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Grimsmo Norseman

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mike Griffin, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Mike Griffin

    Mike Griffin

    Apr 29, 2017
    Its been a while since I have posted but Id like to know if y'all think the Norseman is still very desireable or if its cooled off a bit. I have a chance to purchase one but I dont want to get stung. Thanks!
  2. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I think the Norseman bubble has mostly popped. If you check the Knife Exchange I think you’ll find that the sales have cooled off considerably.

    It could be that discerning Knife Knuts are actually questioning what they plan to do with that blade. :p

    The Grissmo train moved on to Holt and I’ve lost track of where it is now...
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  3. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    The 2ndary market price has not grown as much while the 1st hand price has more than doubled I think it has somewhat evened out still a good knife if you like it but not the investment it was years ago.
  4. I think their value will hold (at least in the short run), but I don't think you should expect them to appreciate at all.
  5. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Grimsmo is still asking around $900 new. Secondary has cooled off quite a bit. By and large they are going for less than retail now secondhand.
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  6. Terry M.

    Terry M. Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    I think if you like the knife and can afford it, get one. I just bought one and not cause it’s still desirable, but because I really like it.
  7. jp9mm


    Apr 1, 2019
    Been watching their prices for a year and saw the same burst. Wonder if the change to rwl34 on 900$ knife had somthing to do with it.
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  8. salmanalk


    Aug 28, 2010
    I like the design, bought mine in the spring of 2019. Did not use it at first as they were hard to come by, now they are on the drop system so you can choose your color. I used it briefly now and then but did not find the blade shape very useful, this has now changed. It is a knife that grows on you and the tanto shape is very useful for every day tasks, I have it clipped to my pocket now and love it.
  9. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    Last I checked they were always RWL34 or at least have been since they were asking $400-$500.
  10. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    I think it has always been RWL34. Given that many custom makers use CPM154, which is pretty equivalent to RWL34 and people don't mind paying $750+, they won't be changing the steel.

    From what I understand, the secondary has cooled off. I personally don't think they're worth the asking price new right now.
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  11. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    I picked up an older one recently for a price much more similar to what they used to sell for. I personally really enjoy it and intend on keeping it, but that's partly because I really like the detent the old ones had. Supposedly the detent is a lot stiffer now.
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