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CutlersCove.com Blog is six years old

Posted By on November 8, 2015

The CutlersCove.com Blog is six years old. The first post was made back on Nov. 8, 2009.

Thanks to all the subscribers to our RSS feed and the all the people who check out the What’s New category often. We will keep adding new items to the website and new information about knives swords, and cutlery.

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KnifeWebGuide.com 15th Anniversary

Posted By on November 1, 2015

15 Years Online!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who support KnifeWebGuide.com and all the visitors that come to KnifeWebGuide.com daily.

KnifeWebGuide.com™ grew from humble beginning to become the leading online knife, sword and cutlery directory serving thousands of visitors each month. Our mission has always been about helping connect enthusiasts in their search for knife, sword and cutlery services and goods including factory made and custom-made.

Thanks to all who helped make KnifeWebGuide.com a huge success.

KnifeWebGuide.com looks forward to servicing the knife, sword and cutlery community, for the next 15 years!

KnifeWebGuide.com™
15th Anniversary 2000 – 2015

Find interesting information about knives, swords and cutlery and new additions to the Guide by following us on Twitter.

The Knife Web Guide™ was started the last week in October 2000 and the first version of the Guide debuted on CutlersCove.com site the first week of November 2000. The Guide’s domain name KnifeWebGuide.com was registered on Oct. 20, 2000.

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Kershaw Trooper Report expanded to 14 pages

Posted By on September 2, 2015

More information and pages but not more cost because of no price increase.

Kershaw Trooper Report on Model 1007
The best book on this knife!
Are you paying too much for the Trooper you are buying?

Click to buy Kershaw Trooper Report

Click to buy Kershaw Trooper Report

A CutlersCove.com exclusive!
17 years in the making of this valuable resource

New information and expanded to 14 pages for the end of 2015 with no price increase.

Why does one more page matter? Each page is loaded with around 46 serial numbers, production dates and market values for past knives. This is a lot of information on one page and of course adds to the overall value of the report.

The most complete up to date information and price guide on this unique dagger available anywhere!

Now with several hundred serial numbers, production dates and market values covering all the years of production!

Many actual market values have been added to the bigger Kershaw Trooper Report. The larger report includes an expanded section on the Kershaw Carved Ivory Collections. This was a very limited hand carved genuine ivory handled edition produced inside the larger standard run Trooper and made many years ago.

The report is printed with smaller text at 10 point. The report is bigger with fourteen pages, more information, many more serial numbers including dates of production and much more. The report keeps getting larger and better!

If you purchased the Kershaw Trooper Report years ago it may be time for you to update your information as the new version is the best and largest so far. Buy your copy today and be ahead of the curve.

Find out if you are paying too much for the Trooper you are buying!
The current report has what Troopers have sold for going back several years.
Valuable information may increase your Kershaw Trooper’s value!
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Cleaning Vintage Shotshells Paper Brass

Posted By on September 2, 2015

I received a question from William.

Subject:

Cleaning Vintage Shotshells Paper Brass

Question:

Could recommend the best method to clean vintage shotshells to improve the appearance, condition, value and protect them from the elements in the future?

Answer:

Cleaning and Storage of Vintage Shotshells

Shotshell collection in trays

For long-term storage the shells must be dry and stored where the humidity is low. Storage that is a constant mild temperature and away from bright light and dust and keep them dry is ideal.

A good rule for the storage place is if you are comfortable there then the shells are also. So that rules out garages, attics, closets and any unconditioned air space. Yes a closet is not a good place because it is closed to the air condition space on the other side of the closed door.

 

The things to avoid:

High humidity

Water

Dust

Dirt

Bright light

High temperatures

Temperatures that change often

High heat sources that could cause an explosion

Chemicals used for cleaning or polishing

Anything corrosive

 

The safest way to clean old, antique and vintages shotshells is to use a clean white well laundered 100% cotton cloth like an old T-shirt to wipe the shells gently. Make sure your hands are clean without dirt or oils when touching the shell any where. If you use any thing else on the shells you may destroy or harm them. Remember you are the curator for your lifetime and to take care of them so others after you can enjoy and learn from them.

A strong dust and light resistance box is great for long term storage. It would be best to use a paper or plastic box that is pH neutral just like those used to store other valuable paper objects.

The less cleaning and polishing you do the better. If you must clean and polish your shells take a worthless shell to mess up or destroy before you work on a rare valuable shell to see how the stuff you use leaves the shells after you finish. If you have ever watched the Antique Roadshow on PBS you know many items have been cleaned and restored by someone who did not know what they were doing and they made the item worthless or worth much less than if they had let it be and not worked to improve it.

Old, antique and vintage shotshells are unique items and may never be made the same way again. To try and make them like new shiny shells is not true to what they are or represent. Enjoy your special found object just the way it is because it is much more special than and not as common as a new current shiny one.

 

Enjoy your shotshell collection!

Vintage Shot Shells Home page

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Kershaw Trooper Report expanded to 13 pages

Posted By on February 22, 2015

Kershaw Trooper Report on Model 1007
The best book on this knife!
Are you paying to much for the Trooper you are buying?

kershaktrooperreport490

Click to buy Kershaw Trooper Report

A CutlersCove.com exclusive!
17 years in the making of this valuable resource

New information and expanded to 13 pages for 2015.

Why does one more page matter? Each page is loaded with around 46 serial numbers, production dates and market values for past knives. This is a lot of information on one page and of course adds to the overall value of the report.

The most complete up to date information and price guide on this unique dagger available anywhere!

Now with several hundred serial numbers, production dates and market values covering all the years of production!

Actual market values have been added to the bigger Kershaw Trooper Report. The larger report includes an expanded section on the Kershaw Carved Ivory Collections. This was a very limited hand carved genuine ivory handled edition produced inside the larger standard run Trooper and made many years ago.

The report is printed with smaller text at 10 point. The report is bigger with thirteen pages, more information, many more serial numbers including dates of production and much more. The report keeps getting larger and better!

If you purchased the Kershaw Trooper Report years ago it may be time for you to update your information as the new version is the best and largest so far. Buy your copy today and be ahead of the curve.

Find out if you are paying to much for the Trooper you are buying!
The current report has what Troopers have sold for going back several years.
Valuable information may increase your Kershaw Trooper’s value!
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KnifeWebGuide.com 14th Anniversary

Posted By on November 15, 2014

14 Years Online!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful people that support KnifeWebGuide.com and all of the visitors that come to KnifeWebGuide.com daily.

KnifeWebGuide.com™ grew from humble beginning to become the leading online knife, sword and cutlery directory serving thousands of visitors each month. Our mission has always been about helping connect enthusiasts in their search for knife, sword and cutlery services and goods including factory made and custom made.

Thanks to all who helped make KnifeWebGuide.com a huge success.

KnifeWebGuide.com looks forward to servicing the knife, sword and cutlery community, for the next 14 years!

KnifeWebGuide.com™
14th Anniversary 2000 – 2014

Find interesting information about knives, swords and cutlery and new additions to the Guide by following us on Twitter.

The Knife Web Guide™ was started the last week in October 2000 and the first version of the Guide was debuted on CutlersCove.com site the first week of November 2000. The Guide’s domain name KnifeWebGuide.com was registered on Oct. 20, 2000.

About KnifeWebGuide.com

KnifeWebGuide.com Site Map

The categories that make up the directory inside the KWG

 

 

 

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