Does collector's # affect value?

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Does collector's # affect value?

Postby stu » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:01 pm

Howdy,

What do you think, does a knife with a Spyderco Collector's Number printed on it affect it's value?

Curiously,

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Postby smcfalls13 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:45 pm

Doesn't really seem to to affect the value that I've seen. Some people prefer numbers, some prefer no numbers, for that reason, the value won't fluctuate any more than would be usual.
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Postby stu » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:31 am

Thank you.

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Postby Zatx » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:02 am

Deacon had a good response to this on the Bladeforums. I've stolen it for here:
As for whether a CC# adds value, I'd say no in almost all cases. A "matched set" of all the variants of a given knife with identical numbers "might" be worth a premium, but aside from that no. Especially on the newer models where backlogs in the engraving department mean the CC# can no longer be taken as indicating the knife was one of the first 200 produced.

On the other hand, carrying a numbered knife does have the advantage of making the knife identifiable if lost or stolen. There may be a lot of Enduras in the world, but there's only one Endura 4 with that exact combination of features (handle material / color / steel / edge) and 061V engraved on the blade.
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