Regarding "cheap" knives

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by dougj, May 16, 2020.

  1. TreeDave

    TreeDave Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    They jump to attention when I enter the room. HAHA. pick me pick me
    There is a gruve in the boars
     
  2. tedwitt

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    Mine was for Christmas from my Grandson.
    He has probably 80 knives.
     
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  3. shootbrownelk

    shootbrownelk Well-Known Member

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    I have a bunch of knives too. I collected some old German made Solingen steel knives with bone handles. Great workmanship on those knives. I have a couple of Buck 110's and a fixed blade Buck with a gut hook. Nowadays for hunting I started to use a Gerber Big Game knife with scalpel blades and a Havalon scalpel blade knife. I got the Havalon with a magazine subscription. I'm too lazy to sharpen in the field while skinning a mud encrusted bull elk these days and the knives with the replaceable scalpel blades are the answer for me. Scary sharp.
     
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    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    These is a group of knives I took pictures years ago, and since than the collection had wild Christmas parties and tripled in size, so I don't really know how many I have now.
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  5. pdkfishing

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    My two favorites: Everyday carry knife is a small copy of the big Buck 110 folder. About a 2 1/2 inch blade and six inch overall length. Really holds an edge. Marked Winchester on the blade; no idea where it was made. Bought it for five bucks at a yard sale.
    Belt knife is a drop point, 3 7/8 inch blade, handmade by a custom maker. Was a birthday gift about 40 years ago. Also holds an edge really well. Have lost count of how many whitetails and hogs I've dressed with it.
     
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  6. bill460

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    I agree that the quality of Chinese knives has gone up considerably in the last few years. I have dozens of them. And they all suit my needs fine. I just can't see spending $200.00+ on a folding knife. I've never had one fail, and they all hold an edge very well. Hatred for China products today, is much like Trump hatred. Misguided and misinformed.
     
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  7. Firpo

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    Ya mean like this Little guy?

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  8. KansasPaul

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    I've owned all kinds of knives, typically folders, over the years and learned to dislike "cheap" knives because of the lack of quality and inability to hold an edge. One of my all time favorites was a light weight Gerber folder, super slim handle that I bought at a boat & RV show in San Francisco in 1985. I carried that knife almost every day for 30 years until some dirt bag broke into my car and stole it along with other personal items (stupid me for leaving them in the car). Today my EDC knife is a Lion Steel SR-1 (made in Italy), I plan to own it until I go to the grave.
     
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  10. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

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    My daily EDC knife changes periodically. Right now it's a Tac Force wood handled folder made in China. Sharp, easy to sharpen, can open it one handed.
     
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  11. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a lot of China knifes and plan to use them until they are lost or I am dead. I will not buy anymore. I have plenty of knifes and don't need to buy any more. If I do buy any they will be made any place but China.
     
  12. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    What is an inexpensive knife to some, may not be considered so inexpensive for others.

    There are those who see a handmade knife as art, others as just a tool.

    Same as those who buy Snap-On vs those who buy Craftsman or those who buy at the Dollar Store.

    They probably realize they are buying lesser quality, but that is what they can afford or possibly, the quality is good enough for their purpose.

    I have had times where I didn't have change for the Coke machine. There have been times where I have made an impulse buy, just because I had $1000 in my pocket and it spent as easy as throwing a penny in a fountain.

    Inexpensive, cheap, quality, value are in the eyes of the consumer.

    Many eyes are opening to see a different light.

    One thing that does matter to me and has for many years; is Country of Origin. Our biggest problem is finding anything Made in USA.

    I avoid made in China. I support Mom and Pop shops.

    Hallmark cards are MADE IN CHINA and cost $3 or much more.
    But, American Greeting cards are $1 and sold at Dollar Tree.
     
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  13. Hovannes

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    I had hoped to give my son his first pocket knife---a father/son rite of passage thing, but to avail---he joined the Cub Scouts and associates, friends and relatives, gifted him with over a dozen cheap made in the PRC pocket knives without even consulting me:mad:

    Now the kid has no appreciation for quality and sees no reason to take care of his knives---after all they practically grow on trees.:(
     
  14. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    Can't push "like"
    That is beyond shameful. Should be illegal.
     
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  15. Hovannes

    Hovannes Well-Known Member

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    Aye. They were all crap knives, many were promo "give aways" palmed off on the poor kid.
    I'd never give a kid a knife without first asking his parents.
    It's a stupid world.
     
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