Spideyhole wrote:In all honesty, will anyone actually carry and use this knife? I would be so afraid of getting even the smallest scuff or scratch on it that I would keep it in the safe and only touch occasionally to fondle and admire. That's the struggle I have; buying something so expensive and it serve no other purpose other than pride of ownership. Nothing wrong with that of course, but that is the struggle in my head when I even consider knives like this.
I wish I didn't have this struggle because I would love to have works of art like this. At first the blade not being satin disappointed me but the more I look it over the more I am wanting one.
You need to decide your own knife budget for what is 'comfortable' to be carried. For example, I own several thousand dollar customs, I like them each a lot, but they're not perfect for me. So I don't carry them because I will be selling them when I get around to it. I am a little less picky about $600 and under customs because they're a bit easier for me to swallow should I drop them, scratch them up, etc. When I first got into knives, $100 was uncomfortable for me to carry haha... And that was like 3-4 years ago. When you find a knife that checks all of the boxes, it definitely makes it easier to swallow.
On YouTube, Nick Shabazz talks about a cost/carry/comfort curve and it's a real thing. If you're asking the question, you'll probably regret purchasing it. I asked the question on my more expensive knives and regretted it somewhat.