I can only think of one knife in my "collection" that has had almost no use. It's a big Case Buffalo folder from the late 60s. Even that one has had its NIB value taken by mild corrosion. Life is too short for keeping things in unused condition.Evil D wrote:I'm 99% user, maybe 1% collector. I only have one knife (Caly 3 CF) that i don't EDC, other than knives that have been retired or replaced by newer versions. Every other knife sees some kind of carry and use, although some more than others.
I like to think the few I do have are all "practical". I have a Para Military (first gen), Police 3, Zero Tolerance "ZT 301" and a Pacific Salt. I haven't carried or used any except the PS in many months now. I don't try to match a knife with certain shoes or an outfit, I just find the PS fits any occasion and especially during this extra hot, humid, sweaty summer we've had.waco kid wrote:I've seen pictures of some impressively large collections. Does anyone have just a few Spydercos purchased for "practical" reasons? I have more knives than I need, but I try to justify each one.
I've found that knives carried in my back pocket are wet from perspiration sometimes on hot days. So far, I haven't noticed any rust because of it, but it's a good reason to carry knives in my front pocket.enduraguy wrote:I just find the PS fits any occasion and especially during this extra hot, humid, sweaty summer we've had.
Pinetreebbs wrote:...Collectors Vs Users, unfortunately, this one will likely never go away. IMO, there might be a handful of knife users that have honestly worn out any knife, let alone a Spyderco, through normal use. The vast majority of us enjoy have a finely crafted tool ready to do any cutting job that needs to be done. In between there are craftsmen and women that use a knife on a daily basis, but honestly rarely need to replace their knife. There are always exceptions, but they are not the norm. Knives are such useful tools, I cannot imagine anyone collecting them and not using at least some of them.
The collector Vs the user arguments becomes especially tedious when it comes to defensive blades, if someone is wearing one of those out I do not want to know how.
The discussion Pool, How many Spydercos do you own? makes my point about use Vs collection or as some call them backups.
If you own just one, several hundred or can only hope to own a Spyderco knife, I consider you a Spyderco aficionado. How you enjoy your Spyderco knife or knives is your personal business.
This is how I would define myself. Most of my knives are safe queens, actually display case queensSimple Man wrote:I'm not so much a collector as an informed accumulator...
That's a pretty cool setup. Personally, it would drive me crazy to not be able to pick up and play with all those knives but that's just me.bh49 wrote:This is how I would define myself. Most of my knives are safe queens, actually display case queens
IMHO I have many more knives than I need to carry and use. I carry Kopa Cocobolo and I cannot imagine that Kopa GMP will cut any different. I have few knives, which in my opinion fit my knife needs the best and edc them. I do not consider myself a collector, because I think collection should have some direction.The only common things between the knives, which I keep is that I like them, love most of them and need them for my viewing pleasure no any direction, just viewing pleasure. Also I would like to think about myself like informed(to certain level) spydernut. So I am informed accumulator too.
This is not driving me crazy. I use my favorites and I am playing with any knife I want, just do not carry or use. Still any of them can be converted to user if I wish.Jet B wrote:That's a pretty cool setup. Personally, it would drive me crazy to not be able to pick up and play with all those knives but that's just me.