Almost three years ago I posted The $100 Traditional Knife Collection thread. I had a lot of fun with it and I think other folks did, too. Since then we've added many new members, new knives have come into production, and, saddly, at least one knife manufacturer that was represented there has closed its doors. I think it's time for another round! Here is the motivation from the original thread: A couple of weeks ago I started pondering what a $100 traditional knife starter set might look like. Along the way, I came to the conclusion that it need not be a starter set. I believe with $100 you can build a complete collection that offers a rich and satisfying experience. In fact, I believe that many such collections are possible. I really enjoyed thinking through what my $100 collection would be. It made me think hard about my tastes and what I value in a knife. I'll share my collection [in the next post] and invite you to do the same. The idea is that anyone with $100 to spare should be able to recreate your collection. In that spirit: - The entire collection must cost 100 USD (or equivalent) or less. No budget stretching. No exceptions. - Please use realistic retail prices when calculating the cost of your collection. Ignore shipping, sales tax, and similar fees. - Limit your choices to knives that are readily available for purchase in new condition from a retailer. No relying on finding one NOS on an auction site or purchasing from someone's private collection. - Any traditional knife is welcome: slipjoints, friction folders, fixed blades, whatever you like that fits in here. You do not need to currently own the knives you select. - Feel free to itemize the prices of the knives in your collection, but please keep in mind the forum rules regarding mentioning specific dealers. To keep things simple, I ask that your posts in this thread focus on the collections themselves and that any discussion of dealers or other purchasing details be kept to PM or other messaging outside of this thread. I thoroughly enjoyed putting together my updated collection. I hope those who participate do, too, and I look forward to seeing y'all's collections!