Well let me start with, im thinking about high end carry and have been for a very long time. By high end carry i mean like 250+$.
Alot of you guys out there edc some expensive knives and think nothing of it, because its just normal to you. Now i have like 350$ right now that i could spend on a knife and i know it wont hurt me and i don't need the money its just extra cash chilling. The whole time i was there i was like "man if i had that money now id get that knife without second thought". Well now i have the money, and there is a few blades id really like to get that are right at that price point (1. Mircotech Select fire manual, 2. Zero tolerance 0550 3. Zero tolerance 0560 earth brown, a few others but those are the biggest) i keep thinking like, wow, id love the knife but if i paid that kind of coin would it really be worth it?
I keep thinking i want it but would i regret the money even though i know there is nothing im going to do with the money, Things like "what if i lose it? what if i break it? what if someone steals it?" and things along those lines. I really like alot of those expensive knives, but now that im there im filled with nothing but second guesses.
The real question i think is, does your 400$ sebenza, or strider or 800$ hinderer (yes i know the secondary market prices are a huge controversy but some pay it) really serve you any better then your say 100$ para 2? 60$ endura? 35$ tenacious or skyline, 20$ kabar dozier or buck vantage?
I know it comes down to, all personal preference and how do i feel about a knife, but i was wondering if you guys would think id see a big difference in ability and use over a 280$ microtech select fire over my 30$ utilitac 2, buck vantage, kershaw oso sweet and ETC?