Tucson Tom wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:55 pm
I don't think David is talking about finding the one ultimate knife, but just noticing the lack of "connection" when you have a bunch of knives.
That is basically what it comes down to. I think the bigger problem I have is that I get a sort of OCD where I feel almost uncomfortable if I don't carry the knife that I'm currently hooked on, so my ability to rotate knives kinda sucks. It's weird, it really is some kind of mental issue of sorts because I know they're all great knives or I wouldn't have bought them, I was all about them at the time I got them but one by one I've moved on to something else that held my attention more. Maybe that says something simpler about my tastes evolving, or maybe I have some kind of attachment disorder LOL.
I do think one of the biggest contributing factors is something I bet a lot of people here can relate to, which is buying knives for specific uses as a way to justify the purchase
, only to later realize that some of the knives I own can literally do it all and I end up preferring one knife to do everything due to ergonomics or blade shape or something, and then I have all these "specialized" knives that never get used. The latest example of that is my Spyderhawk...I'm sure my Autonomy would have made short work of this grape vine I cut up in my back yard, or any of the Militaries that I used to do this kind of work with, but the Spyderhawk was new and something I hadn't owned before and it seemed like (and turned out to be) the perfect tool for the job. Over the years I've been on this forum and have been buying knives, there have been a lot of "grape vine knives" that have found their way into my collection that are now collecting dust.