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Which topics do you find most interesting?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RBid, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    Simple topic. Lots of veterans of the knife world here, as well as many relatively new community members. I’m curious which knife related topics you all find most interesting to hear about, discuss, or in some cases, teach about?
  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    There’s a bunch for me, learning about different steels, looking at knife porn all over the place, looking at the upcoming releases, drooling over knives I’d like to buy, seeing people melt down trying to get their point across. It takes me about two hours to go through my favorite forums/threads.
  3. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    Which models are on your radar as of today? Glad to see you jump in on the topic, Ajack!
  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Wrong thread
    My radar has no blips right now
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  5. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    I'm curious about the newest steels, and the best geometry for them.
    And heat treating said steel.

    Getting a steel dialed in is the best!
  6. MittenStateMashers


    Dec 12, 2018
    I like all the knife porn the best. There is some cool stuff out there.
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  7. User27


    Apr 23, 2017
    Seeing knife failures,destruction tests,sprinkled
    with a bit of blade steel talk/comparisons,and last
    but not the least the aesthetically pleasing images that
    BladeForums provides,I would be lying if I said that
    not a single knife photo saved in my hard disk was
    from here.You guys know how to take good pictures.
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  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I like the discussions on woods oriented knives.
    The steel discussions bore me for the most part. I'm past seeking the latest and greatest steel for knife.
    Help me out threads are interesting. But I dislike when the OP opens the door for many options or choices and then mentions he likes such a such..... then after 30 posts, the OP either doesn't buy anything or gets precisely what he was leaning toward in the first place.
    What knife would Sasquatch choose might be fun.
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  9. Basp2005


    Dec 6, 2015
    Bad designs, cheap weird knives, regretful purchases, Medford hate.

    I guess I like the dark side of the knife world.

    Threads I dislike the most, which xyz knife should I buy.
  10. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Love it when a thread happens to pop up discussing the VERY knife I am mulling over whether to buy or not. Usually something said or discussed helps push me one way or the other. I also like seeing pics of latest aquisitions and what folks are carrying..
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  11. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
  12. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    Most efficient reply in BF history. So much communicated, in that one word.
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  13. A.S.

    A.S. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    I like stories of knives carried for decades. Passed on to children. Old worn Case or Swiss Army’s.
    Threads of new knife anticipation.
    Those of steel attributes and/or comparison.
  14. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    The ones I "appreciate" the most are the reviews, a lot of work goes into many of them. :thumbsup: The ones that "interest" me most are the outdoor usage threads since that is almost exclusively (well, excluding the kitchen ;)) where my knives are used. :cool:
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  15. 007Airman


    Dec 23, 2018
    I just like looking at stuff that makes me jealous.
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  16. JustaNick


    Feb 3, 2019
  17. Akcir


    Sep 16, 2012
    Knife reviews and testing, and M T E.
    I also like sheaths and such.
    I enjoy using good performing steel, so I like to see what's out there, and how it does for certain jobs.
    I skip over topics that get beat to death 5 times a week.
    Also don't care for pretentious post critics, that have all the answers, but don't have a clue. It is fun to see the occasional pissing match though.
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  18. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    BF overall.

    As a newbie like me, it’s necessary to spend many hours reading every week to elevate yourself from zero knowledge to knowing enough to avoid slicing off your fingertips or wasting thousands of dollars on unwise purchases.
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  19. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    I always find in-depth conversations about geometry fascinating. I actually like knife recommendation threads IF the OP is active in the thread and responds to comments. I find it very satisfying to give feedback and commentary that someone is paying attention to, and if it ends up leading them to a knife they love on my recommendation, well, that makes my day.
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  20. Chucktabulous


    Jan 11, 2019
    I'm a bit fascinated with steels, blade geometry and what makes a good work knife.
    I hope to someday make a knife or two and I'm just trying to add to the knowledge base in the meantime.
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