The most important lesson you've learned about knives.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by OliverKF, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Razor

    Razor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    The more knives you own the smarter and better looking you become.
     
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Don't buy spares unless you really like a particular knife and it's discontinued. The only spares I buy are Vic SAKs and that is insurance against loosing one (which seldom happens).

    Unless you believe yourself to be a collector, buy only knives you may use unless you just like wasting money.
     
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  3. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    The next knife is the best knife
     
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  4. The_Knife_Man

    The_Knife_Man

    May 30, 2014
    • If you like knifes, learn to sharpen, every steel eventually gets dull.
    • Spending more doesn't necessarily mean better.
    • Everyone's taste is different; don't always be a sheep, but try a staple knife every now and again.
    • Don't automatically hand a knife to non-knife folks.
    • At the end of the day is just a freakin knife, does it cut, do you like it, you didn't go into debt for it, keep it, use it, enjoy it...
     
  5. steelhog

    steelhog

    834
    Jul 2, 2009
    Cost does not equal quality or usefulness. My most used functional knives are SAKs and Moras..........wish I knew that before buying $400+ knives only to be kicked back out of my pocket by -$30 knives :(
     
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  6. Cvrobinson

    Cvrobinson Going to hell, I’ll be back, anyone need anything Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2017
    That some knives are good for cutting apples
    Some for making apple sauce
    Some for cutting down the tree
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  7. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

    320
    Jul 3, 2020
    I don't have enough things to cut.

    o_O
     
  8. SteelPanther

    SteelPanther

    121
    Nov 9, 2019
    don't close them on ur finger
     
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  9. ferider

    ferider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2018
    I've been attracted to knives and EDC'ed since I was 6. Never understood why, it seemed weird and irrational as many other people don't care.

    What I learned here is that I have the "sharp gene" as Sal once called it. I'm not alone, Knives matter :)

     
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  10. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    • The most important stuff I learned from this.. BD6E1DCC-5EE8-4187-964D-894179DA36F5.jpeg
     
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  11. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Knife Nirvana exists. It happens when you accumulate enough knives that you will never have to worry about sharpening a knife ever again; because even at the highest rate of use, you will never be ever to go through that many knives in the time remaining to you.

    n2s
     
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  12. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    NEVER BUY ON CREDIT...UNLESS YOU ALREADY HAVE THE CASH TO PAY THE BILL
    WHEN IT COMES. (that 20% interest will kill ya quicker'n a bullet.)
     
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  13. A.L.

    A.L.

    Jun 27, 2007
    Your credit card has 20% interest?
     
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  14. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    1. Never loan your knife to anyone.
    2. Don't believe a damn thing you read on the Internet.
     
  15. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Most Important lesson about knives?
    Everything is here at ‘BLADE FORUMS’....what else?:)
     
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  16. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    So, should anyone believe what you just said in this line?
     
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  17. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Do you ?
     
  18. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    673
    Feb 9, 2020
    I learned not to lend my knife a long time ago. The answer is no and I'll only say it once. If you want to repeat your request, please face the wall while you speak because I'm finished listening to you.
     
  19. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I can't say it's any one thing. The last couple of years here on BF have been like graduate school for me. With emphases on folder design, steels, and sharpening.

    It's been continuing education for me after 30 years of daily knife use in restaurants (all fixed blades and minimal sharpening skills).

    To be fair, it also came with a tuition. Like others before me, it takes a while and is expensive to learn what you really like and will use. Especially if you dip your toes into the custom world.

    Consequently, I have many many more than the dozen folders and fixed blades I keep in rotation.
     
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  20. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    If you know how many knives you have, you don’t have enough.
    I have a lesser chance of losing an expensive knife because I pay more attention to its whereabouts.
    A good knife, like a good banjo or bicycle, invites more use.
    Tools separate hominids from other species. Knives are important tools.
     

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