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Used knife buy or not?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Sechott, Apr 29, 2012.


  1. Sechott

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    I am about to buy a NIB knife that I have been desiring for about 10 months. $125-150 less than new. The seller claims never used, sharpened or carried. I am a very tempted to take the chance, what do you all think? This is the only picture.
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    It's a knife...Sorry not much to add. It cuts, it dices, it...Well it's a knife.
     

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    Do you see it as a collector's item or something to use?
     
  4. Sechott

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    I'm not sure about the collector status, Chris Peterson still makes them. This is the medium size almost 10" overall. It usually sells for $350+ I can get this one for $225 which to me is a great deal, if it is as the seller claims. They are hard to find very low production because he hand makes them. I am considering using it for hunting, skinning deer but I do have other knives for that so I might just display it in my home.
     
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    If its real and you want it go for it!:dunno:
     
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    Go for it. Snooze you lose.
     
  7. syntaxerrorsix

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    Get it.

    I do 90% of my knife buying on the secondary market. Close to 2k a year on average. My only advise is to stay away from E-Bay and support your local knife forums.
     
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  8. Sechott

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    Ok I took the plunge, I talked to the seller over the before purchase that was reassuring. I will post better pictures in a few days. :supergrin:
     
  9. Bren

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    That's what I'd think - what use is a knife to a person who doesn't want to sharpen it or cut with it?
     
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    A lot of people look at it as an investment. Some people buy knives and decide they don't like them and pass them along.
     
  11. Sechott

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    I don't have a lot of knives, I use the ones I have. This knife is meant to be used yet since they are rare it most likely will be collectible so I might not use it. I want to make that decision with this particular knife. So my question here was about taking a chance with the seller's claim. Anyway after talking to the seller I feel more confident about the purchase.