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I fear my collection lacks coherence!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DCFree, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. DCFree

    DCFree Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2019
    Thanks so much for the helpful advice. I was struck and encouraged by your use of the word “hobby.” I have always loved mechanical things and understanding how they are made and work. Cars, watches...the more esoteric the better. But I haven’t found anything as addicting as knives. There are so many variables and makers (I love learning the backstories of the people who display such craftsmanship) and every time I hold a great knife it feels soulful. So I try not to make impulse purchases and buy things that I really like. But have to admit I fell way down the rabbit hole on this and hopefully it will moderate over time. I’m any event, it’s a lot of fun and I have greatly enjoyed being on BF. I learned so much from this community over the past months.
     
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  2. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Easier said than done... for some of us....
     
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  3. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    No sweat. Incoherence is the new norm.
     
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  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I bought a Condor Mayflower fixed blade at Blade on Friday. I enjoy looking and handling all of their knives and so forth and I spend a lot more time in their booth than I do at many. The sales rep pulled out a Mayflower with micarta handles to show me and another guy. He said that Condor only made two with micarta handles and I asked how much? (Or if they were for sale at all....) He said $30 and instantly sold both of them. That was a no brainer purchase for me and it's a really nice knife to boot!! So, impulse buys are fun.
     
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  5. DCFree

    DCFree Gold Member Gold Member

    154
    May 24, 2019
    Sounds like a great score. Followed Blade Show on IG and looked like it was a blast. Hope you had fun. And great. I will now green light impulse buys!
     
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Temper your impulse buys, but I really enjoy them. Last year or late the year before, I bought a Steelwill Mini Cutjack (M390 version) and the Benchmade Mini Presidio II on impulse at a knife store (different visits). I had never heard of Steelwill at that point, saw the knife and asked to see it. Many have really liked their knives. I was happy with both and it was FUN. I will never get rid of impulse buys because I enjoy the moment too much. But you need to keep it under control. Some here say they look at a particular knife and research it before making a decision. Other people's views are taken into consideration. I buy roughly half of my knives in person, so my "research" is my background in knives in general and handling the knife in person. ;) Your buys are to please you and not somebody else.

    At Blade I was looking at some Chinese modern knives that were fairly inexpensive. Didn't buy. But I learned about the brand and what they are doing with it. I have never heard of this company/brand and it was their first trip to Blade.
     
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  7. CPM3V

    CPM3V Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 5, 2019
    Looks good to me! As others have said, If you like it and they do the jobs that you need done that is all that matters.
     
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