The idle musings of a former military man, former computer geek, medically retired pastor and now full-time writer. Contents guaranteed to offend the politically correct and anal-retentive from time to time. My approach to life is that it should be taken with a large helping of laughter, and sufficient firepower to keep it tamed!
Friday, March 9, 2018
A cut above (literally) - at just $40,000!
Boy, have I got a pocket-knife for you!
It's the Spearpoint Chief model from William Henry. The price (yes, it costs $40,000!) is mind-boggling - but, for the economy-minded, it comes with free shipping.
Clearly, that knife is designed for people with more money than sense - and who never, ever plan to use it for a pocket-knife's intended purpose! I would never buy something like that, just as I never buy "safe queen" guns for collecting purposes. I buy tools to use them. Even if I bought a finely engraved, "work-of-art" gun or knife, it would get used.
Clearly, I'm more artisan than artist. I must lack a certain aesthetic sensitivity . . . but I'm too old and set in my ways to change now, so I don't care.
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The price of that knife reminds me of something my Dad said once: "You can have more money than brains, but not for long."
I don't know about you, but I think that thing looks hideous..........
I'm with Taminator--that thing is UGLY.
To me, it's a Beauty, but insane. Don't go out with someone crazier than yourself.
I fail to see the appeal. Especially for 40,000 dollars. It looks like something out of the BudK Catalog. An indian and a wolf? I guess the turquoise and eagle are on the other side.
I see WH doesn't specify the blade steel. Looks like Damascus.
That's maybe $1K worth of artisan work, and $39K of mark-up for stupid people with cash.
"There's a sucker born every minute." - Phineas Taylor Barnum, 19th C. enterpreneur
Agreed the particular knife verges on silly. The company has made some fine using knives at affordable - if more than necessary to buy a fine using knife - prices and Ross Seyfried wrote up one of those as a remarkably fine knife while he was still at Elk Song.
Be terrible to have one like that confiscated as a switchblade in New York City so I guess I'll never own any such thing.
To make art is its own reward...it has value in itself. I see an aesthetic value, not a monetary value....cause you aint gettin' my $40k
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