Last Updated on 9/1/2006 by bidz

Treasures & trends: Old knives, razors take sharp climb in value
Published: 09.01.2006

“Almost everyone has a pocket knife or two, perhaps even a straight razor, lurking in a dresser drawer or storage area. The big question is whether older knives and razors have any real value.

The value of knives has soared in recent years. For example, a Kane whittler, Bradford pattern, Tested XX doctor’s knife and 2-blade MFB in bone currently sell well above $1,000. Victorian-era straight razors, which sold in the $15-$25 range only a few short years ago, have more than tripled in value.”

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