What's your yearly Knife addiction budget??

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Blinkknives, May 8, 2014.

  1. Blinkknives


    May 28, 2012
    How much do you spend a year on your knife addiction??
  2. I.N.F.K


    Jul 7, 2012
    I don't have a budget per year, but per knife
  3. bornagainprimative


    Jan 28, 2014
    About 140 might go up this year
  4. Bob6794


    Apr 21, 2013
    What I can comfortably afford and want to put towards it. It all comes out of the "fun" money, so it means less money for movies, games, etc there is no dedicated knife fund.
  5. Zidfeldts


    Dec 28, 2010
    I probably spend about 200 a month on average.
  6. All-R-Crazy


    Apr 11, 2014
    +1 ^ yep I know that feeling well and my wallet hates me for it ,but I stopped minding and learned that I like knives so I'm good :D
  7. mark jeneson

    mark jeneson

    Nov 24, 2013
    It's certainly varied over the years. This year i'm definitely breaking a record. I can only hope i'll be breaking this record in 2015 :D
  8. wolf-man-12


    Dec 24, 2007
    My Knife budget last month ran kind of high as I bought myself a couple of extra presents that I have really been wanting to get ~~ so I went way over what I should have -- but you only live once and you can't take your knives with you when you go.!! My Son's will get them to play with or whatever.!^^ I spent right at $957.86 in April and as a rule I try to keep it around $500 or so a month.! Love my Spydies & ESEE's & GEC's & Case Pearl & Damascus & my CRK's & last but not least my Customs.!
  9. Brock O Lee

    Brock O Lee

    Jun 29, 2011
    Same here...

    It has become an expensive hobby for me during the last 2 years. Our exchange rate to the USD almost doubled (twice as expensive now as 3-4 years ago), plus it's $50 shipping plus import duties a pop to SA. But it's still less expensive than buying locally.

    As a result my purchases have been much less and I have to be able to justify the role of the knife in my collection. I am happy that I have most of my bases covered already, but there is definitely no space for safe queens!
  10. mrdeus


    Mar 6, 2012
    It varies. 2012 was expensive, since I got two CRKs, but last year I didn't spend very much.
  11. SolidState


    Sep 22, 2012
    I'm on my way to having a knife hobby that has paid and pays for itself. That's a personal goal. I'm going to put my yearly budget at 3-5 Spydercos.
  12. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    My knife spending go's up in the spring and summer, work is more abundant. No set amount, after bills and everything else is paid, the hunting begins.
  13. ISP 5353

    ISP 5353

    Sep 5, 2010
    There is no way I am going to put that in print that my wife might see sometime!
  14. kwick72

    kwick72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2013
    I don't have a budget I do have a wife that gets it and is very understanding and sometimes talks me into a knife. If the expendable income is there I buy it.
  15. bh49


    Dec 27, 2005
    It vary, depending on my my family income, other needs, gas, grocery, utilities cost and so on.
    Years ago it was 2-3K, now it is negative. Still have more knives than I can use in my lifetime. :) And fortunately, it looks like addiction is over.
  16. Greykilt

    Greykilt Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    I try to be realistic with myself/ Sometimes I see a knife and I feel I really have to have it so I budget for it. But there have been times I've thrown the budget out the window.
    Like this...



    I can eat Top Ramen for awhile. Well worth it.
  17. shuutr


    Sep 25, 2013
    What is this budget you speak of?

    When the fun fund is empty, I quit buyin.
  18. CapitalizedLiving


    Dec 1, 2007
    About $1200 ($100 per month) spent on roughly 4-6 knives. If I'm on a streak I might buy most of those in 1-2 months and go months before getting something else. I follow a strict rule - no buying from anyone not on my specified list of makers. I prefer to buy only custom orders but will buy knives from my specified list of makers if it's in budget and won't interfere with funding a custom order.

    I like knives too much to either quit buying them or let them run me into the ground. So this is my happy medium.
  19. Andre


    May 22, 2000
    Do we really want to discuss budget or average monthly spend? This could get depressing! My name is Andre and i'm a Spyder-holic ;)
  20. Blinkknives


    May 28, 2012
    Hello Andre...

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