What else ya got?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by JohnDF, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Perhaps it's time to buy yourself a new skivving knife. Preferably old and vintage. ;)
     
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  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I bought one a couple of months ago, made in Japan.
     
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  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I buy most of my knives in antique malls. The best deals on the most knives seem to be in small towns in farm country.
     
  4. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    Blah,blah,blah.....:rolleyes:
     
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  5. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    As your "if anyone says what you perceive as a negative about something you like they are "bashing" it" attitude is?

    "Perception is Reality."

    If you don't like what I have to say, then add me to your ignore list. I really could not care less if you do.

    I'm not going to argue with you.
    I'm out of here.
     
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  6. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    :):thumbsup:
     
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I find the Scottish Sgian Dubh kilt knives intriguing, John.
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Cool looking knife. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    You have to wear it with a kilt and listen to bagpipes.
     
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Exactly, I'm quite fond of Camillus myself.
    Theres also Buck, the lockbacks, traditional belt knives, and the slipjoints.
    You can either look to the secondary market for the models they're currently not making, or wait till the finish getting the production for them back up and running.
     
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  11. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I do... Flogging Molly. :)
     
  12. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    For the last 35 years my first love has been Victorinox SAKs. The company’s history is fascinating, and you can specialize as much (or as little) as you like. While it is possible to spend a large sum, you can also get into the hobby very cheaply.

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  13. Lansky1

    Lansky1

    454
    Apr 12, 2016
    Yep - same reason I haven't jumped in that pool - I find it frustrating...
     
  14. Bull71

    Bull71

    184
    Jul 18, 2018
    I seldom buy anything but vintage knives. Rural open air flea markets can sometimes prove to hold some bargains if you know what you are looking at when you find it.
    I seem to have reached a place where a well built used but not abused example gives me more enjoyment than a mint knife that I’d likely not carry because it is “ too nice” to use.
    There are many fine older Case knives to be found, sometimes at a reasonable price. I also look for many of the older knives made in Solingen Germany. Boker, Carl Schlieper, Robert Klaas, and Schmidt and Ziegler are just a few that I like. The key is to be sure they are vintage, early 1980s and before. Newer than that usually will be a disappointment.
    I expect most of us have more than plenty knives now, so the thrill of the search can be much of the fun of collecting.
     
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    John, have you seen the David Yellowhorse Buck knives? Gorgeous!
     
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I haven't. I'll have to look at them. As a rule, I'm not much of a fan of Buck, nothing against the knives but it's a bias I've had since high school.
     
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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I used to have a bias against spinach and zucchini. I love them now!
    Will send a PM.
     
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  18. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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  19. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    [​IMG]

    This guy in a CollectorKnives slip occupies a lot of time in my pocket these days.
     
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  20. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    John, remember the rule of Vs o_O:confused:; Vintage, Victorinox, Viper (or other select moderns like Lionsteel, etc.) should keep you busy for awhile. :thumbsup::thumbsup: Or you might Venture into fixed blades.
    If none of that works you can always "Buy More Ammo"! ;):)
     
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