Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by playero, Jul 13, 2019 at 11:01 PM.
does anyone use any app like knife inventory or other for the knife in their collection or kitchen?
I use google docs for inventory stuff that I collect so I know how much I spend and how much relative value sometime holds. Might as well use all those excel skills I learned
Cant believe there is an app for that.
Lol, there's an app for knife inventory?
Now in all seriousness, I use Google's spreadsheet for knives and stones.
What is there NOT an app for anymore....
Keeping track in some way is really important in my mind... I know I sorta drift in an out of being obsessed with some of these hobbies and it helps me remember the details if I have them all in one place. Or rather, I know where to look when I forget!
I don't own many valuable knives, just around a dozen at the moment worth keeping the info on. I have the info in an inventory.txt file.
If I was more of a "flipper" and not a "keeper," and needed to track dates and current prices for resale, I'd just use a Google docs spreadsheet. I can't imagine a specialized app being any better if you have even rudimentary spreadsheet skills.
I think I may be outside of the norm, but I have no documentation whatsoever. What I’ve bought, when, where, how much or even what I have now.
I was using this approach until the last year or so with the various things I collect or have in some mass. The issue for me (especially with Japanese items) is that if I take a break from them for a while, it's very hard for me to specifically remember what's what. I have a mix of chisels, I know the broad strokes, but can't recall which smith each is from, or the steels... same with a few kanna.
The knives I've not as of yet lost mental track of, but man it's hard to reconstruct once it's out of mind. Taking notes/pics on everything moving forward.
This thread is a good reminder that I should probably convert that inventory.txt file to a .odt file in LibreOffice so I can add a photo of the knives, just for insurance records. I'm really bad at insurance documenting. There's other stuff in the house I should have better records on, if only a photo.
I use excel too, mostly to keep track of spending. Also useful for keeping individual knife specs. Nice to have a quick reference for measurements and such for those inevitable comparison threads/requests. Likewise with stones.
tha app is called KNIVES
i probably should track and inventory mine, but ive always just went by memory. For whatever reason, perhaps its just that knives are so personal, ive never really had an issue remembering them. But then again i dont have a massive collection like ive seen some have.
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