What's the one knife that got away and now you regret it?

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  1. Boattale

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    The Buck 110 that I bought from the Ship's Exchange on the USS Mobile in 1972. It's the knife I learned how to use a stone with as I bought a Buck sharpening kit at the same time as the knife. Spent countless boring hours on deck looking at the South China Sea and the coast of Viet Nam sharpening that thing to an absolute razor edge. I didn't sell it or give it away but it's gone missing.

    I replaced it with it's identical twin but it will never be the same. Especially that so well broken in belt sheath. Carried and used the '72 model for a lot of years. Gone but not forgotten.
     
  2. Blue Jays

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    Should have purchased a small Bud Nealy Pesh Kabz knife in the 1990s.
    His rare earth magnets and kydex retention system was very innovative.

    Just tried navigating to their website. Have learned it has been down a long time.
    This model had a variety of scales material from which to choose. All are pretty sweet!

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  3. Speedo66

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    That's a beauty! The difference in quality between that and a Cold Steel version is readily apparent, even to a casual observer.
     
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  4. Galactic Marine

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    Cold Steel Trail Master. I came close to buying one many times but never have. The prices keep going up and up and up.
     
  5. hk940

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    I passed on a Walter Brend at the NYC knife show in the late 70's I did not want to pay $375.00 at the time, so my partner bought it. I think the last one I saw go at auction went for $3,500.00+
     
  6. waterhouse

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    I own a Benchmade Ruckus, which was based on the Neil Blackwood Henchman. I once had a chance to buy a Henchman flipper direct from Neil and waited about 30 minutes too long to pull the trigger. I was able to later find a Skirmish, which I also wanted, but regret not piping up sooner when that Henchman was up for sale.
     
  7. hso

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    I have 3 :D
     
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  8. hso

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    Sounds about right for one of "Uncle Wally's".
     
  9. hk940

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    Is he still making knives and/or alive?
     
  10. hso

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    Oh yeah, he's still making knives. Walter and I are friends and he's making as many knives as ever since his collectors and users are world wide. There are two just to the right of me at the moment that were ground a couple of years ago.

    His wife has taken up the craft (I have a couple of her knives).

    They donated a his and hers set to Knife Rights last year to support the fight and they're donating another pair this year.
     
  11. C0untZer0

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    I wish I would have purchased the BK20

     
  12. hso

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    I have the production prototype of it. We tested it here in my woods. It took 12 stitches to close the wound on another guy's fumble that day.
     
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  13. hk940

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    I sharpened a KA-Bar for a friend of mine years ago, When I handed it to him I told him it was sharp, be careful, he cut himself in less than 30 seconds!
     
  14. Brian Williams

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    I had a Buck Amber bone Trapper that I had Muskratman remove the spey blade, in a hurry thru an airport I had it in my back pocket and ended giving it up to TSA.
     
  15. theotherwaldo

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    When I was a small child my Apache medicine man neighbor taught me to let any new-to-me knife "sniff and taste my hand, just like a dog would" before I did anything else with it.
    Then the knife would be less likely to bite me later.
    I do that in his memory.
    Oddly enough, I rarely get cut by any of my knives... .
     
  16. entropy

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    Tied between the Gerber MkII I bought at the PX at Ft. Ord. many years ago when I was stationed there, and and the last (of about 5) Normark Big Swedes that I had. They were very easy to lose.
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  17. 4570Tom

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    My first knife was given to me by my uncle when I was 7 years old, plus/minus. I could only use it initially under his supervision, and he was not tolerant of any handling he thought unsafe. It was a Barlow, similar to the photo below. A few years later I am in the car with my Dad and for some reason I placed the knife on the dashboard, where it promptly slid into the the defroster opening and disappeared forever. We knew where it was, but Dad had no intention or desire to tear apart the car to retrieve it. When I was in my 20s my Dad gave me a replacement Barlow one year at Christmas, and indicated he remembered what happened to the first one. My uncle is gone now and I would like to have that knife, but Dad remembering and replacing it years later takes the sting out of it a little.

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  18. Meeks36

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    My old Boy Scout knife. Left it at my stepdads and when he passed it was nowhere to be found. Not worth much to everyone else but to me it’s priceless.
     
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    I had a genuine Gerber MK II back in the 80's. In my youthful excitement to have a decent centerfire rifle i sold it. It still rankles 30 + years later, even after i got one from the new run of them.
     
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  20. Boattale

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    I had to buy one not that long ago, just because I had one in yesteryear too. Still put it in the pocket fairly regular. They are still cool knives is you ask me. A lot of knife hipsters have new fancy ones too, so we're not alone.
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  21. Shanghai McCoy

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    ^^^
    Yep, I had one of those oh so many years ago. :thumbup:
     
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  22. Ranger99

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    Not so much got away, but more like
    never was
    Back during Lynn Thompsons heyday,
    they offered a couple of different bladed
    wood handle Carbon V butcher type knives
    with sheath included. I've always wished
    I'd bought a dozen when I had the chance.
    I bought a bunch of other Cold Steel
    oddities that are probably semi valuable
    now, but the utility of them outweighs
    any desire to sell them
     
  23. weaponhead

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    Chilean Corvo for ~$14 back in the day from Atlanta Cutlery
     
  24. hso

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    I have one given to me by a Chilean buddy. Interesting knife.
     
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  25. daniel craig

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    A Nam era Gerber MarkII
     
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