For many weaponry enthusiasts, boosting the collection typically involves buying fancy and new technical weapons that are known as the latest and greatest. However, for many of us more casual collectors, this isn’t an option for many reasons. First, it simply might not be the goal of the collector. Second, these sorts of items are usually far more expensive. Third, not everyone has enough proper storage. The latter is especially important, as it’s crucial to make sure your weapons are stored out of site in a safe manner, even if they are antiques. This leads us to the point of this article, which is to highlight a couple ideas to help you save on space and budget, while boosting your personal collection at the same time.
Antique tomahawks are really interesting weapons for both collectors and hunters. Many different cultures have employed some form of tomahawk or axe that have taken on special cultural meanings, so these items can be extremely valuable for collectors. More modern tomahawks exist as well, but these are typically reserved for specific contexts, such as the military, or for more practical purposes like outdoor work. Nevertheless, their rich history, versatility, relatively small size, and contemporary uses all make them an appealing option for many weapon collectors and enthusiasts.
This might sound weird to some, but having proper lighting can be a huge difference maker for your weapon. If you’re a collector of antique weapons and are prioritizing their preservation for historical value, then this won’t be nearly as applicable. On the other hand, if you’re an avid hunter who enjoys spending a lot of time in the wild, then having proper lighting can make a huge difference, not just for detection of game, but to help you find your way.
Lighting can be as simple as a good flashlight or headlamp. A flashlight is great for storage and is usually the cheapest option, but this requires you to have at least one hand free. A headlamp is also a good option, as it doesn’t require hands and you’re automatically illuminating where you are looking. That being said, if you’re someone who enjoys fancy new hardware, you can also get handy lighting systems that mount directly on your weapon, acting as a combination between a flashlight and a headlamp. The only issue here it’s not really necessary to go this extra step if you’re a collector or hunter, so you lose a bit of value, but otherwise a mounted flashlight can be pretty cool!
At the end of the day, only you know what you truly want, especially if you are a collector. These are simply ideas that we have thought of more recently and have discussed with others about, so maybe they don’t apply to you, or maybe you’ll find yourself with a brand new collection!