Since some knives are "disposable"...

A growing number of collectors customize their automatic knives by changing scales, bolsters, blades, doing fileworks, ... Wether you're a guru or just a wannabe knife modder, this is the place to discuss it!

Moderators: Bill DeShivs, The Motley Crew

Forum rules
There are a few things you should know before posting in these forums. If you are a new user, please click here and read carefully. Thanks a lot!
Post Reply
Fishtail Picklock
Posts: 2007
Joined: Sat May 03, 2003 11:10 pm
Location: North Plains, OR

Since some knives are "disposable"...

Post by Fishtail Picklock »

Are the higher-end automatics more desirable because they tend to last longer, or is that a misconception? Some of the "user" knives I own are made from the "less durable" blade. handle/scale materials. These can take quite a bit of abuse, yet by design, have a shorter "service life".

Most of my recent purchases will probably outlast me (I'm nearly 67). IMHO, they're more fun, because they can be pressed into harder service without excessive concern.

What's your opinion/philosophy?
Fishtail Picklock
User avatar
jerryk25
Posts: 209
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:30 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Since some knives are "disposable"...

Post by jerryk25 »

The disposable ones are harder to find in GOOD shape.

I learned to appreciate cheese macaroni and not imported caviar.

I wish I had the money to order a custom knife from everyone.
User avatar
bigfatross
Posts: 159
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:19 am

Re: Since some knives are "disposable"...

Post by bigfatross »

Hi Fishtail Picklock,
As my old friend who sold cars use to say "There is a seat for every ass, and a ass for every seat. Applying that saying to knives, I'm sure there is someone out there who would pay more for a Rizzuto Estileto Milano then a Latama. I guess it is whatever your “cup of tea” is.
User avatar
NorthCarolinaDude
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu May 13, 2021 2:22 am
Location: The South

Re: Since some knives are "disposable"...

Post by NorthCarolinaDude »

BigFatRoss, sounds like a saying my grandparents used to use, "Every monkey to his own limb." And I can say that yes, I've bought and spent time polishing a cheap knife, a "worker" knife, but treated it as though it was an acrylic display case queen. Value can be subjective regardless of the hobby. I've collected everything from beer cans to glass insulators in this life, and more often than not, it was all precious and polishable. :D Peace.
charlesf20
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:56 am

Re: Since some knives are "disposable"...

Post by charlesf20 »

NorthCarolinaDude wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:32 am BigFatRoss, sounds like a saying my grandparents used to use, "Every monkey to his own limb." And I can say that yes, I've bought and spent time polishing a cheap knife, a "worker" knife, but treated it as though it was an acrylic display case queen. Value can be subjective regardless of the hobby. I've collected everything from beer cans to glass insulators in this life, and more often than not, it was all precious and polishable. :D Peace.
Well said.
Post Reply