I don't know how other's keep track of their knives, like what was paid for them, their value, rarity, a little history, what it looks like, whatever.
Or maybe I am just the only person without a life who worries about it.
I used a software program once, but when my computer crashed, it was lost.
But I always had a back up, a bunch of scribbled notes. And I finally started putting them all together, really started getting organized, last fall. I used some record pages carried by AG Russell. He sells them for Knives, shotguns, rifles. Nice, solid paper, not flimsy. On the back of each descriptive page of a knife, is a place for a photo of it. At the same time I do this, I keep the photo on my harddrive along with a few little particulars. And I also download it all onto a memory stick whenever I add another knife. And finally, in case of a real disaster that perhaps my knives survive but my records do not.. All this is stored online as well.
I think you can see the benefit if you ever have to make an insurance claim.
It's pretty amazing, and maybe a little shocking, to see what the total investment is, once all is recorded and totalled up. Wow.
At least my heirs will perhaps not sell them all for $20 at a garage sale.