I buy what I like. If the knife is expensive, I just make sure it's one I really want. I can see the practicality in owning more knives than guns as well. I have enough guns for sporting, defense and concealed carry. Kind of set. Do I need 20, 30, 40 guns? Not really. Hell, I can't even find ammo for decent prices these days and Biden just became president.....it's only going to become worse. Would be like buying a new car if gas were either prohibitively expensive or unavailable. The only guns I've bought in past years were for concealed carry as size and capacity improved with guns like the P365 and Glock 48. I can't shoot recreationally anymore. I can't even find ammo half the time and I can't get ammo shipped to my state anymore.
I used like to have guns but shooting at paper got tired pretty quick. Stopped going to the range and sold off my handguns.
I got a .22 that I shoot with iron sights and that's fun.
Then I got into trap.
I hate to admit it, but I bought a high end trap gun and spent a ridiculous amount of cash but trap is one of the few things I look forwards to now.
I thought I was over with knives having sold off my folders, but it seems now I got into customizing what I got.
Max on knives is like $600.
You can barely get a decent trap gun for $1000.
Sort of saving up for either one.
No more buying just to buy.
I'm slowly selling some of my handguns off. Not in any hurry to do it. I have plenty to shoot if I choose to. Knives..... well, they are a much more classic tool. I keep a pretty good stash of ammunition, but I do't shoot every week or even every month sometimes. So, for now I have "enough".Reads like you wrote my biography!
(Although I've kept most of my handguns)
I have enough guns, but more ammo is always good. Very hard to get it here in prices that aren’t stupid high.
Example: Remington Core-lokt in .270 is $80+ for a box of 20.
7.62x39 used to be $20 a box, now it’s up to $50 and that’s for steel case corrosive junk.
I can still buy good knives and not worry about illegal mag sizes, restrictions on shipping, variable Ammo rates and availability. Month long wait for a single handgun with neutered mags, and only one per permit, and only good for 30 days. Long gun permit only lasts a year. Full background checks and the police chief has to sign off. No concealed carry options here either. It sucks.
At least with knives (so far) I can still purchase and get most offerings with the exception of Bali’s and OTF.
I don’t particularly have any desire to purchase knives over $150. I feel guilty using them and don’t value the gains of quality over that price point at this stage of my life.
It’s a sad state of affairs when our 2nd amendment rights are being trampled. We need to band together to represent our interests and our rights!!!
I think this right here is the key. After you have the basics down it's just a hobby and meant to be a fun way to pass the time.I sold a gun last Thursday night and took that money and bought 6 knives off of the the trade blanket yesterday. They will bring me way more joy!