Is a kitchen knife a good investment?
I've always wondered in anyone sees any part of the kitchen knife experience as an investment.
We all love our knives, use them, pamper them, and in some cases closer to us than family. At the end of the day our most precious tools.
Are all knife nuts collectors at some point?
when do we cross the line between user/collector/investor?
We've all heard of some knives that double, even triple in price. We know that some knives make good trades, good investments.... is this subject to trend? Are knives that are a good buy now a good buy in 3 years? Does it even matter?
What are the most important factors in a good investment?
1) Maker: Fit and finish, Certification of that maker, the ability to contact that particular craftsman?
2) Characteristics: Measurements, material (Steel composition),
3) Market (supply and demand), availability?
4) If its practical/fun to use.
What do you guys think?