Do you guys use your most expensive knives?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by manny90, May 18, 2017.

  1. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Yes, I don't believe in having any safe queens. They are tools meant to be used :)
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  2. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    Well I just ordered the blue anodized titanium Olamic Wayfarer 247 that went into stock recently. I'm probably going to be to busy staring at it in awe to use it, for awhile. I just grabbed my very first Spyderco manix in 154cm and am EDCing it today. I use it often when I carry it.
  3. 0men


    May 21, 2007
    I'm in the camp that uses all of my knives but at varying levels. My most expensive so far is just north of $500 and I will carry and use it because how else am I going to get $500 worth of value from a blade? I also have an ESEE 6 with a double digit serial number; it is my most used fixed blade and it shows. I have found the tasks a knife gets used for does relate to price, but the frequency of carry relates to how much I like it.
  4. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I do not own a knife north of $250 yet but I do use every knife I own. I carry certain knives at certain times but I use whatever is on me when I need to.
  5. fjblair


    Mar 15, 2017
    I buy them because I want to carry them, but I am mindful of the fact that I want to take care of them too.
  6. Dean Crail

    Dean Crail

    Nov 25, 2013

    Life is much too short to not use the gear that makes you happy. There is allot to be said about carrying a knife or whatever that every time you carry the knife it brings a smile to your face.
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  7. rexbo

    rexbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2016
    Yes, knifes are certainly tools... BUT, they are also collectible and can gain in value if bought smart and maintained in a pristine, unused condition... I have perhaps made more money selling knives than many have spent on knives to begin with
  8. Emre

    Emre Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Don't see the point in owning stuff and not putting it to use.

    I don't have anything crazy expensive, but a few production knives and customs in the $350-650 range. I use them regularly.
  9. Cereal_killer


    Apr 4, 2013
    Not just knives, I happen to use ALL my most expensive crap!

    My working tools are Snap on / Mac / matco, my home tools (still a VERY extensive set of tools filling a 54" box) are mostly craftsman with doubles of doubles of my pro brands mixed in to make full sets where needed.

    My laptop I carry with me in my work rig is my best / most expensive computer I own, at home I use a black Friday special Dell.

    Note everything I'm listing here is self bought (but i have plenty of high-end work supplied tools too).

    I have my best most capable stick / TIG welder on my rig, at home I have a Lincoln 120v MIG.

    My most expensive knives are my custom hard use / working fixed blades and HELL YES I carry them, that's literally the number one reason I spend my money on them, not cause they're pretty or because one day they'll go up in value (though with some of them that's a very real possibility) but because I want to use them to better do my job!
  10. TinyDog

    TinyDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    I go both ways with mine. For lesser expensive ones all see use for whatever need arises. I do have three blades now that range between $250 and $700 that I bought because they are not only a tool but very classy at the same time. My older traditional knives are not used at all. They were solely collected as tools of the day....
  11. bdmicarta


    Feb 16, 2012
    I'm just barely a collector, for awhile I bought custom hunting knives because I liked them, with no intention of ever using them because I don't really hunt anymore. These days I buy production folding knives to actually use and I do use them. Of course "expensive" is a relative term. I have a couple of limited Spydercos with CF handles that I consider expensive and I do carry and use them, although I don't use my knives very hard and with as many different ones as I carry it takes a long time for each one to build up very much use.
    I think it would be good to have a couple of real nice knives that I use, such as the 3 or so users that CM shows photos of. If I was a hunter I would pick one of my nice custom hunters to actually use. But the problem with that is sort of like my EDC folders- I have so many that I wouldn't want to pick just one to use, I would want to pick a lot of them.
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  12. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Yes. My most expensive only runs about $260
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  13. mr2blue


    Feb 27, 2008
    I use and carry all of mine. Customs may be a little less frequent but use all at one time or another.
  14. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Buy things, use things, enjoy things... or

    buy things, look at things, act like you enjoy things.

    This thread makes me want to skin a deer with my sebenza in the mud while it's pouring rain
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  15. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    That's funny.
  16. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    I wouldn't advise doing this but...

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  17. barmettlerjosh


    Jun 16, 2016
    My most expensive knife is my Chris reeve inkosi it costs me about 450. I have been carrying it every day for the past six months it has a lot of use on it and I have touched it up a few times and sharpened it once.
  18. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    You're crazy.. man lol Take advice people.

    Zulu fucks
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  19. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    I use all my blades, but never abuse them. The only exception is my LE Buck Custom shop folder, which to me is such a beautiful work of art that I can't bring myself to use it.
  20. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Of course I do, I have vintage knives from the turn of the 19th and from the mid 18th century, irreplaceable knives as valuable as any custom. I have several custom folders and slip joints as well as custom fixed blades all worth $300-$400 price range not including the the CRKs, ZTs William Henry and many other blades many consider to be expensive. What do yo consider expensive?

    $500 Sebenza? $300 1 off custom fb too expensive? The only knives I don't carry or use are the ones I have no plan of keepin' and plan on sellin' as soon as my profit margin is big enough. (believe me there aren't many I've bought to make money with.

    Would you carry this?


    or this?


    Maybe this one?


    My question to the OP, What constitutes a knife you won't carry? What do you deem too expensive and what are your concerns as to why it's uncarriable? Inquirin' minds wanna know. ;)
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