Pocket Knife Display Case / 1920's Style Old General Store Counter Top Display

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Pocket Knife Display Case / 1920's Style Old General Store Counter Top Display

Post by 94 Winchester » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:33 pm

Hello fellow knife collectors and all AAPK Members. Great site and proud to have become a new member and participant in what you all are doing here for the love of all things to do with collecting pocket knives.

Pictured below is one of a few different Display Cases I have designed and am making available to the Members here at AAPK. It is my take on and is built in the tradition of the Old General Store Counter Top Displays from the early 1900’s

I am a retired cabinet and furniture maker who got interested in knife collecting about 15 years ago. Was not happy with what was available for displaying my collection, so these pieces below were born out of my love of cabinetmaking and the need for a good looking and authentic way to enjoy my collection.

Anyway, I am new to the Member Stores and Forums, so I thought I would start real slow, learn the ropes and get my feet wet. But most importantly to get your folks feedback on what you see. So I welcome anything you guys have to say or thoughts. The Good and the Bad………..All comments and thoughts are welcome.

You can get some additional information at my Member Store at the following link;
http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/94winchester
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Also here some previews of Displays I will be offering in the coming months. Again, please let me know what you folks think about one or all of them
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Post by philco » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:57 pm

I like them. ::tu::

I could see this leading to another addiction to go along with my current knife addiction.
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Post by Doc B » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:01 pm

94 Win...welcome to AAPK ::welcome:: You do some very nice work! Those are very nice display cabinets ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by XX Case XX » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:16 pm

I was just discussing those with another member earlier today. They are very nice. I might have to get one (or two) later on in the year. ::nod::

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Post by Quick Steel » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:21 am

94 Win, Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us. In an upright position, do your cabinets hold the knives in place by the pressure of glass, or is wire or some other fixture needed? They all look excellent.
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Post by 94 Winchester » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:39 am

Quick Steel wrote:94 Win, Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us. In an upright position, do your cabinets hold the knives in place by the pressure of glass, or is wire or some other fixture needed? They all look excellent.
Hello Quick Steel and thank you for your question. On the very top case that I posted, as the first to be offered, the knives are held in place by the slope of the display and gravity. However I have also placed some small brass pins between the knives, spaced about 1" apart, that will keep the knives from slide slipping left or right if the display is bumped or moved. Hard to see in the picture.
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As you go down the line to the Display Plaque below, those knives rest horizontally on some of those same small brass pins to display the knives in a horizontal position.
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Another application, on the display below, is that the knives are divided into their own small, recessed cradle. Which is probably the most traditional way the old case manufacturers built their upright displays.
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Like the one below, all the rest of the displays pictured, the knives just rest on the crushed velvet backing, in a laid down position. None of the displays require the glass or any pressure against the knife, to hold it in position.
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Whew..................Got kinda long winded on explaining. But hopefully I made some sense of it

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Post by Quick Steel » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:31 am

Thank you 94. Your information is very clear.
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Post by 94 Winchester » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:21 pm

philco wrote:I like them. ::tu::

I could see this leading to another addiction to go along with my current knife addiction.
Thank you Phil for your positive comment. Only saving grace if this becomes an addiction, is that you can display a lot more of the other addiction for less damage to the old piggy bank ::dang::

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Post by 94 Winchester » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 pm

XX Case XX wrote:I was just discussing those with another member earlier today. They are very nice. I might have to get one (or two) later on in the year. ::nod::

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Post by 94 Winchester » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:28 pm

Doc B wrote:94 Win...welcome to AAPK ::welcome:: You do some very nice work! Those are very nice display cabinets ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thank you Doc B for the welcome. Glad to be a part of this community of collectors. And thank you for your comment and positive feedback
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