Who Buys Knife Collections? We Do!

For large collections, we will come to you, inquire.

It is easy to sell your knife collection or estate from the privacy of your home without the delay of consignment and hassle of eBay - and for a fair price. If you are looking to sell your entire knife collection in one simple transaction, you have found the right place. We are a trusted buyer with over 30 years experience buying from the public. We are one of the top buyers in America. No collection is too large or small. We buy rare and antique knives as well as common and modern American-made or German knives. Click the CONTACT US button below to get started.


Are old knives valuable?

Yes, some (but not all) are. Some of the more valuable knives are early Case knives, Randall knives, early Bowie knives and rare and custom knives by famous knife makers. Learn the steps in preparing to sell your knife collection, click the HOW TO SELL button below.

2nd Markets has been buying collections of pocket knives, fixed blade knives, and custom knives for many, many years. For large collections, we can come to you. We are located in the Nashville, Tennessee area. We have created a list of wanted knives to help you get an overview of the types of knives we seek.


A word about MADE IN CHINA knives

Sadly, we do not buy knives made in China, Taiwan, or Pakistan. Many AMERICAN knife makers made the huge mistake of firing American workers and outsourcing their manufacturing to communist China. Too bad for them, the quality of China-made knives was horrible, and nobody wanted them. Now they are a scourge on the market. Huge quantities of worthless MADE IN CHINA knives are on the market, and no real collector buys them. You can always tell if your knife is made in China because the word CHINA will either be on the box or on the knife itself somewhere (usually on the blade). WE DO NOT BUY CHINA KNIVES!

REPEAT: WE DO NOT BUY MADE IN CHINA KNIVES. Nor Taiwan. Nor Pakistan.


Which knives are worth money?

Every American-made knife has SOME value, and some can be worth a fortune. But, like a winning lottery ticket, they are very, very rare. Here is a partial list of good knives:

Remember, we make a market in all American-made knives. Here is a list of some of our most wanted to help you learn which are worth money.


Our Knife Buy List

This list is by no means complete. We see a strong demand for American-made knives, early English-made (Sheffield) knives and German knives. Manufacturers such as:
A.G. RUSSELL KNIVES → wanted!
AITOR KNIVES → wanted!
AL MAR KNIVES → wanted!
BARRY WOOD KNIVES → wanted!
BENCHMADE KNIVES → wanted!
BILL BAGWELL KNIVES → wanted!
BLIND HORSE KNIVES → wanted!
BOKER KNIVES → wanted!
BONE KNIVES → wanted!
BOWN & TETLEY PITTSBURG KNIVES → wanted!
BUCK KNIVES → wanted!
BULLDOG BRAND KNIVES → wanted!
CAMILLUS KNIVES → wanted!
CANAL STREET CUTLERY → wanted!
CARL SCHLIEPER GERMAN EYE KNIVES → wanted!
CASE KNIVES → wanted!
CATTARAUGUS KNIVES → wanted!
CHAD NELL KNIVES → wanted!
CHRIS REEVES KNIVES → wanted!
COLD STEEL KNIVES → wanted!
COLONEL COON KNIVES → wanted!
COLONIAL KNIVES → wanted!
CONDOR EL SALVADOR KNIVES → wanted!
COOPER KNIFE KNIVES → wanted!
C. PLATT & SONS KNIVES → wanted!
CRANDALL KNIVES → wanted!
CRKT KNIVES (USA ONLY) → wanted!
CUTCO KNIVES KNIVES → wanted!
DAVID BECK KNIVES → wanted!
DAVID MOSIER KNIVES → wanted!
DAVID YELLOWHORSE KNIVES → wanted!
DIETMAR KRESSLER KNIVES → wanted!
ED FOWLER KNIVES → wanted!
FIGHTIN' ROOSTER KNIVES → wanted!
GARETH BULL KNIVES → wanted!
GEORGE HERRON KNIVES → wanted!
GEORGE IBBERSON SHEFFIELD KNIVES → wanted!
GEORGE WOSTENHOLM IXL KNIVES → wanted!
GERBER KNIVES → wanted!
GIL HIBBEN KNIVES → wanted!
GREAT EASTERN CUTLERY KNIVES → wanted!
GREGORY & SONS KNIVES → wanted!
GTI KNIVES → wanted!
HOGUE KNIVES → wanted!
HOWARD HILL KNIVES → wanted!
HEN & ROOSTER KNIVES → wanted!
HENDERER KNIVES → wanted!
IMPERIAL KNIVES → wanted!
J.A. HENCKELS KNIVES → wanted!
J. B. STOUT KNIVES → wanted!
JIMMY LILE KNIVES → wanted!
JOE CORDOVA KNIVES → wanted!
JOE KIOUS KNIVES → wanted!
JOHN ECK KNIVES → wanted!
JOHN RUSSELL CUTLERY → wanted!
JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS KNIVES → wanted!
J RUSSELL & CO GREEN RIVER WORKS → wanted!
LARRY FEUGEN KNIVES → wanted!
LYLE RAMBO KNIVES → wanted!
KA-BAR KNIVES → wanted!
KEN STEIGERWALT KNIVES → wanted!
KERSHAW KNIVES (USA ONLY) → wanted!
KEVIN McCLUNG KNIVES → wanted!
KNIVES OF ALASKA
LION STEEL KNIVES → wanted!
LOCKWOOD BROTHERS KNIVES → wanted!
LONE WOLF KNIVES → wanted!
MAD DOG KNIVES
MARBLES KNIVES → wanted!
MICHAEL PRATER / PAINTED PONY KNIVES → wanted!
MICHAEL PRICE KNIVES → wanted!
MICROTECH KNIVES → wanted!
MONTANA HAMMER KNIVES → wanted!
MOORE MAKER KNIVES → wanted!
MOSELEY & SONS LONDON KNIVES → wanted!
MURRAY CARTER KNIVES → wanted!
NORTHFIELD KNIVES → wanted!
OKAPI KNIVES → wanted!
PENA KNIVES → wanted!
PLATTS BROTHERS → wanted!
QUEEN KNIVES
RALPH BONE KNIVES → wanted!
RANDALL MADE KNIVES → wanted!
RED RIVER COLD STEEL KNIVES → wanted!
REMINGTON KNIVES → wanted!
RICK HENDERER KNIVES → wanted!
RON LAKE KNIVES → wanted!
R.W. LOVELESS KNIVES → wanted!
RUANA KNIVES → wanted!
SAM STONER KNIVES → wanted!
SCHATT & MORGAN → wanted!
SCHRADE KNIVES → wanted!
SCHRADE WALDEN KNIVES → wanted!
SIEBE GORMAN KNIVES → wanted!
SPYDERCO KNIVES → wanted!
S. R. JOHNSON KNIVES → wanted!
STRIDERKNIVES → wanted!
TUYAKNIFE KNIVES → wanted!
TWO SUN KNIVES → wanted!
VICTORINOX KNIVES → wanted!
WALDEN KNIFE KNIVES → wanted!
WEIDMANNSCHEIL KNIVES → wanted!
WESTERN KNIVES KNIVES → wanted!
WILKINSON KNIVES → wanted!
WILL & FINCK KNIVES → wanted!
WILLIAM HENRY KNIVES → wanted!
W.I. MARBLE KNIVES → wanted!
ZERO TOLERANCE KNIVES

NOT WANTED!

BEAR & SON → NOT wanted!
CHINA → NOT wanted!
ELK RIDGE KNIVES → NOT wanted!
FROST CUTLERY → NOT wanted!
PAKISTAN KNIVES → NOT wanted!
ROUGH RIDER → NOT wanted!
TIMBER RATTLER → NOT wanted!
TAIWAN KNIVES → NOT wanted!

In a nutshell, if your collection consists of American or German-made knives, folding or fixed-blade, we are buyers. We do not buy MADE IN CHINA knives.

We buy estates or collections of:

A. G. Russell knives

Case Knife Collections

Randall Made Knife Collections

Buck Knife Collections

Schrade Knife Collections

Antique Bowie Knives

Carl Schlieper German Eye Knife Collection

Ka-Bar Knife Collections

Schatt & Morgan Knife Collections

Early Civil War-era knives

unusual Pocket Knife collections, unopened German daggers, and rare fixed blade hunting knives


Which knives are not worth much money?

Knives that are not selling too well at this time are common MADE IN CHINA and MADE IN PAKISTAN knives. These are VERY common. None of that stuff sells well. We do not buy it unless we must as part of a larger collection of good knives.


Which knives are worth money?

Some of the most valuable old knives are the antique pre-Civil War and Civil War era Bowie knives. If you have any, let us know!

Bowie Knife

Question: Where to sell Case knife collections for the most cash? Answer: 2nd Markets. Get our quote for your collection.

Some Knife Makers We Buy

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Case Knife Collections

Fixed blade AND folding knives made by Case Knife Company of Bradford, PA are much in demand and are always wanted to buy, new or used condition.

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Randall Knife Collections

We buy Randall Knife Collections for top dollar. Early hunters to latest editions are wanted in any quantity.

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SpyderCo Knife Collections

From the rarest, earliest SpyderCo knives to the most recent limited editions, we want your SpyderCo collection.

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Benchmade Knife Collections

We buy BENCHMADE KNIFE COLLECTIONS, in any condition, in any quantity.

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Buck Knife Collections

We buy nice new in box BUCK knife collections in any quantity.

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Fixed Blade Knives

From Bowie to early Stag Hunter Knives, we buy them all.