They're not all safe queens...
The original maker of that knife, Jimmy Lile, now offers a "utility" and a "presentation" model. The "utility" model, for guys that just want something to knock around in the woods, is only $1,995.00. The "presentation" model is another $500 above that.Many years ago, I worked part time at a knife store. We had some very high end knives. One of them was THE knife that Sylvester Stallone used in the first Rambo movie. It was priced at $1000.00. I remember selling it to a gentleman who said it was going to be a gift.
That's one ugly knife.The original make of that knife, Jimmy Lile, now offers a "utility" and a "presentation" model. The "utility" model, for guys that just want something to knock around in the woods, is only $1,995.00. The "presentation" model is another $500 above that.
Just for nostalgia's sake, I recently bought a copy of it made in Germany, once I found one for under $40.
I'm not sure Jimmy Lile's knife is really $1,955 better.
Definitely! I'm 38 and every kid around my age had one, including myself!That's one ugly knife.
These were all the rage when I was a kid, not much better to look at.
But if I lose that $10 knife(which I have often done), or have it taken by the police(I have had 6 confiscated by troopers at motorcycle road blocks), I won't feel nearly as suicidal as I would if I lost a $1000 knife.
Tommy, my main mentor said his standard was to not buy additional equipment unless the new equipment was 10% better than what he already owned.So the real question is it any better than a $100 knife? Not really, it's a status symbol in my opinion.
Tommy, my main mentor said his standard was to not buy additional equipment unless the new equipment was 10% better than what he already owned.
1. I own a Spyderco Paramilitary 1. It was purchased new, years ago. It wasn't 10% better than the Spyderco Endura I already owned. So, I didn't buy any more.
2. Even as late as a year ago, I was able to buy a used Spyderco Endura for about $20. The new ones were going for about $75. The used one was cheap because it was described as dull. i sharpened it. The difference between the used and the new wasn't 10%. Now the used ones are going for $40.
3. Sometimes there might be an emotional attachment to a knife. I used to "borrow" a little Case knife to play Mumbly Peg. This was a game every kid in elementary school used to play. Today, you would be expelled and sent to a psychologist for 6 counseling sessions. So, after looking at some used ones on the internet, I bought new, and I didn't pay even $60 - and this was splurging for me.
The Bahco (aka Mora) is one of the best knives per dollar I have owned. Great for slicing tomatoes and onions--something that not all knives are good at. I first found out about Bahco here in GT. Thanks to whomever that was.The Bahco knife I bought on sale for $3 - it was so sharp I didn't like using it - afraid I would cut off an arm - it has lost some of its sharpness but is still real sharp.--