade edge, the blade curve, or the blade style. I also look at the handle as far as finger placement and comfort, as well as protection.
+2 votes
answered Jan 31, 2011 by trueb (80,880 points)
Why do people collect stamps, or rocks, coins, or anything for that matter; because they enjoy it!
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answered Jan 31, 2011 by tsilb (47,280 points)
Because you never know when you'll end up stranded on an island in the south Pacific with no way to kill a wild boar for dinner.

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answered Feb 1, 2011 by Daisetsu (376 points)
They collect 'em because it's their hobby... and to prepare against the inevitable zombie invasion.
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