Author-collector owns 400 folding blade pieces of history
By Allen O. Pierleoni
THE SACRAMENTO BEE
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Knives are among the world’s most collectible of collectibles, and the niches that fascinate collectors are seemingly endless – antique Bowies, Egyptian daggers, Damascus fighters, Strider tacticals, San Francisco gentlemen’s, Khukuri Ghurkas and full-fantasy (think “Lord of the Rings”), just to touch the tip of the iceberg.
Michael Silvey knows a lot about knives. His vast collection includes 400 military folding knives made between 1810 and the mid-1940s.