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Old 08-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #51
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How many of y'all cheap out on knives? Buy the internet of WalMart specials. Don't know, or care, what steel you knife made of, and, hey, if it ever gets dull, just go down and buy $10.

Now, by "cheap out", I'm talking about those who don't, or won't spend more than $50.00 for a knife. And don't care whether or not it will shave your arm hair.

I think a lot of reason that people will accept inferior knives is that they have never used a quality blade.
Depends on what i will be using it for. EDC and hunting, I don't go cheap, but I won't pay more for a "premium" or celebrity brand name. If it is to be a "keep in the tool box or glove box" blade, i will get a couple cheapies for the simple reason of: if it gets broken or lost, it really won't matter. I still have the good one on me.

i am a firm believer in the old saying "You get what you pay for.", but I pretty much refuse to buy a knife that is cheaper than my cheapest gun. I also do not see the point in spending $700 on a knife either.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #52
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I go inexpensive as I use them for backpacking.

I use this 5" K-Bar model mostly in the backpack and they last for 3 to 4 years before they're beat to death and I buy a new one. Usually pay around $50.00 or a tad less for these.

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I also keep one of these in the backpack. Much less energy/calories expended then having to cut bigger than twig size wood stuffs from brush and trees when out in the middle of nowhere.

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I've got several in the $50-60 range, but my daily carry knives are more expensive. First one is a Benchmade. Second is a ceramic blade with carbon fiber handle scales.

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Protech T-9 fish scale handle version. Not cheap but is one of the fastest assisted knives out there.

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As part of my ongoing up at 4AM with new baby random Amazon shopping, I've started looking at knives. I'm firmly in the "cheap" category, but thinking about branching out. Not sure why it's taken me this long, as I've been on a high end kitchen knife kick for the last decade. For some reason I have a much easier time justifying $100+ kitchen knives than I do crossing out of the $20 zone for everyday use knives. So how much more knife are you really getting for the money? Is a $90 Spyderco twice as good as a $40 Kershaw? Is a $180 Benchmade better than that same $90 Spyderco? Does it even matter?

In the handgun world I have a pretty good idea what I'm paying for the weapon and what I'm paying on top of that for the name. I'm out of my comfort zone here though.

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I have yet to spend more than $75 on a single blade.

Sure, it would be nice to own a Boker or Benchmade folder or a Tops or ESEE fixed blade, but my Buck, Kershaw, Ontario, Mora, Ka-Bar, and Cold Steel blades serve me quite well for the price.

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for my everday work or utility purpose knives, yes i cheap out!

i have found the brand Appalachian Trail knives at Lowes to work just great for my purposes. they usually are not priced over $15, they so far have held up to all that i have put them through, just as well as some of the more expensive knives i have carried in the past.

if i break one or lose it, i am out $15 at the most. so far, both have done very well for an inexpensive knife, needing to only be sharpened from time to time.

as a side note, i am not gently with my knives used for work and will abuse them horridly during my day.

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Work knives I do. I loose them, break blades etc. i have some well over $100 range and some under $30.

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Is a $90 Spyderco twice as good as a $40 Kershaw?
I would say definitely. Not to knock Kershaw, they make some very nice knives but I think Spyderco is that much better in quality and materials.

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Is a $180 Benchmade better than that same $90 Spyderco?
Personally, I think there is a definite difference but its a personal choice if the difference is worth the cost and there's a lot of overlap between the two brands. There are Spydercos that cost over $200 and Benchmades that can be had for less than $100 so it also depends in the specific models you are looking at.

Its probably true that with Spyderco or Benchmade something of what you are paying for is the name but in these cases the name means something. It means the knife is going to be high quality in construction and materials and will often incorporate unique or advanced design elements you will simply not find on a $19.95 MSRP Chinese import.
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Thank you kindly for the info! I picked up a Kershaw Leek, couldn't quite bring myself to cross the $50 point yet. Baby steps. While it hasn't changed my life as of yet, it sure is fun to play with!

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