sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Yeah, I used to think expensive pocket knives weren't really worth it. Then I looked into it after purchasing the medium stone for a higher price than my most expensive knife at the time. And I understood why. Same goes for instruments.The Meat man wrote: ↑Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:27 amFor me, a couple things I can think of off the bat: one, I no longer think that $50 is a lot of money to spend on a knife, and two, I no longer consider 3" my blade length limit for EDC.
I'm also spoiled by the steel selection, opening hole, and great designs.
Now if we could somehow convince our S.O.s of that too...
My wife doesn't know how much some of my knives cost, and doesn't really care it seems. She just says to anyone who asks that I have a big case full of knives. Lol as long as bills are paid and money is in the bank, it's all good!
Heh...soc_monki wrote: ↑Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:14 amMy wife doesn't know how much some of my knives cost, and doesn't really care it seems. She just says to anyone who asks that I have a big case full of knives. Lol as long as bills are paid and money is in the bank, it's all good!
I still grab one of my Opinels for kitchen duty almost every day since they are much easier to sharpen than S30V if dinged on a plate or roughly used. Precision cutting and material processing has me running straight to the PM2.
This. Form Follows Function.
That’s it for me, as well. Learning what works for me, and why.Sequimite wrote: ↑Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:04 amI always carried a slipjoint and had one knife with a locking blade. After I retired I decided to pursue this interest. I started in 2006 by buying a large lot of used pocket knives on ebay. There were several Kershaws, I got into them a bit, and one very odd looking knife, a Delica. Once I used it I got it.
My rule one with Spyderco: the odder it looks, the more some ergonomic or other functional aspect has been improved. Looks weird = superior performance.
I didn't stray over $100 for a while until an abalone and mother of pearl Kiwi intrigued me. It was the first Spyderco that I thought beautiful and, after months of drooling over it I bought it and was amazed at how comfortable the grip was despite the fact that the handle disappeared in the hand. Increasingly I saw beauty when I looked at great engineering. But the Kiwi was beautiful by any standard as proven by my wife taking my first one, my daughter the second and my sister the third.
At some point I was down the rabbit hole and had over a hundred at one time. Mostly I wanted to handle and understand each design. Constantly buying and selling I experienced over 200 models and variations. I learned what the design trade offs were and which ones I valued most. There is no perfect knife but there are knives that come closer to my personal ideal.
I winnowed down to about three dozen Spydercos and customs and was happy. But I continued to follow new models and recently bought my first new Spyderco in over three years. My experience enabled me to understand how the knife would feel in my hand and work for me by looking at photos and reading about it. As it happened I was accurate in my assessment, edging slightly closer to my impossible ideal.