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Top Regional Wisconsin Knife Show ...

Top Regional Wisconsin Knife Show ...

The acquisition of knives is most often done by collectors and those looking for an everyday edged tool to carry. Collectors of anything are a unique breed of the species. Some call it a vice, some a hobby and some confuse collecting with hoarding. I get the vice thing … just cannot stop. The hobby concept makes sense to me … we like what we collect and enjoy the camaraderie of those we meet collecting. Each of our pieces have a story. Collecting is not hoarding. Psychologically hoarding interferes with our life and collecting is a positive addition to our...

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Change is Good …

Change is Good …

2020 is here … New Year’s resolutions and all. It is inevitable that many resolutions do not come to fruition. I have been around a few years and just like many have excuses for why something does not happen the way I want it to. You know “too many cooks spoil the broth” from the 16th century alluding to too many adding to the broth will eventually ruin it. The “blame game” as in finding someone or something else to blame. Attributed to George Washington Carver: “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a (bad) habit of...

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Transporting Knives …

Transporting Knives …

The tradition of gift giving has been with us for a long time and the psychology of giving gifts is remarkably complex. Relationships between people need to be nurtured and respected. Sharing time together, finding activities that can be enjoyed together and exchanging gifts are an important part of human interaction, improving relationships and strengthening ties with family and friends. Giving a gift to someone else validates how much they are appreciated. The person that gives, rather than the receiver benefits the most from gift giving. Remember that age-old saying, “It is better to give than to receive.”An edged tool is...

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Crying Uncle …

Crying Uncle …

Yep, I have reached the point of submitting or crying for mercy. “Crying Uncle” is regarded as an Americanism dating back to around the turn of the 20th Century when school children had enough from a bully and would “Cry Uncle”. The phrase is also traced to the Roman Empire when “Uncle, My Best Uncle” was used to surrender and be freed. And just what does that have to do with selling knives? Granville’s collection of edged tools is made up of Handmade and Production pieces and offered for sale in a Showroom/Gallery located in Granville, WI and on the...

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Collecting …

Collecting …

Personal collections are just that, personal. Individual specimens selected by the owner because of a relationship with the maker or the look and feel of specific element or the general uniqueness/rarity of the piece. Collectors are motivated by passion; most collectors consider their collections to be valuable and part of their net worth. This passion some may call a vice is still highly personal and represents in many cases years of accumulation. Valuing a piece is often difficult at best and negotiating a price is the fine line between confirming the collector’s appraisal and insulting the collector’s assessment. Does older...

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