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Cutlery Corner Network knives?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by jas55, Apr 2, 2005.

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  1. jas55


    Mar 14, 2005
    I've recently 're-discovered' knives - and I have a question relative to the 'mass offerings' I see on Cutlery Corner Network hosted by Tom O'dell.

    I purchased a Spyderco and a Case knife. They were expensive - really expensive.

    Yet, on this late-night television show, I see carload lots of every knife imaginable for an amount that translates into maybe $2-5 per knife.

    Are these mass offerings legit, or are they 'cheap knives' that look good - or, am I nuts to even pose this query?

  2. TorzJohnson


    Aug 4, 2001
    In short, they're junk. Your Spyderco, whichever model, is going to serve you much better than those flea market ripoffs. If you feel the Spydie and the Case were really expensive, do yourself a favor and don't ask anybody here what they paid for their Sebenza. :eek:
  3. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    They are cheap knives that look good. The steel is 420J if I am not mistaken, and this is about as bad a knife steel as there is. These knives are worth what is being asked for them, but since that is so little, that doesn't really say much.

    I do like the look of the stag on some of their knives though.
  4. BigFunWMU


    Mar 14, 2005
    Some of them are not too bad, but most of the folders are not good quality. Little things like no detent on the liner lock folders (ouch!), and the fit + finish isn't very good. Some of the edges of the blades missed the QC guy or something, but all mass produced items can have that problem.
    Some of the models I would like to see, but I don't need 20 copies of it, or the 300 other knives to go with it.
    Even if it comes out to $2-5 per, after 200 knives thats still at least $400 + shipping, you can get 2 or 3 hella good knives (or 7 or 8 really decent ones) that you will use for that kind of cash.

    good luck
  5. jas55


    Mar 14, 2005
    WOW! I went to newgraham.com and looked at their Chris Reeve knives. Awesome! I had no idea a folder could command such prices. They are truly beautiful. So beautiful, one might be reluctant to 'use' one.

  6. covey17


    Sep 20, 2009
    The knives would embarass a carnival game worker. A lockback that takes 2 thumbs to work. $12 shipping for a $20 purchase that took 9 days to get to Phoenix. Their 2 for 1 could be 10 for 1 and still cheat you. A fixed blade that has to be pried out of the sheath. No refund of shipping costs either way. So much for their 30 day money back guarantee.
  7. jsj72


    Aug 16, 2006
    Stay away from those junky knives at the Corner!!
  8. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    I would also suggest that you stay away from those junky knives!
  9. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006

    The Romans said, "Caveat Emptor!" (Let the buyer beware.)
    16th century Englishman Thomas Tusser said, "A fool and his money are soon parted."
    The New England shopkeepers said, "All goods worth price charged."
    Ice T said, "Oh HELL no!"

    back away from the TV, lad.
  10. markv


    Sep 8, 2004
    Tom O'dell is a show in himself.

    Cutlery Corner sells a few Case and Hen & Rooster's
    Hen & Rooster is owned by Jim Frost

    i get a kick outta seeing what they can come up with during the show.
    T.V. is lame.
    if i hav'ta watch this junk :rolleyes: because there is not anything better
    on , what does this say about this culture.

  11. Rampage Williams

    Rampage Williams Banned by Moderators

    Aug 27, 2009
    This is a 4 year old thread and the OP hasn't been active in 4 years. :D
  12. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
  13. Amaranth


    Jul 19, 2009

    Are these mass offerings legit, or are they 'cheap knives' that look good - or, am I nuts to even pose this query?


    Cutlery Corner network is great. I listen to their show at night when it's on, when I'm trying to fall to sleep. I find their thick Tennessee drawls to be soothing, and it works better than Nyquil. Try it!

    As for their knives, although I have never and will never buy from them on principal, they do occaisionally offer Case and Gerber and other brands, but the prices on those knives are nothing to write home about.

    Some people like the Steel Warrior knives, but still, buying from Frost Cutlery would be like buying a Yugo car. It might get the job done, but just barely and you'll look like a tool if someone sees you with one.

    They offer 100 knives for $100 every show. Now ask yourself, how good can a $1.00 knife be?
  14. Trent Rock

    Trent Rock

    Jun 29, 2007
    Cutlery Corner has infiltrated Cox Cable Santa Barbara:(:barf:
    I've come to the conclusion a lot of people like SHINY knives
    Every shot of is a glistening blade
    And then they turn the blade to get even more glistening...
  15. cp2u


    May 17, 2009
    An guy I worked with used to watch this dog and pony show regularly and just giggle with glee about the great deals he had gotten. He was simply beside himself over the "jar full of knives" he had scored for about a dollar apiece.
    He sold some mid-sized folders to some of the goobers at the shop and over half were looking for him within the week with complaints about handle scales that fell off or other sundry malfunctions. Oh really!?!
    The stuff was junk, but this guy wouldn't have known quality if he fell over it.
    I must admit however that he was kind-hearted enough to give me one of the dollar knives from the jar deal. I tried to act genuinely gratefull.
    It is a mini-lockback with tiny thumb studs and a mostly serrated nearly Persian-shaped blade. I keep it with my pipe and it does a good job of reaming out the bowl and getting into tight spaces.
    It's still a piece of junk, but unlike 3 out of 4 similar examples of this knife, at least the blade doesn't droop down from gravity and dangerously expose the blade when you least expect it.
    Anyway, I recon that this one example of the knives sold thru this show may be the only one worth what was paid for it.
    But to each his own.
  16. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    Old Tom was calling 420j a "high carbon tool supersteel" the other day. You would have thought I would have laughed, but no such luck.

    I guess I just don't have a sense of humor.
  17. Roger999


    Mar 22, 2008
    [SIZE=+18]Incase you guys can't read the date of the original post: 04-03-2005[/SIZE]
  18. dsmegst


    Jul 21, 2009
    Who knows? Maybe he'll re-re-discover knives again this year. :p
  19. cmdionne


    Oct 27, 2006
    Yes, it's an old thread. We got it. You're not the first person to have pointed it out. However we are adding to the discussion of it, and this is likely a question that alot of new comers to the forum may have.

    Anyway I also like to listen/watch it in order to fall asleep. I've also been meaning to develop some sort of drinking game around their show.
  20. jbombelli


    Mar 23, 2008
    Check out knifeart.com.

    edited: And I don't care if this IS an old thread. It's on page 1.
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