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Show us your Every Day Carry, volume #16.

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by cowsmilk, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. Tyrolee

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    How do you feel about purchasing expensive knives, even though they may be expensive your paying for something that is truly yours, the only one in the world, for customs at least. YOu got me interested in possibly buying a medford or even better a sniper bladeworks LPC, so do you think it is justifiable to spend $630 on a knife? :p
     
  2. Cheeser
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    No
     
  3. baconboyrlz
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    The question, is it worth $630 to you? The workmanship and attention to detail is going to be very good on both those knives, and if they are not, send them back to the maker's and tell them what you want fixed.
     
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    I second cheeser. $630 is nuts. I suffer from the typical Scottish trait of short arms and deep pockets, and could hardly drop the cash on a Benchmade 551. My grail knife is a Spyderco PM2, which is only $20 or $30 more than the Benchmade I got, if that gives you any perspective. My advice, don't spend $630 on a knife because you want something unique and that will be truly yours. Instead, mod your own knives for the same feeling, but it will add the personal pride in having done it yourself. Take for example the Kershaw Cryo, I think they're just screaming for some wicked engravings and file work. I'm in the middle of mod-ing my $15 CRKT Ripple, thanks to some inspiration from kye4some, Adahn, and bpeezer, by acid washing the blade, and polishing parts of the handle.
    At least that's my two cents.
     
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    I earn a good wage and I think $630 is more than insane to spend on a knife. A knife is a functional tool, a $10 Mora cuts as well as a @50 Spyderco and so on. Spending that amount on a knife makes it a status item like Kanye's gold taps, it's spending money for the sake of it.

    If I'm spending $630 on a knife it's one of two things:
    1) a lightsaber knife;
    2) A magic knife that will go out on it's own, cut down a tree and whittle a plasma flat screen, not a cup or a statue of a dog, but a fully operational TV set ;)
     
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    My route is buying high-end affordable knives until I get enough knowledge from Youtube and experience from messing around to just make my own. I already have several designs to be put to use years from now.
     
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    Paying that much for a knife is bitter sweet, it's a investment and a tool the two don't always go together. I find that i enjoy the more expensive knives for their proper attention to detail/high quality materials ect. but I tent to carry and "use" the knives that cost a fraction of the expensive ones. I agree with SUMA_Hopeful get a knife that works for you and make it your own for a few bucks and some time. If that does not cure your itch then save up and make sure to handle the knife you want to invest in before a online purchase.

    The ripple is a crazy nice EDC knife, with a slim profile and a very nice flipper:

    [​IMG]Ripple by kyeandtabbs, on Flickr

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    Acid/Stone washed Ripple by kyeandtabbs, on Flickr
     
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    Haha the question only depends on your thoughts, my only hobby is collecting knives it's something I've grown to like a lot. Getting these knives isn't about the blade, any blade can cut. It's about the craftsmanship that went into some of these. It's almost like collecting art, unfortunately I have been looking at some expensive customs that I can't afford. It also kinda inspires me to want to get into k ode making as a hobby. It all depends on the person, I could justify buying a 2k knife If I had the cash. None of my knives are safe queens though I'm not afraid to use any of them no matter the price.
     
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    Agreed!! Seeing and holding the craftsmanship that goes into these knives makes me want to set up shop as quickly as possible.
     
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    My hobby is attending college, playing destiny on Xbox 360, and working out. That's virtually it until I can get into some knife customization.
     
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    Hotel dump today
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    who makes that big folder on the right?
     
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    Medford Knife & Tool
     
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    Off to the woods early in the morning. Going on a five day deer hunt. My carry will be different of course. Made the pocket organizer and tried it out today. Works good.
     
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    Good luck, happy trails, and good hunting to you sir! Don't forget to keep your powder dry!
    We'll be expecting a report and pics upon your return.
     
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    Keys: Keith Ti biner, 4Sevens Ti Atom, SAK Broker, 58mm Ti pod (with cash, earplugs and Tylenol crammed in), flash drive
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    A few things to add - wallet Chums Surfshort, a handkerchief and a prybar on the keychain which isn't crowded enough already.
     
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