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Where does it end?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Well, sitting here looking over my small collection of knives and stones, (not as many as some though :) and I can't help but think, when do you call it done? I'm no where near there myself, but what would cause you to stop either buying knives or buying stones? Personally, I'm thinking that I'm on a small quest for something that I know I'll never attain in both the perfect knife and stone. And since each presents itself with it's own pros and cons, (all be it very minuscule on some) does such a thing really exist?

Re: Where does it end?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:19 pm

I think you can call it quits for sure when you can build a house out of your natural stone collection. ;)

Re: Where does it end?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:20 pm

How BIG of a house, is the question..... ;)

It's like this... some people spend money on their car, stereo, computer, shoes, clothes, jewelry, guns, and other commodities. If knives are the only thing you buy you are bound to become a collector...it just works out like that. Now, if you are running out of walls for knives in your house we should talk about selling some of them. In that case I'd be happy to come appraise them for you!

Re: Where does it end?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:35 pm

Yeah I'm a collector of knives, stones, books. I've filled up three magnetic knife strips and out of 18 holders in my kit about half are filled with knives. So I have a little bit more space to go :)

But Shaun you know I don't sell any that often, but have been looking to maybe replace my TKC someday not sure.

Re: Where does it end?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:18 pm

Now I think in the beginning of my knife interest I justified my next purchase as a quest for the ultimate knife. Then after finding several ultimate knives I had to re-evaluate. I think at this point I have come to allow myself to see knife buying(and related gear) as a hobby, a passion, etc. Some people like drinking fine wine. I enjoy the process of learning about knives using them and learning more.posting.php?mode=reply&f=2&t=43&sid=8f19d873baf805e7f80ea1c5289b06ca#

Re: Where does it end?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:04 am

I have 6 knives I use in my kitchen. Not all of them are used daily, but none of them isn't used for longer than 2 days.

Stones... I have a full set of Shaptons, Chosera stones, 4 Coticules, 6 Japanese naturals, Atoma plates and loads of compounds and strops.

I don't think I need anything else... but that's no fun :-)

Re: Where does it end?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:47 pm

I hope to keep them all in rotation like a revolving door of quality. Until I retire or something. Then I will want to minimize.

Re: Where does it end?

Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:08 am

Hey, it's too much fun. I don't WANT it to end...........


Re: Where does it end?

Tue May 01, 2012 8:29 pm

I'm there.

Pretty much anyway. I haven't purchased a knife in awhile but I'm fortunate to still be able to sample many knives.

I can honestly say I've used or owned the best. After that, what's the point?

Re: Where does it end?

Tue May 01, 2012 8:51 pm

I'm on my third set of knives... but have all three sets. First it was Henckels in the 1980's, then Shun, then vintage carbon steel. I have knives EVERYWHERE. I keep thinking I should start getting rid of some to make room for whatever is next. But I can't bear to do that. I like thenm all and have a use for most of them. Truth be told... I could easily get by with two or three, but themore the merrier.
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