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2020 New Knives Resolution

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by AnW, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    :thumbsup: :rolleyes:

    No I can't :p
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  2. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    My method seems to be, buy the I ones I want; keep the ones I like.
  3. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I need to get rid of some knives. My tastes have changed a lot over the years. Leaning more toward Case and Boker Stockmans and Trappers.
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  4. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Yes! And re-buy the ones you regret selling.
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  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    "I have resolved and resolved, till I am afraid to resolve again."
    --some Puritan, can't remember his name
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  6. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I have a bunch of nice traditional knives, so my 2020 resolution will be to buy less and put the ones that I have to more use. We'll see how that turns out.
    Also, as a person who's north of 70 years old, I find Old Hunters resolution of cataloging knives for heirs is an excellent idea. That idea has crossed my mind several times, and it shall be done this year.
  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I think you're at that place already :thumbsup::cool:
  8. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Thank you Will! :)
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  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Resolutions, like wind, are to be broken :D:eek:

    I know what I like but don't always know how to get it ;)

    Need a user version of the 93 Ramsfoot in Coco, a Micarta or Bone one would do. Would like a Spear White Owl as all mine are Clips, a blade I like much less. The 62 GEC release interests me a lot but being over in Europe it's not going to be easy if there's some insane stampede. One resolution I won't break is that I will never order a knife unseen, how do I know if the Stag is up to standard, the bone the colour and jigging I like, ditto acrylic colours? Then there's what shield?

    Would like to use more of what I've got and keep them in order-chaos is my metier;) Plus there's a house-move on the cards, hate that as you lose stuff.
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  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Same here, but I also don't often know till I see it.
  11. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    That is so true. Doesn’t bother me all that much since as Joni once said you don’t always know what you’ve got till it’s gone
  12. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Trade some, sell some carry a lot?

    Really want to get some more stag in my collection....:cool: I also think helping other people enjoy or start collecting traditionals!

    Really I think that's it.
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  13. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    So true!
  14. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Buy fewer, sell more, carry the best. I have found that I enjoy carrying my favorite knives more, even though I enjoy variety. I simply found myself asking why I was toting a knife that I enjoyed less than others I left home?
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  15. JB in LV

    JB in LV Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2016
    Pretty much status quo. And I renewed my gold membership today - definitely worth it to me.

    I do not make New Years resolutions. My current short-medium range goals include saving money, so not really purchasing knives. And I’ve completed the reduction phase, decreasing my total number by 2/3 over the last couple years; that’s about as far as I’m going to take it.

    I’m happy with a nice grouping of my favorites. I’ll try to carry each more frequently (as people have mentioned, “have less, use more”). May look to add a small traditional fixed with hiking, camping, backpacking in mind. There’s a maker who posts here that I may want to contact sometime.

    Here’s what I have with me now - others are tucked away with a friend until I finish some traveling I have been doing. Old pic from the pile thread:

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  16. jwh720

    jwh720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2016
    My knife plans for 2020 involve focusing on rebuilding my traditional collection. 2017-2019 was rough on my traditional knife stock, I ended up selling almost all of my slip joints to fund more modern knife purchases. I started perusing the the porch again and have a renewed interest in carrying and using slip joints. Looking back at some of my old photos here I really regret letting go of some of those GEC and northwoods ( especially those beer scouts) . I have been lucky enough to score a few new knives from the exchange to help get me back into the slip joint game including a sfo TC15 barlow.

    Cheers to all you folks here in the porch and may you all have a safe and prosperous new year.
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  17. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    So far, so good! I haven't bought a knife all year.
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  18. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    As others have said, I’m not in the habit of making resolutions for the new year.

    With that said, I recently noticed that I’ve been neglecting some of my knives. I’ve greatly enjoyed rotating them into my pocket, and I hope to continue this habit in 2020.
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