- May 3, 2005
Yes, it is funny to anyone who understands the value. I make a lot of knives myself, so outside of CPK, the ones I'm interested in buying are generally not users (hamon or art pieces priced 5 to 10 times higher). This means I usually reach for CPK or one of my own to actually cut something.Nice looking knives, and great post!
This comment caught my eye . . . "when people recommend CPK in general knife discussion, you sometimes hear how 'pricey' they are."
I don't doubt it, but this slays me. There are just some real cheap bastids here at BF. LOL. IMO, CPK knives offer some of the best knife values you can find anywhere ever. Maybe why I don't spend a lot of time in "General Knife Discussion." LOL.
Go back and look at what Bob Loveless charged for a knife 50 years ago. But Loveless never had any trouble selling them and it wasn't long before his backlog was years long. Apparently a lot of people did not think they were too pricey. In current dollars, CPK knives are a fraction of that. And as someone who still owns a few original Loveless knives, and has owned a few others over the years, I believe that CPK knives today offer far greater value than Loveless' knives offered then. And I have put my money where my mouth is in that opinion.
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" - attributed to Benjamin Franklin.