Do you ever buy back ups of knives you already have

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Do you ever buy back ups of knives you already have

Postby bornagainprimative » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:26 pm

I just got another s35vn para 2, because I know eventually I will destroy my first one and will want another one. So basically it will be sitting bnib till then.
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Postby Cameron » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:36 pm

No... OK I guess yes.


I just rotate them all the time and use them all.

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Postby GoldenSpydie » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:37 pm

I like the Cruwear sprint so much that I have two:


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Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:58 pm

The grey Bob Lum Tanto is my favourite of all time so I have two. One for carry, another if anything ever happens to the first.
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Postby wrdwrght » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:01 pm

No, but I've been tempted to get another M4 Manix2.
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Postby gbelleh » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:02 pm

I almost never buy exact duplicates. I do have two Centofante Memorys, but that's only because one is modded, and the other kept original. I always choose variety over duplication.
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Postby Blerv » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:03 pm

I have and sold off the spares to buy other Spydies. The only way it makes sense (IMO) is if you are exceedingly pragmatic (ie: I'll use the same knife for years), a collector who wants to use and keep one nice, or someone with a sizable hobby budget.

If having a spare of your favorite knife helps you sleep better and use it as a tool, it seems like a great investment. :)
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Postby Evil D » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:09 pm

I've owned several versions of some knives (sprints) but eventually weed it down to the one I like the most, and then I try to buy a backup of that knife if it isn't standard production. Those of us who have felt the burn of one of our favorites getting discontinued have grown wise enough to plan ahead.
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Postby SpyderNut » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:15 pm

gbelleh wrote:...I always choose variety over duplication.
That sums it up for me too.
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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:16 pm

I try to buy three of each model configuration that really floats my boat.
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Postby chuckd » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:24 pm

I have a second Lionspy, which is a pricey one to have a second of. I do love the knife, but am hoping to trade it in the future for a ti millie. Having two of such a beefy and durable knife isn't necessary ha.
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Postby bh49 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:35 pm

I used to have quite a few "back-ups" At one time I had 9 large bolstered Persians, four small Persians and four G10 Caly3. I have much less now.
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Postby xceptnl » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:57 pm

The only exact duplicate I own is the Stretch I in SS with inserts. It was too hard to find the first time so I purchased a backup when I could.
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Postby Dodge » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:01 pm

Only on three occasions; Kiwi slipit, Wayne Goddard grey sprint, Tasman salt.
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Postby linuxology » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:20 pm

Sadly yes, Caly 3.5 SBlue

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Postby bdblue » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:38 pm

I've got a few duplicates that were bought for collecting purposes or whatever, I guess they could be considered backups. With Spydercos there is so much variety that I can have a lot of similar models and consider some of them to be backups even though they are not exact duplicates of what I am using.

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Postby Holland » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:08 pm

I'm really bad for this, I had 2 of every para2 sprint for a while, and pretty much buy two of every knife I like haha

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:31 pm

It's not a backup, it's a pre-need replacement. ;)

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Postby jabba359 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:42 pm

gbelleh wrote:I almost never buy exact duplicates. I do have two Centofante Memorys, but that's only because one is modded, and the other kept original. I always choose variety over duplication.
That's my thought as well. I rarely even buy two of a single model even if they have different handles/steels, as I'd rather try out something entirely different then get more of the same or similar. I have a few exceptions: I own a bunch of Mules, two red Persian sprints, two 2013 Forum Natives, and two Dialex Juniors.

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Postby Joshua J. » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:50 pm

bornagainprimative wrote:I just got another s35vn para 2, because I know eventually I will destroy my first one and will want another one. So basically it will be sitting bnib till then.
Frequently. I've been making good ground on getting my addiction under control though. I only get jitters on the odd occasion.

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