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Enlighten me

Post by tongueriver » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 am

Why would anyone pay that kind of money for this shell handle knife?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-IMPERI ... true&rt=nc

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Re: Enlighten me

Post by btrwtr » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:43 am

I’ve caught fish on a bare hook so anything is possible.

Sold for $69.15 including shipping.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:47 am

Because he or she wanted the knife and had the money? ::shrug::
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Post by Colonel26 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:48 am

But it’s vintage!
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Re: Enlighten me

Post by dlr110 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:54 am

tongueriver wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 am
Why would anyone pay that kind of money for this shell handle knife?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-IMPERI ... true&rt=nc
Well Sir, that is a very nice knife for what it was meant to be and as a "Collector" I would love to have that particular knife under glass in my collection. To me it represents a historical period and a part of Imperial's history. Having said that, NO Bloody Way would I pay that much! If you look at the bidding history it would seem a bunch of mind numb folks got carried away over a pretty picture and someone got stuck paying way to much.
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Post by 1967redrider » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:09 am

I've seen people pay way more for way less, just because of getting caught up in a bidding war.

At auction, I once saw two idiots bid a Chinese made Remington trapper in fake abalone to over $200. The loser should have bought the winner a steak dinner. ::skeptic::
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Re: Enlighten me

Post by glennbad » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:55 am

It looks to be mint. Not many of those around in the wild.

Not that I would pay that either, but it is nice for what it is.

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Post by TripleF » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:14 am

Yup....if it fits, or completews the collection, you do what you gotta do.

I had it happen once and I was like, ok then.....

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Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:19 am

That is high. I don't like spending more than $10-15 on shell handles (that are in good condition). I like them a lot and they are great when had for typical prices.
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Re: Enlighten me

Post by rea1eye » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:25 pm

Looks like the winner really wanted it. Nice looking knife. Not sure if it is worth what
it went for but someone thought so. Hope it went to a good home.

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Post by Reverand » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:53 pm

It was shiny!!!
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Re: Enlighten me

Post by Old Folder » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:01 pm

Nice Imperial.
May even have hollow sheet bolsters secured by folded tabs?
I would invest $20.00, perhaps $25.00 max.
Would be for historic display only.
Knife was most likely originally sold on a "Carded Knife Display" for 99cents or so, each.
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Re: Enlighten me

Post by Ropeman » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:07 pm

A fool and his money are easily parted.

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Re: Enlighten me

Post by petesknives » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That's what makes this hobby that we all enjoy special. Sure, a shell handled Imperial might not be for everyone (I like it alot though! ). I love the two tone colors, reminds me of the classic cars from the 50s with the two tone paint schemes. Was the price too high? ::shrug::
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Re: Enlighten me

Post by glennbad » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:13 pm

For a minty piece like that, I would probably go as high as $30-35, but that about it.

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