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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Jake Dawson, Sep 6, 2020.
I regret the knife I bought my ex.
Got into folding knives just a few months ago. I fell in love with the high quality, miniaturized, engineering. So I wanted to "buy one of everything". A flipper, thumb studs, axis-lock, liner lock.....and on, and on. In the process, I saw the Opinel listed on a lot of "best of" lists. So, I bought one to see where the "love" was coming from.
Most useless piece of equipment for anyone interested in miniaturized engineering. I really have no use or interest in it...
On the plus side, if you are going to have regrets, that's a pretty inexpensive mistake.
Mine was also the CRKT M16-M4. The liner lock was never right and it would close as easy as a slip joint.
I'm a cheap bastard though, so when I found it a couple of weeks ago (it had been packed away in some old boxes for 10+ years), I mailed it to CRKT for fixing under their lifetime warranty. They promptly....lost it. Yup, it was delivered successfully, they just don't know what happened to it. They told me to pick something out off their website up to 100 bucks and they would send it to me.
I chose an M4-02W. It's a kind of chunky, classy assisted opening folder. The wood scales are most certainly not actual "burl wood" and look nothing like the pics on their website in grain, texture or color. Other than that, its a decent looking knife, I guess. It sells for about 55 bucks online, so I kind of got shafted by their MSRP pricing on this "warranty replacement" up to "100 dollar value", but I couldn't find much else that I actually liked on their website. Not even sure I'll keep it, honestly. I have too many knives already...
This is exactly where I'm at, for the exact same reason.
Rather sad, when you consider that five seconds of oiling and working the joint would have almost certainly cured that perceived issue.
I have been collecting for years and years... now I am unintentionally 'retired' and selling off my collection for bills...
Seeing so many knives I "HAD TO HAVE" when I was flush with funds, that are now not even worth half what I paid for...
so, yeah, buyer's remorse is something that can sneak up on you years after a purchase...
so, "live and don't learn" is my motto... sadly so...
I regret buying this one:
Chipped serrated edge on plastic.
Has this dumb safety in addition to an aggressively jimped liner lock.
It seems like a really small blade (3.25") but is huge and pokey in the pocket.
Yeah yeah I bought it.
I initially liked it a lot actually. Being a true full tang and the improved new sheath, but after some time I found the scales to be WAY to skinny and the overal grip was pretty bad. Had to let it go.
The recent complaints on the FK customer service also threw me off. I like my A1(original) and I will hold on to it for now, but I don't see any FK knives in my future anytime soon.
I buy, sell and trade a lot. For me the worst are knives that tank in value the minute you order them. The two that stand out are Medford and Olamic. Love the knives, but you can basically cut the value in half once you click "confirm order". I'll be sticking to the secondary market when it comes to those two from now on. Again, no problem with the quality of the knives themselves, even for the price. The problem is with my addiction to trading knives.
Please don't stone me, but my buyer's remorse is my Spyderco Paramilitary 2.
Don’t feel bad. I sold mine also. The tip is too thin for me
As much as I want to love the knife, the blade to handle ratio drives me nuts. I don't have enough blade to cut a large burger cleanly in half without getting gunk in the pivot, haha.
I've learned I don't like finger choils! I don't use them, and they make the knife larger than necessary.
And not for nothing, I don't like the compression lock. It pinches me, haha!
I am not knocking the knife at all, it just doesn't fit me!
Buyer's remorse - The Ontario Bagwell Helle's Belle copy. I wanted to love it, everyone else was, but every time I handled it, it left me cold. I could see what Bagwell was going for, but the Ontario version felt off, and a bit cheap. Cold Steel felt a million times better buildwise. I do really like the Ontario Frontiersman though, it was the Spec-Ops version withe the thin Bagwell style blade they sold for like $40.
Non-buyer's remorse - I wish I paid more attention to the Original Al Mar line, and I wish I went crazy buying up every pre 2000 Pacific Cutlery / Benchmade butterfly I saw in nice shape .
Obvious troll post.
Next time buy the ones made in the USA.
Someone left one of these behind in a car i bought recently. I regret having found it.
I believe this would describe quite a few of your posts on BF’s.
Just because you don’t agree with his opinion makes his neither false or a trolling post.
The ones that looked good but didn't work for me. I have quite a number of them.
ESEE has one of the best warranties in the business. That's a verifiable fact, and to state otherwise is demonstrably false.
I concede, that doesn't necessarily make it a troll post and for that I apologize, sir.
However, are you going to start bringing inconsequential beef from W&C into the General Discussion forum? Because that seems mighty petty, especially for a staff member, sir.