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Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:50 am

Hindsight is 2020. There are some knives but I wish I had bought two of when they were still in production. One is the Manix 2 back lock and the other is the urban light weight K390.

What knives do you regret not buying a second?
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby Monty » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am

Partially serrated delica and endura with wave.

Regret not even buying one Pygmy Warrior or Massad Ayoob.

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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby Mushroom » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:55 am

I wish I bought a second all black PPT Perrin Sprint run! Probably would’ve liked to have a second Lil Nilakka as well! There are others, but those two come to mind right away.
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby vivi » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:59 am

C95. Never thought it'd get cut so soon. The 2 XL is nice but the original was nice in a different way.

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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby jdw » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:14 am

Urban K390 for sure. I gave mine to a friend and I didn't try to replace it in time. KW S90V Military is a good choice. I sold it, immediately regretted it, and it was too late to grab another one.
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:23 am

I have lost track of the number of knives I have purchased after getting one falling in love with it then purchasing a backup. Until..... the next interesting model of Spyderco comes out...

At some point after thousands of dollars gone I realized a couple of things.

1. Having so many Spyderco’s and keeping them in rotation for EDC means they will likely all outlive me unless I loose one.

2. What am I doing filling a good size safety deposit box with expensive knives here? For what purpose?

3. This left me with the only logical conclusion which was to sell the duplicates and also the ones I never carry.

4. Outcome no more trying to forecast the future, get a new knife and EDC it for two weeks and use nothing else if after two weeks it is still available go for another two weeks and then if it is still that good get a backup.

Only problem I see with this is the new lousy distribution model of limited production numbers and slow to none existent rereleases of even production models like the Smock and Spydiechef.

Which is okay because at some level that actually makes me feel better about not being party to the hurry up and buy environment Spyderco has created in 2019 with their new business model and that if their vendors.

Their business and collaborations are their business and I am glad it works for them if it does but no thanks, this fish has slipped the hook.

It’s what I call voting with my wallet in non participation.

So what is a person to do?

Well save your money and if it is really that great there is always the secondary market and no matter how much you may overpay for that one model you will not come close to the amount of money lost trying to forecast your future I wish I had two of these knives feelings.

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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby jdw » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:34 am

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:23 am
I have lost track of the number of knives I have purchased after getting one falling in love with it then purchasing a backup. Until..... the next interesting model of Spyderco comes out...

At some point after thousands of dollars gone I realized a couple of things.

1. Having so many Spyderco’s and keeping them in rotation for EDC means they will likely all outlive me unless I loose one.

2. What am I doing filling a good size safety deposit box with expensive knives here? For what purpose?

3. This left me with the only logical conclusion which was to sell the duplicates and also the ones I never carry.

4. Outcome no more trying to forecast the future, get a new knife and EDC it for two weeks and use nothing else if after two weeks it is still available go for another two weeks and then if it is still that good get a backup.

Only problem I see with this is the new lousy distribution model of limited production numbers and slow to none existent rereleases of even production models like the Smock and Spydiechef.

Which is okay because at some level that actually makes me feel better about not being party to the hurry up and buy environment Spyderco has created in 2019 with their new business model and that if their vendors.

Their business and collaborations are their business and I am glad it works for them if it does but no thanks, this fish has slipped the hook.

It’s what I call voting with my wallet in non participation.

So what is a person to do?

Well save your money and if it is really that great there is always the secondary market and no matter how much you may overpay for that one model you will not come close to the amount of money lost trying to forecast your future I wish I had two of these knives feelings.
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby Evil D » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:36 am

I've wised up and bought two of many recent models that I really liked. My bigger problem is that I skipped out on other models and didn't get them while I (easily) could. I definitely need to pay closer attention to the discontinued list each year.
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby eRoc » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:21 am

I wish I would have bought a second St Nicks Delica. When they went down to $155 I used a coupon code to get one for $138 and wished I would have purchased a second. I don't keep up with Delica's (my wife has 5-6 for her EDC rotation), but didn't realize a Delica with a black blade is rare. It is her favorite Delica now and she got scared she lost it a few days ago.

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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby mb1 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:24 am

My want list is too large to tie up funds 2x in the exact same knife. I do have multiples in a few models, but they're in different steels. There's always a newer something coming along that tickles the wanter.
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:39 am

rarely do i have identical multiples of the same knife. i did pick up a few more Southards when they were discontinued, but i eventually sold those as i moved away from framelocks. now i only have the one.

i've never bought two of a knife at the same time before but i'm planning on breaking that rule for the cruwear micarta shaman.....
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby Hopsbreath » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:13 pm

A 52100 Military sprint is my most carried Spyderco and boy do I wish I had a backup. The little brother-PM2 I have stashed will just have to do for now.

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Postby archangel » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:29 pm

40th anniversary N5 :rolleyes:

I'd sell the second and would STILL have one grail Damasteel beauty.... :)
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby spyderg » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:01 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:50 am
Hindsight is 2020. There are some knives but I wish I had bought two of when they were still in production. One is the Manix 2 back lock and the other is the urban light weight K390.

What knives do you regret not buying a second?
Sent you a pm about somewhere that still has both in stock.
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby zhyla » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Since I am avoiding the steady accumulation of knives that comes with unchecked acquisition doubles make zero sense to me. That duplicate is taking up a slot I can put a different knife in.

There’s always something cool coming next. Save room.

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Postby ugaarguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:41 pm

Sage 2. Wish I'd bought 3, rather than one.

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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby The Meat man » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:12 pm

I guess I haven't found one I like that much. They're all great and there is something special and different about each one, be it steel, handle, design, etc.

I tend to agree with zhyla on this. Having a limited fund for knives means that I would rather use that money for a new design, or steel, than for a duplicate knife to just put in the safe; although I can understand this if one is talking of a discontinued model, or Sprint Run, or something of that sort.

Now having said that, I think I have come pretty close to finding the ultimate knife for me in the Autonomy 2. What an outstanding design, flawlessly executed!
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Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Postby spoonrobot » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:25 pm

Original Manix
Original Yojimbo
Dodo
Barong
Khukri

Kicker is I did buy multiples of the first three I just ended up having to sell during the recession. Learned my lesson on that one and as a rule if I want it I just buy two, now.

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Postby Tdog » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:32 pm

Wish I'd bought another Caly 3 Damascus with bolster. A beautiful knife. My wife loves it.

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Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:33 pm

Two Slsyz Bowies. One to beat up and one to keep nice. Now I have one that can't be either lol.

I need to get a Spydiechef before those go away. I'd sure hate if something happens with mine.
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