We all sat in a circle and took turns saying: "Hello, my name is so-and-so and I am knifeholic". Strange, but we do not feel like strangers among these people. And we didn't come here to fight ourselves.
Like the author of this you, I also have a long time with Spyderco knives. More than 10 years. I always read on the forum and rarely write.
"Unpopular opinions". What to say? We became unpopular with others after choosing these knives with holes. These knives are of unusual shapes. Others look at these knives and say: "This is strange, the knife should not look like this."
I answer them "the knife has the right". (translation difficulties are possible) People are full of stereotypes. I might be rude, but don't misunderstand. Some people say, "It's a matter of taste." I will answer: "No, taste can be developed." If you surround yourself with wonderful products, beauty, so that our eyes rejoice. Then the craving for beauty will come to us. That's when we start choosing these knives. That's when we choose Spyderco knives with you.
If this photo is deemed obscene (?) I can delete it. I'm talking about a photo with a knife :D
*Image Removed - A little too racy for our forum. - TazKristi*
"unpopular opinions". Yes, I myself used to be full of stereotypes. But it's good that there are people like you who helped me change. I didn't understand the serrator before. Many years ago I thought: "how so? What is this? wtf? Does it have to be on the knife? What for?". Then I tried it, I liked it, and my life changed. And when I learned to sharpen it I was delighted.
"unpopular opinions". What's with the size? But nothing. It's okay. Yes, the knife can be small. For me it was strange before. And it remains strange for other people now. When am I in the forest to sharpen a spear with a knife? I do not remember. Perhaps never. That's when I might need a big knife. But no. Other people see my little knives and are surprised. But they are comfortable. They are convenient for most jobs.
"unpopular opinions". The less extra weight on you, the better. The weight in the pockets pulls the pants down. Why is this if you can carry a light knife. It's comfortable. Just **** convenient. I will not take a heavy knife with me if it is possible to take a knife easier. Sal even grinded off his keys. I saw this somewhere in an interview. Maybe I should do that too?
"Why do you need so many knives? They are all the same" I hear this often. I say, "they are all. Different."
When you and I plunge into some topic, we begin to learn a lot for ourselves. An inquisitive mind. How much do we learn about steel, materials, history, and more? Lot. This gives us the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and develop. It seems to me that this is good. We are not standing still. We are moving forward and developing. Is it unpopular?
I am very unpopular in what I cut with a knife. I am strange in that I do not unscrew the screws with them, do not lift the manhole cover, do not open a tin can, do not try to make a hole in the wall. I have another tool for these tasks. The knife should cut. I think so. Yes, sometimes you have no choice or you can't hesitate. But these are exceptional cases and they are rare.
There, I said it:)