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Why do you collect?

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Too often we over look this basic question. Many get so caught up in business end of this hobby that we forget why we really started. I started SMG War relics partially because i always loved the pieces that my father “Chip” would show me. He specialized in German edge weapons..so that’s what i always remembered growing up. I can still remember dad taking two daggers down out of his closet to show me in the 80’s when he first started out. Nothing fancy at the time…just a clean Army dagger and 2nd model Luft. He had them wrapped up in red stripped tube socks! Man did he grow as a collector since those days! I’ll never forget the impression they made on me.

As a kid, i thought they looked so cool. I didn’t know of or care about the history behind them. So to this day, I’m motivated by the sheer beauty of the pieces i encounter. Believe me, I’m not brushing off the historical significance..but that’s not what got me hooked. Some people like battle worn items..not me! I love a nice mint dagger that was tucked away for years looking just as crispy as the day it left the factory! The elusiveness of attaining pieces in such condition is just too alluring!

What about you? How did you get started? Can you hand down your passion to your family as my father did? How are you teaching younger generations about the hobby?

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