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$650 Mini Griptilian?!?!?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by baja820, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. IMightBeWrong

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    I really love the Griptilian and have always wished they'd make one with a better handle. It's like they took my dream Benchmade and went about 5 times too far decking it out with tacky crap.

    That said, I am not against spending 400 or more on a knife. Not gonna be a Benchmade with CRK in the price range.
     
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  2. Adahn

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    Hmm, $650 on a knife, what a waste of money.
    Better go buy your gf/wife that wonderful lovely diamond ring/necklace/ear rings combination for double price.
    Usability? Who needs that? Or you don't want me to be pretty for you, darling? ;)

    So I guess we all wasted enough money before and after, just think of the last time you filled up your gas tank...
     
  3. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    And the beat goes on.... (note the entry for "best use" at the bottom of the specs.)

    Boker Thorn Special Run Mokuti Folding Knife

    MSRP: $999.95
    Our Sale Price: $749.95!

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    Overall Length: 6.25"
    Blade Length: 2.60"
    Blade Material: S35VN
    Blade Style: Spear Point
    Blade Grind: Hollow
    Blade Finish: Satin
    Edge Type: Plain
    Handle Length: 3.65"
    Handle Material: Mokuti
    Frame Material: Titanium
    Weight: 3.07 oz
    Knife Type: Manual
    Opener: Thumb Hole
    Lock Type: Frame Lock
    Brand: Boker
    Model: 113210
    Designer: Jim Burke
    Country of Origin: Germany
    Best Use: Collection

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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  4. jda

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    To put it in perspective: I have a $1600 AR, but drive a $1100 Jeep thats :censored: near as old as me.

    I have a SMF in my pocket and a sebenza in the safe, I will never sell them. That $$$$ could have been better spent elsewhere, because in the end, its a s30v blade and a Ti/g10 handle. A buck vantage does that for <$100, however, for me they are just cool to own. There is a certain pride in ownership, and if a $650 bm does that for you, go for it.
     
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  5. Ace Krampus

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    $750 for a S35VN Boker... Jesus wept. You could buy a custom from Chuck Gedraitis and have $300 left over.
     
  6. baja820

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    Its like paying $300,000 for a toyota pickup with gold wheels.
     
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  7. farnorthdan
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner

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    I would probably not buy this knife based on a few fancy details just like I refuse to pay over a hundred bones for a little piece of steal with a few odd holes drilled in it and a cap lifter.
     
  8. BarksAtCats
    • In Omnia Paratus

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    This reminds of that part of the movie, "This is Spinal Tap" where Christopher Guest is showing Rob Reiner his favorite collectible guitar and then won't even allow him to look at it for fear of damaging it (I apologize for my inability to post the clip. Maybe somebody a little more fluent in YouTubian will do it for me. ;))
     
  9. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    and for bonus points.... the Legos version....



    ;)

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  10. Sriracha

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    Yes. This. Conspicuous consumption and "aspirational brands". Make it clear who the low self esteem jerk is, notice the larger the Iogo, bigger the jerk.
     
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  11. bpeezer

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    I'd spend a few hundred on those handle scales/barrel spacers. Those are sick. No need to spend extra money on a hand finished convex edge though, I can handle that myself.
     
  12. BarksAtCats
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    Thanks @indigo_wolf! You're the best!
     
  13. SpyderPrepper

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    Does anybody else think this may be more targeted towards non knife people? I just have this vision where a liked employee is retiring after 30 years of service and the conversation going something like this: "Well, we don't really know Bob outside of work but we should get him a gift" "I think he might like a pocket knife" "I think I heard him say some name one time, geez what was it, Benchmite? Benchmark?" *furious googling* "Aha! Benchmade, ooh! look at this pretty one! Alright, everyone one pitch in 30 bucks for Bobs retirement gift". I'm sure Bob will appreciate it, but Bob would've bought himself a Sebenza for less money, or a Damascus sebenza for the same money.

    ....I've had a long few days.....:help::rolleyes:
     
  14. Keyman

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  15. baja820

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    That yours keyman, or are you doing some custom scales for a customer? Lol
     
  16. Keyman

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    Yup that's mine. :)

    Fit and finish on this is wonderful.
    BM photo's do not due it justice.
    The DLC blade is a darker gray than I've seen before.
    It is very handsome indeed.
    The rounded or crowned spine is sweet, a very refined elegant touch.
    The Ti scales look gray in BM's pictures.
    But in person they are slightly blue, it looks like they anodized the scales blue and then stonewashed them after the fact.
    So, all the divots or millings into the scales (like the three diagonal lines and the teeth near the rear), all have blue in them.
    In fact the entire scale is a faint stonewashed blue.
    The blade is sharp as a laser and silky smooth to operate.
    I say, an absolute home run on this one Benchmade!
    ..........love that DLC.
     
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  17. baja820

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    If you don't mind my asking, is it worth $650 and is that how much you paid?...
     
  18. ReGA_93

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    Have you seen how the Gold Class knives are made? They are pretty darn close to a custom knife in the fit and finish, and they have more hand finishing than some knives from some well known "Custom Makers" out there.

    When you look at it that way, the price is really not that bad for what you get.