With the knife market slowing down what's everyone still hunting for?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Red0ctober, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. destro72

    destro72

    19
    Nov 11, 2019
    I'm been trying to find a Fox Suru titanium, but about ready to give up.
     
  2. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint Doin' alright for country trash Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    I was eyeballing a Jurassic and considering finally trying Olamic before all this started, both of which will likely still happen at some point but are put on the back burner for the time being. It's not so much that the current situation scared me out of a purchase, but more that my mind is elsewhere and for purchases like that I really need to be obsessed. Plus, although I'm doing ok, I had some family members who needed helped out which comes first obviously. For the most part I'm happy with my collection where it's at for the moment.

    That being said you never know when your obsession is going to hit. While browsing this weekend, mine informed me that I need a GEC #14 in black micarta, which I wasn't even aware of before I saw it. I'm not sure if I'll be able find one, but it's something I can have fun keeping an eye out for. Still, not super concerned about picking up anything for now.
     
  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    A Hinderer XM-18 3" Wharncliffe in 20CV is still evading me.
     
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  4. CKF

    CKF Moderator Moderator

    48
    Nov 3, 2014
    Yep, soon.
     
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    Cant wait CKF!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    I’ve had time to go thru my collection (managed to find some knives I forgot I had :thumbsup:) and aside from SAKs and a couple traditionals, I’ve realized I don’t have much selection in the 2-3” locking folders. So far I’ve bought an Urban Trapper Petite, a Launch 12, a 3” XM-18, an Alox mini-champ, and a manbug in ZDP-189....”honey, I NEED these to round out the collection” :p
     
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  7. scottyj

    scottyj

    Jan 29, 2009
    Don't let them cut yours off. Take theirs, and make them earn yours. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    Even if I could find a holt specter I wouldn't really want to drop the 1300 plus on one. However I really love thier company and design. If I could find one for $600. I'd say that is my grail as of now. :D
     
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  9. jemzezmy

    jemzezmy Basic Member Basic Member

    51
    Apr 20, 2020
    After seeing a gentleman post his in another thread, I'm hot for a Paragon Mini-Cobra.
     
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  10. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    My girlfriend wants me to give her my Boker GoBag, so I'm considering getting a Cold Steel Peace Maker III once this quarantene is over. One gentleman on this forum has got it and has only good things to say about it, so I think I'll like it.

    Or I'll decide that owning 3 knives is enough and keep carrying Forged Hunter as regular EDC again.
     
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  11. jemzezmy

    jemzezmy Basic Member Basic Member

    51
    Apr 20, 2020
    She's got good taste.
     
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  12. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Hahaha, did you look up the knife or you just assumed?
     
  13. jemzezmy

    jemzezmy Basic Member Basic Member

    51
    Apr 20, 2020
    I looked up the knife :)
     
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  14. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Glad you think that way :)

    I can already see her asking me to sharpen it after a while :D
    (D2 steel isn't easiest to sharpen) :D
     
  15. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    My herd has thinned as well. Down to 6. Only knives I would like at this point are a Shamwari or Charl Pienaar. Would buy the new Koenig mini Arius and a Spyderco Swayback if those two ever see the light of day. Not holding my breath. I thought the new Sebenza would be a shoe-in but when the moment of truth came, I could not do it. Kept remembering why I sold the half dozen I had and that the reason will not have changed. So, passing on those. I have bought one or two odds and ends since the apocalypse just to check out, knowing I would not keep them. I don’t mind the loss for a chance to check em out and get them out of my system.

    So, considering how hard the ones I mentioned would be to get or if they will ever even become available are in question, it is unlikely I will buy another keeper this year. My job has not been affected in all this so funds are what they have always been - whatever I can sneak by the wife.
     
  16. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    would love to find a Slysz Bowie on the exchange.....
     
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  17. JimMD

    JimMD

    575
    Dec 6, 2017
    Hi. What's the reason behind the Sebenza sales? Never been a fan myself, but it's interesting to see (previous) owner insights on such things.
     
  18. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    You uhhhh...you just missed one it looks like.
     
  19. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    For me it was pretty much fidget factor. Great tools and all and certainly well made, but I am not a fan of the thumb stud and lockbar pressure. Finger fatigue sets in pretty quick for me. Typically why I pass on most knives to be honest. Not really an issue for those not afflicted with my disorder, but definitely kills my enjoyment. I am one who gets no satisfaction in knowing I have something in a ‘collection’. I want to carry, use, and fiddle with my knives or for sale it goes. But I will not knock CRK’s quality in any way. Top notch.
     
  20. JimMD

    JimMD

    575
    Dec 6, 2017
    Makes sense. That thumb stud is my least favorite part of the Sebenza. Uncomfortable to use, and the tip loses its ano immediately. Of all the things to keep the same when they do an incremental upgrade, why keep that?
     

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