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9/25: MAPP Versus Member Pricing These days MAPP (minimum advertised pricing policy) has become prevalent with knife manufacturers.  We are not fans, because we believe the makers should make the knives and let the dealers sell the knives.  In most cases the MAPP price has more margin built in than we feel is necessary.  In

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Early Reserves – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The general “why” of the Early Reservation System (ERS) has been discussed previously.  But I would like to take a few minutes to talk about some of the underlying policies and functions of the ERS.  If you do not actually wonder how the system works or have questions about how it makes decisions – this

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Knife Follies: Lotteries, Drops, and Early Reserves

For some reason there is a recent phenomenon in the knife market of mad rushes on speculative knife purchases; or as one customer called them – “lolly scrambles”. It is most obvious in my corner of the world on the TC Barlows.  Since each of 9+/- dealers share in a standard SFO run (500 knives),

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Getting International Shipments

One of our most common inquiries is how to order from outside the United States.  We have another blog article about “Why Doesn’t CollectorKnives Ship Internationally?“; and it eludes to the general recommendation of using a re-shipper.  But for the most part it just explains the facts of why we have chosen to cease international

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Frequently Asked Questions

We get some crazy questions, as you can imagine.  But, mostly, we get the same questions on a daily basis.  So we will try and answer some of them here so you don’t have to take the time to call / email. Q: Why do the passwords have to be so complicated? We are living

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Why not just say “New”?

Maybe once every couple weeks someone calls or emails and asks why my knives have a condition of “Mint” instead of “New”.  Well, if you really want to know, settle in and I will tell you. Background: My background is in collectible traditional knives.  For the last 30 years or so this particular niche has

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Why Free Shipping on Knives?

-The Insider Story on Why Knives Ship Free- As an introduction: Today there are many places you can get your knives online. Storefronts are getting fewer and fewer mainly because the foot traffic is getting less and less across the country. Most people do not shop storefronts anymore. Even though many people go to gun

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Why doesn’t CollectorKnives Ship Internationally?

-Why We Do NOT Ship Outside the United States- Why the explanation: We often get requests to make exceptions to our “U.S. Only” shipping policy. Many times the customer thinks we just don’t trust international customs, shippers, or the customer themselves. This is not the case at all. For the most part, international shipping has

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