Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by daniel craig, Oct 20, 2021.
I used to think that also.
But then at a blueberry festival in Maine, my then 3 year old boy found a filthy and abused Benchmade 550 in the grass.... it cleaned up real nice and I've been getting it filthy and abusing it ever since.
It's not a real high dollar knife, but it's a lot smoother and holds an edge a heckuvalot better than the chicom crap that I used to carry.
A lot of made in USA stuff isn’t good quality either.
If you are just cutting things a $15 Mora or Opinel will do everything a Benchmade will.
One of my favorite working knives is the classic Camillus Electrician's Knife (originally a GI issue signalman's knife from the WWI era). Besides a big pen blade, it has a locking blade with a screwdriver tip and scraper on the edge. You can screw, scrape and pry with it!
As an Electrician, carried one for close to 30 years - actually it was several different ones as some got lost, worn out, or stolen.
I have one of those. It’s been all over the world in my seabag.
I don’t always buy high end knives because, I know that a cheap knife will do just about anything an expensive knife will do. But the cheap knives just don’t hold an edge as good and will not stand up to abuse.
But then just about everyone I know that has never had a high quality knife says that a cheap knife will do everything a good quality knife will do.
And if you’re going to cut yourself, do it with a good knife.
Made sure that never happened again. lol
No kidding - BTDT.
Have a blessed day,
I buy cheap knives because I know I will chip, break or damage it in some way. Many times I will buy two or three at a time. It's just a knife!
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