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Discussion in 'Knives' started by lightboy, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. lightboy

    lightboy Empty Pockets

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    I've recently bought a few "back-ups" (same models) of knives I already own and really like. Thinkin' about getting another Buck 110 now too, since I saw a pretty good deal on one at a nearby sporting good store.. Anyone else here have "back-ups" or buy more than one of the same model knife? And if so, your reasons? Just curious...
     
  2. parnass

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    I have bought duplicates of a few items I really liked (e.g., knives, lights, etc.), but often regretted it afterwards.

    After a few months I would find something different -- a newer, improved model or something else which I wanted more than the duplicate I had purchased. Concluded that buying a duplicate had not been a wise use of money.

    I do carry backup lights and blades, but not duplicates.
     
  3. 0dBm

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    Same here; with handguns as well.
     
  4. mossyoak

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    i did for my spyderco native, but ive sold and given them all away, then i got a strider, and they are a tad to expensive to buy dup's of, and im not worried about it breaking, but if i lost it i would have a mourning period that would be 3-5 business days.
     
  5. VT-aroo

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    UK lights 2 AAA and xenon. But as they say, after a while I found other lights that were better. And for some reason Minibucks. Like enough for a bunch of lost ones.
     
  6. chavez

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    That has to be one of the funniest things I've read all morning! :lolhammer:
     
  7. Codeman

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    I get backups of a lot of things these days.  I've had a few really good products wear out over time, only to discover they are no longer made.  A good example is Brookstone's old style key ring.  The upgraded model is simply too big for my tastes.  Luckily, I have one backup for whenever the one that I'm using breaks.

    So, for knives, I have backups of several, which are listed in the thread HoopleHead has provided a link for in the next post.
     
  8. HoopleHead

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    IF its something especially good, I often find myself buying 2 (or even THREE!) of the items.
    Some of my doubles:-

    SAK Minichamp (on Tuesday!)
    CRKT Sting bootknife
    Marine Corps Kabar
    Buck Strider 889
    Inova X5
    Dealextreme Fauxton (30!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D)
    SAK Swisscard
    Dealextreme SD card holder
    SAK Classic SD
     
  10. Chux

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    When I find something I like I often get a second (or more) partly to have a backup in case the first wears out or gets lost/stolen etc, but also so I can use one without fear of it becoming irreplacable. That way if it becomes difficult or impossible to get the item at some point in the future I will not be without. The plan is flawed however as I am generally careful with my things and also buy decent quality gear which does not wear out so I end up with multiple unused duplicates I am loathe to part with. Every so often I bite the bullet and try to have a clearout.
     
  11. phatch

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    I've done it with a few knives. BM 701 and Vex. Both knives that I want a spare for when they are discontinued. My love for the 701 faded a few years back and I sold off the three that I had at that time for prices close to new as they are still very popular even now.
     
  12. Sharpdogs

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    I have done it with a few knives. Pretty soon I had a knife store :) Seriously though I have done it with a few knives or I would at least buy the big brother or little brother, like I did with the Benchmade Griptillians. I am desperately looking for a back up or two to my Simonich Bitteroot.
     
  13. boredom

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    Haha I can only agree with Chux's Post.. :iagree:
    Bad part is I haven't actually gotten to the point
    of being able to part with anything yet.. :-X
     
  14. aj1985

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    Back ups sometimes are a very good thing. I have only bought backups for a Spyderco DODO and I honestly do love that knife. I wish I could buy more back ups for other knives, but realize that I don't believe I will ever really need a back up unless I lose the knife, and by that time something better will eventually come along. Spydies are a different breed though, because most old Spydies do go up in value quite a bit so back-ups are a bit of an investment as well.

    take care

    aj
     
  15. Blackhat

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    I've only bought backups twice. Once was on Spyderco Delicas (wasn't sure how the original plastic pocket clip would hold up), and then when Sak brought out the OHT I had to have a backup on that. I consider all the SAK Classics I have not to be "backups" in your sense of the word since they all have different color scales.
     
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    I only buy backups when a model is discontinued. Hence, I have 3 Dodos, 4 Manixes, and 2 Yojimbos. Having duplicate knives is boring to me, so I try to minimize that.
     
  17. Styerman

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    Always backups , seldom duplicates .

    Chris
     
  18. jackknife

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    I used to do the back-up think alot more, but I've calmed down some in my old age. Since I use only pretty mainstream production stuff, I just have one of everything. The few exeptions are things I find just so handy or unique, I want to make sure if they are not available then I have a spare one. Like I have a couple spare Christy knives put away because its such a handy little thing, and its such a small one family company, they could be gone tomarrow. Hence a coupke spare ones with spare replacement blades.
     
  19. bubbaskyjacker

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    i have 3 kershaw chubbys, 2 griptillians, 2 atwood gasbabies and som others. you always need a backe up. murphys law. if you have a favorite knife you probably will loose it. and one you dont like somuch will be with you forever. its just how it works with me. i back up my backups
     
  20. Tikigod

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    No duplicates. There are too many other toys that I want to buy dups...