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So what are the sum of the parts for a knife?
Steel Nickel Brass Pins Handle materials Labor
Basically they all take the same materials. So whats makes one worth more than another to you? I will tell you my answer soon
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edge strength function looks all the things that a good knife needs. :)
knives that have a history of longevity and endurance, they have proven their craftsmanship ...along with some good
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Throw it all in a box and you have a box of parts.
Properly assembled, by someone, you have a knife.
Properly assembled, by someone that knows what their doing, you have a "better" knife?
I'm falling in line behind Steve, here. I believe that "Function" should win out here. Once the knife has evolved from its intended function, form can evolve.
Any knife that does not function is just a paper weight.
Fit and finish. Quality of materials. Tempering of the blade. Garrantee.
don't forget ... SKILL
Value is also seen in the historical aspect for us. Some knives become so rare, There was only one or two made, or many were made but they were used and only a few still exist in great condition. Some carry a special meaning because of their travels since they were made. As collectors we look for that rare piece the one that stands out or fills a spot in the collection. As users we look for the knife that is going to hold up to everyday use on a construction site.
This makes us willing to pay more for a knife that will last longer and also willing to pay a little more for the history that comes with a knife
If you ever get stranded and all you have is a cheap "throw away" to get the job done, it's going to be worth a great deal more then what you thought it was a day earlier. LOL
Here is my thing, Function. A knife is a tool... so does it work as intended and if it does... it is useful to me.
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