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OK, WHAT knife is at the top of your personal wish list

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Allan DeGroot, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Some people's SS check is their play money. Thanks FDR!

  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    The Damascus Cas Knife is around $3000.00. Pretty high but reasonable in the realm of customs. It sure is attractive in my eyes!
  3. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

    Jun 15, 2019

    THAT knife is $1250? Good Greif! What is it made from? Angel wings and frozen lightning bolts?

    Does that include lifetime sharpening by a team of Iron Chef's?

    There are lots of things I'd spend $1250 on and the only thing that comes to mind at the moment is a Dan Wesson 1911 with a polished Bronze Frame and polished stainless steel slide, but those go for more like $1900...
  4. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

    Jun 15, 2019
    OUCH! Yeah thinking about it $1000 would be a suspicious bargain for that knife!

    My brains "tilt" indicator is on overload at some of this!

    I'm still wrapping my mind around the idea that a "simple Reeve folder" is $450
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  5. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    I don't believe I will ever wrap my mind around that :eek:; 20+ yrs. ago maybe but certainly not now. :rolleyes: I still want marchones' knife in post #23. :cool:
    marchone likes this.
  6. Batmanacw


    Mar 28, 2018
    I just want a Spyderco Manix 2 in M4.... not that extravagant.
    TenShun705 likes this.
  7. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    A 3 inch liner lock to my specs with this steel.
  8. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp That's right, it's genuine Velveeta... Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Almost. It's in ZDP-189. King of steels as far as I'm concerned and their's is heat treated very hard. The rest of the $ is just insane fit and finish (and the name.)
  9. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

    Jun 15, 2019
    To be honest (if not tactful) the idea of $1250 for a folder makes me itch for a supply of Dogwood lumber and a mallet to drive stakes into the heart of anyone who can say it with a straight face, UNLESS the knife is ground from metoric Nickel/Iron and etched to show the Natural crystalline pattern.(That I'm reliably told cannot be faked or rushed and takes millions of years to form.)

    Not at all sure how good a knife material meteor Nickel Iron is.... But I do know any attempt at heat treating wrecks the crystalline pattern. Brittle and soft is a bad combination...

    Iron meteoroids are worth more than their weight in gold, so... Price of material plus labor puts you in that price range,

    I do think etched meteor nickel-iron would make a snazzy scale or frame material, perhaps not for a frame-lock though...
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  10. annie28462


    May 19, 2019
    A 20 dollar 5" dexterrussell fish knife
  11. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    So you'd want to hurt people who respect makers who charge that much for a knife? You seem like a swell guy.
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  12. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp That's right, it's genuine Velveeta... Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I'm ok with the price. I've handled the previous generation of that model and it was spectacular.

    There's a ton of hand finishing involved. I don't think they're quite getting rich at $1250 each. Hell, some of their fixed blades are well over 3k.

  13. annie28462


    May 19, 2019
    You're swell asfu, you have my commandment.
  14. NorthernSouthpaw


    Feb 27, 2014
    I paid $1200 for a custom lefty folder from Bob Ohlemann. I'd also be perfectly willing to drop over twice that for a custom from Todd Rexford. Do I qualify for a staking?

    YOU aren't willing (or able) to spend over a certain amount. That's fine, but it does not give you the right to pass judgement over those of us who are.
  15. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Why would you drive stakes into the heart of anyone? Vampire fetish?

    Anyway, here’s a $1250 knife. Hope I’m safe :rolleyes:
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  16. annie28462


    May 19, 2019
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  17. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Oh, they're available now, it's just working through the pre-orders that's the issue. I have to split my time between filling them and regular orders, and most folks (about 80%) ordered Special Grade edge work. So placing an order basically secures your spot in the queue, but it'll just take a while before it gets to your door. The actual machetes themselves are here.
    marcinek and T.L.E. Sharp like this.
  18. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

    Jun 15, 2019
    Don't you understand "Facesious humor" Dogwood is the traditional wood to make "VAMPIRE STAKES"
    out of...

    That $1250 folder should be delivered in a Rhodium carriage and Whale oil should be used for cutting fluid and it should be stroped only on angel thighs....

    I could care less about workmanship, $1250 sounds like over the top humor

    Want more? How about a solid Platinum Dodge Dart?
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  19. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Yep. Fetish.
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  20. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

    Jun 15, 2019
    I can't see your face...:0

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