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Discussion in 'Knives' started by Tony Sal, Oct 4, 2014.
Little Knife Thursday
Thanks,I appreciate it.
A sincere thanks to all, from novelty to collector, to the newest in high end blades, we have quite the unique group here! Thanks and kep posting !
Spyderco ladybug in ZDP, I put some paracord for better grip, perfect for keychain ,holds edge forever.
What is the top knife? Looks cool
Another double Wow, very cool
It's a Quest Knives Kutzu. I asked another member a while ago after they posted in another thread.
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The manager and other 58mm's defeat the main advantage of the classic; easy and cheap availability with little added real use.
I've lost count how many classics I've given away at spur of the moment encounters. When I see someone struggling to do something like trying to open a package by stabbing with a Bic pen, or using a house key to try to cut open the tape holding a box shut, I loan them my classic. When they are amazed how easy having a knife makes the job, I give it to them in exchange for a coin. Any coin. I know I can get another classic at the next big box store down the road for 10 dollars or so. Target has them for 10.99 here as does Walmart. Dick's is almost as cheap. The 'other' 58mm's are harder to find, and cost almost double, and doesn't give me much more. If I need a really small phillips driver, I have a Victorinox quatro in my wallet. It's so small and flat it takes up no real room. If I need to pop the top on a bottle, then theres a zillion ways to open a beer with no dedicated opener. My classic opens imported beers just fine using the screw driver tip of the nail file blade, as does my Bic lighter. or many other items. I just don't need the added blade/tool on the manager.
I've even found classics in good numbers at gun shows in TSA confiscation lots, for as little as 2 dollars each if you buy at least three of them. I do. The TSA confiscated classics are in very good condition with some hardly used witht he original edge still on the blade.
It's a hell of a ten dollar knife, for 2 dollars.
Thanks! I looked it up, $500 for it. Ouch
Well I would disagree with that, but my needs differ from yours.
Mind you, I do love a classic. If I could get them at that price I would blow $20 quite cheerfully.
But that is my whole point in a nutshell; I can go around giving out classics like lollypops at the doctors office for less money than most chain restaurants lunch menu. Go to the next gun show and find the lady with the big boxes of TSA actioned off SAK's, 98% of which are classics, and restock. Even if I'm on the road or way off on vacation someplace and have to replace my knife, the next big box store will have the classic at a 10 dollar and some change price point. Heck of a bargain anyway you slice it. Is the extra tool on a manager nice? Yes it is. Is it needed for my life style, no not really. I think 90 something percent of what I reach for my pocket knife is, to cut something. Open mail, open a UPS box, cut some string, whatever. The classic has that covered. That thin little blade gets so scalpel sharp so easy, it cuts like the devil.
For me, the classic is the ticket. YMMV. We're all different and have different needs. For me, if the manager was only a few dollars more, and just as widely available, I may go for it. But I can't see the big price increase for one tool that I can make do without. No to mention you just don't see the other 58's at the stores. It all comes down to both availability and price.
What is that 'larger' one?
Moshe ben David
@jackknife: I've found that instead of the Victorinox quattro, I carry a Sears 4-way screwdriver. Absolutely, totally flat. Four tips for slotted screwdrivers. Sears has been selling these things since the 1920; Craftsman #9-4160. My local Sears keeps them in a bucket at the cash register in tools; approx $1 a piece! I got in the habit because my Dad always had one.
Moshe ben David
That settles it! We're going to Sears!! ( my dad had one too)
Hey Jack, there's always the Christy!
Quest Knives Kutzu, it's $500!
Had that one covered for abut 40 years. I started to carry the quattro a few years ago because I so very rarely ran into flat screws anymore, but lots of small phillips. I still have the Sear's 4-way, but it's getting carried less and less. The quattro has a couple flat bits if I have to deal with a flat screw. The Victorinox is smaller than the Sears, and takes up less room in the wallet. The phillps bits are very refined and fit better. A more refined product than the old sears. When teamed up with my old army P-38, it eliminates a whole layer of a larger SAK, This has cut down my use and carry of larger SAK's than my little classic. If I carry any other small multitool, it's the Leatherman squirt, and I do find the small pliers handy.
Mine is a Spyderco Ladybug. Their smallest locking knife. It lives on my keychain and therefore is always with me.
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Man, I can't remember the last time I carried the Christy!
I think one of the epiphanies I had recently was, I think I've lost the knife obsession thing. I've trimmed back even more,and I want things to have multi use. Like in small mulitools. Knives that are just knives seem too much of a one trick pony, and the small knife thing has been taken over by the Vic classic. I've also stopped the obsessive edc thing that "one is none and two is one" nonsense. The more I stay away from these forums for days or weeks at a time, it's easier to cut back on all the stuff. These forums exist to sell, and it's all about creating the drive to buy and feed the sponsors.
I know I've put it like this before, but it's like waking up and finding that I've been in some sort of temporary insanity induced by programing. I stay away from the forums and I care less what people are carrying and pocket dumps and other nonsense. I watched my dad go through life with one little Case peanut as his edc pocket knife. It was in fact, his only pocket knife. He had his old Colt Woodsman .22 pistol that he'd bought back before WW@, and it was his only pistol. He did fine in life. He wasn't a gun nut, or a knife nut, and didn't read gun magazines or other stuff. But he lived a full life raising his family, going fishing and camping, and teaching us kids to shoot on a Daisy air gun and his Colt .22. There's a real lesson there and I'm finally learning it. That's why I'm not on the forums much anymore, and less and less by the day.
I'm fleeing the cult.