We will buy your old knives

SMKW is unique in that we also purchase collections of rare vintage knives. In order to maintain our vast collection of small quantities of high quality antique collectible pocketknives, we are always looking to buy more. We get a lot of inquiries and to streamline that we’ve decided to ask that inquires be classified in the two following ways.

How to contact us about selling your old knives

If you have knives that you are interested in selling, please email us at collectibles@smkw.com with the following info and title the subject of the email “Looking to sell my old knives”.

1)      Age of knives or best guess.

2)      Brand or brands and any info such as model or types of knives.

3)      Condition of them. Example: Are they still in original packaging, are they worn, used, or resharpened.

4)      Pictures if you have them, always help.

5)      Quantity of pieces.

Please note: Our ultimate goal when buying antique knives is to resell them, because of this any offer we make is not full collector’s value.

How to contact us for info on your old knives

If you have a question about your old knife, but aren’t interested in selling, please email us at ccquestions@smkw.com and title the subject of the email “Tell me about my old knives”. Any info you can provide, especially pictures will help our team to identify your knives. Please allow time for us to research and look over your inquiry. Because these inquiries are a service we provide we may not be able to respond immediately. We will however respond to these request as soon as we can.

Please Note: We do not offer any appraisals as this is a specialized licensed field. We can however give our opinion on your knives, but it is not an official appraisal.

We ask that you use the correct subject title and email address for your request so that the right personal sees your email.