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    Default Got my Holy Grail knife.

    Well...technically my Holy Grail knife is a $2500 Damascus-steel dagger made by Boker, so this is more like my Backup Holy Grail knife, but I can actually use this one so in that respect it's actually better. Here it is:





    The Boker Annual Damascus Knife for 2016, based on their Boy Scout 5.25" pocket knife. Nickel-silver bolsters, African Blackwood scales, stainless-steel lock, and a blade that isn't just Damascus, it's stainless Damascus, forged by Chad Nichols. So I can actually carry it in my pocket without it rusting. I knew all those years I didn't buy a Damascus knife would pay off eventually.

    This knife is perfect for FDC -- Fancy Dress Carry. It might even be good for EDC, though I'll probably continue to carry my normal Boy Scout knife with C-Tek scales most days:



    To be honest, I don't even miss the spring-assist mechanism from my Kershaw Chive most of the time.

    And yes, in proper EDC tradition, I bought two...of each.
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    Beautiful.

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    Thanks! I was starting to think nobody liked my new knife.

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    Very black tie looking. Also nice to know I am not the only one who buys a backup for the backup...

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    I'm not so much worried about breaking or losing it -- thus far I've had a good track record of buying things that last a long time -- but that if/when the knife does need replacing, I won't be able to get one. Buying a spare means I don't have to fret about the item's mortal lifespan or whether I'll be able to find something just as nice in the future -- this is the first Boker Annual Damascus Knife I've actually liked the look of -- so I can enjoy the one I'm actually using more.

    I should mention that I don't actually own the $2500 dagger I mentioned. I've noticed on a couple forums that my wording confused people. If I were handed that $2500 dagger and asked to keep it safe, I would totally accept it, but I just can't justify $2500 for something I have no practical use for. Same reason I sold my Cool Fall Tri-V, jewel though it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Thanks! I was starting to think nobody liked my new knife.
    I just found your thread, and I like your new knife very much.

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    Default Re: Got my Holy Grail knife.

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post

    I should mention that I don't actually own the $2500 dagger I mentioned. I've noticed on a couple forums that my wording confused people. If I were handed that $2500 dagger and asked to keep it safe, I would totally accept it, but I just can't justify $2500 for something I have no practical use for. Same reason I sold my Cool Fall Tri-V, jewel though it was.
    Understand now, beautiful knives

    now i want one of each....
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    for that money i find for sure something more usable than knife

    ...and for sure that is not my type of knife
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucca brassi View Post
    for that money i find for sure something more usable than knife

    ...and for sure that is not my type of knife
    Then buy something you will use, and post a thread about it.

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    Holy crap, I bought that knife over 2 years ago? That's not fair. I barely noticed those two years going by. I gotta find a better balance between "cruising on autopilot for months at a time" vs. "being painfully aware of every passing second".

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    I know the feeling, all of a sudden my kid is 2 & 1/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Holy crap, I bought that knife over 2 years ago? That's not fair. I barely noticed those two years going by. I gotta find a better balance between "cruising on autopilot for months at a time" vs. "being painfully aware of every passing second".

    Quote Originally Posted by Tejasandre View Post
    I know the feeling, all of a sudden my kid is 2 & 1/2.

    My "kid" turns 27 this month. If you find a better balance between "autopilot/painfully aware" let me know. I'll be glad when time travel is invented. I need to go back and tweak a few things.
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    If only we could

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Holy crap, I bought that knife over 2 years ago? That's not fair. I barely noticed those two years going by. I gotta find a better balance between "cruising on autopilot for months at a time" vs. "being painfully aware of every passing second".
    Please replace the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Please replace the pictures.

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