Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Pocket-knives for those with very deep pockets
I appreciate art, within reason, and I appreciate a good pocket-knife as much as any man . . . but I'm stunned by the prices for William Henry pocket-knives. How about this Monarch 'Les Annees Folles' model, 'hand-engraved in 24K gold', for a cool $15,000? (Click the image for a larger view.)
Or, if that's too rich for your blood, there's the Monarch 'Painted Butte', featuring mokume gane metalwork and fossilized mammoth tooth, for a mere $1,575.
There are many more at the link. They're lovely, and some are even affordable to lower-income folks like myself . . . but I don't think I'll be buying any. I use my knives, and I'd hate to nick or break something so lovely or so costly during mundane tasks like opening packages, cutting string, or using the back of the blade as an impromptu screwdriver. Yes, I know, that's heresy to knife aficionados, but like I said, I use my blades as tools. I'm not a knife purist.