Well I only buy a knife that I will carry or use.......
If I buy a knife and decide it's not for me, I give it to someone that will appreciate it. This is especially enjoyable when you give a great quality knife to someone that couldn't afford to buy it.......
I keep my collection small. If I...
Not really a matter of weight.......
Concerning police......... in Pittsburgh the are generally fine with someone carrying a knife. Although carrying 5 knives will not seem logical especially if you can't give a reasonable answer why.
How often do you use any of knives you carry?
If you are carrying knives that you do not use.
Ask yourself why am I carrying these knives.
Do I think you are carrying too many knives yes.
If for any reason you are stopped by police it is going to seem suspicious having so many potential weapons...
You met a woman that likes knives.....
I think she is a keeper.
Take her out some afternoon for lunch and then to a knife store.
Look over the knives and explain a few things.
When she sees a knife that she likes buy it for her.
Price isn't the the only thing that decides quality.
Find a style...
I also carry 3" blade daily. With a basic blade shape. Most people don't give a second look to a knife that looks like a tool.
Although some styles are great; if the knife is too tactical it can give the appearance of a weapon.
This is especially true at work.
Well..... money is going to be tight because loss of work this year.
Also I find that I have my favorites; five or six knives I really like and carry.
There is one benchmade I am interested in BM Mini Osborne, that I would buy and use.
Although it will be when I have $175 to spend without any...
Problem 1 Loaning knives to people that don't know how to use them.
Problem 2 If the knife isn't theirs, there has less concern about damage.
Problem 3 Most people buy cheap knives. Mostly likely believe it is not a cost issue if they damage the knife.
I have also had this issue with tools.
I own a Bailout with aluminum scales. I really like it.
I would buy a Bug Out if Benchmade put steel liners or aluminum scales on it. Benchmade's concern about weight.....just feels cheap.
Not buying after market scales.
Never understood the name.......not a knife I would want in a bug out.
I was a watch collector.........
When I accumulated about 35 watches I realized I had more than I really needed or wanted. I regularly wore 4 watches they were my favorites in style, function and comfortable to wear.
Have all the others away. My dad enjoyed the watches I gave him and my friends...