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Old 01-14-2020, 05:03 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
Hey, when a client wants a knife, you get the knife for him...

This is suburbia, you should see the thousands they pay for a barbeque grill!

Edit: In five months I turn 70 years old. My wife and I have determined we no longer need this "third income" from knife sales. I'm not taking new orders, and when those are done, I am done. The nice thing about it is that I will just be a 'knife hobbyist' at that point, and it will be my turn to yell at the knife salesmen...


I wish I had a $1.00 for every time you have "retired" and I've heard the above "Edited" statement!!!
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:01 AM   #12
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Oh, every time I discussed it I found another reason to keep working. But when you see that "70" coming, you wonder why you kept at it.
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:44 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
I wish I had a $1.00 for every time you have "retired" and I've heard the above "Edited" statement!!!
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:31 PM   #14
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Amazon delivered my Tuff Lite (blue handle) today. Other then needing a little lube it's a great knife. I like the short straight blade, it's going to make a great slicing knife. The edge is even and sharp, not as sharp as some of the knives that Chico has polished for me but for a factory edge it's really sharp. Because of it's shape it's going to be a very easy knife to resharpen when the time comes.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:27 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Rick in Oregon View Post
Every knife I've purchased from BladeHQ
I know the man well. That's Nick, he's Joyce's husband. I wish I would have used him on this, in fact, he might even have the knife. If he doesn't, Joyce might have.

As a knife salesman I find that clients often have strange purchases and shipping requests. For example, a client might want a specific knife delivered to his home within 24 hours. It might sound odd to us, but for a guy who's going to an expensive dude ranch and has lost his "favorite knife," you nod your head and do your job.

Now, I do try to cover my butt. Lots of times the knife is discussed on a forum. The guy you think is a singular client posts a photograph of the knife in question. Suddenly five of his buddies want the knife, too. You should always buy a few spares, if for no other reason the knife might be going out of production--about the time you best client snaps the knife while lost in Glacier National Park...

Edit: For example, I have three Bowie style Boker automatic knives. It's an oddball knife, but I believe mine are the last of the best. I have not seen them since, however I don't do much work with the switchblade crowd.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:45 AM   #16
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Curious...

Why would anyone want to take a dime store knife like the Tuff Lite to an expensive vacation ranch?

Why would a professional in the knife business pay $50 for a knife that sells for $28, then post on an Internet forum what an excellent buy it is for $50?
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:10 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
Curious...

Why would anyone want to take a dime store knife like the Tuff Lite to an expensive vacation ranch?

Why pay $50 for a knife that sells for $28, then post on an Internet forum what an excellent buy it is for $50?

Phil, don't you know? Like Joe Kenda would say: "that's his M.O."
Buy cheap knives, throw a little polish on the edge, talk it up, resale to a bunch of suckers for double the original price. Got to give props it was effective for awhile.
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Actually, some of the best automatics are under one hundred dollars. Here's the issue, the mechanism is usually pretty much the same. Then the factory adds embellishments, and the cost of the knife goes up dramatically.

I have five knives all made by the same factory. One is a black-on-black, and I think it cost 50 to 60 bucks. The two fancy ones cost about three times that.

Reminds me of how they used to sell Plymouths. They took the least expensive car in their line-up and put a hemi engine in it.
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Apparently, Midway hasn't added a Hemi to their Tuff Lite. Reduced price again to $24.99.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019033433
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Old 02-20-2020, 04:50 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
Apparently, Midway hasn't added a Hemi to their Tuff Lite. Reduced price again to $24.99.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019033433
Now $23.99.
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