Do you guys use your most expensive knives?

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

  1. microbe


    Apr 6, 2016
    Design, ergonomics, weight, size, steel and personal preferences determines the knives I use. Most expensive does not.
  2. 19-3ben


    Jul 27, 2015
    My wife has "acquired" my most expensive knife, so it's no longer mine to use...

    (And good for her! Always happy for her to have a good knife!)
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  3. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    If I could trade 10-12 of the Case knives I bought and don't use for a plain jane Sebenza 21...I absolutely would and it would get used a whole lot more. I don't have a knife that expensive right now though. But sometimes I do carry a semi expensive custom 110, a Spyderco Native 5, and a GEC at the same collectively it's almost (ALMOST) the same in terms of value and I never really think twice about it. I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm gonna get that Sebenza and I'll definitely be using it....
  4. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    I buy knives to use, period. But if one or two get rare and prices start to get unrealistically high—even for users—I tend to stop using it, as it has become an “investment”
  5. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I use all my knives, no safe queens. I have been carrying a CRK daily for a few months now, and I don’t baby them.
  6. BeyondTheBox


    Apr 13, 2016
    Yeah, this. I find the concept of safe queens deplorable. Worthless. I use what I buy and only buy what I'll use.
  7. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    Don't have any super spendy ones but wife and i have mini grips with DOAT scales about $250 each and they deffinately get used.
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I only now buy what I "might use". Some get used and some do not. Have too many to use and I see no point in using a knife just for the sake of using it. The picture of the elephant ivory Madison Barlow a few posts back is an example of one that I bought on a whim. I also bought one with jigged bone scales and that is the one I would use. Eventually I'll probably sell the elephant ivory version, but the price tag will be HIGH and won't take less than 4 figures for it (that's with three zero's fyi). That probably means I will be owning this one for a long time.

    Edited the 3 to a 4 which is what I intended even though this post has been quoted below.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
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  9. Cath Palug

    Cath Palug

    Jun 6, 2018
    Barely, but that's because they all lock and I'm in the UK.
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  10. Pilsner


    Oct 28, 2017
    It’s a pain in the arse, isn’t it?

    I do a lot of outdoors stuff, so that is when I am happy taking locking/fixed blade knives. However, the Spyderco UKPK and the Manley Wasp are two excellent little knives, <3” and non-locking. Anyway, hello from the SE of England. :)
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Yup, it gets used and carried almost every day :)


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  12. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I stopped buy super expensive blades because it was hard to carry them - in fear of decreasing the value. Now if I buy or trade for it - I try to pocket it that day!!
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  13. Pr3inar


    Oct 17, 2015
    My most expensive ones costs 550 + dollars each. Gets used as much as I can. Dinged one up the other day against a small stone I didn’t see. My only consern was getting time to take out the edge pro..

    I collect them because they give me joy, whick they can only do by being used. they won’t do me any good in a drawer :)
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  14. raymond454


    Jun 10, 2016
    My utility knife is a Benchmade Griptilian or a ZT566. My customs, PT and MT autos are pristine. They get handled and admired at home and that's about it. If they were in "user" condition it would be a different story. I really have little use for an EDC, but I do carry when I feel it necessary.
  15. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Not trying to be the literary police here, but I'm a tad confused by that. You do realize that means you wouldn't take less than $000 for it?
    Did you mean 4 figures? As in over $1000?
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  16. Pilsner


    Oct 28, 2017
    I think he means four figures.
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Sorry. slip of the figure number. Yes, four figures. No idea what they might be valued at and I am not looking to sell for years.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
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  18. Tommy-Chi


    May 25, 2017
    All of my knives are users. Some are to be used for special occasions. My most expensive blade right now is $800, a Neill Schutte dagger, and I'd use it in a heartbeat.

    As it is I walk out the door every day with 2 to 3 folders having a value averaging $250+ ea.
  19. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    Not all but most. I'd say the most expensive ones I use are my Reate Valhalla, ZT 0393 and Modded PM2.
  20. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Yep, use 'em all. Sometimes I baby them at first, but once I settle in with a knife for a few weeks it gets easier and easier to use it as a tool.

    I have found that there's a price point -- a bit north of $300 -- where I sometimes get antsy about using a knife. I've sold off my couple forays into that price range pretty quickly as a result.
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