For me it has been the opposite of some here. Before I started collecting and became a member of BF, I really only had 1 grail knife. A Bob Loveless. However, since being exposed to all of the obsessive knif knuts on BF, I now have a bunch of grail knives. So thanks to all you F*****rs for that! For the longest time I would grit my teeth at all the accolades I would hear about CRK and Shiro knives. I thought the prices were outrageous and could not imagining myself paying that kind of money for a knife. Even though I had also been progressing down the knif knut timeline of infection, where once $50 would buy more knife than I would ever need, it now seems perfectly reasonable to plop down $200 for a knife. I still felt that $500 - $1K was absurd. But then I walked into Recon 1 in Tarzana.... After picking up and holding examples of both Sibenza's and Mnandi's, as well as Shirogorov's I can now say I have new grail knives BECAUSE I pick them up and handled them. I can see myself buying any of them and not being disappointed. Of course, I say that without having either the money or the knives. If I had the money, and then have the knife and not the money, I can't say for certain that buyer's remorse might set in. All I can say is that right now, I have remorse for not having the money in the first place. So the worst case scenario of buyers remorse leaves me with the same feeling I have right now and a new grail knife. Winning! I have of course been turned on to more grail knives, from my own explorations and BF exposure. I can't predict the same outcome should I ever come into possession of a: Ron Lake - folder George Herron - Model 6 drop point Scott Sawby - Bittern, Swift, or Tern Stan Wilson - NFF Jefffery Harkins - Italia Lone Wolf - Paul Defender Arbalete G. David - Thiers in Mammoth tooth & Damascus or even my closest to being bought that I am saving for now... Arno Bernard - Wild Dog w Mammoth tooth scales. Sure I may be disappointed if I ever actually get one of these. I've done a lot of stupider things in my life. But I haven't done any lately, so I may be due for another anyway. I'm willing to take that risk!