Like Knives That Are Discontinued

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I seem to like alot of knives that are later discontinued. I want to buy a knife only to find that it's not made anymore. Anyone have this happen to them.
Do I just like knives no one does ??
 

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I used to have regrets about missing out on a knife that's no longer available. Luckily, I've been able to find some of them for sale here at BF. In the case with the used AFCK I picked up here a few years ago, I was relatively underwhelmed when I finally got it :p.

Older, discontinued knives seem to lose a little luster when compared against some of the great materials and manufacturing processes that are widely available today.
 
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I used to have regrets about missing out on a knife that's no longer available. Luckily, I've been able to find some of them for sale here at BF. In the case with the used AFCK I picked up here a few years ago, I was relatively underwhelmed when I finally got it :p.

Older, discontinued knives seem to lose a little luster when compared against some of the great materials and manufacturing processes that are widely available today.
Yeah....and something you Dodge a bullet on bad knife too.
 
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I anyone want to start a new thread on knives we bought and liker regretted??
 

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It had only fairly recently been discontinued, but I was quite smitten by the Benchmade Skirmish when I started REALLY getting into the hobby. So much so that I was considering a lefty custom from Neil Blackwood.
Thank goodness I never followed through with that one!!
 

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Too many new knives to buy to worry too much about knives gone by; I really wanted a Southard AWT, but when I had the option on the secondary market I realized that at the price I'd pay for it I'd rather buy a couple of customs from other makers instead (and that's what I did).

There are few knives lost to the sands of time that really offer much that you can't find secondhand or get a replacement for in the form of some other currently available knife.

The one really different knife that stands out to me as being worthy of a comeback is a Kershaw of all things--the Tilt has a pretty unique wonky style to it. Then again, that's probably my love of Wharncliffe blades talking, now that I think of it there are some Isham designs that kind of channel that funky Tilt shape.
 

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Buck has run many of their knives for a year or two and then moves on. It really doesn't bother me as we all can come up with reasons that make business sense.
One I'm glad I bought is the 101.. a lot of us wanted that for a long time and then it happened!! It was dq in this years catalog. The BM 672 has been long gone and I didn't even notice. But I still use mine on occasion .
 

evilgreg

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Buck has run many of their knives for a year or two and then moves on. It really doesn't bother me as we all can come up with reasons that make business sense.
One I'm glad I bought is the 101.. a lot of us wanted that for a long time and then it happened!! It was dq in this years catalog. The BM 672 has been long gone and I didn't even notice. But I still use mine on occasion .

My favorite "one chance and it's gone" Buck (197 Yellow Jacket, featuring a laminated blade of 154CM wrapped around an S90V core):

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I feel very sad when I cant find a sprint run on a certain model of knife. For example i own every zero tolerance 0609 except for the 0609BluBlk
 
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There are so many discontinued Spyderco knives that I really loved like the D'Holder Toad, micarta Calypso Jr, micarta Goddard Jr, Impala, Co-Pilot, Viele II, Starmate, Work, Zowada, Wegner, and Wegner Jr...

So many that I should have kept.
 

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I've been lucky enough to find most of the discontinued knives I lusted after. Majority of them didn't last very long though until they got traded or sold... More recently, I've been getting into the Sebenza 21s again, now that they've been discontinued. I'll get a 31 at some point but I like the inlay pattern on the 21s a lot more.
 

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evilgreg , That knife is Really nice looking.. the colors all seem to work together .
 
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dream knife
but like do many others the cost factor
made it a passing fancy :)
till then i'll just dream on about the
day when an incredible catch happens...
but luckily the passing of time ages some
knives to the points of total disinterest.
 
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I bought the Benchmade 610 Rukus, which I paid too much for, on EBAY after it was discontinued. A little bit later I discovered the a sale on the exchange for set including both 610 and 615 Rukus. It was a very good price for a matching set, but it was my first purchase on the exchange and the seller was in Russia, so I was really nervous.

While the shipping time and customs inspection delay was nerve wracking, everything arrived perfect. In my experience, sellers with good feedback on the exchange, have been trustworthy and fair no matter where they live. If I'm ever looking to buy anything else that's discontinued, I'll only buy it from the exchange.

That said, pay attention to Knifenews for announcements for limited runs you'll only hear about otherwise after they're gone. Visit the forum sponsors sites often, because they will announce upcoming sprints in their "coming soon" section or whatever. Many have dealer exclusive runs too. Follow your favorite knife brands on social media.

When your shelves/pockets are full and your bank account and wallet are empty. Come back and like this post. :)
 

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I most always have a reasonably long "want list".
Sometimes, by the time a knife makes it to the top of the list, it's no longer available.
poo poo occurs. The other knives on the list all moved up a notch.
 

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A lot, if not all, Sprint run Spydercos :(;)
This past Christmas my fiancee went knife hunting and tracked down a couple of discontinued Delicas I wanted.
Super Gold/ SG2
V-Toku 2
But I like I said, a lot of times I wish the Sprint Runs would sprint a little longer o_O
Oh well, that's what makes them special, that's what keeps Spyderco fans sitting on ready for the next Sprint Run, so it works out :):D
 
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