Saving knife boxes

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Fire King, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Fire King

    Fire King Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2020
    Does anyone save the boxes or tubes new knives come in? I have always thrown them away until lately I have saved a few GEC tubes. I usually put the knives in pistol cases when not being used.

    The reason I ask this question is when looking at marketplace ads it seems to be favorable to include the original packaging, so that made me curious.

    My thinking is a person can only keep so much crap and I've got enough as it is, so out the packaging goes. I do not wish to start a right vs wrong thread just looking for perspective.

    If this has been discussed into submission somewhere previously please disregard.
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  2. lieferung


    May 24, 2016
    The box and papers make for a complete package, increasing collector value. It's that simple.
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  3. Fire King

    Fire King Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2020
    Makes sense to me. There is currently a thread about crappy packaging from a major manufacturer that made me go hmmm.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
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  4. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    I save them so when I kick off, my kids can create BF accounts and come here with all my knives and boxes and the folks will tell them what every thing is. Then they'll get a Gold membership and sell them off to the appreciative members who are right now all interested in other styles but by then will be into my kind of knives.

    That's how it plays out in my head any way. :)
  5. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2018
    I keep boxes. They don't take up a lot of room if you store them right. The ones that will fold flat get banded together in bundles with pony tail bands (the cloth covering doesn't stick to the boxes like a rubber band will). Smaller boxes will fit inside bigger boxes, and so on. The boxes for my collection fit easily in two file boxes.

    GECs tubes, on the other hand, just take up way more space than is reasonable. They get tossed in a plastic tote.
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  6. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Shoe boxes. We'll, work boot boxes.
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  7. K31Scout


    Oct 7, 2020
    Yes I do. I save all my rifle scope boxes and pistol boxes and guitar boxes. I keep the recites in them too. I do have a good size garage though.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
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  8. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Oatmeal Pecan is better than Chocolate-chip. Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I've kept the boxes in the past because they seem to increase the resell value on knives. Handy when I'm not sure it will be a keeper.

    Personally, I find no value in the box. Like most, I've got enough crap cluttering up the house as it is. If not for the fear of losing money on resale I'd toss them all in the trash.
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  9. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I toss them. Life is too short. I collect knives and guns not boxes.
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  10. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Eventually I'll sell all but a bucket-full and the general consensus is that you all want the packaging, so they're taking up space.:rolleyes:
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  11. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    You are not alone!
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  12. spoonrobot


    May 1, 2004
    A bunch of bare knives in a plastic shoe box is kinda meh.

    A bunch of knives in their boxes in a plastic shoe box is pretty cool and nicely organized.

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  13. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Tossed the box and paperwork in the trash and dropped the knife in my pocket.
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  14. RealVendetta


    Sep 30, 2019
    I keep all of mine in a milk crate in the garage. I like to experience different knives so buy and sell fairly often and its nice to pass it along as purchased to the next owner.
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  15. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I’ve got them all
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  16. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005

    In a few years when that sebenza in a box with B-card is $1000. and without it half the price.

    that box cost you $500.
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  17. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
  18. rustyspike


    Jan 17, 2016
    Kept them all to.
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  19. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    If something’s a definite keeper I chunk the box. If there’s any doubt at all, I keep it. Keeps it simple.
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  20. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    If it's a user, chuck the box.

    If it's strictly a collector piece keep the box.

    And for the record, Spyderco boxes have always been fine to me.
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