What do you carry in the form of weaponry on a daily basis? Do you carry anything? Why or why not? Being able to defend yourself is important, and you never know when that moment would arise.
Ever since I can remember, my father impressed upon me the importance of carrying a pocketknife, and I got my first pocketknife when I was 8, I believe. Now I haven't always carried a knife with me, but I've always had several pocket knives, and I am making it a goal to carry with me whenever I can. This is my current and favorite hardware right here.
It's a solid feeling knife. Heavy. Satisfyingly easy to open and close with one hand. And as I found out this summer while traveling, illegal to carry on your person in the State of Mississippi. Unfortunately, it's obviously cheaply made. And it's made in China. At the back of the blade where it hinges to the body, the metal was obviously broken off or something. So at somepoint I want to get a better, nicer, American made Gerber or Buck knife or something. Speaking of, does anyone know if it's even possible to get an American made knife?
Really nice knives you got there. It's hard to beat a quality American-made knife for everyday carry.
Thanks Buffalo Bill. That GEC lockback quickly became a favorite, and the Case Stockman is a classic for a reason.
It only helps that they are also good looking. :)
Nice collection! I'm going to definitely look into acquiring a navaja, it would fit a good middle ground between my customary swiss army and the bowie I cart around in the bush. I'm sure once the rest of the gang in my cowboy shooting club sees it, they'll likely sell more.
Lots of American made knives out there, IF you know where to look. the higher end Benchmade knives are made in the USA. Look at Chris Reave knives. There are some reasonably priced customs. Then you could go with something like William Henry, or higher end customs (but then you are looking at knives that have price tags that will make most people gasp in shock - heck a CR Small Sebenza will make most people gasp)
For the life of me I can't understand why some people will drop so much money on a pocket knife. My Gerber holds a great edge, it's dependable and I have yet to find something it will not cut. My Gerber can do anything those others will do but I now have more money for booze or women (both if I go the cheap route).
Some of us like nice knives, and trust me, owned my share of gerbers etc. Fit, feel and look
Different strokes. Before I spent over $100+ on a pocket knife I would rather buy a good knife for far less and then use the $100 or multiple $100 bills to light a good cigar.
You could say the same about just about anything. Why pay more than $1 for a pen, when a bic writes well enough. Or more than $10 for a watch, when a dimestore digital tells better time than an automatic mechanical. My $30 bag carries my computer just as well as a Saddleback briefcase, but lord knows I want the Saddleback.
People like choices. They like customization. They like personalization. Some value craftsmanship, or supporting small manufacturers, or exclusivity, or better materials, conealability, specific designs or features, and lifetime warranties ... Lots of reasons - not all of them rational, but some better than others. :)