Why did you buy that knife?

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What influences your knife buying descisions?
Did you buy a knife that did not live up to the hype?


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Firebat

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Hmmm... I guess I just buy what I like for the most part.

Sometimes I'll go out of my way and research one particular model and try to obtain "special" variants- like first production runs, or one-off handle materials, stuff like that. I suppose that's the collector in me.

I've read a lot of commentaries bashing so called "me-too knives", yet I don't really subscribe to that notion. If I like one model, and so do 5000 other knife nuts, well, then that doesn't make the knife any less desirable- it just speaks volumes as to what good taste we all have in knives!
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As for one that didn't live up to the hype, two stick out in my mind. My first Cold Steel Voyager, long before I was aware of any other companies- I bought the CS hype, and was severely disappointed by the el cheapo Fisher Price feel. The other was a Boker/Brend. These received a lot praise when they were first introduced, but the example I got was a total POS. Poor build quality, cheesy lock and wobbly as all hell.

Live and learn though. I just buy the stuff that "does it" for me.

Firebat



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glockman99

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If it is Cold Steel, I'll want it.
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I like their quality, prices, and selection.

The only Cold Steel knife that I bought (actually traded for it) that I was even just a little disapointed with is my Mini-Tanto, and the disapointment was due to it being a little smaller than I had thought it would be. But still, it IS a "cute" little well-made knife...

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