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  1. tobiism

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    the perfect knife. End your quest. Learn to use the blade you have. Save your money.
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    ...how dare you...mods please delete this thread. ;)
     
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    Blasphemer! Heresy! Someone call the Council of Elders.....and bring BBQ wood!:D
     
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    agreed. voice of experience? for me, it's the fact that the funds don't exist anyways....but i'm happy growing with what i have!
     
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    I seem to recall you having a pretty impressive stable of your own.
     
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    Well of course not, no knife is perfect at everything. But Im doing pretty well at limiting myself to one for each task I frequently perform.
     
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    I love my low cost Condor Bushlore it has done well. I do not have any high end knifes I would not even know where to pull the money for one. Prov 27:17
     
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    indeed. which has of course helped me end up at my statement of...... fact?
     
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    Same with guns as well.

    Chasing dragons
     
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    Luzster Of course your opinion matters, just not to me... Supporter

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    No such thing as a perfect knife? I'll agree to that.

    But....

    There is sucha thing as a buncha really damned great knives!!!
     
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    Lies! Lies! It's all heresy! Don't listen to him. There IS a perfect knife out there... I just have to find it!
     
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    Luzster Of course your opinion matters, just not to me... Supporter

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    I have two more that I am going to get; a bowie plainsman by Chris and a Buck Nighthawk. Then I'm done. Seriously, no more knives.

    I'm now on a quest for a mini Coleman dual fuel lantern.

    After I find one of those.... My kit(s) are complete!!!

    For now....of course. o_O:confused::4::dblthumb:
     
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    Your lyin..... IT'S OUT THERE BRO!

    ;)
     
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    I am very fortunate to have not developed the "100 knives are not enough..." disease. Don't get me wrong, I love looking and handling blades so much, I'd buy crate of them if I didn't talk myself out of it. I am very happy with only buying or trading up to better than before, but no knew knives are allowed in the family that don't have a purpose or a use. I want the best quality users I can get, but I only need what I need, and the acquiring of more then that,it cuts into my funds I need to build up other areas of my hobbies and living. I am here to help you though... For I have just finished a 26 step program to rid you of this sickness. This entire program is compiled on high quality print paper and I wasn't liberal on staples either... I'm not cheap on materials! I am willing to send you this information for a one time low price of half of your knife collection. You make the call, cause you got the problem... ;):D
     
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    I was really hoping you were gonna finish with "a more wretched hive of scum and villainy"...

    One of my best friends is a dairy farmer. Up all day, out all day, maintaining equipment, taking care of cattle, doing all the thousand things that need to get done - he doesn't even carry a knife.
     
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    When I saw this, I immediately started singing this....

     
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    So you mean to say my 684,439,437,643 knives is to many and I may be indecisive?
     
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    It's just this endless cycle of spending and anticipation and then putting away and then reselling and then spending and anticipation and then putting away and then reselling and then spending and on and on and on. Only to realize if I had spent more time learning how to use the first knife I had ever bought I would be miles ahead of where I am now. Sure I'm pretty skilled with one now and can make a try stick and carve most anything I need to but still. Did I need to spend 6 grand to get here?
     
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    You get it! I was that way with guns. So I have a crap load of guns, but can't efficiently shoot a single one of them? Well call me a fool! I want fewer tools and the knowledge to master them!!! You are certianly on the right path if you can just look away from the next sweet, sharp, shiny thing... look away brother, look away....
     
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    Perfection only exists in the mind of God. Buying new knives has nothing to do with some sort of Grail Quest, but rather because I like sharp and shiny things. Always have. A man's gotta have a hobby.
     
  22. MTplainsman

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    Not even a pocket knife???
     
  23. Youcantreadinthedark

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    nope.
     
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    Shear insanity





    See what I did there?
     
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    yes I do, very cleaver
     
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    cut it out
     
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    knife comeback bro
     
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    This thread is a slice of insanity...
     
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    What fevered dream is this that bids tear this company in twain?

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    Shows how little you know, as I have found over 5,463 perfect knives, and have a line on one even better, and another incoming more perfect than all of them put together.

    Or, I could have stuck with that Gerber Guardian bought in 1981 where a friend on very first day accidentally broke the tip while idly plonking the tip into the scarred coffee table and inadvertantly hitting a dime. Yep, shoulda stuck with that one.
     
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    Whereas in my career, my most memorable quote as a young man, after finding I had left my knife at home, and needing one in worst way, was to turn embarrassed to my foreman and say, "Curtis, you have a knife?", and his reply after a spit of tobacco juice on the tarmac was, "I got damned pockets, don't I?"
     
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    ...you know, I'm not really a knife guy, but.
    I seem to be pretty good at defining many specific circumstances to where the next perfect knife would fit. Knives take up considerably less space over other things one could collect besides being quite utilitarian.
     
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    Sounds exactly like my knife buying life! I’ve been fortunate to hold some very awesome and sought after knives!

    But in the end.............I should have stopped a long time ago! And the funny thing is, life kicked me in the gonads and I sold most of my favorite knives off at a huge loss!

    I sure do love the thrill of the hunt though!

    Ah, the life of a knife junkie!
     
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    The next one will be the perfect one, I swear. :D
     
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    yes i will its just someone hasnt lost it yet
     
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    What @Stophel said!

    Oh, and: Buy more knives so you're not wasting money on guns.
     
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    With the exception of "save your money" isn't that a direct quote from Otzi man?
     
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    Sandcut Sed ego sum homo indomitus Vendor

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    It's not about the destination.

    It's about the journey.



    And there's one fatal flaw in the premise of the OP. Some of us actually do use the knives between the buy and the sell phases, which allows us to make the realization that "this knife is not THE ONE".

    And sometimes, a bit of variety is nice. I married one woman and have sworn off all others. I've worked the same job for 24 years now. I've even bought the same brand of underwear since around 1984. Can't I be allowed SOME variety?
     
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    Any post with multiple "Futurama" references will always be good....thanks.
     
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    Ha! Me too. Sheeesh, now I'm going to have that on a looping track in my brain all day....
     
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    Hey, I think I saw you on Flatbush Avenue up by the college.
    Dressed in a black hat and trench coat.

    You had a Grim Reaper mask on, and were wearing a cardboard sign with those words on it painted in goat blood on the front,

    and "The World Will End on Resin Bowie's Birthday"on the back.

    Remember me? I bought a knife from you that day.
     
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    The perfect knife is a moving target.

    At one point in time I preferred a tacticool knife mostly because of aesthetics. I like a long blade 5+”, clip point, guard, etc.

    Now that I actually use a knife. I prefer a shorter blade <5”, drop point or even spear point, no guard or jimping, etc. my preference seems to be moving toward a woodlore style knife. I dig my cheap Bushlores. My more expensive Bravo is pretty darn good also.
     
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    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!


    :58:
     
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    Yes, yes you did.....
     
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    I can't argue with this, not even one bit.

    But there is still something intrinsically and endlessly fascinating about knives.
    Nothing but a hunk of steel and a piece of wood mixed up into an infinite number of minor variations, and feeling how each one performs differently from the next.

    But, in the woods I am happy with pretty much any knife, it's when I get online that I seem to think mine are all inadequate.
     
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    I'm collecting Swiss Army Knives just for the fun of enjoying them. No real reason. I keep finding them at the flea market and other places.
     
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    I think in this way at least buying guns and knives are similar: there is always a niche.

    I'll explain it in terms of caliber, may be simpler than explaining it in terms of knife models.

    I need something more powerful than a .223 and less than .308. Insert .25-06, .243, whatever. Now I need something between .243 and .308. Some 7 mm fits right there.

    Interestingly, there are not so many niches when in comes to handguns, at least if you stay with relatively common cartridges. I sense an opportunity here for gunmakers…

    9.5 mm anyone?
     
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    what aaaare you talking About ??


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