Use vs non-use

unwisefool

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I think, for most of us......once The Sickness sets in....you buy more than you actually need and......it's hard to have 30+ users.

Shhhhh. It happens.

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This is exactly where I am. I bought a comp finished convexed SJTAC that cuts like a laser when they were available and never really needed anything else besides my B11 and game warden. But I still bought a bunch of other Busse blades because they were cool, I just never used them.
 

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I only have one I’ve never used and don’t plan to. I’ll probably sell it. I just can’t bring myself to use it when I have another model that overlaps and does what it does well.

Everything else gets used. I’ll still never take a loss on any of it. :cool:
 

unwisefool

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I only have one I’ve never used and don’t plan to. I’ll probably sell it. I just can’t bring myself to use it when I have another model that overlaps and does what it does well.

Everything else gets used. I’ll still never take a loss on any of it. :cool:
Well, which one is it?
 

AntDog

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Well, which one is it?

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ASHBM offered in a ganza. Had a patriot leather sheath made for it too. I put it in the sheath once to make sure it fits, and it’s been riding pine ever since.
 

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Well, I bought a fbm as my first. So I would have my big chopper and not feel the need to buy smaller and still want a larger one. That didnt work. I do have unused, because of money loss from new to used. Some, I instantly took outside and used it, so it wouldn't attain unused status.
 

AntDog

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Anything I don’t use tends to get sold or traded off. That’s why if I really like something I try to get out there and beat the shit out of it quick. :D
 
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My 7yr old daughter stuck a chopper (thicc BGFSH) into a block of wood for the first time yesterday. :D

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Probably 75-80% of my collection is users. Keep thinking I ought to thin the herd, but with no compelling reason to sell and none I can look at and say I don’t like, it’s easy to maintain the status quo.

My purchases have slowed way down over the last few years, been at something of a saturation point for a while. Actually want a new release to twist my arm and pull me back in, the last one to get me was the TGULB.
 

unwisefool

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My 7yr old daughter stuck a chopper (thicc BGFSH) into a block of wood for the first time yesterday. :D

D2-D3-FA15-C034-4-E28-A283-934-A50-E235-AE.jpg


Probably 75-80% of my collection is users. Keep thinking I ought to thin the herd, but with no compelling reason to sell and none I can look at and say I don’t like, it’s easy to maintain the status quo.

My purchases have slowed way down over the last few years, been at something of a saturation point for a while. Actually want a new release to twist my arm and pull me back in, the last one to get me was the TGULB.
The last one I bought was the super thick swamp warden, because that's a lot of fun for $100. Before that it was the TG A2 version. I don't think any new blades coming out are going to perform better than my users so why spend the money for nothing? I've wanted a Busse folder for years, but that is obviously not going to happen so I've basically given up on new releases.
 
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...I don't think any new blades coming out are going to perform better than my users so why spend the money for nothing?

Yep, that’s the crux of it. Already have a lot of overlap because buying new blades is fun and I like the designs so much, but it’s gotten harder and harder for new releases to move the needle for me.

The Mega Warden still tempts me a bit, it’s cheap and looks pretty sweet, but I don’t know that I’d really grab it much over my AMS or SOS (both stripped and hand-sanded BG users with kydex) once the new knife novelty wears off.
 
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