1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Poll, What is the most you usually consider dropping on a knife?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Ippon, Jan 6, 2017.

?

What is your usual max 1 knife budget?

  1. 500 or more

    6 vote(s)
    9.2%
  2. 400

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. 300

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. 250

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. 200

    10 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. 150

    16 vote(s)
    24.6%
  7. 100

    17 vote(s)
    26.2%
  8. 50

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  9. less than 50

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. Rich73

    Rich73 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    293
    It's all subjective and Ghostwalker54 sums it up well. My weakness is (or was) good watches - I've cut the collection down a lot and now have a dozen keepers. I always wear an automatic watch and I've yet to break or lose one, at work or play. Knives however are something I see as more like tools, and as such I like affordable, replaceable ones. So 50 GBP max - though I did recently crack for a walnut handled James County... Here we go...
     
  2. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    628
    It's my hope that they are blacksmiths or engineers or something like that. But not artists

    The only artisanal knife I own, was a gift from my wife. Has scrimshawed scales by Linda Layden (sp?).


    Sent from my Glade Air Freshener.
     
  3. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    628
    One watch. Eterna-Matic Kontiki Diver Bicolor. Accuracy is at 15 sec per month! About 20-25 years old and a true EDC (not my picture).

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for side tracking, but I had to.


    Sent from my Glade Air Freshener.
     
    Moshe ben David likes this.
  4. Ghostwalker54
    • +2 Supporter

    Ghostwalker54 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    104
    Not familiar with all the rules here ladies and gents (every forum has a few that are different) where are we allowed to post a knife giveaway? No money changes hands on this. Also apologize for any sidetrack but it is a knife.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  5. EricV

    EricV Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    163
    I'll do up to $200 if it's cool and I really want it. Anything over that needs to be really special and typically not standard production.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. farnorthdan
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner

    farnorthdan Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    6,888
    I like nice stuff and am willing to pay for it, whats that saying, pay once cry once. As most here who know me, know that I'm kinda crazy for Spydies, I have a few. I have recently discovered Shirogorov knives, that's about all I'm going to say about "the most I'm willing to drop on a knife".
     
  7. aicolainen

    aicolainen Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    5
    I don't have a fixed limit for any kind of purchase, but the mind has some kind of built-in compass that gives me a bad feeling when a purchase seem to be out of line for its intended use.
    First of all, I try to figure out its practical value. There is no easy way to do this, but cost divided by estimated use time is a good rule of thumb. An EDC folder would score way better than a survival knife on this one. That's probably why I don't own a dedicated survival knife.

    Redundancy have the opposite effect. If I have something that could do much of the same without great loss of function, it's a lot harder to justify the higher price tag.

    There will also be some kind bonus points to gear that generates activity. E.g. new cross-country skies or running shoes will gain an advantage here.

    Oh.. and I'm not going to fool you. I'm not a flashy dude, so there's no jewelry or fancy clothes going on here, but I will sometimes put down some extra money to get an item I associate with. I guess this is a way of compensating for those other other things I don't do. One way this becomes evident is that I often find myself buying new productions of items with somewhat historical importance, e.g. CRK Sebenza, Hamilton field watch, 1911 handgun etc.. I never buy the old productions since I'm not a collector, and I would also be afraid to use those items.

    I try to be environmentally conscious, so I don't like to over consume just because I can. By that I mean I would rather by one knife from a manufacturer that has a proven track record of good quality, a nice repair policy and good ethics, rather than a bunch of throwaway knives.

    And finally, the most important criteria, any hobby or luxury product must not make a noticeable impact on more important expenditures like family, house and car maintenance, vacations and such.

    My Small Sebenza holds the position for highest price tag, but if I also consider pocket time, cutting time and how well I like it, it's one of my best buys, and such also makes it very high up on my best value ranking.

    On topic: even if I really like a knife, have a justifiable use case and funding is no issue whatsoever, any knife over 2000NOK/200USD would require additional assessment.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  8. ScottieG59

    ScottieG59 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    17
    In most cases, I stay under $70, but I will go higher for something compelling or special. Generally, I carry budget knives, but I may have more premium knives near. I do not abuse my knives and I maintain them, so something like D2 does very well. For me, paying extra for a blade that is a pain to maintain is no good. I am more than will to pay less and strop/sharpen a little more often. On the survey, I specified $200 max, but I will go higher, but not for an EDC.