The most important lesson you've learned about knives.

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

  1. ibute21

    ibute21 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Can’t believe it hasn’t been said.
    The Sebenza is worth it.
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  2. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I like thinner stock on edc knives.

    If I plan to use it on wood for any reason however, thicker spine is better.

    For me.
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  3. derrickd803

    derrickd803 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    You'll never find "the one"
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  4. SlideRacker


    Feb 23, 2020
    Never stay glued to social media 24/7 for the purpose of winning the opportunity to buy a knife.
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  5. scottyj


    Jan 29, 2009
    And when you do find the so called "one" the Honeymoon will wear off, and the hunt for a new one begins. We are never truly happy, or satisfied. We just keep on settling until the next purchase, and pray to the gods of the knife world that the next one will be the "one", but it never is.
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  6. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I have strange taste and I tend to like the knives others don’t.
  7. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    IIRC, it was PayPal Credit... Of course, it was my own problem...
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  8. _himself

    _himself Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 12, 2020
    It's ok to have some that do nothing but make you smile when you fidget with them. I came to terms with owning more knives than days of the week long ago...

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  9. Zulus

    Zulus Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2020
    Some people got false security with knives they own/have/carry ...
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  10. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Don't lend them to others. :eek:
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  11. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    A falling knife has no handle!
  12. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Cost means nothing if it's dull.

    Don't practice aerials with a balisong without shoes on or near a ceiling fan.
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  13. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    never, ever, never buy a Ganzo and tell anybody about it.
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  14. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    The first part is more right...;)
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  15. kylemiller


    May 18, 2016
    Rationalizing credit card spending. I always tell myself I'll pay it off over the course of 2 or 3 months, but the night before the bill is due I get bothered by it and pay it off. Usually have to sell something from the collection to make that happen, since sadly only a few models south of $500 turn my head these days. That's not a brag, because I don't have the income of someone that should have a $750 folding knife hobby. I'm not even certain I make Spyderco money.
  16. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010
    Pick the right tool for the job.

    It's not really yours until it cuts you the first time.

    Blood washes off.
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  17. spyderg


    Sep 28, 2014
    -Knives lesson - I used to think I needed a stout blade as I’m typically pretty rough on things. While I can still appreciate an overbuilt knife, a simple well made slipjoint can do most cutting tasks much better and hold up perfectly.
    -Blade forums lesson - Many folks on here are very knowledgeable but also very stuck in their ways, take advice, comments, and unfortunately sometimes insults here with a grain of salt. Research as best you can before asking a question here, it’s probably been asked and some folks seem to get upset about it being asked again.
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  18. sliceofaloha

    sliceofaloha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    Dude you can get the small set of multiple grit Venev diamond stones for about $100 bucks and also learn freehand at the same time. I was a bit shy to do freehand until I watched some YouTube videos with Michael Christy. Start with his short Bevel Alignment video. Hope that helps.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2020
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  19. Cvrobinson

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

    Dec 19, 2017
    Have come to terms of having more than the year has days :oops::p:cool:
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  20. The_Knife_Man


    May 30, 2014
    Are you telling me I can't intelligently defend myself with a 3 inch pocket knife against 5 armed bad guys? Do you even know how sharp this thing!? /s
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