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Shirogorov prices

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jayjaytuner, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. jayjaytuner

    jayjaytuner

    202
    Jun 27, 2008
    Idk if this is in the right area, just kind of a rant...
    Just don't get the shirogorov prices. I'm not hating, just a outsider observation.
    I realize they are pretty much the russian sebenza.
    They appear to be mostly milled out on CNC etc. Just can't get over the price.
    I know supply and demand etc. And again not hating good for them for bringing that premium. Just think one could do better for the price.
    I owned a model 95 and I get it to a certain extent. Smooth as glass. Beat the shit out of it. Never had a problem with it. It just seems like a 4-700 dollar knife i guess.

    Anyhow sorry for the rant. Again don't take it as I'm flaming on them. They are good knives .Just don't get the pricing figured by now there would be enough of them around to bring the price down to earth.
     
  2. shinyedges

    shinyedges Every man's intelligence is a god Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    You think they are bad, I have a used tissue for sale at 1100.00. Demand is down right now, but when it comes back up... you do the math.
     
  3. Jimmyf1312

    Jimmyf1312

    55
    Apr 6, 2016
    Idk if this is the right area, just kind of a rant...
    Just don’t get the Lamborghini prices. I’m not hating, just a outsider observation.
    I realize they are pretty much the Italian McLaren.
    They appear to be mostly milled out on CNC etc.
    Just can’t get over the price.
    I know supply and demand etc. And again not hating good for them for bringing that premium. Just think one could do better for that price. I owned a Murcielago and I get it to a certain extent. Fast as hell. Beat the shit out of it. Always had a problem with it. It just seemed like a $100,000 car I guess.

    Anyhow sorry for the rant. Again don’t take it as I’m flaming on them. They are good cars. Just don’t get the pricing figured by now there would be enough of them around to bring the price down to earth.
     
  4. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    I'm sure I seem crazy for dropping $10k on a Rolex...
     
  5. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    The Market decides if their prices are too high! Don’t own one and honesty never seen one or handle one ... from my own experience, enough people are willing to pay their/my price... ——————————— That’s the deciding factor.. Have fun & stay safe
     
  6. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Platinum Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Shiros could be the next beanie baby of knives, who knows? Not that many years ago people in the exchange were fighting over non-flipping Hinderer flippers at higher prices than Shiros go for now. If you had some anodized hardware on an XM-18 back then it was an $1100 knife, lol.

    That said, buy whatever you like. IMO, Shirogorovs aren't worth the price of admission, and I've owned three of them. Scarcity is causing price inflation, so when they go out of style I expect they have a good chance of going the way of the Hinderer (i.e. screaming from $1k+ down to ~$300-400 where they belong).
     
  7. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Whether it’s Shirogorov or Frost Cutlery, people will pay the price if they can justify the price. It’s one of those situations where beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
     
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  8. SharpieB

    SharpieB Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    Yup. You’re nuts. Me buying a bass guitar for about the same amount as your watch is normal though.:p

    In any case, I think the Shiros i’ve actually touched are amazing knives. Perfect fit and finish and great materials. And they look fantastic IMO. I just can’t justify spending $1k on a knife as I would be afraid to scratch it. I use all of my knives to cut stuff.

    Whatever turns your crank though. Hell, people pay $1000 for a little piece of finger/knuckle plastic that likely will never actually be used to bonk anyone upside the head as intended, so you could find dumber ways to drop a grand that a Shirogorov. :thumbsup:
     
  9. shinyedges

    shinyedges Every man's intelligence is a god Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    I use all my knives, the a15 as it sits is close to 800$ and I use it every day. Buy what you like, and use the living hell out if it.
     
  10. SoCalEDC

    SoCalEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Not interested in Shiros in the least..especially after handling 2 different ones from a reputable source. So many other knives I like that cost a fraction of what these cost. I thought the ZT 0450 flipped way better.
     
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  11. ourgon

    ourgon

    Feb 27, 2013
    So you're wrong. They're few levels higher in quality and finish but yes, prices are crazy, espiecally that Shiro Blue Jeans.
     
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  12. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    From watching the forum market, it seems as though the prices are already falling.
     
  13. matt009au

    matt009au Gold Member Gold Member

    947
    Apr 23, 2009
    Which rolex you go for Mike. I'm looking at em right now.

     
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  14. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I'm looking forward to 300-400 pricing, I could get onboard for that price.

    I own a F-95 and paid under 700 and have no regrets, but adding another at that price would be a tough choice.
     
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  15. goldie

    goldie

    Feb 18, 2000
    Kind of getting tired of the overpriced knife thread; its been beaten to death :rolleyes:
     
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  16. rick melear

    rick melear

    813
    Nov 28, 1998
    Rolex, buy one gently used from a known source and you'll get your money back in five years. In 10 years you'll do that plus 20%. And will have worn and enjoyed it. Try that on a flavor of the month Russian knife.
     
  17. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Deepsea Sea Dweller... Paid 10,100 almost 4 years ago.
     
  18. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    More interesting is what he does to the Rolex.
     
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  19. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000


    :D
     
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  20. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    One of the greatest moments ever captured on film. :thumbsup:
     
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