It’s something we’ve all been asked. “Why do you have so many knives?” “Don’t you just need one?” “I wouldn’t spend more than $10 on a knife because it’s stupid.” Sure, you don’t really need an expensive knife to slice some cardboard, but it makes us happy (at least me). So why do we do it? At least for me, it’s my hobby. Between school and work I don’t have much time to do anything. I used to play hockey weekly, shoot regularly, and camp/hike once a month. Now it’s rare that I do those things. Knives give me a certain enjoyment. Saving up for something awesome gives me something to strive for. Playing with a great flipper keeps me occupied. I marvel at the engineering of them, especially the full customs I have. The technical information is interesting to me (and sometimes detrimental to my school). But even more important than those reasons is the fact that they get used. From my Spydercos to my custom Elishewitz Scout, they will be in my pocket at work, no exceptions. They don’t sit around collecting dust like stamp collections do. They are useful tools.
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