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Things you want for absolutely no reason

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by wrath0r, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    We all have them - things we want even though we have no use for them whatsoever. Some of us, including myself :oops:, have indulged in buying them. Others have resisted. I thought it might be fun to admit to some of the things we covet, why we covet them, and why it makes no sense for us to buy them.

    I'll start.

    Strider SJ75 "Baby Huey" - A big, tough, expensive knife with a big belly, this thing is absolutely gorgeous. It feels great in the hand. I should know; I bought one. But it really doesn't make sense for me to own. It fits no purposes for me, but it's so gorgeous. This is the one I indulged in and bought. Now I'm selling it.

    Knives from the GEC Beaver Tail series - I love the look of these. They have sturdy blades and nice, ergonomic wooden handles. Plus they have a great logo and I cannot deny how much that has to do with my wanting one. But there's not one that fits a good need for me. I like having multiple blades on my knives (e.g. Stockman, SAK Electrician styles), but trappers just don't fit and neither does a single blade. So I just stare at them.

    Your turn!

    EDIT: This is not a hint for my secret santa. I don't like owning things I can't use.
     
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  3. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    Oh come on, surely you have a reason to own that hat...
     
  4. CatsTide

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    Hat yes...knife,absolutely none.
     
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    I'd like a GEC knife, a Spyerco Dogtag (the price keeps me from buying either one).
    I'd also like to find a nice small axe.
     
  6. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    Oddly enough, I actually have a potential use for a small axe. They're good to have around when offroading. :)
     
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    For me I'd say the Fallkniven A1. It's big, overbuilt, I don't need it, but I really like that big chunk os stainless steel. I handled it at a store and since then I want to buy it, even though I have absolutely no reason to buy it, other than admire it and play with it when I'm bored :D
     
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    I guess I should add about 90% of the lights I own.:(
     
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    Apart from all the knives, torches, pens and bags I want, there’s something I can tell you. An item probably quite a few of you would like to own but would not buy without either too much money to spend or a real use: Stanley 1-55-120 FuBar III FatMax XL. ;)
     
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    For once I actually can't think of something I have in my wish list that's not useful. I guess the closest would be a Mission Knives MPU-Ti for kayaking, when any other remotely corrosion resistant knife would do. They're just so cool :(
     
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    one of those radiation detector keychains. a good one though...
     
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    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    Ha ha, I think that most of us on here could say that, along with knives and multi tools, flasks, bags etc etc.
     
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    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That's easy, a traditionally forged Katana from a certified Japanese swordsmith.
     
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Not what you were after? ;)
     
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    I want all of those for legitimate reasons and have a use for each. :D
     
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    Ooh.... I want a Enzo Trapper 95 with N690 cobalt blade and red lined green micarta scales. I can have use for it, if i set aside the A1.... But if not, just another blade on the shelf
     
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    To illustrate the FuBar mentioned above:
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    I was recently eyeing one of those off for the renos I'm doing. Ended up with a smaller version
     
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    1.suunto core watch (so much money for small piece of electronics...)
    2.another guitar - 12 strings acoustic takamine (no specific model) and some electric les paul (already have some)
    3.victorinox swisstool (already have surge new)
    4.some vertx pants (wear slacks)
    5.prabos army boots aka budeswehr army boots 2005 (wear shoes everyday)
    6.rat-2 folding knife (i use victorinox bantam or spartan)
    7.and propably many others....with no reason, but there is such a thing, that you want something but don't know why; and you are sitting at the evening with your computer, looking for things you don't need, looking for some sales on them, putting them to the cart in some online shop, and in the end shutting your pc off explaining to yourself, that you don't need it at all...and next evening you repeat all procedure ;)
     
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    Can help you with that :D
     
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