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What is the average amount you spend on your knives?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by swamp, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. gooeytek


    Jul 12, 2011
    dammit. I am picking up my car after having it in the shop for over 6 months, replacing the stroker motor and getting it tuned. I have a pretty firm handle on what I've spent on that so far. Since the car was in the shop, I started buying more knives, and commissioned some customs to be made, along with a sword. Reading this thread made me add up in my head roughly what I've spent, and I could have bought a spare stroker motor, lol.
  2. cricketdave

    cricketdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    I don't keep a record of how much I spend on them, and I make damn sure my wife dosn't know!

  3. Dorito Monk

    Dorito Monk

    Nov 17, 2008
    I dunno. Probably around 60-80$ would be my best guess.
  4. Cynic2701


    Mar 31, 2009
    Most of the knives I buy are in the $120-170 mark, but my CRK's probably push my average to ~$220-250.
  5. espnazi


    Dec 7, 2010
    I have been buying most of my knives in the $250+ range but I'm sure the Enlan/SRM $5 knives I've bought have brought the average down a bit.
  6. jimwalter


    Oct 10, 2009
    what I got :delica, leek, LM wave, esee 4. The first 2 were 2nd hand. So approximately $50?
  7. Tyronethepro


    Oct 25, 2010
    2300 / 49 = $46.93.
    About 12 of my blades are cheap china knock offs from the days when I knew nothing.
    some are custom made by me.
    So if I take those out my average is probably about $90.
  8. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Wise words from a wise man.

    As to the OP.

    Two knives.
    Scott Cook Lochsa (1200)
    Crk Startac Umnumzaan (440)
    1640/2 = $860
  9. vikingextreme93


    Nov 2, 2006
    I keep a spreadsheet of my "collection" knives and that averages out to about 100 a knife. I have over a dozen users that range from cheap like a swiss army to somewhat spendy like my Ripple or griptilian so if I were to venture a guess on my users it would probably be around 40 bucks. I do not need expensive knives to make me happy but maybe that is because my budget does not allow for too many $200 knives let alone anything over that price point (although I do have my eye on several)
  10. madman44


    Oct 31, 2011
    I've been into knives for ever, but have only been into "better made" knives for the past year. As soon as I laid eyes on a certain knife (Small Sebbie 21) I quit buying "lesser quality" knives and began saving. Today I met my goal and purchased a spankin' new sebbie=) which brings my collection to this: CRKT Drifter, Kershaw Chill, Sanrenmu 704, and CRK sm sebenza 21. which brings my average to 102$.
  11. dennis357


    Jan 13, 2010
    $49.16 average each.
  12. EagleScouter


    Jun 18, 2011
    Around $100-110 for me.
  13. bobbystoney


    Dec 13, 2010
    That's too much math.
  14. hiwa


    Jun 7, 2009
    Majority between $60-$ 140.
  15. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    Around $150€, that's some $200 I think.
  16. Magnaminous_G

    Magnaminous_G Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Statistically, my answer would not be useful. I'm all over the place when it comes to price. Just today, I played with my $15 Cold Steel Pendleton Lite Hunter and a custom hunter I commissioned for $300. That makes an average of $158, but that's kind of deceiving given the extremes...
  17. citizensoldierNY


    Feb 21, 2008
    Probably around $60 if you average it. Though when I hit the lottery I plan to only buy high end stuff like strider and lightfoot.
  18. Gobbo_the_civet


    Oct 3, 2011
    Every knife I own has cost me less than 50 Euro. It is surprisingly easy to find quality knives for this price.
  19. OffTheGrid


    Sep 5, 2011
    It's $85 for me, but I have only made 2 purchases so far.
  20. hatidua


    Jul 28, 2010
    I bought my Spyderco Military 12 years ago. It's the only knife I have carried in that time....and it shows LOTS of wear. I paid $90 for it. Averaged out, I've paid $.62c/month for it. If it breaks, I'll buy another one.

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