This next section is a listing of Antique stores, trade days, flea markets, etc that my wife and I have enjoyed and they are our favorites to visit again. Collectors don't forget pawn shops. Asked for their bucket of old knives, they will know what you mean and if you are lucky like I have been you'll find that little jewel of a knife in there.
I will only list those places we believe to be 4 or 5 star ratings, but that doesn't mean you should pass on any other known antique stores. Our ratings are based on our impressions of the location, parking, size, inventory, presentation of booths and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Prices are not considered in our ratings because in this secondary market they are too subjective both by the seller and buyer, and price can vary greatly by regions of the country. Public reviews/ratings on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, FaceBook and other sources are also considered.
Now of course I'm looking for knives, but my wife is looking for all kinds of other antique items for displaying around our house. So no matter what your collecting or looking for, hopefully this section will help you and if you're ever in any of these cities, take a few minutes and check out the places we've listed. You just might find that special knife for your collection or that one missing item you've been looking for.