This is a discussion on Whats so great about expensive knives? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Billspider I have a Randall Model 2-8, I take it out, wipe it down admire it then put it back.lol Love that ...
For me, it is the durability. The blades maintain an edge longer and can be sharpened to any degree I need.
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To me a knife is all about the metal of the blade. I've got a couple of kitchen paring knives that were given to me that I can't seem to put a good edge on and you can forget about keeping it either. I hate that knife, but hubbs seems to like it. Go figure on that one. After that, it's about how it fits your hand and that varies from person to person.
The only folder I ever had close on me was really old and didn't have any kind of lock. And well, I still have all my fingers
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Why do people buy a Mercedes or BMW when a Chevy will get you from point A to point B?
Why do people wear a Rolex or Breitling watch when a Timex will keep good time?
Because there are people that want and can afford higher quality goods...
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In my honest experience? Absolutely nothing.
You can talk about superior craftsmanship, better steel and other materials, etc all you want, but the harsh reality is that once the you break the $150-200 street price level you start seeing a very marked decrease in your bang-for-buck ratio. Is there a status in them? Certainly. Do they look prettier? Maybe. Do they do the end-use job of separating one thing from another any better? Not really.
Not saying that there isn't any point in a high-end custom knife. There is obviously a demand for them. I'm just saying that if you really don't care about carrying a Gucci-looking status symbol, then you're probably better off with a good production model and a bunch of extra money left over for other stuff.
I don't know but I carry a $550 Sebenza every day. Have for the last year andI love it.
Spending that much money on a knife makes sense from an elitist standpoint only. I have carried the same $45 gerber for over 5 years. It cuts rope, its a pry bar, its been known to turn screws, it opens paint cans, ect... I rides in my pocket every day at work and at home. At least every other month it makes a trip through the washer and dryer, but still holds an extremely sharp edge, opens quicker than any other knife (except spring assisted) that I have played with. It locks firmly and still looks great to. I have only sharpened this knife 5 times that I can recall, but its cuts something at least every other day. I would like to see how these pricey pieces would handle the torture that I inflict on my gerber.
If you guys have a local wally world. Buck 110 is 26 (down from 66 on the site)
Exspensive knives are great if you can afford them and if its a particular style you like. Some are overdone.
I see it simply like this also, an exspensive knife can be engraved, damascus steel and anything else you could think of and cost 1000.00 dollars, you can find a knife that has the same characteristics and look for 40 dollars (Saw one at the gun show just like describeD) and tell first thing you cut will be the last thing it cuts.
I carry a buck 110 when I go somewhere nice (out to family events)
and usually a benchmade LFK for every other time.
26 dollar knife and a 100 dollar knife.
My girlfriend likes her Mtech micro
and m tech stilleto style knives to carry
6 dollars, 10 dollars, and 10 dollars.
It just really depends on what you like and what you can afford. If I could I would want to own a "Fat Kat" Beautiful knife or the cold steel Esparza but will probably buy a Spartan to go with my Kabar mule.
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