Overused and/or trite words of the Knife World

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mecha, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2017
    I think half of it is as simple as most people tend to morph words to be more personal, easier to say/type, or simply
    enjoy making new words that add a bit exclusivity to themselves and their group of, let's say, "sebbie" owners.
    Don't get triggered CRK people, I'm a two time seb owner myself ;) I like Spydies too.

    The other half is, I think, businesses realize people like new words with special meaning coupled with those little tick words like
    super, limited, ultra, tactical, military grade, practical, economical, exclusive, hand made, custom, alloy, titanium, carbon etc. etc.
    these words sell more than just knives :rolleyes:

    With all that said, why would you hang out, so to speak :p, on basically the biggest wad of knife nerds in the world and get mad when they
    treat the whole thing like comic book or trading card collecting and have all these weird and annoying words and catchphrases like any other
    group of nerds majorly into something no one else really cares about?

    Excuse me while I tactically deploy my convex Sebbies and spydies for bushcraft food prep to include
    the precision disection of cucumbers and the batoning of carrots.
    The slicyness of my drop shutty spydie should slice meat well too. :rolleyes::D
     
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  2. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2009
    Blade play.
     
  3. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    It's a word that I'm guilty of using..."Inexpensive" when no really it's just cheap.
     
  4. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2017
    It is pronounced "economically practical"
    Sometimes I buy like basically the cheapest knife I can find just to see if I really am gaining any benefit from buying relatively expensive knives.
    The answer is always yes which reminds me of another knife nerd term that gets used a lot:
    JARBENZA
    Don't know if that's been said yet, but when I first read it I thought "what the hell??"
    Next trip to the hardware store and two wasted dollars later I fully understood the term :p:D
     
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  5. Lance Leon

    Lance Leon Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 3, 2017
    I'm sorry that you like wobbly blades. Most people don't.
     
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  6. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2009
    Now why on Earth would you be sorry about me liking "wobbly blades"? Maybe you misunderstood the op's question...or maybe I did. Either way, no need to be sorry about what you can't control.
     
  7. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    All I see when I read blade play:

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  8. Lance Leon

    Lance Leon Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 3, 2017
    I meant that I feel sorry that you like wobbly blades - an assumption I came to from your statement of "blade play" being overused. Commonly used is not the same thing as overused.

    And if you do value the absence of said phenomena, I'm curious to know what term you think would be better used to describe undesired movement between the blade and handle of a folding knife, if not "blade play".
     
  9. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2009
    Blade wobble works for me. Not sophisticated enough for ya? Sorry, lol.
     
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  10. BLUEONBLACK

    BLUEONBLACK Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Nov 29, 2019
    My bathroom door is missing because she wanted in. Just because someone is large doesn’t mean anything.
     
  11. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Amazing in a sales post.

    If it self-destructed on receipt, that would be amazing.
     
  12. BLUEONBLACK

    BLUEONBLACK Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Nov 29, 2019
    No but apparently I am. I know I’ve managed to hurt myself again some how?
     
  13. tgtodd

    tgtodd

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    Dec 19, 2015
    Quotes...

    The #1 Hard Use Knives In The World!
     
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  14. CoryMc

    CoryMc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 3, 2016
    EDC. I get it, it’s easy to use and conveys the point. But it’s now a noun, verb and an adjective.
     
  15. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Then, there are levels of hair shaving also. Scrape hair off with some pressure, hair jumping, where the hairs literally jump off and float away in the breeze, hair whittling, where I can take a free hanging hair and whittle multiple curls with our breaking the hair....

    Tree topping, where the knife edge will catch and remove hair without even touching skin.....

    I use them all to describe...

    Another is sticky, or 3 finger sticky..... if you know sharp knives, this is a thing. The knife can be hair jumping, hair whittling sharp, and still not have that queasy feeling of trying to grab and slice flesh if you lightly run three fingers along the edge.

    Whether the edge immediately tries to bite/begin slicing the skin....










    I hate the use of the work Knuks....... in relation to brass knuckles/metal knuckles.....
     
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  16. Ruzster

    Ruzster

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    May 7, 2001
    If “blade play” refers in any way to playing with blades, unapologetically guilty as charged.

    If someone can elucidate re: “walk & talk” I’d be forever grateful. “ High speed, low drag - not so much. ;)
     
  17. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT

    Jan 4, 2016
    EDC Rotation
     
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  18. Polzeyboy

    Polzeyboy CHEEKY BUGGER

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    Jan 9, 2020
    Pocket time...
     
  19. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Sales ads, not a word but a reoccuring theme... knives I really want usually go for something like $2200 PP G+S
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
  20. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    I've always thought that "tactical folder" is an oxymoron.
     
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