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what is the most money you would spend on a knife?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by aficianado, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    TROKITA

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    Free99 :D i got a SOG knife for free :) there freaken awesome
     
  2. Mar 14, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    Wow.
    I know it's an entirely different world, but seeing it in print drives it home.

    My "daily use knife" (if you want to call it a knife)... I set the bevel on a DMT1200. I would only go down to the DMT325 if I needed to hone out a chip.

    From there, if I'm using synthetic stones, I'll progress to 4k, 8k, 12k, and finish off on a Chinese 12k.
    But normally I'll just run the entire process on a Belgian Coticule, gradually diluting the slurry until clear, then adding a layer of electrical tape to the spine and a couple dozen polishing laps with mineral oil.


    My $350 "knife"

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  3. Mar 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    I have seen a lot of beautiful knives and understand the handwork that goes into them. But for me a knife is a tool and it is going to get used, sometimes even abused. I have a hard time spending $100, and have many at half that that are good reliable knives. My daily carry is a Spiderco. I have a couple Bencmade that are nice too, and probably 50 more new in box knives at this time because I like knives!
     
  4. Mar 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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    would love to see this.. thinking about making my brother a knife for a b-day present
     
  5. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    Looks great! how long did it take you to finish up? Like I said, I'd like to do this and make one for my brother. I can find all the supplies on line but I'm just a little worried about time and my tools. Really only have basic tools, one hacksaw, sand paper, etc. Have all the knife sharpening supplies though so that wouldn't be a problem.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Repped. Stunning stunning knife. I want one.

    I have the same one but not the Tanto version. Carry it on every call I go to. Love it to bits.

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    Pretty sure I dropped like $375+ on this.

    Worth every penny.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    taco47001

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    I spent $200+ (can't remember exact price) on my benchmade auto-opener. Tanto point blade, push button auto. I got it before a major deployment. The story is very long and boring but the short....they sent me a new one....free of charge after seeing the pictures of the remains of the original one. I'll spend good $ on another benchmade if I ever need one.
     
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