Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#216264 04/01/2008 08:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
After the weekend, I was just wondering how many of our group have heard this (or something equivalent)- "I just wish you would show half as much interest in painting that wall as you do for those damn daggers!" Please feel free to elaborate- Mike

#216265 04/01/2008 08:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 350
B
Offline
B
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 350
What I typically hear is "why don't you get rid of these things? If you die first, I'll be stuck with them"

#216266 04/01/2008 09:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 992
N
Offline
N
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 992
why do you want so many they all look the same

#216267 04/01/2008 09:40 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,881
Offline
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,881
Q) What do you want for Christmas?.

A) A dagger please!.

Q) What do you want for your birthday?.

A) A dagger please!.

Q) Do you love me?.

A) A dagger please!.

Smile

#216268 04/01/2008 09:47 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,365
Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,365
My kids think I'm crazy for spending sooo much time for looking and posting that NAZI stuff.

#216269 04/01/2008 09:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,316
Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,316
HA! This is great!
My wife is actually very supportive and likes my daggers, but every time I buy a Heer or an SA she always says;
"But you already have one like that."
Drives me crazy trying to explain;
"Yes, but this one is different! Don't you see???" Mad Big Grin
HA!

Erich - That could be a good thing, scare them right into line! I always wondered if a collector with a daughter ever showed the daughter's boyfriend the collection as a "scare" tactic. Eek


Silver Badge #0398

My Avatar = My dagger security system! wink
#216270 04/01/2008 10:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,852
Likes: 2
Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,852
Likes: 2
quote:

My wife is actually very supportive and likes my daggers, but every time I buy a Heer or an SA she always says;
"But you already have one like that."
Drives me crazy trying to explain;
"Yes, but this one is different! Don't you see???" Mad Big Grin
HA!


Try explaining daggers as if they were shoes or handbags, then she will understand

#216271 04/01/2008 10:44 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,783
Likes: 51
Offline
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,783
Likes: 51
Your wife probably has 50 set of shoes or 20 handbags or 40 pots or 1,000 dishes that all look the same, but that seems to make sense to her Big Grin

Dave

#216272 04/02/2008 03:12 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 802
Offline
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 802
that's funny Mike. the other day my girlfriend said "you spend $1000 for an old knife but can't take me to a fancy restaraunt"

#216273 04/02/2008 07:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 479
Likes: 1
C
Offline
C
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 479
Likes: 1
one is good ..two is better..three or more...then you have your favorite even if its the same maker.. Wink

#216274 04/03/2008 03:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,933
Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,933
i get this.
Oh no food in the refrigerator but you have money for a chained ss...
hahaha


"Drive Fast and Take Chances"
Author... Roy Carroll
#216275 04/03/2008 04:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,380
Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,380
yesterday my wife said "buy some more daggers" Wink

#216276 04/04/2008 07:25 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,430
B
Offline
B
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,430
Mike, I told your wife that if she sent me all your daggers that you would paint that wall. Cool


"And I will show you where the Iron Crosses grow"
-Cross of Iron
#216277 04/04/2008 07:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6,304
P
Offline
P
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6,304
My wife asked me to choose between her or my daggers.
I'm wondering what she's up to these days. Big Grin
Just kidding, she's still with me.................and my daggers. Wink

#216278 04/04/2008 08:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 4,908
Likes: 4
Offline
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 4,908
Likes: 4
I just have to be very careful. My wife will SELL my daggers if she gets the chance! She already knows who the buyers are and it worries me.


MAX CHARTER MEMBER

LIFE MEMBER OVMS
#216279 04/04/2008 08:18 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 878
D
Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 878
hi my wife said the same the daggers or im packing my bags !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i chose wisely but i didnt let her take my favourite suitcase as it had some daggers stored in it. heheheheheh
dippy

#216280 04/04/2008 08:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 3
Offline
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 3
Been married 26 years and she still thinks I have a screw loose. Until I sell somthing$$$

#216281 04/06/2008 02:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 100
G
Offline
G
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 100
Here's one that made my day. I'm out in the garage early last weekend working on my other past time, my car. My wife came down to discover me busy under the hood. Not real thrilled at all about this, she expressed her discontentment and also stated my youngest son,(4 yrs old), woke her up by telling her which dagger he likes (my display cabinet is wall mounted on my far bedroom wall). a future collector to be sure! The rest of my day was devoted to my "honey do" list, but in retrospect, it was a small price to pay for that joy.


GDC # 0191
#216282 04/07/2008 12:17 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
That's great- try to engender your son's interest in the collection- My son grew up LITERALLY surrounded by daggers and swords and never took any interest in them at all- quite a mystery to me ! Mike

#216283 04/07/2008 02:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 199
T
Offline
T
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 199
quote:
Originally posted by E Kohl:
that's funny Mike. the other day my girlfriend said "you spend $1000 for an old knife but can't take me to a fancy restaraunt"


exactly what my gf says!!!!

#216284 04/07/2008 09:06 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
Eric and Tiger- simply explain to them that the daggers are permanent and are much more fun than going to a fancy restaurant("with you")- then duck-MJM

#216285 04/07/2008 09:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,365
Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,365
Mike, The daggers and such never talk back to me either! Big Grin

#216286 04/07/2008 11:17 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,783
Likes: 51
Offline
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,783
Likes: 51
Mike,

As I said on the phone earlier, that's only because he does not realize their value Big Grin

10 years later:

"wow Dad can I see your Bulldog or HCH Krum" ?

Big Grin

Dave

#216287 04/07/2008 11:54 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,436
Offline
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,436
The female equivalent to our collecting daggers has to be clothes.

On being invited out somewhere, as you stand staring in amazement at the bulging wardrobe jam packed full of clothes, shoes and handbags, comes the familiar cry..."but I haven't got anything to wear..."

Regards
Russell

#216288 04/10/2008 11:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 353
Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 353
With my wife I still have to use the 1/10th rule - and I STILL get heat about the cost.

"Ya hun this SA Dagger was only $120" {actual $1200}

Though she's getting good at quality - she was looking at a stone mint WKC Heer on the wall and said "that's got a really nice blade on it". Cool


"There is no charge for awesomeness. Or attractiveness" Jack Black
#216289 04/11/2008 12:14 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 220
Offline
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 220
How bout, Oh baby, I traded for this one!

#216290 04/11/2008 02:48 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 499
Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 499
My wife! We Collect!

011.jpg (43.81 KB, 362 downloads)
Cutie pie 4' 6''
#216291 04/11/2008 04:31 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 2,419
Offline
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 2,419
My ex told me once:
"Me or these daggers" ... Guess if I will miss her someday. Cool

#216292 04/11/2008 06:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 108
U
Offline
U
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 108
My son was all concerned about the amount of money I was spending on daggers. I told him that they were constantly increasing in value & that when I kicked off, he could make a small fortune off of them. He has been encouraging my purchases ever since. You just need to make it personal to them.

#216293 04/12/2008 10:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 261
C
Offline
C
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 261
It's true - men are from Mars and women are from Venus! Big Grin

#216294 04/12/2008 02:29 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 999
Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 999
quote:
that's funny Mike. the other day my girlfriend said "you spend $1000 for an old knife but can't take me to a fancy restaraunt"

Yes, and one year later the dagger is worth $1,100 and the fancy dinner was flushed down the toilet 364 days ago.........

#216295 04/12/2008 04:53 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,083
Likes: 16
Offline
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,083
Likes: 16
Polizist's 10% rule is good, maybe even a 5% rule in my case Smile


GDC Gold Badge #290
GDC Silver Badge #310
#216296 04/12/2008 05:47 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 353
Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 353
It works! Big Grin Perhaps though with a bit of wilful blindness on the part of the missus Wink


"There is no charge for awesomeness. Or attractiveness" Jack Black
#216297 04/12/2008 08:17 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 456
Offline
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 456
Geeeeez guys, thank God this thread was opened!!! I thought I was the only one in the world that had this problem Confused
Well, tonight I can go to bed knowing that there`s a couple of hundred others out there, with the same problem!!

Oh, and yes, my daggers ALWAYS only cost me $100; Big Grin
But then again, I`m divorced twice because of this hobby, and I got clever the first time around, when I was nearly forced to sell everything! Now, for all intents and purposes, my daggers are only worth a couple of hundred $`s Wink

Dion


Even the Gods are helpless against stupidity!
#216298 04/15/2008 02:30 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,054
Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,054
Indeed, my wife is always on me to sell, sell, sell. When I try to sneak new purchases in, I've been caught on occasion. This worked on a single instance. 'What's in the box" ?!! Mad

Oh, I tried to sell this dagger, but the buyer didn't like it and sent it back. Oh, Okay Big Grin


John Merling vintagetime@yahoo.com
MAX Life member
OVMS Life member(Ohio Valley Military Society SOS)
OGCA Life member(Ohio Gun Collectors Assoc)
NRA Life member
#216299 05/04/2008 01:48 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,292
Just to report- the wall has been painted !!-now to celebrate with another dagger.! Mike

#216300 05/04/2008 01:57 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,054
Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,054
Well Mike, maybe now she'll leave you alone for a few minutes! Smile

#216301 05/04/2008 05:51 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 826
Offline
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 826
It's easy , shack up with someone who shares the same interest. Big Grin

#216302 05/05/2008 03:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,403
S
Offline
S
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,403
My wife Helen compares my collection to a bank for her future holiday and spending spree needs.

No consideration for my footwork, poking and hoping at all those shows. She also calls them "Bloody horrible pointy things...." Although she is from Essex!! One would hope that after 30 years of marriage she would understand why I have to own more than one of each type. Even when I counter her logic with the handbag and shoe simile...."Thats different...." is her counter.

How can we ever hope to win against the logic of the female mind?

#216303 05/05/2008 06:01 PM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,377
S
Offline
S
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,377
My wife ALWAYS says "Another New Gun"?
Here in the UK????? Eek
Nuts or what???
Seiler (Yank in UK)

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,228,783 SS Bayonets
1,729,029 Teno Insignia Set
1,091,268 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
SS Skull & Eagle, the Bad and the ugly.
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 02/03/2023 10:05 PM
ring of Hans Rattenhuber
by Evgeniy - 02/03/2023 06:02 PM
Winged Propeller Badge
by Hermanator - 02/01/2023 10:33 PM
SS Foreign Legion
by Hermanator - 01/31/2023 10:31 PM
Over the shoulder Eickhorn Army dagger
by Dion - 01/30/2023 07:26 PM
Latest New Posts
ring of Hans Rattenhuber
by ABTmRw - 02/04/2023 04:56 AM
SS Skull & Eagle, the Bad and the ugly.
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 02/03/2023 11:21 PM
R.A.Herder sword variants
by BretVanSant - 02/03/2023 08:58 PM
Very rare medal just 1,708 awarded
by Billy G. - 02/03/2023 05:55 PM
Kuno Ritter Nicker
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 02/03/2023 04:07 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics31,388
Posts325,229
Members7,289
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
1 members (polop), 73 guests, and 63 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5