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Old 03-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #111
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I were in a gas station. I've been wanting to get this nice balisong from a guy on Facebook. I was contemplating buying a cheapo here at the gas station and mentioned it to the fella behind me in line. He says, "hey, I got one in the car, I'll sell it to you for five bucks."

Me, "well what kind is it?"
Him, "I dunno. I know is a butterfly knife because it has a butterfly stamped on the blade."

Me, "Oh really? Sure I'll take it, why not? You sure you wanna sell it that cheap?"
Him, "yeah, it was given to me a long time ago, and I only play with it sometimes. It's not my style."

Lo and behold, it's identical to the one I was going to buy from the guy on Facebook. A pre-benchmade, I guess Pacific cutlery? Balisong. Minus the sheath I would've gotten through the other guy, plus a few more dings and nicks.

Sometimes a man gets lucky. Do I feel like I took advantage of him, buying a knife worth nearly $200 in slightly better condition, for $5? No. Not really. I didn't try to talk him down, and he's the one who offered.

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And I just cut myself with it. Karma? Is that you?

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Trip you are very lucky man .

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Actually I really like Ka-Bar.

Talk about buying at a gas station......I was down vising my folks in Fla a few years back and found this nice looking automatic knife I fancied. It was at this monstously huge flea market in Ft Meyers, one so big you could easily get lost in it. I saw the knife and wanted to think about it and ended up getting lost. I finally decided on buying the knife and nearly could not find my way back. Iirc the vendor wanted $8 and I talked him down to $5 and bought it. Yesterday I was at a local gunshow and saw the exact same knife being sold for $60.

Here it is-

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KA-BAR is one of my favorites too. It's seems they've fallen out of popularity recently.

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[QUOTE=trip286;1163145]I were in a gas station. I've been wanting to get this nice balisong from a guy on Facebook. I was contemplating buying a cheapo here at the gas station and mentioned it to the fella behind me in line. He says, "hey, I got one in the car, I'll sell it to you for five bucks."

Me, "well what kind is it?"
Him, "I dunno. I know is a butterfly knife because it has a butterfly stamped on the blade."

Me, "Oh really? Sure I'll take it, why not? You sure you wanna sell it that cheap?"
Him, "yeah, it was given to me a long time ago, and I only play with it sometimes. It's not my style."

Lo and behold, it's identical to the one I was going to buy from the guy on Facebook. A pre-benchmade, I guess Pacific cutlery? Balisong. Minus the sheath I would've gotten through the other guy, plus a few more dings and nicks.

Sometimes a man gets lucky. Do I feel like I took advantage of him, buying a knife worth nearly $200 in slightly better condition, for $5? No. Not really. I didn't try to talk him down, and he's the one who offered.



Picked on up at a small gun show for $10.00. The guy didn't know what he had.

Nice deal.

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Mass-produced? Victorinox and Spyderco.

Smaller company? Bark River Knife & Tool. Some of their earlier models. Convex-ground A-2 cryo-treated blades you can strop back to hair-splitting sharp on a piece of cardboard or the leg of a pair of jeans, though they will rarely need it. Incredible cutters with fine balance, virtually indestructible. Mine have canvas Micarta handles.

In recent years they've been cranking out new models galore--too many, I think--and collectors are acquiring them. But the ones I've owned are superb working fixed-blades.
Barkies are fine knives.
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KA-BAR is one of my favorites too. It's seems they've fallen out of popularity recently.
Might be because their parent company produces internationally so now several of the Ka-Bars are coming out of Taiwan.

My short heavy bowie-1276- is from Taiwan. Still has the lifetime warranty from Ka-bar.
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[quote=KimberFan;1150840]Kinda partial to the ones I make.



That is a beautiful blade of art my friend, about how many hours did you spend with that babe. Nice work!

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