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Should I carry this?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TheAmateur, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. TheAmateur

    TheAmateur

    401
    May 20, 2012
    I just got a package in the mail that I ordered myself for my birthday, and in it contained a discontinued benchmade kulgera that i found in stock at a knife store in vancouver and got it with the intent of just fondling and playing with it, but now I realize how much I like it and am contemplating using it in my edc d:confused: what do you think I should do?
     
  2. Over Kill

    Over Kill Banned BANNED

    733
    Jul 7, 2010
    When in doubt, use the heck out of it!
     
  3. res1cue

    res1cue

    Feb 2, 2010
    Do it

    You only live once. As Charlie Mike once said, "Life is too short to carry an ugly knife, and life is too ugly to carry a short knife"
     
  4. KennyB

    KennyB

    Jan 19, 2010
    Well, you might be able to resell it later to someone who likes them since they're discontinued. I got rid of one and am regretting it as a matter of fact.

    I carried mine for quite a while as my EDC, it was really great in that purpose.

    Edit:

    Oh and the only reason I sold it is because it gradually fell out of my EDC rotation and I needed to make ends meet. Somewhere there's some lucky guy that got it for $30
     
  5. BladeChick777

    BladeChick777

    Jun 20, 2011
    Use it!!!! Seriously. I use all of my knives, no matter how expensive, no matter how rare.
     
  6. aquaman67

    aquaman67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    I cannot answer without pictures!
     
  7. Grease

    Grease

    May 10, 2012
    Use it lightly. Don't loan it, don't pry anything with it, and it'll retain most of it's value if you ever want to resell it.
     
  8. NYOutdoors

    NYOutdoors Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Safe queening knives (or anything for that matter) is really something I will never understand. If I didn't USE all of my knives and enjoy all of them, there would be no hobby here for me. I would carry a SAK or shitty folder on occasion and get by just fine like the majority of people.

    But alas, using these nice, well made knives is just a shit ton of fun. Use it, enjoy it...you'll be happy you did.
     
  9. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I once carried an original Remington bullet knife valued at $600.00. It was the best feeling in the world. I sold it several months later and still made a profit over what I had in it.
     
  10. Steel130

    Steel130 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    One of the greatest beauties of a knife is its performance. Use it!
     
  11. bradlox

    bradlox

    389
    Aug 1, 2009
    use it !
     
  12. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Perfectly said.
     
  13. Charlie Mike

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

    Nov 1, 2000
    Use it or sell it.
     
  14. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Use it and enjoy using it like a sports car. For heavier work use another knife like a beater.
     
  15. Cassull

    Cassull

    286
    Mar 31, 2012
    You can EDC it along with another one. Use it for light tasks while the other one for the more heavy tasks. Basically, keep it as a glorified letter opener.
     
  16. killgar

    killgar

    Sep 24, 2002
    I never understand posts/questions like this- "What should I do with MY knife?"

    It's your knife, do what you want to with it. I personally can't imagine that there is any issue in this workld where I would allow a bunch of strangers on the internet to make my decision for me.

    If you want to use it then use it. Of course, no one on this forum is going to buy you a new one if you damage it or lose it, so it's easy for us to say "Hell yeah, use that sucker!".

    If you want to keep it at home as a thing of beauty to admire, I don't see anything wrong with that.

    If you want to keep it pristine as an investment to sell later, nothing wrong with that either.

    I also don't understand the idea of "Use it but use it gently". Doesn't that defeat the purpose of carrying a knife as a cutting tool if you have to baby it and only use it for the lightest of tasks. How is that really any different than leaving it at home if you only use it to cut string? Of course you could carry a second knife as a back-up to the "precious" knife for real cutting chores, but that doesn't make sense to me either.
     
  17. timberweasel

    timberweasel

    Jan 5, 2011
    Carry it, use it, enjoy it... :thumbup:
     
  18. BladeChick777

    BladeChick777

    Jun 20, 2011
    I think you should use it.
    Because honestly, knives were made as tools with the intention of them being used.
    So why not?
    Just because it won't look as pretty or it won't be worth as much?
    So?
    Using it in my opinion, gives me a feeling that I just got my moneys worth.
    I enjoy using my knives, I enjoy the marks on them from being used. It means they've been well loved and done what they were made for.
     
  19. GabD

    GabD

    16
    May 22, 2012
    Why would not use a tool? as long as the work is reasonable the worst that should happen is that there are a few more scratches.
     
  20. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    It's not a gold class or limited production for possible collection right?

    USE IT!! :D
     

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