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If you had to buy dinner and a knife for 30$

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rainydayarmadillo, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. rainydayarmadillo


    Jul 1, 2012
    If you had to buy dinner for yourself (from anywhere, must buy) what would you buy with 30$ and use the remaining amount of money to buy a knife that you must use exclusively for 1 month? I would buy a victorinox one handed sentinel after buying a Spicy chicken sandwich combo from wendy's.
  2. whateatsrabbits


    Nov 24, 2011
    2 mcdoubles, 1 mcchicken and, large orange soda, and a kershaw skyline from wally world.
    Or go to a steak house, buy a 30 dollar steak and keep the knife.
  3. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Mr. Armadillo, you have a very twisted mind. I greatly admire that.

    I'll go with 3 White Castles, plus 1 jalapeno cheeseburger, onion rings and a large diet coke. Chase that with a Kershaw Volt 2. That would make for a good day.
  4. bobusx


    Sep 29, 2009
    Here in the UK, that would be about 20 pounds, so I guess it would be a Doner Kebab in Naan (fast food here sucks, but the indian/pakistani food is good and almost as quick/cheap), and a Mora Companion/Robust.
  5. Nauplios


    Sep 6, 2012
    I'd hunt around online (even if I had to snipe an ebay auction) and find a NOS or very gently used vintage Boker Tree Brand 492, 493 or 494 Barlow jackknife like the sheepsfoot model I have displayed. Most of the ones available with the Delrin handles were made in the 1970s, are carbon steel with brass pins and liners, and lock up like a bear trap. A nice vintage knife to have (and use) that you can usually get with shipping for under $30 if you're careful.

    Until you know how much of that $30 will be left for the meal, plan on Ramen. You'll most likely do better than that, but even if you don't, the Tree Brand jack is worth it. In my youth, particularly while in school and having to buy textbooks, I lived on Ramen for days/weeks at a time.:)
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  6. 357fan


    May 23, 2009
    Prime Rib sandwich, mozzerella cheese fries (called Dave Fries) and a Coke from GrandPa's Steakhouse in Kearney, NE and a Vic Classic
  7. zcd


    Jun 6, 2012
    As a Canadian, this is easy - poutine and an opinel
  8. bernard_s3


    Apr 15, 2011
    Last I checked, the price of the Skyline went up to around $40 or so... And I can't find them at Walmart anymore :grumpy:
  9. all 41 + 14 all

    all 41 + 14 all

    Jul 11, 2012
    ^ this
  10. Daft Slice 1986

    Daft Slice 1986

    Jun 3, 2012
    I'd get a $25 round table pizza, than order 150 bad @$$ knives from cutlery corner for the one day only price of $5.
  11. woody d

    woody d Banned BANNED

    Jan 29, 2010
    theres a family owned steakhouse here in town that serves a 12oz sirloin, big baked potato, texas toast and a salad on thursday nite for right at $10.
    that, plus two Budweisers would cost me $15 (we didnt say anything about tipping lol) so id have enough left over for a Mora.
  12. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Original Black Knife from McDonalds with a Bran Muffin and a Coffee.

    That leaves $28 and change for some Beck's at the beer store.
  13. jnichols2


    Jul 10, 2012
    Buck 110 at Walmart $27; Dbl Cheeseburger, Fries, Coke from McDonalds Dollar Menu $3 -- Total $30
  14. brets-ftw


    Sep 11, 2010
    Opinel #6 in Carbon~ $8

    Pizzano's Pizza (local pizzeria) Meat Lovers w/ jalapenos, red bell peppers, anchovies and smoked salmon.
  15. Element of Darkness

    Element of Darkness

    Aug 22, 2012
    Ontario Rat-1 and a few bucks for the a.) grocery store or b.) dollar menu, anywhere.
  16. gooeytek


    Jul 12, 2011
    Navy K631 and General Tso's Chicken combination w/ fried rice and an egg roll with a soda.
  17. apintandafight


    Aug 10, 2012
    As an Oklahoman I would be pleased with poutine and a number 8 carbon!
  18. co556guy


    Dec 13, 2011
    Ontario Rat1

    Whatever I can buy off a dollar menu at mcdonald's for $5 that sounds good.
  19. Spyderman99


    Jul 11, 2012
    Now I'm hungry. And want another knife :)
  20. Bladenoobie1


    Jul 20, 2012
    I'll grab a mora and a go to Taco's Omana and grab 5 fish tacos and this taco, forgot what its called, but it uses meat from the face of a cow--its good, and doesn't look all nasty as some might suspect

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