About 20 years ago my ex wife's uncle passed away from cancer.
Before he passed, he told me that since I made my living with my hands, he wanted me to have his Snap-On toolbox...full of tools. The tools were simple and inexpensive for the most part, but I got good use out of everything and still have most of them. The box itself is very nice and is still used in my studio.
The one "tool" I never did have much use for, but never got rid of is his combat knife from the Korean conflict. It's a Camillus M4 bayonet for the M1 carbine with the fiberglass M8 scabbard. I guess it's a good thing I never found a use for it as it's only made for one thing....and I have yet been pressed to do that one thing.
I know there's some Foo experts out there that are much bigger cutlery buffs than I am, and my question is...what do I do with this thing? It seems to be in perfectly fine shape, though it could use some cleaning. What do I use to clean it? Would it ruin the value if I sharpened it and/or oiled it? Do I hang onto it to pass on to my kids as part of their heritage? Do I go out and buy an M1 carbine and join a reenactment group?
I'm not really interested in selling it as from what I gather, it's only worth about $100...unless I got some crazy offer or something. Just consider it an item of interest, though any more info shared would be appreciated.
So...what stuff have you hung onto for no real reason?