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With the large number of modern knives offered for sale here I think it would be advantageous to all sellers and buyers if folding knives at least could be separated into two options, i.e. Vintage Knives and Modern Knives. A buyer and seller would then have the opportunity to browse through the two categories without having to wade thru knives one might not be interested in. Just a suggestion and I’m sure it would be no easy task for the webmaster and/or the administrator developing the software. It’s a known fact that this site is one of, if not THE BEST, and easiest knife site to frequent. Again, just a suggestion. Thanks……
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Thank you for the suggestion. I agree that it would be a nice feature. I do not think it is something that we would be able to incorporate soon, but I will certainly put it on the list of things to consider for future upgrades. ::tu::
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Then comes the issue of defining "vintage" :lol: :lol:
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Steve Warden wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:29 pm Then comes the issue of defining "vintage" :lol: :lol:
Yes, that was my first thought. It will require some debate, I'm sure.
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Yes, there would be an endless argument over where to draw the dividing line. Better to leave it as is.
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I understand the sentiment, but really I like discovering nice pieces in both groups.
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"Antique" is squishy enough and it's even more defined than "vintage." I was told by a person who grew up in the antique business, it was an item at least 100 years old. "Vintage," for example, "wine," is all grapes from a particular year; 2006 vintage, 2016 vintage, etc. At least this is how I think about these two words. I guess you could group decades- 2000 vintage, 1970 vintage, etc.

But I don't think this is really the division you're looking for? ::shrug:: I consider 1970 a good cutoff, at least 50 years old. But then you also have the category of "rare." And to me that's based on availability and numbers made.

Clear as muddy water. ::skeptic::
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1967redrider wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:19 am "Antique" is squishy enough and it's even more defined than "vintage." I was told by a person who grew up in the antique business, it was an item at least 100 years old. "Vintage," for example, "wine," is all grapes from a particular year; 2006 vintage, 2016 vintage, etc. At least this is how I think about these two words. I guess you could group decades- 2000 vintage, 1970 vintage, etc.

But I don't think this is really the division you're looking for? ::shrug:: I consider 1970 a good cutoff, at least 50 years old. But then you also have the category of "rare." And to me that's based on availability and numbers made.

Clear as muddy water. ::skeptic::
I understand what you're saying about the word "vintage" actually meaning to be associated with a specific year, as with wine. But just as the word "gay" used to mean happy and carefree, and has taken on other meanings for today's society, I believe the word "vintage" has taken to be synonymous with "antique" for much of today's society.

And you're correct, "antique" is as clear as muddy water :wink:
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Vintage typically refers to 50+ years old. I believe automobile aficionados use 50 years as well. eBay uses pre-1969 forever but I’m not sure why they picked that year. Plus they never update it so I’m assuming it’s arbitrary. I’ve been vintage for a very long time.
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rcwar56 wrote: Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:51 am Vintage typically refers to 50+ years old. I believe automobile aficionados use 50 years as well. eBay uses pre-1969 forever but I’m not sure why they picked that year. Plus they never update it so I’m assuming it’s arbitrary. I’ve been vintage for a very long time.
We're all in the same boat! Its nice to be referred to as vintage as opposed to old buzzard! :D
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