Your 2020 Year In Review

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Dknight16, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. Dknight16

    Dknight16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    I spent less than I have in quite a few years, but still way too much according to my wife. We were fortunate to not be seriously impacted by COVID-19. Which is a blessing for sure.

    I ended up adding 11 to the collection. My least expensive was a Warthog SAK, and my most expensive was a pretty impractical, but still awesome Microtech Stitch-A.

    My EDC routine mostly featured Microtech and Hinderer designs. Work from home opened up my choices and I took advantage of it by carrying larger and less office friendly knives than I normally would.

    How about the rest of you BF?
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  2. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    I got two. Total < $100.
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  3. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2018
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  4. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I picked up some pretty nice high end knives this year, so I've bought fewer knives, but spent alot more money. Not complaining though:)
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  5. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Let's see...

    Warcraft Tanto
    3V Mini Pendleton

    Longer break...
    I got CRKT Mossback B&T as a gift.

    Then I bought SK-5 Recon Tanto just hours before I found out I'll be laid off at the end of the year...
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  6. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2020
    I sold more than I bought, a trend that I expect to continue.
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  7. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    I don't remember exactly how many knives that I bought in 2020 (a least 6-10 and possibly a dozen) nor the exact cost but it's probably around $2k.

    The last 2, which I remember because they were so recently purchased, are a Hinderer Gen 6 Tri-way Spanto and a ZT 0452 CFM390BLU, which cost a little under $800 for both, including tax &/or shipping.

    Thinking back as I write this I also bought a Spyderco Nightstick and plain black DLC Yojimbo and a plain satin Yojumbo. Those togerher add around another $450 (I get an OpFocus discount).

    Now that you've got me thinking, I'm going to have to take a look at my records to see what the exact tally was.

    PS: There are already 2 on my "to buy" list for 2021 -- the Spyderco black Autonomy2 and the Pattadese which are still pending release that will cost be another $320.


    Ok, so I dug into my knife receipts box and pulled out all of my 2020 purchases and I was WAY OFF in my estimate above.

    Plugged the data into a calc sheet and it turns out that in 2020, I bought a total of 28 knives (3 Autos, 4 Balis, 10 Fixed and 11 Folders) and spent a total of $5,540.23 on them.

    Here's the list:

    ZT 0610ST
    ZT 0650ST
    Protech Magic Whiskers Tuxedo BR-1

    Gutman Cutlery Buffalo Horn
    Hom Design Basilisk-R
    Kershaw Lucha
    MaxAce DMG


    Bastinelli-Marcaida Pika
    KaBar Stacked Leather Bowie
    LionSteel M4 G10
    Ontario SP8 Machete
    Spyderco Jumpmaster2
    Spyderco Lum Tanto FB03
    Spyderco Nightstick
    Spyderco Pygmy Warrior
    Spyderco Serrata
    ZT 0100 CPM3V


    Hinderer Gen 6 XM-24
    LionSteel ROK Titanium
    Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 Emerson
    Spyderco Byrd Hawbill
    Spyderco Kris
    Spyderco Native 5 G10
    Spyderco Nilakka
    Spyderco Watu
    Spyderco Yojimbo Black Plain Edge
    Spyderco Yojumbo
    ZT 0452CFM390BLU

    Thing is, I think this was a "light" year for me in terms of buying knives. I've never added them all up but just based on the numbers (with over 330 knives in the collection), the collection could be worth between $30-50K (and probably even more than that) because I'm pretty sure that I've spent more than an average of $100/knife.

    Good thing I don't have a wife that I have to worry about.

    LOL!! ;):rolleyes::thumbsup:
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2020
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  8. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    I went waayyy overboard:oops:

    (No regrets, though:D)
  9. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
  10. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    First CRK since 2008 is the highlite of my year. Did pick up a few others here and there. 28FC0506-E201-4B9B-9042-F8F5DB344161.jpeg
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  11. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    2020 was the year I rediscovered Spyderco

    I met Sal Glesser in 1982 and bought the entire Spyderco catalog at that time (Ummm...a Worker and a Mariner). Once you meet Sal, you never forget him. Anyway., that started my foray into high quality knives. Worked my way through many production companies, then CRK, then customs. After all these years, I "rediscovered" how much I like Spyderco knives and the company in general. Anyway...I sold much of my collection to rekindle my Spyderco romance and I absolutely love it. I enjoy using my Spyderco's just as much as my $1000+ customs.

    Sal is THE MAN....even 38 years later he is still the best customer service man I've ever met. Never lost his "drive" in all these years.
    Just as enthusiastic as the day I met him in 1982. Always looking out for the customer; supports our military and first's a company I'm proud to own.
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  12. Cowboyfromhell666


    May 13, 2019
    So this was my 2nd year into knives and everyone was right, I was going to venture into the $400+ knives. I used to carry a $50 kershaw and bumped that to a $150 PM2 wich led to a nice collection of spydercos and couple benchmade. So far this year around 3k...yikes!
    -CRK small inkosi pj
    -CRK LG SEBENZA 21 pm
    -CRK LG inkosi black micarta
    -mini bugout Orange
    -Manix 2 g10 rex45
    -Native lightweight rex45
    -2 benchmade hidden canyons-killer sale on these
    -Esee 6
    -rat 1 (gift to co worker)
    -Hinderer xm-18 whanrny
    -Hinderer xm-18 spanto
    -Chaves ultramar 229
    -Leatherman (Xmas gift for nephew)
    -hori-hori knife (Xmas gift for mom)
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  13. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    It was a rather odd year (no kidding Captain Obvious). I purchased two of the Longleaf Khukris from the Royal Armoury (one through IMA and one through Atlanta Cutlery) in Nepal and a 1907 Enfield Bayonet. Also a type XVa longsword from a fantastic maker in the Czech Republic and a Laring from Traditional Filipino Weapons. I purchased a sea scorpion from A.G. Russell as a gift. I also gave away a Falkniven F1 as a gift to a graduating senior. I sold nothing from the collection this year.
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  14. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Used Ultratech, used Spyderco Jess Horn & new Zeiba Heritage slipjoint for me. A Boye folder for the significant-other-in-law :)
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  15. Terry M.

    Terry M. Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    I’m almost embarrassed to say,I spent about $5500 on knives this year. Got some big “wants” off my list though.
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  16. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    In 2020 I realized how much I like tool steel for knives I use. Especially M4. I also bought my most expensive knife to date, a Carothers. Totally worth it.
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  17. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    2020 in review: My first 2 Hinderers (Jurassic and Full-Track), a LionSteel Thrill in orange, a couple of GEC's (Eureka Jack and Possum Skinner), an LT Wright fixed blade, added a couple of Dragonfly's for SE blade swaps, and a few Case knives to round it off. Also, as I review the year I'm reminded of how much I was able to get out and enjoy my knives. That and the fact that due to school being canceled my kids (mostly my son) were able to accompany on adventures that I would have had to otherwise go solo on was the bright side of such an otherwise depressing year.

    Oh, and I almost forgot, just picked up a Sebenza 31 as well!








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  18. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    I want,
    NO, I needs me a Planet Ocean!
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  19. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    Wow! That's a big year. Give us a hint, what did you get?
  20. Terry M.

    Terry M. Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    2 Shiros, Norseman, Rockstead, Strider, White River....... ok so more like 6k
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