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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:25 pm 
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I have recently come across this knife, and am interested in selling, but I have no idea of it's value. I understand that ebay is not possible due to the offensive nature of the knife, so I am wondering where I may sell it as well.
Thanks for any help.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:15 pm 
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how much are you asking for it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:02 pm 
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The reason for the post is that I don't know what it is worth, so right now I can't answer your question.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:44 pm 
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birddogonyx wrote:
The reason for the post is that I don't know what it is worth, so right now I can't answer your question.


You won't find this knife in any price reference books , therefore , it is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it . If you can't determine a fair price based on your purchase price + a reasonable mark-up for profit , maybe you should put it up for auction on AAPK on Thursday night or list it on AAPK's Knife-Auction.com .

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:23 pm 
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You could sell it here but you have to give a price. My advice would be to to do as Bob said or take offers for a few days and sell it to the highest one. It is a interesting knife to the right person but you dont have a goldmine.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:06 pm 
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I didn't really think I had a gold mine, but since this isn't my business field I thought someone may know more than me about this knife. I may have been wrong. Everything is worth what someone is willing to pay. If anyone wanted to make an offer, I would consider it if fair.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:41 pm 
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I understand that ebay is not possible due to the offensive nature of the knife


Why? Did you ask? There is a lot of KKK stuff sold regularly on Ebay. Genuine vintage KKK stuff is quite collectible it seems.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:54 pm 
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Those are generally classified as novelty knives, must like the fake Hitler folders. I've probably sold 20 over the years and usually ask about ten bucks.


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Those are generally classified as novelty knives, must like the fake Hitler folders. I've probably sold 20 over the years and usually ask about ten bucks.

Guess I was hoping more like $50-$60 was the market. For $10 I'll throw it in my tackle box along with my Japanese made fake Hitler folders. Or to be more truthful, maybe I will put it on ebay and see if it gets pulled off.


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BirdDog,

Hy Kaufman & Sons were the makers of the Buck Creek knives of the 70's.
You don't see a lot of those, so I would certainly put its value higher than $10.
I bought one exactly like yours a few months ago from a member here at AAPK.
I think I paid around $30 for it.
Look at the link for the Thursday knife auctions here, it doesn't cost anything to
put something up, and you can place a min. bid on it, so you really can't lose.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:19 pm 
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I'm reasonably sure I'm accurate with this information.

I recall seeing almost an entire eight foot table covered with boxes of these knives at a knife show in the past, most likely in the 1990's. I'm not talking about a box of 1/2 doz. knives. The boxes were as large or larger than a block of .22 cal ammunition. And, the boxes were stacked three high in some places.

Some of the knives were single blade Barlows, like yours. Others were two blade Barlows and some were two blade trapper patterns.

There had to have been hundreds of each pattern on the table.

My recollection is the table belonged to Jim Parker. If not, it was right next to his tables.

I guess my point is that whatever they are, they are not rare.

You could get by selling it on Ebay if you aren't really blatant about the KKK connection. List the knife and let your photos do most of the talking.

Ebay does have a policy against KKK items, as well as Nazi memorabilia.

They also forbid switchblades with a blade over three inches, but such knives sell regularly on Ebay. They just aren't listed as switchblades. Certain code words or phrases are used and the photos show everything about the knives except the activating button.

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Charlie,

I stand corrected. I was just going by the fact that I rarely see anything marked Kaufman.
But, if there was that many in one place, they can't be too hard to find.
It wouldn't be the first time that I've overpaid for a knife,
and if I live until tomorrow, it won't be the last. ::nod::

Thanks for the info,
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'95 PKCS catalog.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Based on that ad from the Parker Knife Collector Service, I think I might have been wrong about there being a trapper pattern. Maybe, they were all Barlows, as shown in the catalog.

Keith, at that show (I think it was a Blade Show)they were attempting to sell as many of those boxes of knives in bulk sales as they could. They were not really interested in single sales. I think the flea marketeers and trade day knife men were picking them up for not a whole lot of money. They, in turn, probably did pretty well with them in certain areas........
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I have a trapper pattern but it was made by Frost. I'd guess that the KKK stuff was put on aftermarket.

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