How to sell your Knife Collection

2nd Markets is an Internet merchant who has been buying from the public for over 30 years (back in the day when it was called MAIL ORDER). You sell to us by either asking us to travel to view your collection, by bringing the collection to us in Tennessee, or by shipping to us using our Fedex account after getting our preliminary bid. You begin the process of selling your collection by contacting us. But, before you do, we highly recommend that you check up on us. You should check up on any buyer you choose to deal with. We have invested 30 years in building our reputation.

Step 1 - Check up on us.

Before you sell to any Internet buyer, you should learn who they are. Do they have a good reputation and a history of keeping their word? We invite you to check up on us before you decide whether or not to do business with us.

What do our customers say? Read the reviews of hundreds of happy sellers who have sold to us in the past. (If a buyer cannot provide customer reviews - beware!)

seller reviews

Step 2 - Make your list.

You can put as much work into this as you want, but the more detail you provide, the better informed our offer will be. You can simply say "Got a few knives for sale" (LOL) or "we have 155 knives" or you can write "155 knifes consisting of 85 Case, 44 Ka-Bar and a mix of other American made"...or you can provide a detailed, line by line listing of all 155 knives. You may not have the energy or the expertise to do much more than give a count. That's OK. But understand, the more you tell us up front the more light we have with which to see what you have.

To make a detailed inventory list, it should have these data points:
1. Maker (such as Case, Ka-Bar, Benchmade)
2. Type of knife (Stockman, Canoe, Cheetah, Hunter, etc. - if you don't know, tell us how many blades the knife has)
3. Age - this can be an exact year, or a best guess if you remember when you bought it.
4. Quantity - sometimes folks bought more than one of the same knife
5. Handle material - if you know the handle material, let us know (for example, stag, pakkawood, jigged bone, cranberry, etc)

Step 3 - Contact Us

Once you have made your list, it is time to send it to us.

Alternatively, email us direct. Our email is

You can also FAX it to us if you prefer that method (some of us are old school). Our FAX number is 423-815-1426.

Step 4 - Whitelist Us

All initial communication is via email. We do not call you on the phone (at least at first). So that our emails are not blocked by your provider, please add LEADS@2NDMARKETS.COM to your email address book or contacts list.

Step 5 - We Reply

We receive hundreds of leads every week, as you might imagine. We try to reply to every single person who contacts us, but sometimes, if we are not interested, or not enough information was provided, or we are swamped, we may not reply. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours of initial contact, please send an email to and ask about the status of your inquiry.