posted on May, 20 2015 @ 07:24 PM
Question: Do you ever buy real American Made blacksmith pieces?
I too am a collector. I have a little over 400 knives swords and axes, but maybe 20 of them ever saw a factory floor.
Maybe 10 benchmade and maybe 5 rosarm russian knives from the Urals (not bragging, its really an indictment on how bad of a problem I have but I'm
mentioning it to let you know I am like you and love edged metal)
The reasons I encourage buying from blacksmiths:
1) Usually American made. Though I have a blacksmith in Spain and Ukraine that are awesome.
2) Its a dying art that I choose to try to preserve.
3) Its usually MUCH BETTER quality.
I actually don't just collect but I use... I have snapped and bent and knocked so many knives swords and axes its ridiculous.
There is one forum I buy most of them from, but I don't think I can post it here... and if I did a lot of you would be out thousands a year and be
pissed at me. If interested pm me.
edit on 20-5-2015 by Legman because: (no reason given)