1st Collectable Knife Purchase: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Bushmaster1313, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Bushmaster1313


    Mar 15, 2018
    I had a Camillus Mark 2 gifted to me several years ago.

    The Camillus remained my one and only collectable knife until I recently came down with an uncontrollable urge to get another WW2 fighting knife, and I obtained this PAL RH 36 on eBay--My first collectable knife purchase:

    Not knowing nothing, I asked the experienced seller if $150 would be a good price for this knife. He said yes, I believed him, bid $150, and got it for about $140.
    Did I get the Good, the Bad or the Ugly?

    Would the next knife in a logical progression be a Mark 3?
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
  2. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    $140 would be high side of average, but it's in nice shape, and if you're happy that's what counts. For your next, an M-3 Trench knife, Navy Mk I, or Case or Cattaraugus "Q" knife would be the logical WWII common models. You might want to be careful before you go for a M-3, but the other 2 are pretty safe.

    Float around here, and www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/forum/8-edged-weapons/ , there are lots of ways you can go collecting military knives.
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  3. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    I say you paid about the right price.

    Nice find.
  4. Bushmaster1313


    Mar 15, 2018
    Why be careful with M-3
  5. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010
    Easy to counterfeit, and it's been done many times!

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