Knife Collecting / national knife collecting association

A knife collector is drawn knives for many different reasons, the look, feel and style of a knife. But do you know the history behind a knife company? Do you know the different patterns or how to date a knife by the tang stamp? This blog takes a deeper look in the knife manufacturers and the knives they make!

What does NKCA mean?

I was recently asked what does the acronym or abbreviation NKCA stand for on knives. Really great question! So I thought I would make a great topic for this months blog.

NKCA stands for National Knife collectors Association. This association began in 1972 when a group of collectors, working at knife shows in Kentucky and Tennessee, began to realize there was a growing number of knife enthusiasts and collectors. They decided to band together and form a club that would expand this growing trend from a hobby into what they hoped would be a profitable business.

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