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I gave away a knife today.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JBoone, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. JBoone

    JBoone

    680
    Dec 30, 2012
    Gave my delica ffg 4 to my neighbor and good buddies 16 year old which I have known since he was 6. Excuse for me to buy another.

    I gave his dad same several years ago.
     
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  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Good on you! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Crimson Cloud

    Crimson Cloud Gold Member Gold Member

    139
    Nov 9, 2018
    Great to hear. I received a new custom folder in the mail today, then stopped by my former neighbor's house and gave him an Ontario Rat 1 that I got around Christmas . He's from Buffalo, NY, and I figured he'd appreciate a knife from a company that's close to where he grew up. Always feels good to pass one along. Cheers.
     
  4. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I actually gave two of my knives away this week too, a Real Steel H6 and a Kershaw Fatback. I wasn't using them, they were gathering dust a coworker asked if I had any I could part with, put some decent working edges on both and stropped them. He's been using the H6 every day since to cut his fruits at work.
    Seems a lot better than letting them sit around. :D
     
  5. Sergeua

    Sergeua Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    I bought my friends knives for when they turned 30. All hand picked and different to suit their style. This gave me a chance to check them out for myself, fine tune and sharpen. I also engraved them and my buddies get lifesharp service from me, but most are afraid to use them lol. They don't want them to dull.
    One spyderco went back to Golden and I wrote to them, short version, it's for a birthday gift, make me proud lol.
     
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  6. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    What a great way to share and spread the joy of knife ownership.
    And yeah, all good knife giving deeds must surely be commemorated with a well deserved reward !
     
  7. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Very generous!!! If used properly, it should serve him well for many years.
     
  8. scottyj

    scottyj

    Jan 29, 2009
    A buddy of mine I work with is dying slowly from various ailments, and always admired my knives I carried to work. I had an almost new Adamas on me one day and he really liked it. Pulled it out of my pocket and gave it to him. He carries it to this day.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Gold Member Gold Member

    805
    Dec 2, 2005
    It always feels good to give. Good for you, we need more like you.
    I gave my first Spyderco (police), which I had for 25 years to a friend that love knives but had a garbage of a knife. He carries that knife every day!
    Did the same thing with my best friend. Gave him an Emerson CQC-7 that he carries to this day. That was 10 years ago
    :)
     
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  10. Reitwagen

    Reitwagen

    612
    Mar 2, 2009
    Knives are my favorite gifts to give. Birthdays, holidays, graduation, or no occasion at all. Do me a favor and you'll likely go home with a knife in your pocket. Some of my friends started carrying knives when I planted the seed in their mind (or pocket, as the case may be). Others, like my ex father in law, look at me funny and throw them in a drawer.
     
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  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Those were generous gifts. But, it's only money and if you aren't using a knife and conditioned to not accumulate a lot of stuff (knives), giving is the answer especially when you feel pretty sure that the receiver would appreciate the knife and treat it well.
     
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  12. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Good on you, man.

    Knives are my favorite things to give away. Especially to folks who have a cheap piece and deserve an upgrade.

    My favorite gift was a Balisong. My buddy's kid collects Balis and didn't have a BM42 in his collection, so I gave him mine.

    Single greatest reaction to receiving a knife that I ever saw.

    Giving knives to "non-knife" people might just keep the public perception of knives as useful tools alive.
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Gold Member Gold Member

    805
    Dec 2, 2005
    yeah I don't get attached to things I don't use and I knew it was going to mean the world to them ;-)
    Thanks 22-RF
     
  14. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Giving almost always makes a person feel good.

    And, like you said, now you can go get you a new knife!

    best

    mqqn
     
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