I'm always torn when it comes to knives. I want something that looks good, but at the same time I don't want one that looks so good I'll feel bad about using the shit out of it
>mfw there are people who would actually say these exact same words without a shred of irony
just get a single blade folder that has a carbon blade and has a good handle. your definition of good may vary, for me it's simple (read: not overly designed) and build too last. the good news is that the ones that these are usually less expensive and more "indémodable" for lack of a better word.
I'd recommend something based on a traditional model, like a mercator, opinel, douk-douk, laguiole, etc.
there are some american good american brands too.
Just dropped 150 on a custom Buck 110 for my dad's upcoming 60th birthday, is it /fa/?
S30V blade, nickel bolsters / rivets, oak handle, brown leather sheathe, his name / initials / date of birth engraved on the blade and bolsters
honestly? I just wish you'd have taken it to some jewler or someone who could have done a proper job with the engraving instead of this horrible layout that will be etched on there. It's so fucking tacky.
Other than that it's ok, pretty nice actually.
dad should be happy
I'd have loved to get something more ornate, but time and money were factors - his birthday is coming up pretty soon, and the custom job already takes 4- 6 weeks, might as well get it engraved by Buck at the same time
The actual engravings look a little better in person than they do in the online mockups, especially once they age a bit
I stand corrected, I thought it would be one of those electric etchings, looks like it's indeed engraved or at least milled or something, that's way better.
The stamping on the blade is also a nice feature
Just got this recently. It was my grandfather's, but he died before I was born. I think it's neat.
This is a good and solid knife, so if he likes older knifes or wants a tank you're good. S30V is one of the higher production steels. I'd only recommend a wood for the handle if possible.
i have a lot of knifes but i never really carry anything expensive, i ussually have my cara cara 2 in my pocket because i wont really miss it if i somehow lose it.
>tfw cops are allowed to search your car if they find a knife on you