Sunday, May 07, 2006


Haiz....i'm feeling pretty down now...Remember a few posts back i was so happy that i bought a new knife?...Well, today a friend of mine dropped it...and so there was a scratch on the bottom of the knife...not a big deal if it were just a normal knife, but i was very upset because of 4 reasons.

Firstly, as a collector, i collect only MINT knives, i.e to say, knives which are in 100% perfect condition. Maybe you don't understand, because you're not a knife-collector..but for me, a scratch is a scratch, and it's like a scar, it will never repair...=(...and i told you to be careful so many times....haiz...haiz...So this knife is now destined not to be in my "collector's" cupboard already, it will be a user, a knife i bring for camps..=)...well, maybe that's good too, because i now have a High Quality knife to bring on camps?...=..

Secondly, the knife is's not like i can send it back to the maker to repair, or order a new piece. The person has passed away more than 10 years ago, and the model is no longer being made...i cannot get it took me 3 years to finally get this knife you know?...=(...haiz...

Thirdly, for those of you who don't know, this knife was like the Holy Grail of my me, it IS the perfect folding knife, old school design and materials, but a beautiful piece of working art! is what i would call Heirloom quality, a knife worthy of being passed from generation to generation...I really love the handle design, the crisp lines of the blade, and the heft of the knife, and the excellent workmanship...but now, whilst it's all still there, but like i said, a scratch is a's un-deniable...

Finally, I bought this knife at $480, and that was an extremely good price!!...i was quoted a price that was set many years ago...In the trading forums today, as well as e-bay, a MINT condition piece would run up to in excess of 1,000 dollars....sigh.......

*if You are reading this, I'm not trying to make you feel bad or anything...just want you to understand why i was so upset, and what the knife means to me.....*...


++ quoth dragonfly at 8:06 AM

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