What's the most money you've spent on a blade?

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  1. BradA1878

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    I spent $250 on a TOPS Tom Brown Tracker... I dunno that it was worth the $, but I did it.

    I know there are other blades out there that are uber-expensive when compared to the TOPS Tracker. I've often considered them, but can never bring myself to do it.

    So, how about you guys... (?)
     
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    I picked up the latest Turdley forum knife with sheath and it was about $350 I think. I don't know if I will ever go over that. That was pretty steep for me.
     
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    I got ripped off $385 for my Turley. But then I got one for free so it worked out. I suspect you'll get a lot of "Turley" answers in this thread.
     
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    Oh no no no no no no no.....

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    About $170 on my tops black rhino.
     
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    Fallkniven F1 blank, $109 plus shipping.
    Mosaic pins, $30 plus shipping.
    Custom leather sheath, $50.

    Making a custom scaled blade with my dad (possibly the last woodworking project we'll do together), Priceless.
     
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    $130 for my ZT 0350, and $125 for my Doug Ritter RSK-MK2/Becker BK12
     
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    $895 on a busse combat custom shop battle mistress
    Horrible waste if money I bought it on the secondary market and paid too much wife made me resell it to buy a crib and some stuff for my oldest child
     
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    I don't want to talk about it, but worth every penny.
     
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    For a single knife , about $240 for a Koster Bushmaster.
    My whole stash I am almost embarrassed to say. :54:
     
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    Turdley. Ha ha
     
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    Does this tell ya anything? :54:

    1: Adventure Sworn BCUSA explorer, O1 with Arizona desert ironwood burl.

    2: Rod Garcia Skookum Bush Tool Mk1, CPM3V with maroon canvas micarta.



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    My highest was 1100.00 for custom Dozier folder in Damascus with gorgeous mammoth ivory. Sold it about a year later for the same money and it sold for 1350.00 by the dealer I sold it to. Try not to go much over 500.00 anymore but will be paying 765.00 for the original Turley Green River in a couple of days at the Ohio Meet. I only hope that when I die my wife sells my knives for what they are worth and not what I told her i paid for them. Luckily she has no interest what-so-ever in this forum :)
     
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    $50.00 on a buck 119 from walmart
     
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    All I'll admit to is that I've overpaid on knives that I don't use much and underpaid on knives that I use everyday. I guess if you like knives it's just going to be like that.
    T
     
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    Oh, and Tim that's a right smart avatar you have there :)
     
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    $400.00 on a custom at a knife show from a little known maker. It was about $300.00 too much and i had no idea what kind of fixed blades i liked at the time.

    Went to a giveaway on a forum after sitting in my safe for years.
     
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    Wow... big range. I can see spending a lot on a custom blade, or a low-production.

    Do you like your rhino?
     
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    I'm a Spyderco fan, and I like this knife. I'd like to get the Spyderco Bushcraft...
     
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    I know of a few Randalls, Liles, and Scagals forum members own. But to be honest it might not be wise to admit it on an open forum. Some being worth twice their weight in pure gold. No B.S. :54:

    My investent blades are secured in a safe deposit box and insured.
     
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    $150

    All other knives have been less than $100.
     
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    I usually factor in a custom sheath into the cost as well.

    I'm getting rid of all of my production knives, except a couple beaters.. And going with custom from here out. I would rather own 4 custom knives I use the rest of my life, then tons of production knifes.

    For me, quality over quantity from here out. I find my tastes change as I learn more.

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    I've owned a few knives - between 35 and 40 Emersons, about fifty Benchmades, a dozen or so Striders, eight or nine Chris Reeves and fifteen or twenty customs... Emerson, Krein, Lambert, Terzuola, etc.

    And a few others...

    To address the topic directly, this one was the most expensive:

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    I got it new. It was sold a few months ago by the guy I sold it to (carried and used by both of us) for $1300, which is a relative steal for a left handed CQC-6 these days.

    Those days are past, however.

    About a year and a half ago I had a job change that necessitated basic liquidation of the collection. I've tried to catalog most of them on my personal website (can't link to it, it's against the rules.)

    I really don't miss most of them. I've since realized that they were just stuff, and life is better without that crazy obsession.

    I do appreciate a good knife, though. ;)
     
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    Money I've spent for handmade knives. $300, $250, $240, $220.. all very practical knives for bushcraft.

    Most I've spent for just a production blade would be around $220. My maximum limit is $220.

    The knife I use most is a Mora. I rarely go anywhere without it.
     
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    I only spend that much on a sword, lol.
     
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    $30 I am cheap, I have traded for most of my knives.
     
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    $600.00 for my River Bottom Blades- Guide, and along with it came the Kylie Bug Kephart. Best $600.00 I have ever spent. And for such a worthy cause.
     
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    When I bought my Cold Steel Mini Gurka Light, I paid close to retail probably 170-180, but at the time I was a LCPL in the Marine Corps and I didn't spend my cash at bars, any kind of club, or support any beer companies.
     
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    $60 on a single blade Buck liner lock when they first came around. Actually had it on layaway :1:. Im looking to get into better knifes after spending years on the Big 5 garbage blades.
     
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    If I add together the cost of my forge, my hammers, blacksmithing class, blade smithing class, coal, steel...


    Seriously though, the most I have spent on a knife is about $89 on an Ontario Rat 3. I misplaced it shortly thereafter. There are others on my want list though.

    Looker
     
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    I'm with ya on the tracker I gave 260 for mine in 2005, fresh out of school with a "good" paying job, I like it but I typically go for the mora robust in the sheath I made, I would value it at $50
    10 for the sheath,20 for the knife and 20 for the firesteel.

    At one time I thought I was a high end collector..... But in my adult life I realize I'm too cheap to be high end.
     
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    140 for my tracker used, on the wait list with Turls though and it will be higher (in 4 years when I get it)
     
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    The most is the $70-80 the BK16 cost when it first came out. Between that and my $15 mora I have not found much need to spend more money.


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    I bought a KHHI kukri several years ago that cost about $80 with shipping. My pack Golock was right around there. Love them both and well worth it. I don't think I have posted pics of my kukri. Will have to fix that:)
     
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    I absolutely love it. Great knife, to me anyways.
     
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    200.16 dolla...

    sent from my dumb phone.
     
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    This is my first Spyderco (my buddy is a nut- has like 30 of them, and to me most look all the same). My buddy has this knife and I fell in love with it, as it is so damn sexy. I love the choil and the fit and finish is superb. While I still can't believe I spent as much as i did on it, I am quite happy with its performance thus far.

    As for the Bushcraft, I'd love one of them as well...but a little out of my budget at the moment..
     
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    $400.00 for a Randall model 5-5 Camp & Trail. Sweet blade. I had waited for many years to own a Randall.

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    Falkenieven F1 off eBay about a month ago for $70. I did lots of looking around and finally scored! Great knife so far, no regrets:57:
    I just need to stitch up a sheath (came with the normal leather one, i just want a bushcraftier one that holds a fire steel) and I will be good to go:)
     
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    150.00 on a Tops American Trail maker.... I should have just burned the money, it would have been more useful lol.

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    The most ever for a blade? $650 for my rapier for 17th century reenactment. For a general woods k.ife, about $60. My usualy knives that go out are either self made or under $30, they work as well as the high dollar stuff and then I don't feel bad when the get broken or lost. I do love the look of a nice custom though.
     
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    My highest priced knives are an Esee 5 and a ZT 0350. I can't seem to be able to justify to myself spending much more than that since I'm not putting my life in harms way daily and depending on my knives. I really like some of the knives posted so far though.
     
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    Alan Wood Woodlore in Cocobolo O1 & tapered tang

    Easily the most expensive knife I've purchased with no intentions of ever using.
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    Runner up is my edc, the Adventure Sworn Classic which has figuratively speaking, jammed itself straight through my heart.
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    Little over $200 on my Bark River, had it for over 4 years and have used it HARD, so far worth every penny!
     

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