Came From A Private Collection. Gentleman That I Got This From Had Owned It For Many Years. In 1972 Smith & Wesson Worked With Well Known And Innovative Knife Designer, Blackie Collins, To Introduce The Company Into The Knife Business. This Program Was Announced In 1975 And 7 Knives Were Initially Offered.Lots Of Info On Computer About These Very Collectable Knives. One Of The Knives In This Set Is Stamped 1975. Rest Do Not Have Dates. Very Hard To Show A Set Like This With Only 12 Pictures.
Also Hard To Describe Each And Every Knife And Sheath And Box. Display Case Is In Great Condition.Blue Velvet Material Inside Is Good Condition. Hinges Appear To Be Factory Tight. All Seams And Joints Seem To Be In Tact. Boxes Are The Best I Have Seen.
Corners Are Not Rusty And Wore Out. No Tape Holding Them Together. Still Have Original Price Tickets And Some Original Papers. They Are 40-45 Years Old. Pictures Of Sheaths Show They Have Not Been Handled Or Abused Very Much, They Look Really Good.
4 Of The Sheaths Do Have The Snap Button On The Back Side That Has Pulled Apart Like They Almost Always Do, Some Collectors Have These Fixed, Replace The Snaps, Some Leave Them As They Are. I Have Been Told They Can Be Fixed But Of Course They Won't Look Exactly As They Did. New Owner Can Decide How They Want To Handle That.Just Something That Happens To Leather After 40-45 Years, Especially With That Style Safety Snap That They Put On Those Sheaths. I Have Had Very Little Experience So Please Verify Or Ask Questions Or Request More Pictures On Anything That You Are Concerned About. I Have Had Enough Experience To Say This Is A Very Nice, Well Cared For Set. Pictures Of Knives Show They Are In Great Condition. I Could And Would Be Glad To Send More Pictures If Anyone Has Concerns About Something They See Or Don't See. I Did Not See Any Problem Area On Knives. One Of The Pictures Shows That The Smith & Wesson Name Tag Is Just Slightly Off Center. I Did Not Try To Fix It.
It Can Be Moved Or Pushed Back Into Position. Label Is In Good Condition Not Broke And Is Secure, Just Needs Reattached. Or Maybe New Owner Will Leave It Like It Is. There Is An Original S&W Folder Or Small Catalog That Comes With The Set That Has Each Knife Pictured, Model Number And Description And Gives Details About Construction, That Will Be Sent With The Set. Each Knife Will Be Individually Securely Wrapped.The item "Vintage Smith & Wesson Blackie Collins Original 7 Piece Knife Collection" is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "swtthg" and is located in Washington, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.