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Well, since I had them out to snap a pic of the Barlow, I figured I'd get a shot of my collection... Although my Cold Steel panga machette and trio of hatchets is absent (they are by the wood splitting pile).

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I kind of have them segregated into EDC and weapon'ish... Although I tend to carry the Paraframe II most of the time and leave the lockbacks and slipjoints put away.
 
Is that a roll of duct tape, and a spare mattress against the wall?
 
Well, I have been collecting for a good 6 years, and in my earlier days was something of a mall ninja ;) I would say that after I get a Voyager and maybe a nice bowie I'll be pretty happy...

BTW, thats actually a weight bench and the "roll of duct tape" is one of the weights, and yes there is a matress against the wall (its the household storage room).
 
Hey, don't let 'em get you down, Buck, everybody has to start somewhere. But, I'd keep the brass knuckles under wraps if it were me, pretty much a felony to own/carry in most places. Save up and buy a good quality $100 knife, the world will definitely change for you then. Or, go to Wally World, get a Native and go on line and get a Benchmade Mini-Grip, things will progress from there....
 
My collection consists of a Gerber Paraframe I :(

I'm getting a Griptilian soon though, so at least I'll have one decent knife.
 
The first knife I ever saved up for and bought was a Victorinox, every time my mom would drag us to the mall I would look at that knife through the window and it was all I could think about. I finally saved up and when I went to buy it, they had just gotten the first batch in that, instead of a corkscrew, had a philips head screwdriver on it. I'd never been happier in my life over anything I ever bought. It's been gone for many years now, but I'm well over 500 knives now. I went through the antiques phase (thanks to a Levines guide), Case, Remington bullet, Buck, big fixed blade, tiny knives, hell, I could probably sell off half my collection or more and never miss them. For Christmas my wife bought me a Benchmade Apparition and Activator, I have a new love now, and her name is Benchmade. Oh, and Scarlett Johansen, but that's different. My one piece of advice to all you new guys, buy quality not quantity. I'll be selling all my oldies here real soon (anyone ever hear of Pal Cutlery? Eagleton? Wostenholm? A.J. Jordan? OVB?) at a loss, but they no longer have an interest for me now, and I'll never recoup my investment, although that was not the idea at the time. Too much upkeep, too much space, too damn many knives that have too little value. At least with the good stuff you can get most of your money back when your tastes change.
 
Hey, don't let 'em get you down, Buck, everybody has to start somewhere.

I agree, I don't think anybody got up one day with the idea "Hey, I will go and buy a 100$ knife!"

My first knife was a flea market chinese crap. Then I got a few from a military surplus (wich were also crappy ones from China/Pakistan).

Then I bought a Camillus Heat from NewGraham and got hooked to quality.
 
its easy to be a snob in any sort of hobby once you get to buying the higher end stuff. i still have a lot of the junk knives i first bought and back then when i was ordering them and paying 20 or 30 dollars instead of the 100 up i do now i looked just as forward to opening them as now. i doubt anyone here started out buying the price range of knives they do now.
 
Hey, that's a nice start to a decent Accumulation. IMO, variety is key to really appreciating and accumulating knives. SAK, USMC(?), Case (?) slipjoint, Barlow, couple'a mall ninja toys. Yep, off to a good start. :)

Here are my Accumulation photos from a couple of years ago - I've added dozens of knives since these were taken:
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-Bob
 
Yeah, ya gotta love the shitty mall ninja special though, easy to impress laymen with. But seriously, I think that USMC Ka-Bar is my favorite, with the Barlow possibly being the 'best' or 'nicest'. Though I almost exclusively EDC one of the two paraframes because they 1) have a clip 2) (one) is one hand opening and 3) wont miss them too much if lost/stolen etc...

I wouldn't mind a fancier knife, but I think it'd be happier with the durability and what-not of AUS8 (or possibly VG-10) as apposed to say, s30v. I really would like to get a N.I.B. AUS8 Cold Steel Voyager, guess mostly cuz I've always had an eye for them... and maybe because my CS machete does so well for me (ha, like I really use it that hard!)

Yeah, anyways, I just figured it'd be nice to see some pics of peoples collections and why should I not start it off with mine?
 
its easy to be a snob in any sort of hobby once you get to buying the higher end stuff. i still have a lot of the junk knives i first bought and back then when i was ordering them and paying 20 or 30 dollars instead of the 100 up i do now i looked just as forward to opening them as now. i doubt anyone here started out buying the price range of knives they do now.


Well said! :thumbup:
 
You don't have to spend a 100$ to get a nice knife Buck. I just made a list of the best value knives for the beater knife thread.
1 Mora
2 Cold Steel bushman, also kukuri machete and tru flight in Carbon V
3 Byrd Folders
4 Buck 110 and 119
5 Opinel, Douk Douk and SAK

If you are looking for a nicer knife I would recomend anything by Scrapyard
and the Red box benchmades.
 
I'm quite capable of finding good knives for under $100... Although I did make a mistake last time around with the $20 set of paraframe II/mini paraframe. A couple of those knives I aquired in trade (like the large tanto... but it does throw very well).

Hell, best knife I ever owned was a Sahara Jr., but that was...disaquired from my ownership... almost 4 years ago.
 
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