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  1. Insipid Moniker

    Are expensive knives worth it?

    You very literally wrote that justifying a purchase simply because you like it doesn't make it worth it. By your own logic, you're wasting your money on worthless things. Either that, or you're wrong and liking something is enough to make it worth it. Not terribly complicated.
  2. Insipid Moniker

    What knife gets the most pocket time?

    Paradoxically, the knife blade I carry the most is the one I use the least. The blade on my multitool. I use just about every tool it has, but I don't know if I've ever cut anything with the knife blade on it.
  3. Insipid Moniker

    Are expensive knives worth it?

    I find this kind of joyless mentality pretty amusing. The idea that liking something isn't enough to make it worth it makes me think you must sleep on a pile of rags, never watch movies or play games and only eat soylent. Either that or, by your own philosophy, you're wasting your money.
  4. Insipid Moniker

    What does your bladeforums username mean?

    Just picked a couple of big words to make me sound smart.
  5. Insipid Moniker

    Are expensive knives worth it?

    Only if you sharpen them on very specific species of frogs and then lick the blades.
  6. Insipid Moniker

    "Fractures Embrace" Bladeshow 2021 Dagger

    That's genuinely amazing. It barely looks real, like something plucked out of Lord of the Rings. A tip of my hat, sir.
  7. Insipid Moniker

    Blade Show West Q&A

    Here's a tool to find testing facilities in LA County. I can't vouch for it's efficacy or reliability, but this might be helpful for those planning to attend.
  8. Insipid Moniker

    Are Knife Related "Worth It?" Threads Worth It?

    But can you explain to me the wide variation in cheeseburger pricing? And which ones count as BBQ?
  9. Insipid Moniker

    Are Knife Related "Worth It?" Threads Worth It?

    I'll take three! I think you'll find that I have quite a few vouches and lots of karma on my end.
  10. Insipid Moniker

    Are Knife Related "Worth It?" Threads Worth It?

    All I'm saying is that when it comes to these threads, you get what you pay for. If you're not willing to pony up for a decent thread, you're going to end up with faulty logic, moving goalposts and, probably, blade play.
  11. Insipid Moniker

    Blade Show West Q&A

    I have absolutely no idea how widespread this is, but our local library passes out free tests that have a corresponding app that verifies results for both work and government entities. You can take the test and then access a QR code with a 'pass' on your phone that they scan to verify. Not sure...
  12. Insipid Moniker

    I have Zero Tolerance for Things Getting Back to Normal...

    There's sharp and then there's virus splitting sharp. 😜
  13. Insipid Moniker

    Are expensive knives worth it?

    Looks like a GTC custom, so 200x is probably in the ballpark. Heck, if it was one where he used damascus and mokuti 200x would probably be lowball.
  14. Insipid Moniker

    Are expensive knives worth it?

    , This is actually a VERY good point. I've bought a lot more inexpensive knives that weren't worth what I paid than expensive ones. That said, I think this applies even more strongly to shoes, power tools and bedding. 😉
  15. Insipid Moniker

    Just one first aid item. What's yours?

    That's fair. For first aid, most of my training is concentrated on immediate stabilization and transport, so that's my focus if you're going to restrict me to one item. IMO, pressure dressings and such are for longer term care than I'm thinking about, great if you're in an isolated area far from...
  16. Insipid Moniker

    Broken blade tips

    I think I would rather deal with the expense of replacing my knife than my floor. 😂
  17. Insipid Moniker

    Just one first aid item. What's yours?

    To be completely blunt, if the wound is bad enough that you can't take an item of clothing and apply pressure with it, then no bandage you're carrying is going to save you, or whoever you're treating. And if you have a serious anaphylactic reaction you're gonna die very fast without very...
  18. Insipid Moniker

    Just one first aid item. What's yours?

    Based on experience as an EMT and then nurse. Saw many, many more allergic reactions than major traumatic injuries and even then, most traumatic injuries were bone/joint rather than open wounds. Bandages are great, but also fairly easy to improvise, same with splints or slings, or at least a lot...
  19. Insipid Moniker

    Just one first aid item. What's yours?

    Epipen, probably, if I could only choose one. I'm not allergic, but I'm a lot more likely to encounter someone in anaphylaxis than with a major injury.
  20. Insipid Moniker

    The remarkable variation in knife pricing

    I like both, but I love the Eastern NC style BBQ sauce.
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