jackknifeh wrote:I usually only had one pocket knife all my life. When I decided to break down and shop for a better quality knife I only wanted one. Then one more, etc. So I was curious as to how often does someone just get one knife or eat only one Lay's potato chip?
That's me to a T. I've bought several knives and sold quite a few just because I didn't use them. Really nice knives that I wouldn't carry because I'd carry something else. My blue Stretch is the best example. I really loved that knife but for some reason just carried something else. I took the money from those sales and got other knives to try. Now I know what I like and when it's all over I'll have around 6 knives that I won't sell. Then I'll only get one when I really want it. But I've had the same thought that if I had X knife I wouldn't have bought the Y knife. On the other hand I'm glad I went through so many knives. That's the only way I now know what I like and why. Now I can look at a knife in a picture and have a better idea of will I like it or not. It still amazes me that for the first 45 years of my life one knife was always enough. Also, when I spent $25 on a knife I thought is was a "nicer" knife. That's because I didn't know what else was available. I just wish I had checked into better quality knives when I was younger. Oh well.dj moonbat wrote:Your pattern is pretty much mine, as well. I've still only got three Spydies, and only six pocket knives. If Spyderco manufactures a knife even better suited to my needs than Chaparral 1, I'll buy it. But that'll take some doing.
I have to say that if the Chaparral had been in production when I got fed up with the poor quality of my existing EDC knife, I probably would have skipped the Urban and the Delica that I've got. So I would be pretty close to the "just one" guy: I kept looking until I found one that didn't leave me wanting anything else.
Junior avatar courtesy of dialexSequimite wrote:I use knives. I collect experiences.
I'm an admirer of Spyderco's designs. Using them is like immersing yourself in music or studying a painting in a museum. I buy some "fine" art but my preference is for usable art.
I can't get one now. I did get to hold one though. I can see where it may shove a favorite over a little. Nice knife, even the color. I like blue but some shades work better than others for different items. The knife is one I'd love to pull out in public. Congrats on the new knife.catamount wrote:I really can't imagine having only one , but the hypothetical choice just got easier with the arrival of my M390 Para 2.