This is a discussion on I found my "Holy Grail" knife... within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Todd Begg Bodega... breathtaking......
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-Glock 27 .40 w/ Crimson Trace Laserguard and Clip Extension (winter carry)
-Taurus PT945 .45 (more or less retired from carry)
Great looking knives. I tend to be rough on my knives and wouldn't want to use these because they are way too nice. Give me a old used Spyderco and I am happy.
Simply stunning. Big blocks of cheese - Beware!!
Beautiful knives but the price tags on them leave me stuck with my Buck.
Very nice, much too nice for me. While the OP didn't mention price, I suspect it's right up there. I don't carry anything I can't afford to lose.
Questions for the OP. It uses a steel that's essentially the functional equivalent of VG-10, and has a ball bearing system for pivoting to improve smoothness and speed of deployment. Beyond that and the looks, do you think it's worth 10x the price of a comparable functional equivalent from, say, the Spyderco line? Difference in sharpness, durability, utility?
* That said, I "get" the concept of custom and semi-custom knives. Nice stuff, but I always wonder about the practical utility improvements justifying the coin.
Amazing! Great looking knife. They are about the same price as a "gold" series Benchmade but that knife is awesome looking. Unfortunately, out of my price range.
Wow those are beautiful knives. But the price... sigh...
yeah, but $700+ nice for an EDC knife? No thank you. beautiful, but the cost-benefit analysis says NO.
Put the poster of these knives up next to the Lamborghini Countach on my wall.....
Custom knives are a hobby. People who collect them (I used to dabble) buy them for the same reason people here buy Ed Brown over Rock Island, H&K over Hi-Point, pre-lock S&W revolvers over Hillary hole ones...
They all work. The more expensive ones maybe work a little better, maybe not, but they look better doing it, and that's worth something to the collector.
I know Mr. Begg from a knife forum, and he makes gorgeous knives, particularly his integrals. I would love to own some of his work, but it's not in my budget. I certainly understand the desire for one on behalf of those who can afford it, though.
If you can find a Begg Treefrog, that's a very affordable full custom from Todd, and it's one of the sweetest little neck knives ever made.
For $1000 a pocket knife?
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.