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Knife and its History Book 1367

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Knife and its History Book
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:53:54 PM »
I'd really like to have a copy of this book.  Has anyone found it for less than $450?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Knife-And-Its-History-Written-On-the-100th-anniversary-of-Victorinox-1984/184519814372
« Last Edit: December 01, 2020, 07:58:51 PM by FolderBeholder »

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,379
Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 07:09:38 PM »
Holy smurf has that book increased in price. I think I have a copy of it laying around somewhere.  :think:
No Life Club Posts: 1,245
Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 07:47:10 PM »
Holy smurf indeed!

I bought it on eBay for a tiny fraction of that price in very good, almost mint condition. I guess the trick is to find a seller who has no idea what it is, because I also saw it at an even crazier price when I was on the hunt for it. Perhaps one can find it at generalist second hand bookstores as well outside of eBay (online or brick and mortar).
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,673
Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 07:48:55 PM »
I know someone who wants €25 and I have been holding off :rofl:
Hero Member Posts: 559
Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 07:58:25 PM »
Search it on Amazon.co.uk and I think you’ll find what you want if you are quick  :ahhh
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 08:00:10 PM »
Search it on Amazon.co.uk and I think you’ll find what you want if you are quick  :ahhh
I must not have been fast enough it says currently unavailable.

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Full Member Posts: 224
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 08:35:19 PM »
I'd really like to have a copy of this book.  Has anyone found it for less than $450?
The following offering is also a bit crazy, IMO, but it's less than $450:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Victorinox-The-Knife-and-Its-History-100th-Anniversary-Book-Slipcase-Swiss/154214389868
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,197 Bon Journee!!
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 08:41:55 PM »
That's as bad as the Spyderco History book price wise :facepalm:

Barry
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Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 08:52:25 PM »
Amazon has one for $750 if anyone is interested   ::)
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Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 09:28:42 PM »
I'd really like to have a copy of this book.  Has anyone found it for less than $450?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Knife-And-Its-History-Written-On-the-100th-anniversary-of-Victorinox-1984/184519814372

Yes, I did!
You can buy mine for only $ 449! And maybe I also give a 5% discount. Ain't that a good deal...?

No, seriously, asking 451 dollar for a not so rare book is outrageous. I bought my copy for about $40 in Switzerland (2019).
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,704 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 02:24:55 AM »
I am in shock. I paid very little for my copy...mind you that was 10 years ago.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 02:34:42 AM »
Holy smurf has that book increased in price. I think I have a copy of it laying around somewhere.  :think:
Find it and protect it, it keeps skyrocketing in price.  :salute:
Perhaps one can find it at generalist second hand bookstores as well outside of eBay (online or brick and mortar).
That's probably where I will find it more reasonably priced.  :cheers:
I know someone who wants €25 and I have been holding off :rofl:
Time to look into that screaming deal!  :cheers:
The following offering is also a bit crazy, IMO, but it's less than $450:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Victorinox-The-Knife-and-Its-History-100th-Anniversary-Book-Slipcase-Swiss/154214389868
Still high, but much better than the first one I found!  :cheers:
That's as bad as the Spyderco History book price wise :facepalm:
There's a Spyderco History book?  :ahhh  Shoot, I'm going to have to look for that too, love me some Spyderco.  :tu:
Amazon has one for $750 if anyone is interested   ::)
rich
Wow, and I thought $450 was high.  :facepalm:
I bought my copy for about $40 in Switzerland (2019).
Nice price.  I think my buy price is $75 or lower, probably wishful thinking.  :salute:
I am in shock. I paid very little for my copy...mind you that was 10 years ago.
Apparently they're hard to find.  At least they're hard to find at a reasonable price.  :hatsoff:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,704 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2020, 02:45:33 AM »
It is a good book if you can source a copy without having to sell the children.

I had to go take a look for it as I haven't seen it in almost a decade...still in the collection drawer with a few more Victorinox books. Here are some photos taken just now.

20201201_203323A by Chako, on Flickr

there should be an inside piece of parchment paper with this on it.
20201201_203352A by Chako, on Flickr

20201201_203414(1)A by Chako, on Flickr

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2020, 02:51:32 AM »
there should be an inside piece of parchment paper with this on it.
20201201_203352A by Chako, on Flickr
I appreciate the parchment paper tip!  :tu: :hatsoff:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,704 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2020, 02:53:16 AM »
I had to wince from your first link...how the seller said the last page was ripped but included.  :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2020, 03:04:33 AM »
I had to wince from your first link...how the seller said the last page was ripped but included.  :facepalm:
Yikes, I didn't even read the description because I knew the asking price was more than I wanted to pay.  Good catch there Chako.  :hatsoff:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,704 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2020, 03:59:07 AM »
It takes big heavy basketballs to ask that price for something that is damaged.  :facepalm:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,197 Bon Journee!!
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2020, 04:18:32 AM »
Yes, from 2000.  It's painful Lisa...but not nearly as much as the Vic book. 
I'd love to have that Anniversary book too.  You'd think it would have a limited appeal, mainly us collectors and SAK lovers.  The price is definitely shocking.

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 3,081
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2020, 01:22:40 PM »
Dear God, that’s expensive
I paid less than a tenth  for mine 4-5yrs ago .
If that’s what the market value is then I dread to think what the Wenger version will fetch - holy smoke!!

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Full Member Posts: 186
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2020, 02:14:03 PM »
What else is in the book for that price? Inquiring minds want to know.... :D

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2020, 05:47:15 PM »
The price is definitely shocking.
:iagree:
I paid less than a tenth  for mine 4-5yrs ago .
If that’s what the market value is then I dread to think what the Wenger version will fetch - holy smoke!!
There's a Wenger version too?  :ahhh
What else is in the book for that price? Inquiring minds want to know.... :D
I'd love to know what's in the book, hopefully I'll find one at an affordable price.  :cheers:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
No Life Club Posts: 3,081
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2020, 08:05:02 PM »
:iagree:There's a Wenger version too?  :ahhhI'd love to know what's in the book, hopefully I'll find one at an affordable price.  :cheers:

There certainly is
A Fervour Over Knives
It is extremely scarce. I paid $500 back in 2013. As I recall only 2,500 copies were ever printed, of those I think 900 were in English. A few members here have a copy I believe.


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No Life Club Posts: 3,081
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2020, 08:11:58 PM »
A picture from the book, back when Wenger was in full swing...

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2020, 08:53:57 PM »
A picture from the book, back when Wenger was in full swing...
Wow, thank you for sharing!  :like:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Full Member Posts: 210
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2020, 09:04:27 PM »
I picked up a German language version a number of years ago.
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Cheers!
No Life Club Posts: 3,081
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2020, 11:36:33 PM »
Sorry but due to the low file sizes allowed for uploading, the quality is pretty poor
A few more shots on the Wenger book
Hope you can read some of the text.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2020, 12:31:45 AM by tosh »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2020, 12:58:04 AM »
I picked up a German language version a number of years ago.
Cool!  8)
Sorry but due to the low file sizes allowed for uploading, the quality is pretty poor
A few more shots on the Wenger book
Hope you can read some of the text.

Yes, I am able to read it.  Thank you.  :cheers:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,140
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2021, 05:53:52 PM »
Update: I did buy one this morning on eBay.  Had to pay $140 plus shipping.  It has the letter and the protective sleeve.  Seller says it was opened only to take photos.
Paid a lot more than I wanted to, but the longer I wait the harder they are to find and the price will keep going higher.

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,981
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2021, 05:58:17 PM »
Update: I did buy one this morning on eBay.  Had to pay $140 plus shipping.  It has the letter and the protective sleeve.  Seller says it was opened only to take photos.
Paid a lot more than I wanted to, but the longer I wait the harder they are to find and the price will keep going higher.

Congratulations FB! :cheers:

Great find! :D
No Life Club Posts: 2,893
Re: Knife and its History Book
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2021, 06:25:44 PM »
Wow! And congrats on the great deal even if it’s not the price you wanted!

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