That "ah ha!" moment

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SuburbanBarbarian, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    I've never had an "Ah Ha" moment, I've already known for years that a thin bladed lock back or slippie is all you ever need for most cutting tasks.

    But that hasn't stopped me from buying any sharp objects that catch my eye. I see a knife and say to myself "that knife would be great for... ( fill in the blank)"
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  2. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    I get those moments a lot, it seems...:rolleyes:
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  3. WinchesteRalox


    Mar 26, 2018
    I had two a-ha moments. The day that I quit carrying cheap gas station knives and the day that I got a case sodbuster Junior and a sak classic in the pockets together.
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  4. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    My first SAK. The realisation that for very low double digit numbers I could get all the pocket knife I could ever really need with build quality above knives costing in triple digits.
  5. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    I believe it was the first pocketable fixed blade I purchased. The one in the middle : Böker Beauty. The amount of average tasks you can master with a small blade is amazing (and this is a very small blade).
    Starting from there, I now have this one in my pocket everyday : Slicer by Dalibor Seckar (Daado on BF). Added to the great performance at everyday tasks is the feeling that the knife sits at home in the hand. An "Ah, ha !" event on its own.
    Doesn't stop me from buying bigger blades... they are loads of fun. Especially in the kitchen. I have a combo of two I can barely put to rest...
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  6. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    When I finally paired a sak with a Spyderco.
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  7. BTGuy

    BTGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Changing the SAK Classic on my keychain for a Leatherman Squirt was fairly close to an "ah ha" moment for me. Very nice to have pliers, scissors, blade, and assorted other tools that fit comfortably in my pocket.

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