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smak28
03-01-2014, 12:12 PM
I just found out that one of my friends not only collect firearms but expensive knives. Expensive meaning over $500 to over $1k. Had no idea there were so many knives that are super expensive. Anyone else out there collects expensive knives?

Blademan21
03-01-2014, 12:55 PM
When I spent money like a drunken Marine,yes. I've kept just a couple of safe queens and the rest are EDC if needed. Or I'll hook up with my buddy Gary Hicks and make one :D

smak28
03-01-2014, 1:10 PM
When I spent money like a drunken Marine,yes. I've kept just a couple of safe queens and the rest are EDC if needed. Or I'll hook up with my buddy Gary Hicks and make one :D

Very nice! I was in awe when my friend showed me his collection and told me the value of them. I had thought a few hundred dollars for a knife was already very expensive. Firearms plus expensive knives? Must be nice!

Meety Peety
03-01-2014, 4:22 PM
I have a few "expensive" knives, but I am not a collector. I don't buy knives that I will never use, same goes with guns. If I own it, I shoot it.

smak28
03-01-2014, 5:14 PM
Just out of curiosity, what knife would you consider like a Colt Python?

Blademan21
03-01-2014, 5:44 PM
Just out of curiosity, what knife would you consider like a Colt Python?

Maybe a old Bob Loveless Maiden logo drop pint. He passed a few ago so his older knives are very $$$$. Jimmy Lile orginals when he was still alive. John Nelson Cooper, same as far as today's dollars because like the Colt they are no longer made by the orginal makers. But, as in the gun world,beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you ever get a chance check out a knife show. Not a gun/knife show but a knife show. There is one coming to Pasadena in 2 wks. Or one in your area. Your jaw will drop from the selecton that is out there. Both EDC folders and fixed blades and customs that cost $$$$. Good luck.

smak28
03-01-2014, 5:55 PM
Maybe a old Bob Loveless Maiden logo drop pint. He passed a few ago so his older knives are very $$$$. Jimmy Lile orginals when he was still alive. John Nelson Cooper, same as far as today's dollars because like the Colt they are no longer made by the orginal makers. But, as in the gun world,beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you ever get a chance check out a knife show. Not a gun/knife show but a knife show. There is one coming to Pasadena in 2 wks. Or one in your area. Your jaw will drop from the selecton that is out there. Both EDC folders and fixed blades and customs that cost $$$$. Good luck.

I will check one out if I do get a chance to visit one. Thanks for the info!

rambutan316
03-02-2014, 1:14 PM
I just wouldn't feel comfortable using a knife that cost that much. They're also more easily lost or misplaced than guns.

smak28
03-03-2014, 9:23 AM
I just wouldn't feel comfortable using a knife that cost that much. They're also more easily lost or misplaced than guns.

Agreed. I wouldn't either. However, it intrigues me to look into it to find out why out of curiosity.

crufflers
03-03-2014, 3:50 PM
Just out of curiosity, what knife would you consider like a Colt Python?

Definitely NOT a "Colt Python" or "Python II" knife made by United Cutlery... but you CAN use them as utility knives without cringing and crying. I really like the design of the Cobra.

laabstract
03-03-2014, 5:22 PM
I do not baby knives, so collecting anything over $500 and destroying it seems like a bad investment to me.

Oneaudiopro
03-03-2014, 5:43 PM
I bought a randall made last year................$750.00. Still new in the safe.

marksmandowntown
03-05-2014, 8:49 PM
This guy has a pretty cool higher-end collection (http://www.photolightscape.com/p1010101300/hb73afef#hb73afef). I really like the Inquisitor, but it's too nice to use for anything so I would probably just keep it in my safe. Which I suppose is why I don't own any high end (>$500) knives.

I buy my knives from these forums (http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/754-For-Sale-Fixed-Blades). They are a little pricey, but you can pick up something really nice that isn't too pretty to use for $2-600 bucks. The D Guard Bowie Knife in my avatar was purchased from mcswood, who can be found on these blade forums.

Ed_Hazard
03-05-2014, 9:20 PM
I dont get why people feel that if the knife does not get thrashed and "destroyed" it's not being used. I have many high end production and custom knives that are used, not abused.

Just like other tools you need to have the right tool for the job.

B Strong
03-09-2014, 5:32 PM
I have a very bad case of GAS when it comes to knives, both high end and low brow - high end:

http://imageshack.com/a/img32/8626/dsc00329ya.jpg

From top to bottom:

Bagwell Damascus bowie, MS marked, 9.5" blade
Bagwell "Double Extra Forged" carbon 12.5 blade, casecolored steel guard
Covington Bagwell style, 9" carbon with Hamon heat treating line.

http://imageshack.com/a/img833/2020/dsc00335bn.jpg

Don Hastings knives:

High Country Fighter # 5
Combat survival bowie

Don was one of the founders of the American Bladesmith Society and was one of the first modern 'smiths to forge their own Damascus.

Low Brow:

http://imageshack.com/a/img23/8655/5b4g.jpg

Part of my Italian Stiletto collection, all blade types (flat rind, Bayonet grind, Double edged grind, Kris Grind) and both guards (fixed and folding) they range in age from the 1960's to 2013, sizes overall from 5 3/4" to 16"

smak28
03-09-2014, 5:44 PM
I have a very bad case of GAS when it comes to knives, both high end and low brow - high end:

http://imageshack.com/a/img32/8626/dsc00329ya.jpg

From top to bottom:

Bagwell Damascus bowie, MS marked, 9.5" blade
Bagwell "Double Extra Forged" carbon 12.5 blade, casecolored steel guard
Covington Bagwell style, 9" carbon with Hamon heat treating line.

http://imageshack.com/a/img833/2020/dsc00335bn.jpg

Don Hastings knives:

High Country Fighter # 5
Combat survival bowie

Don was one of the founders of the American Bladesmith Society and was one of the first modern 'smiths to forge their own Damascus.

Low Brow:

http://imageshack.com/a/img23/8655/5b4g.jpg

Part of my Italian Stiletto collection, all blade types (flat rind, Bayonet grind, Double edged grind, Kris Grind) and both guards (fixed and folding) they range in age from the 1960's to 2013, sizes overall from 5 3/4" to 16"

Wow! What a beautiful collection you have!

B Strong
03-10-2014, 8:34 PM
Wow! What a beautiful collection you have!

Thanks - I'll post more if anyone is interested.

smak28
03-10-2014, 9:23 PM
Thanks - I'll post more if anyone is interested.

I would definitely be interested in seeing more!

stitch_paradox
03-10-2014, 9:32 PM
I used to, then I discovered that I can use the money buying gun related items instead. Sold all my collection.

B Strong
03-11-2014, 7:26 PM
In the interest of educating my fellow CGN posters, I'll be posting some pics.

http://imageshack.com/a/img269/3304/dsc00334vnl.jpg

The above knives were made by Jim Behring:

https://www.treemanknives.com/

These knives come from his Tactical Combat series of knives, which started out as request from members of SEAL Team 4 - for real - not the usual "sent em' gear and now it's approved" nonsense. If you go to his website there's a pic of ST 4 operators posing with their gear downrange and the Treeman Phalanx knives they ordered from him - in the shorter 6" rather the the 7.5" shown above in my pic.

I've had a long standing policy of giving guys going out on deployment good affordable knives as going away presents. The knife on the bottom (7.5" Phalanx) was a gift from a friend of mine returning the favor. It's a sterile version that was ordered from Treeman as a unit buy. Cerakoated HK grey, standard 01 full tang design.

The top knife is his 8" Combat Dagger, 01 carbon full tang construction, one of the very few "dagger" type knife that actually has a utility function and doesn't have the usual dagger grind that can't be re-sharpened in the field (think British F-S dagger) Cerakoated flat grey.

Both knives have removable micarta checlered scales.

Apec
03-11-2014, 11:22 PM
I've yet to break the 500$ mark on a single knife. So far my highest is 330$, average is probably 150.

Mainly because I'm mostly interested in production knives, and the few that do break 500$ aren't the ones I'm looking for.

SoulStealer
04-16-2014, 7:44 PM
Just recently picked up these. CGFBM (Combat Grade Fusion Battle Mistress) and a ScrapYard 911.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/celalonde/024_zps80673b6e.jpg (http://s1092.photobucket.com/user/celalonde/media/024_zps80673b6e.jpg.html)

smak28
04-16-2014, 7:52 PM
Just recently picked up these. CGFBM (Combat Grade Fusion Battle Mistress) and a ScrapYard 911.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/celalonde/024_zps80673b6e.jpg (http://s1092.photobucket.com/user/celalonde/media/024_zps80673b6e.jpg.html)

Wow! They are bad a@@!

SoulStealer
04-16-2014, 7:57 PM
Wow! They are bad a@@!

Between my guns and knives I'm going to be divorced and broke! :p

gimmejr
04-18-2014, 8:46 PM
Join Usual Suspect Network, lots of knives over $1000 there.