Do you have an appraisal** service online? If not, are
there any good ones out there?
or evaluations are FREE to
Hello, CutlersCove.com offers an
rating, valuation, estimate, history, general information, approximate
value or assessment service of your knife or knife collection for either
personal use or your insurance company. We can also research your cutlery for
historical, age and patent information. We have been in the
cutlery business since 1991 and dealing in cutlery is the way we make our living.
The fee is $35.00
for a single item. If we cannot produce a professional appraisal
for the $35 fee we will refund your money. Our fee is never more than
$35 nor is it ever less than $35 per item.
Please contact us
We need the
following for a good knife evaluation or appraisal**? The items below
should be included in your message in order for us to give you the best
Brand Name or Manufacturer or Makers Name
Model or Pattern Number
Handle Material, size, sheath, box, etc.
Number of blades
For help in describing
the condition of your knife click here.
Any other information that will help us make an
You can be assured of a
professional evaluation by Cutlers Cove.
You can also search through our site and our
for specific items and it might be possible to find some
helpful value information that way.
There are a number of online appraisal** services. Remember, an online
appraiser cannot view your item personally. The appraisal** will only be as
good as the service you contact and as good as the information you
provide. If you believe your item to be of particular merit, you may wish
to contact a more traditional appraiser and have the piece viewed
personally. You can find appraisers by going to any search engine (such as
http://www.google.com) and typing
"appraiser" into the search category. You can also find a
listing of appraisers in
Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory
You can also visit
Knife Web Guide -
which has several other appraisals** firms. There
are numerous other firms and these sites should not be considered as
personal recommendations. Before contracting with any appraiser, do your
homework and find out exactly what they can provide you and how much it
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* Byron is happy to
provide FREE knife evaluations to customers of CutlersCove.com. Please include
your invoice number or purchase date and total along with your request.
Customers, you may email Byron now
with the detailed information outlined above to receive your FREE
Customers are anyone who has purchased the knife, sheath, box, etc. from
us. If you purchase the item elsewhere then our appraisal service fee is
$35 per item.
Be savvy about appraisals: they can vary depending on type and timing.
Probate appraisals reflect the fair market value of an item (and the
associated demand for that item), while insurance appraisals indicate the
retail replacement cost. Since antiques and collectables can appreciate
over short periods of time, keep written appraisals current. And note that
typically, appraisals offer not a single dollar amount, but an estimated
Provenance is an object's history, which can include its period, owners and
maker. Any antique with an impressive provenance -- for instance, a piece
that can be connected to a specific creator or collector -- is often of much
greater importance than an identical piece without such origins. Hence,
provenance is an important part of the investment and the object.
**Appraisal, evaluation, rating, valuation, estimate, history or assessment service - a valuation of property by the estimate of an
authorized person: as a : the determination of the fair value
of an object such as a knife or sword. b : the classification
of something with respect to its worth [syn: assessment] c : a
document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation) [syn:
If you want to know the history or value of your knife or sword from us we
consider that an appraisal and we have a fixed charge of $35 for any
information about your object including how old, or where it was made, what
kind of metal used in the blade, any information about your knife or sword
there is a fee for us to work up that for you.
Our $35 appraisal fee is
never more or less per knife. If we cannot do a professional
appraisal for you there is no charge and we will return your
payment in full.
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