Knife money magically appears in your pocket. What's the next knife you buy?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Kaizen1, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    I'm not sure of prices, that and I understand at least one of the maker's is no longer taking orders . . . and feel free to swap price categories if I'm way off . . .
    but . . .
    • $1000 Phil Wilson Utility knife around 3.5 to 4 inch. Very thin behind the edge (.004" to .006"), not very wide and about 2mm at the spine. His famous CPM 10V or I'd even settle for his M4 :D.
    • $2000 a custom Large Single Blade Trapper from Tony Bose or T. A. Davidson off the exchange in the best steel I could get and or sneak a Phil Wilson blade into the Trapper (as if that were even any kind of a realistic option). Ebony would work or Black Water Buffalo horn etc.
    I hope that's not too far off the mark of what you asked for.
    Other than those I have about all the knives I could ever want.
    . . . well there's still that antique, well carried and used but in great shape, Sunfish that I have always wanted. Complete with provenance of the workman (workmen) that have carried it; where, when what their work was etc. A few weeks ago I stumbled on some such and I think I saw prices well above $2,000 !

    That sucks because I really wanted to have one some day.
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  2. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Nice one ! :p
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  3. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
  4. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Oh and an Evo Typhoon
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  5. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    • $60 : Buck 110
    • $100 2 Buck 110
    • $150 Benchmade Rift
    • $220 Spyderco Shaman
    • $300: ZT 452
    • $600: Olamic
    • $1000: Randall Made/Bob Dozier
    • $2000: The custom Booooowie of my dreams
    • Unlimited: Excalibur, Flamberge, Gram, Frostmourne, and a couple buck 110
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  6. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    With unlimited, I'm buying all the knives I want. :)
    All the Smatchet variations.
    Bunch of fancy traditional patterns with mammoth ivory and bog oak.
    There's a vintage Cold Steel Vaquero I'm eyeing at the moment...
    Bunch of Medfords.
    Lot's of ZT's.
    All the Emersons along with the custom versions...since I have unlimited money. ;)
    Probably need most of the Spyderco lineup.
    That folding version of the Tracker by Fox knives looks cool.
    An authentic ethnic design from every region of the world; I'll add the airfare travelling there to the cost of the knife.

    And that's just getting started...

    I LOVE unlimited money!!! :D
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  7. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Well, I just bought a Buck 212 from C&C, $79.
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  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Here are two of my choices based on current pricing, they could be swapped if sale prices and tax + shipping aren't counted.
    Under $60 ?
    Buck 113 ranger skinner, let's pretend this magic money already happened because I just ordered one the other day for $56 from C&C's black Friday sale.


    Under $100 ?
    Case Canoe in amber jigged and CV.
    They're just under $60 but with tax and shipping it would come in over the $60 mark.

    I have yet to break $100 for a knife and really don't plan on it, I just don't need to when there's still so much vintage stuff to look for when if i run out of new to buy in this price range.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
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  9. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    • $60 Spyderco Dragonfly
    • $100 Spyderco Para 3 LW
    • $150 Spyderco Waterway
    • $220 Lionsteel M4 and a kydex sheath
    • $300 Used Hinderer XM-18
    • $600 Very fancy CRK
    • $1000 Any Shirogorov in this range
    • $2000 A Shiro in this range
    • Unlimited - Raymond Estrella
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well worth it.
  11. GermanyChris


    Feb 18, 2015
    The only knives I’d like to have is a Higo and a Mnandi. I’ll probably buy the Mnandi this spring and the Higo will be eventually
  12. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    $600 - Sebenza 31 chain mail
  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Due to some unexpected circumstances, I was able to handle a Fiddelback Production Duke, and it felt good in the hand, so it would be that one. And for just out of curiosity, I would like a Buck 117 in 5160.
  14. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    After buying almost a dozen great folders and fixed blades in the $200 to $700 range over the last year or so I began to look at $2K to $3K customs this weekend. Specifically Shiros and Burgers.

    Then I regained my senses and started planning another hunt in Africa. It’s been 18 years since my last one.

    “Go while you still can.”, reverberates in my head.

    Sorry I went off topic, guys and gals.
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  15. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    $60 Civivi baklash
    $100 manix 2 lw or a Kizer
    $150 Native 5 salt
    $220 Spydie chef
    $300 Hinderer Half track Wharnie
    $600 Hinderer XM-18 3.5 with Ti
    $1000 CRK Large 31 with inlay + impinda
    $2000 a full wicked edge set
    $$$ All above and with some variations :)
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  16. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Just found a great Christmas deal on the BUCK 117 in 5160 in dymond wood. So I just participated in Cyber-Monday.
  17. Matthew Lytle

    Matthew Lytle

    Jul 31, 2019
    $50: probably just some custom scales for my Tenacious

    $100: Benchmade 531 Pardue (currently on sale)

    $150: PM2 with a bit of work done on it

    $200: there's a few ZTs I like. I'm bad with numbers, sorry

    $250: WE knives 704

    $300: I honestly don't even know what's available in this price range, or many above it

    A few grail knives: Benchmade 42 ($500, I've heard), Benchmade bugout gold class ($750), and a specific Sebenza 21 I've been interested in ($425)

    EDIT: the Spyderco Slysz Bowie and Nirvana are also grails for me, but I don't even know what they sell for on the secondary market
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  18. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    $60 = nothing I’m interested in at this price point.
    $100 = Griptillian
    $150 = Manix2 DLC
    $220 = Shaman DLC
    $300 = 2 knives , CS AD-10 and Yojimbo2
    $600 = Large Sebenza 21 with CGG
    $1000 = Medford Praetorian T S90V
    $2000 = A custom from one of the makers here on the forums (Extreme Addiction I think is the name).
    Unlimited = I’d probably but multiple knives instead of one super expensive knife.

    And I’d buy all brand new knives from a dealer.
  19. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    $60 ... three "thorn proof" tubes for my trike, and maybe a Imperial stockman if there is enough left over.

    "unlimited": Maybe a nice used car and a sub $20 Rough Rider stockman
  20. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Probably a John April pocket Loveless. However, it would have to be adequately used and priced, so I would not be afraid to carry it. And, the money would disintegrate if I bought anything except a knife.

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