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When to say “Enough”?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Mark Patton, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Wesmanthetiger

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    I've probably got over 100, but not 150. I have some quality ones, but had a real thirst for finding those "Best Bang for Your Buck" knives. Yknow, the ones that cost under $50 but are as good as some over $100? Anyway I finally got hooked on more expensive knives and stopped buying the budgets. Now I'm slowly selling my extras and buying better ones. Say 4 or 5 knives to get 1 good one? Anyways, my wife told me that each time I purchase a new knife I should think about how it would look sticking out of my body somewhere... I've moved on to tactical bags now!

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  2. Moshe ben David

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    What an awful thing for your spouse to say!

    Moshe
     
  3. Moose

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    Jealous much? Me? Only very. Nice collection :D
     
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    You sure posted some awesome pictures!

    You got me interested in McGizmo (MM) clips and SPRO heavy swivels, among other things.
     
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  5. FilthyJ24

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    Excellent collection! I've owned about half the knives I can see and a few have been all time favorites including both crooked rivers and the 804cf. My problem is I end up "flipping" instead of keeping, so I can spend my fun money on other hobbies. My go to has been the Altitude since I got it, but I pre-ordered the Bailout as an alternative for when I need a folder. I will not be flipping my Altitude for anything.

    To answer the op's question, enough is when you say its enough. Some people want the latest and greatest, others will ride a knife til the wheels fall off. Personally my limit is 4. I try to have a dedicated EDC, work and a truck/beater knife with room for a wild card. The wild card this time around will be the Bailout.




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  6. yo mama

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    I buy for myself for now, mindset they will be given to my children and their children one day. So throwing out 100 blades as a number for a collection isn't going to end that big. Each one may only end up with a few. I swore I'd give most everything away before I'm to old to see them enjoy them.
     
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  7. Tallboyjim

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    Unless victorinox release a stock(and by stock I mean cheap) yeoman or yeoman mechanic I’m pretty much done when I comes to knives unless something is lost or broke.
     
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  8. Moshe ben David

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    I think you just invoked one of the corollaries to Murphy's Law.... ;)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  9. SOS24
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    The yeoman really is an awesome model that Victorinox should bring back. I found a used one on the bay about a year ago and couldn’t resist. I’ve carried it every since.
    [​IMG] I changed the scales after getting it.
     
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    Reamer and corkscrew and it would be perfect for me! Nice scales.


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    It doesn’t have the reamer, but it does have the corkscrew on the other side.
     
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  12. MedusaOblongata

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    I have enough knives. I have for over 15 years. I couldn't count them on my fingers and toes. I won't be buying any more knives.
    Except sometimes, when I see one I don't have, it reminds me that I don't have one of those yet, and sometimes I have to buy it. Then, though, I have enough knives and I don't have any need to buy any more.

    When I go to a knife show or gun show or website that sells knives, unless I need something, my goal is to buy nothing at all. But if I see something that I just absolutely cannot walk away from, then I buy it. That happens sometimes. Either way, though, I win; either I escaped unscathed and didn't have to spend hundreds of dollars, or I got something really cool.
     
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