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Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association [NCCA]

401-742-6779 (Larry Clifford)

The Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association, Inc. is a 30+ year old Association serving old, factory & custom cutlery collectors. We collect pocket knives, hunting knives, antique bowie knives, military knives, antique swords and more! Our association is based in New England, but our membership extends worldwide.

As with all collecting clubs, we started out small, very small- Believe originally we were 12 members strong in 1982. We had our swap meets in member’s basements, cold barns, and usually in the summer… it was a backyard affair. As with any interesting and versatile hobby, membership grew, and it grew, to include not only antique pocket knife collectors and Bowie and hunting knives but also collectors of current factory made pocket knives, such as Queen and Case, moreover, we were joined by many custom knife makers. So now the club boasts membership of about 450, where half have life memberships. All of us who work doing either the website content, newsletter printing and mailing and administration are volunteers, and we do it for the love of the hobby.

Today, we have “knife shows” instead of swap meets, and instead of cold barns, we have them in Holiday Inns or the like, please take a look at our show schedule of Knife Shows. People come to see what is up for display or sale by our members, and to talk collecting and hopefully find the elusive item they’ve been wanting to fill in that special spot in their collection. At our shows you can find all types of cutlery collectibles, including scissors and swords ( American & Foreign) carving sets, eating sets, old paper advertising, back issues of cutlery magazines and newspapers and more. You have to take your time and circle the room a few times to take it all in.

Membership in the Northeast Cutlery Collectors Assn. is 20.00 annually, or if you’d like to join as a Life Member, there is a one-time $200.00 fee. Annual members attend all shows free of charge, and Life members have the additional benefit of being allowed access to shows during set up hours. All will receive the Newsletter, three times a year (January, April, and October), Web Site www.ncca.info that is updated four times a year ( January, April, July and October), reminders for upcoming shows, and the ability to set up at all club shows. The NCCA is a not for profit organization run for the benefit of the members.

The News Letter, THE NORTHEAST EDGE, is edited and created by Arthur Green, Club President, with the help and support of members, including photos by Moe Legare, club Treasurer. This publication is produced and distributed in January, April and October. You may receive it in a printed format, a PDF color electronic version, or both.

We are always happy to meet new collectors, makers and purveyors or as it may be those who just never thought to join our club. We hope to see you at one of our shows, as a member, or just as a visitor.