What’s your trigger?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DangerZone98, Aug 29, 2020.

What’s your trigger?

  1. I see something online and I go “I want that.”

  2. Buddy recommended it to me.

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  3. I buy a knife based on my needs.

  4. Everyone’s got one so I gotta have one too.

  5. Already got 75 million of this same model but it’s in LC200N now!

  6. Got it since the GF/wife wasn’t looking.

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  7. Most or all of the above.

  8. Others? Share ‘em below.

  1. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    I like to explore different knives and brands. I'm all about the "budget gems" that work well, carry well, and aren't so expensive that I'd be broken up over wear, tear, or loss.
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  2. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    Wharncliffes. Customs.
    Custom Wharncliffes.
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  3. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    I never expected “vorpal blade” to come from an 1871 poem. Sounds like something from a sci-fi or cyberpunk flick, haha.
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  4. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Oh I thought it was 9mm. Never tried a .40 S&W before.

    .45 is probably my favorite handgun caliber. I like the rolling recoil as opposed to the snappy niner.
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  5. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    “I want that.“
    I usually shop/browse by brand though.
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  6. Coiloil37


    Dec 2, 2013
    Same way I buy everything in life.

    I identify the need for a tool. I research said tools and attempt to narrow down which one is going to best suit my needs to prevent having to buy to many variations to reduce cost. Then I buy what I think will work the best. Sometimes I nail it, sometimes I identify an issue with said tool and need to rectify the problem. So then I research again and buy the next variation. I evaluate one against the other and sell the loser. I repeat this process until I’ve found the best possible tool for the purpose. Overall price is irrelevant but given the choice I’ll spend once and be done with the shopping. Then I stop looking as I have no interest in owning multiple tools for the same purpose as they can’t both be “the best”. I do however keep my mind open to finding a better tool if at some point the one I’ve got starts irritating me.

    I’ve found the best knives for me for a boat knife, processing fish, big game, small game, hunting wild boar and edc. My “collection” as such is complete and everything I ever need to cut is done to my satisfaction with world class knives.
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  7. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    My trigger - having about $100 in the fun money budget. Seems like if it's burnin' a hole in my pocket I find something worth spending it on. No money, I don't seem to need anything.
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  8. Lack_of_Response


    Aug 8, 2020
    I can't pull that one off with myself anymore. and i am only accountable to Visa and Mastercard for my spending habits, and they are cool with anything i want, like, am curious about, am afraid of missing out on even if i don't quite get the appeal at the moment, etc.
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  9. FLHTK


    Mar 28, 2019
    Look for unusual knives and rare pieces. Modern stuff usually doesn't interest me much with the exception of GEC who bring a lot of the old patterns back to life.
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  10. Weiss


    Jan 3, 2007
    Triggers, hmm. I like to try steels I have not used before, locks, opening mechanisms, material, and designs that scratch my knife-aficionado itch.
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  11. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    I voted: "Already got 75 million of this same model but it’s in LC200N now!"

    Of course the actual number is 5, not 75 million. And the model is Spyderco Resilience. But since Spyderco will never do it for me, I'll have to do it for myself. AEB-L first, and once I have it dialed in LC200N next.

    The Resilience can already be almost any knife I want it to be with a bit of stock removal:

    Spyderco Resiliences.JPG

    How much more when I can design the re-blade from scratch?
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  12. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    I love the sound of a rebladed Resilience. Awesome project you have there, David. Plenty of things I like about that knife: blade shape, handle shape, the ergos and hand-filling size. Great all-around beater knife.

    I like the PM2-like shape on the bottom knife.

    If the budget Byrd knives get the BD1 upgrade, it’s sad that the Resilience doesn’t get the same treatment.
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  13. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Believe it or not, I think I like 8Cr13MoV better than BD1. It's generally said to be a tad tougher than BD1, and I noticed it's a good deal easier to sharpen as well, which to me means finer edges that are easier to hone back to screaming sharp, even if they don't have quite the wear resistance. Just my impression though and I could be wrong.

    But yes, the Resilience is a fantastic platform, and if I ever design a folder to produce myself, it will certainly take a lot of queues from the Resilience and Tenacious.
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  14. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I usually wait for something interesting on sale.
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  15. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Interesting observation. My primitive primate brain always assumed BD1 to be an overall upgrade from 8Cr. I can attest to 8Cr’s screaming sharp edge though, impressive for a budget blade. Dunno about edge retention as I haven’t really thoroughly used it yet.
  16. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Most, probably all the reasons. Don't tell my wife.

    Customs... gotta have it. Some of those ones, especially from makers here, just speak to your soul. It's also good to get one from a maker just earning their chops. Often a great knife for a great price.

    Depends what I'm going for too. I needed a BK62 a few months ago (because who doesn't), so I picked up a cool one here with heat anodized hardware. Nice touch!

    It can be argued that I'm still filling holes in my collection, so I can easily get focused on "I need one of these!" Recently heavy kitchen knives.

    All the while volunteering to be the one who goes to the mailbox... and swinging by the garage before coming in and saying, "Nah, just junk mail and bills."
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  17. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    I know the feeling man. I need a BK9.

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