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The Knife Guy Episode 50: The Pride of the Knife Community

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17 replies on “The Knife Guy Episode 50: The Pride of the Knife Community”

Wow episode 50, so fast buddy! Yup watched them all! I wish I could say the same about the knife community in my country, but it ain't so. I am trying to create that with my channel for Spanish speakers. I must say that I admire and enjoy being part of this community it really is something to value. So I'll keep on trying to make community and hope you guys can give a little push. Congrats on the 50th buddy, I enjoyed them a lot.

Thanks Mr Complex for bringing some joy to my life. You are an awesome dude who brings a little something extra to the world of knife reviews. Please don’t forget me at your next GAW…it’s MICK.

I appreciate your channel very much. I collect a mixture of vintage (pre-WW2) knives and modern folders, and I've learned a lot here. Let's face it, we are all crazy to one degree or another. If you have a circle of friends that enjoy knives, you are lucky indeed. I think most of us live our lives not meeting more than one or two knife folk, outside of shows and stores. No one wants to hear about our latest score, or show us theirs. No one would ever think about spending the kind of money involved. The idea of carrying a knife is a little off putting to them; even those times you can help someone out with a cutting task, they give you that look that says," Thanks….freak." I often carry 2 knives, a trad slip joint and a modern, but no way would I ever admit that, except in forums like this. So thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm and providing a virtual gathering place for the knife obsessed.

Maybe the acceptance comes from having once been in, or evolving into, the same stages. My starter knife was in the 1960’s, when I was a boy and has continued to this day. My stages stopped at around the $500-$600, but it started back with the $5 level. I loved every one of the stages and also enjoyed them. I look back, or forward, with fond memories or great expectations, to every level. I love all of the levels and would help anyone I could.

Congratulations, Complex! This series has been absolutely wonderful and I have looked forward to and watched every single one. The topics of discussion are always relatable so I implore you to keep pumping them out. Cheers, buddy!

I've met some of the best people through the knife community, both locally and through the internet. There are a few bad apples like any other enthusiast group. They are definitely a minority though. Most are friendly and helpful, whether you're looking to make a purchase, research an old knife, or looking for info about knife making.

As far as Bladeforums, I think it's mellowed out a bit through the last few years. It may not be perfect, but I've been able to interact with a bunch of cool people and learn more than I ever realized I wanted to know about knives there.

I'm watching this series since the beginning and I still love it!
Thanks for all your hard work for this wonderful community and to all who are actively involved.

Great episode brother. Couldn’t agree with you more. You are truly one of the great ambassadors of the knife community and you represent us all very well. Thanks for all you do. Oh, hey, I’m sure you’re aware of the Knife Rights “Ultimate Steel” thing going on. You should give it a little plug on your next video. They have an absurd amount of absolutely incredible prizes and that money goes to Doug Ritter and Knife Rights for them to continue their stellar work in knife legislation. Truly a worthy cause. Anyways, just a thought. Really enjoyed the video Merman. 😉😏🧜‍♂️

I have maybe 40 EDC type folders. Also, lately I've been on a Microtech kick and I've bought maybe 12 Microtechs just in the past 4 months. I love my collection. My friends just don't understand . They are great people, but they think I'm strange cause I own so many knives. I love to not only use , but also to collect. It is pride of ownership for MYSELF.

I just started collecting knives but I haven't purchased anything over $50 yet. I bought 3 knives: Kershaw Shuffle Black on Black(don't really like it, gonna use it as a beater); Ontario Knife Co. RAT II (D2 variant, also Black on Black), I love it but its small for my huge hands; my most recent purchase was the CJRB Crag (stonewashed blade finish, D2, carbon fiber scales [pretty sure it's laminate]), I love the over-3in Sheepsfoot/Cleaver blade and the big handle with a little choil. And I am already looking for a more expensive knife to add. Lol!

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