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Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby jdw » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:24 am

I have a laundry list of knives that are incredible that have passed through my hands through the years but I really wish that I would have kept my Ti and Fluted Ti Military. I gave them up because the Ti marks up so easily and I realistically would never carry the Fluted Ti plus they had boring steel for otherwise spectacular knives. Now I wish that I had kept both. Are there any relatively recent acquisitions out there that you wish that you had kept?
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:46 am

I try to spend more time looking forward than looking back. Lots of shiny objects out there to distract me from the ones that got away.

When I do sell a knife it is usually to fund a different purchase that I want more so while I may miss a certain knife I most like let it go to upgrade anyway.
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby flasharry » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:09 am

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:30 am

Yes, and no. Acquired a very nice C54 Calypso on eBay about 15 years ago. A year or so later, I gifted it to a friend who considered it a grail knife. Wound up missing it, so went out and found another sometime after that. That one got gifted that to another friend for similar reasons shortly thereafter. Came across a third one about ten years back and, so far, have managed to hang on to it. :) That said, I never regretted gifting either of them. OTOH, can think of about a dozen guns and a couple cars I could kick myself in the butt for ever selling.
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby JacksonKnives » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:16 am

I had a Blue Yojimbo that I sold after I got married and the Yo2 was widely available. I like the new design, but I would trade a few other knives for the original Smurf killer.

I Lost my Caly3 CF somewhere.
Also lost a Kit Carson/Roy Helton-designed Buck Crosslock, which was my first liner lock/modern folder.
The TSA took my first knife, a Wenger SAK, a mountaineer I think. I was on a tight schedule getting to my early flight so I didn't have time to mail it to myself. Really wish I could have passed that one to one of my kids. (Fortunately I have lots of other worthy knives to choose from.)

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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm

Today's knife finances tomorrow's knife is how I roll. If I can't live without it I keep it, if it's not quite my style, it moves on. Nearly 200 spydies have gone this way, gotta catch 'em (and release them (except the Lil Native compression lock)) all!
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Ric » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Nearly 200 spydies have gone this way, gotta catch 'em (and release them) all!
How much do you lose per knife, if I may ask?

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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:12 pm

Ric wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Nearly 200 spydies have gone this way, gotta catch 'em (and release them) all!
How much do you lose per knife, if I may ask?
Lol I don't even want to think about that
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:16 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Ric wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Nearly 200 spydies have gone this way, gotta catch 'em (and release them) all!
How much do you lose per knife, if I may ask?
Lol I don't even want to think about that
How about your newly acquired Rex45 Manix? You know that will be a tough one to find again! I also remember when you had the Mantra 3 for a while...was thinking that was going to be your "one" for a bit there!
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:20 pm

The Rex will be staying for a while. I'm set on big spydie buying for now with my stretch and manix. Next spydie will probably be smaller and or a new design. The Mantra 3 is a great knife, I did love it. But at the end of the day I'm just not a flipper person
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Freediver » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:20 pm

My grey Lum Tanto sprint, my yojimbo 1, cf M390 military. I’m sure there’s much more if I think about it.

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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Wartstein » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:39 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Today's knife finances tomorrow's knife is how I roll. If I can't live without it I keep it, if it's not quite my style, it moves on. Nearly 200 spydies have gone this way, gotta catch 'em (and release them (except the Lil Native compression lock)) all!
True for the SS Stretch too?
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Wartstein » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:51 pm

Actually... none. ;)

Described it before, I get the most enjoyment out of the Spyderco hobby when I limit the amount I own at any point in time to max. ten, backups included (and I only have Spyderco folders, except one BM Minigrip and some cheapos)

That means I focus on the very details I like even a bit more than other details, plus all of my knives can get really carried and used.

But it also means knives that I actually really liked and enjoyed had to go. But I never regret that, but somehow "positively remember" those and am happy I could try and experience them and "fine tune" more and more what I prefer in folders.

AND: It does NOT have to mean that I´ll never, ever come back to a model I already owned (and so buy it again).. For example I absolutely can think of getting in the mood once more for the great design of the Manix or the perfect ergos of the Millie I both once owned... :rolleyes:
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby abbazaba » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:34 pm

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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:40 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:39 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Today's knife finances tomorrow's knife is how I roll. If I can't live without it I keep it, if it's not quite my style, it moves on. Nearly 200 spydies have gone this way, gotta catch 'em (and release them (except the Lil Native compression lock)) all!
True for the SS Stretch too?
Yeah I still have that one
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Nate » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:34 pm

None.

Guess I'm a bit of a horder. Think I'm up to 40 or so Spyderco folders now. Have sold off some stuff, but nothing I miss. Definitely could afford to cull the herd again but without any real need to do it, it's easy to put off.
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:48 pm

Don't really have any regrets about the Spyderco's I've sold..
(Manix 2, Manix 2 lw, Zulu, K2, Chubby, Positron, Tim Wegner and Wegner Jr)
I do regret selling a Jody Samson custom BaliSong from Pacific cutlery and some old Cold Steel knives from the Ventura California era.. Also had a Gerber Guardian I kinda wish I'd kept.
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Evil D » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:42 pm

I miss my Vallotton every time I think about it. For me it's more about ones I never bought that I wish I did.
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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 pm

Honestly, none.

I still have almost every knife I have ever bought, with the exception of some I have given away to friends and no regrets there. I have never sold a knife.

But I am more and more embracing the point of view that I don't have to own (or keep) something to enjoy it. I can enjoy something for a while by owning it, then pass it along -- and some things I can enjoy without owning them at all. This is more at work for me in another hobby than with knives, but there is no reason this mindset couldn't extend to knives as well.

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Re: Knives you wish that you had kept

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:53 pm

Evil D wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:42 pm
I miss my Vallotton every time I think about it. For me it's more about ones I never bought that I wish I did.
I had a Vallotton Sub-Hilt converted into a D/A auto and I still kick myself for getting rid of it.

Even though I never used it, I still loved it. You could kill 50 men with that thing and never open the blade! xD


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