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In your opinion, what's the biggest money rip-off in terms of knife ?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Chapp, May 1, 2019.

  1. Chapp


    Mar 28, 2018
    What knives, according to you doesn't deserve their price-tag ?

    To me, it has to be the Benchmade Griptilian 551.

    The whole thing feels like a toy. Cheap plastic handles, partial liners... for the price of around the Para-military 2 ? Big no from me. I dig the design of the knife, but I can't help to feel like it's a rip-off.

    What's yours ?
  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Anything over 90 dollars.

    No, but,

    Mad Dog Knives. Seriously, what the....
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  3. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    There are lots of examples I can think of. But you must keep in mind that to each is their own.
    I for one cannot fathom why Grismo Norseman costs $1000 or why Jim Skelton does not give away his knives for free.
  4. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    I am engaging in heresy and immediately ducking for cover, Sebenza was special 20+ years ago, now, at $350 to $500, fogetaboutit! :rolleyes: :eek:
  5. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. The Everlasting Know-it-all Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I concur. At least update those crappy, pointy, difficult for large fingers to grip thumbstuds.

    Anything "overbuilt," "tactical," folding prybar, stupidly thick and obtuse grinds, are just money wasted. If I need to pry, I'll buy a pry bar. If I need "tactical" or self defense, well I've got guns and Caney Joe. (68" solid hickory walking stick)

    If I need something "overbuilt," designed to survive nuclear holocaust, zombie apocalypse, and space invaders, it won't be a folder.

    Chisel grinds. If I need a chisel, I'll buy one.

    We all know the companies who fall into these categories. The most heavy duty knives I have are a TSF Beast and a ZT 0095S90BLK.

    Whether its a $5 Mtech or a $500 Medford, no thank you. I'd rather have a $1 jarbenza.
  6. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Todd Heeter, BM Bugout, Medford.
  7. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    AMEN!!! :thumbsup:
    Getting older, Sid Post and K.O.D. like this.
  8. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp I support the 3rd amendment! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Not a knife, but knife adjacent. This Emerson "combat axe" retails for a staggering $1995:


    Seems like a lot for a waterjetted piece of steel with some light grinding and a bit of maple.
  9. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
  10. jceckrosh

    jceckrosh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 2016
    What's funny is I just did this a few days ago and a lot of panties got bunched up.
  11. GermanyChris


    Feb 18, 2015
    The problem with threads like this is

    “if I don’t like it it’s a waste of money, but if I do it’s a great value”

    I like my chisel ground Emerson, I like my Sebenza, I like some overbuilt folders, and I like my GECs

    I’m going to pry with my knives, cut cans with them, dig with them, cut sand paper with them et. al. So super thin cuts like a laser just isn’t a priority
  12. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    I wish you were kidding, but I'm confident you are not. :eek: :rolleyes:
  13. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    The problem with posts like this is they evade the question IMO, simply because it is IMO. :(
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  14. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    What knives are, as you say, "ripoffs"? Yours.
    What knives aren't? Mine.
  15. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. The Everlasting Know-it-all Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, mine is generally the correct one. :D:eek::rolleyes:

    Btw, there needs to be an emoji that's has a poop on its head, effectively a ****head. I think that applies to many people and posts. (including especially me)
    Or a beef torpedo emoji.
  16. brando555

    brando555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    The only real ripoff I can think of is that one company that takes cheap 440c blade OTFs with pot metal handles, re-brands them and sells them for $200.
  17. herisson

    herisson Knuckle dragging and mean minded Neanderthal Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    But where in tarnation has common sense gone ?
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  18. Detroit Steel

    Detroit Steel

    Jul 12, 2018
    And who might that be?
  19. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Emerson, no matter the price point they seemed over priced to me.
  20. Reitwagen


    Mar 2, 2009
    You too? And I thought I was the only one.
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