500 smackers for that? really. seems like a perfect knife for a guy with a $200 wallet..... My upper end price for cutlery hovers around $24.00 Still kicking myself for not buying a little rubber coated Kershaw that was on close out at Academy for $9.99 on Saturday.
I need a pocket knife.
I already have more blades then I can keep up with. My favorite is my cub scout knife.....it looks rough, but still perfectly functional. I should try to clean it up someday.
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. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche
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UA, you just might want to reconsider your plan re:knives. The Boss says No and you are thinking of going ahead anyway, just how much do you like to hang with the boys, you got to sleep sometime (we've seen pictures) and she'll have access to knives. Think about it, man.
I actually kinda liked that can opener doo-hickey (the one under $10).
Not surprisingly, they picked the fixed blade - that's gotta be better overall out in the wild. Not sure where one can legally carry one though; I am pretty sure that's a no-no in NY.
Personally i don't like all the visual bling but i will say I picked up (as in held, not bought) a fixed blade by Loveless and it was absolutely beautiful. It balanced in my hand perfectly and looked extremely well made. That is the kind of knife that will outlive you, your kids and their kids, etc. And work flawlessly in the bargain. It cost about $4k and that was a few years before he passed; I am sure that knife has jumped up a bit now. I'd have to win lotto first, but if I did, i wouldn't mind having a Loveless.
Now I remember why I stopped my Outside subscription.
$500 for a Victorinox is ridiculous. The appeal of SAKs has always been function and value.
My sister gave me a Climber in the early '80s that I still use. These days I usually carry an Executive, a Classic or a Leatherman Squirt.
If you want a collectible SAK, browse through Felinevet's collection at the Secret Order of Swiss Army Knives. http://felinevet.sosakonline.com/ind...tpage&Itemid=1
I haven't seen that many Loveless fighters; they may be more rare (hence, pricier) than his hunters. I saw in an old Knife magazine that he made a one-off set of kitchen knives. They're easily worth six figures by now for the complete set.