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Posted: 4/20/2017 8:34:17 PM EDT
For me, it is the ADV Butcher. Such a badass looking knife, and I love the blade profile. But ADV is way too much of an asshole for me to ever consider purchasing one.









I also wouldnt mind owning a microtech navy scarab, but autos are basically a no-go in my state, and factoring in the price, I'll never have one.

Link Posted: 4/20/2017 11:56:23 PM EDT
Benchmade Model 53



Spyderco Warrior



And a full set of kitchen knives, with damascus steel and rosewood handles, japanese style.

Something like this:



I'd also add the Spyderco P'Kal to this list, but I'm actually pretty dang set on getting that thing, so I'm not going to say I'll never own it.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 7:21:48 AM EDT
I still kick myself in the ass for not buying it when I had the chance.

Link Posted: 4/21/2017 7:43:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2017 7:44:08 AM EDT by Dodge223]
Chris Reeves large Insingo

Protech Flyfather

Any Spyderco that's more than 120.00
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 7:49:22 AM EDT
The extrema ratio kukri. There's been a few times where I could justify the price, but the performance reviews always scared me off.

Link Posted: 4/21/2017 11:06:01 AM EDT
Sebenza. Look absolutely stunning but I know I wouldn't like it. Like flippers too much...
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 12:35:47 PM EDT
A Walter Sorrells Shinogi Zukuri katana.

For folks unfamiliar with Japanese katana, a Hira Zukuri geometry is typically a thinner blade with a cross section optimized for tameshigiri (practice cutting).

In cutting competitions, the different cross section can help reduce drag when cutting THICK tatami rolls.

Typically though, they're not the strongest blades (the more common Shinogi Zukuri geometry is stronger). A bad cut (poor cutting stroke with a bad angle) on thicker targets can put a permanent bend in the blade (seen students do it with both Hira and Shinogi Zukuri blades).

Katana are NOT machetes, and chopping wood is typically considered 'abuse'.

Given both those factors makes this video even more impressive:

Sorrells chopping 2-by-4 with Hira Zukuri

At a few grand for just a blade, and a lead time probably over a year (he accepts commissions to forge blades months in advance due to popularity), yeah, not happening unless I win the lottery.
Link Posted: 4/22/2017 6:19:43 AM EDT
Cloud's buster sword.
Link Posted: 4/24/2017 7:46:47 PM EDT
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Why would you never own this?
Link Posted: 4/24/2017 8:02:04 PM EDT
A knife made by my own hand that is flawless. 
Link Posted: 4/24/2017 8:52:25 PM EDT
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Why would you never own this?
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I personally would like to own a benchmade balisong, but don't find them to be very practical so it would be more of a toy for me, and most of them are priced too high for me to justify it for that use.

That 53 is a pretty reasonably priced model though, but doesn't fit my hand well.
Link Posted: 4/24/2017 9:14:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Justin3:


I personally would like to own a benchmade balisong, but don't find them to be very practical so it would be more of a toy for me, and most of them are priced too high for me to justify it for that use.

That 53 is a pretty reasonably priced model though, but doesn't fit my hand well.
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I have the 53, as well as the 51, and I agree that they aren't nearly as practical as I had hoped.
Link Posted: 4/25/2017 9:48:19 AM EDT
Emerson cqc-6.
Being a broke soldier, Icouldn't justify $400 in 1994.
Barring an Emerson lottery win, the current prices are insane..
Link Posted: 4/25/2017 1:19:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bluemax_1:
A Walter Sorrells Shinogi Zukuri katana.

For folks unfamiliar with Japanese katana, a Hira Zukuri geometry is typically a thinner blade with a cross section optimized for tameshigiri (practice cutting).

In cutting competitions, the different cross section can help reduce drag when cutting THICK tatami rolls.

Typically though, they're not the strongest blades (the more common Shinogi Zukuri geometry is stronger). A bad cut (poor cutting stroke with a bad angle) on thicker targets can put a permanent bend in the blade (seen students do it with both Hira and Shinogi Zukuri blades).

Katana are NOT machetes, and chopping wood is typically considered 'abuse'.

Given both those factors makes this video even more impressive:

Sorrells chopping 2-by-4 with Hira Zukuri

At a few grand for just a blade, and a lead time probably over a year (he accepts commissions to forge blades months in advance due to popularity), yeah, not happening unless I win the lottery.
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+1

There are a whole bunch of Rocksteads that I'll never own either.
Link Posted: 4/25/2017 2:18:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dodge223:
Chris Reeves large Insingo

Protech Flyfather

Any Spyderco that's more than 120.00
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About a year ago, I had several beers one night and finally talked myself into ordering a large Sebenza Insingo

I now carry it about 95% of the time I carry a knife.

No ragrets. Not even a vowel.
Link Posted: 4/29/2017 11:31:32 AM EDT
Buck 184
Zero Tollerance Bayonet.
Link Posted: 4/29/2017 11:18:30 PM EDT
Benchmade 171
Link Posted: 4/30/2017 3:53:29 AM EDT
Al Mar Fang series
Link Posted: 4/30/2017 6:37:21 PM EDT
MT Halo V

Just too much money.
Link Posted: 4/30/2017 7:57:56 PM EDT
There are too many to list all, but Bill Bagwell's Bowies are up there.

The perfect balance of aesthetics & pure sex.
Link Posted: 5/1/2017 10:15:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2017 1:36:32 PM EDT
The Medford Praetorian Ti, with it's

3-3/4" long and 0.26" thick blade
9" long opened length
a beastly 12.3 ounce weight
... and a $1800 price

Link Posted: 5/13/2017 8:11:19 AM EDT
The Hinderer XM-18 aggressor. There are less than 10 out there and most have a forever home already. The couple I've seen change hands and the one I've had a shot at sold for 3k-3,500$. That's just out of my league so unless Rick makes a production model or I get a chance at one at blade show at table price I don't think I'll ever own one.

Link Posted: 5/13/2017 9:40:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By roamin:
I still kick myself in the ass for not buying it when I had the chance.

http://i66.tinypic.com/s58vf9.png
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I had one with some light customization. No clue why I sold it...
Link Posted: 5/13/2017 6:51:55 PM EDT
AFCK.
Link Posted: 5/13/2017 7:28:23 PM EDT
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I'd like to own a CRK Sable IV and an Emerson Persian as well
Link Posted: 5/13/2017 7:44:19 PM EDT
Extrema Ratio Fulcrum bayonet

If Beretta ever released an ARX-100 quick-change barrel with the bayonet lug though... I would buy it just to have the complete kit.
Link Posted: 5/14/2017 3:03:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2017 3:10:40 PM EDT by OldArmy]
A real authentic never cut down Edo period katana...
Also a civil war U.S. Army artillery saber.
Full length WWI U.S. Army M1905 Bayonet


Wouldn't mind a nice rapier and dagger combo either.
Link Posted: 5/14/2017 5:55:34 PM EDT
Busse Battle Mistress and just about any Randall
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 11:25:47 PM EDT
My grail blade would be a genuine Japanese set of Katana, Shoto, and Tanto. I would want a brand new set made in Japan by one of the few Japanese swordsmiths that still hand make such blades in the traditional manner using tomahagene (river bottom iron ore). Just a new, genuine Katana would cost between $25,000-$40,000. I don't have that kind of money and won't be commissioning one, unless I won the lottery. And, no, I don't want one of those fake, imitation Katanas made by a Chinese company or by a factory. It's the difference between buying a genuine Colt SAA or buying one of those Italian copies of the Colt SAA pistols. Or, buying a real, factory new Ferrari Testarossa or a "kit car" copy of one.
Link Posted: 6/6/2017 11:28:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By goldeyeslayer:
Busse Battle Mistress and just about any Randall
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You know that you can skip the 7 year factory wait and order through a Randall authorized dealer? I ordered through a Randall dealer and got a model 14 in just 4 months at the factory price.
Link Posted: 6/9/2017 9:00:01 PM EDT
I've always wanted a "real steel" Viking inspired sword. Something with a steel like Busse's SR77 or SR101. No such animal exists so I'll never have one.
Link Posted: 6/11/2017 11:28:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2017 11:28:25 AM EDT by heron163]
"lady vivimus", an edo period katana forged by a master, might as well throw in excalibur, the grass cutter, goblin cleaver, curtana, and durindal...

a guy can dream right?
Link Posted: 6/11/2017 11:29:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By INV136:


You know that you can skip the 7 year factory wait and order through a Randall authorized dealer? I ordered through a Randall dealer and got a model 14 in just 4 months at the factory price.
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true.

Kitty Trading post in Maine always has Randalls in stock.

here are a few model 14's you can look at until you get yours...

Link Posted: 6/17/2017 8:56:23 PM EDT
Loveless Archer chute knife.
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Link Posted: 6/23/2017 4:32:52 PM EDT
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Bob Loveless, Bill Moran, Phill Hartsfield, Rob Simonich.

Ernest Mayer, Harold Corby, EDMF, John Greco.

These knife makers have passed or retired.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 4:41:41 PM EDT
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Bob Terzuola, Walter Brend, RJ Martin, Bill Harsey, Jim Siska. I can do this all day.

Charles Ochs, Don Fogg, Jim Crowell, Al Pendray.

Great stock removal and forged knife makers. Great knives, they are just out of my price range these days.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 4:50:14 PM EDT
One of those Sandrin tungsten carbide blades.



If we're talking unlimited money, I might as well get it with the meteorite grips Cabot makes for them called the Big Bang Knife:
Link Posted: 6/25/2017 11:38:59 PM EDT
HD&S or OCL M1918 MkI trench knives.
Link Posted: 6/26/2017 12:30:17 AM EDT
Benchmade 87

Could never justify a knife purchase like this, even if there were any in stock.

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Link Posted: 6/27/2017 5:17:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LuckyC:
Bob Loveless, Bill Moran, Phill Hartsfield, Rob Simonich.

Ernest Mayer, Harold Corby, EDMF, John Greco.
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I was pretty fortunate to have Ernie Mayer make me one of his Szabo Bush Swords several years ago...really a stellar piece of large cutlery!

ROCK6
Link Posted: 6/27/2017 7:41:44 PM EDT
Bagwell Hell's Belle
Link Posted: 6/27/2017 7:57:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By INV136:


You know that you can skip the 7 year factory wait and order through a Randall authorized dealer? I ordered through a Randall dealer and got a model 14 in just 4 months at the factory price.
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I know you can order from a dealer. As much as I'd love s Randall I know it would be s safe queen for me.
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 12:06:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:
I was pretty fortunate to have Ernie Mayer make me one of his Szabo Bush Swords several years ago...really a stellar piece of large cutlery!

ROCK6
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Originally Posted By LuckyC:
Bob Loveless, Bill Moran, Phill Hartsfield, Rob Simonich.

Ernest Mayer, Harold Corby, EDMF, John Greco.
I was pretty fortunate to have Ernie Mayer make me one of his Szabo Bush Swords several years ago...really a stellar piece of large cutlery!

ROCK6
I spoke to Mr. Mayer about making a knife around 2000, I think, but by then he had retired from knife making.
Link Posted: 6/29/2017 3:26:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nipster74:
Emerson cqc-6.
Being a broke soldier, Icouldn't justify $400 in 1994.
Barring an Emerson lottery win, the current prices are insane..
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@nipster74 Kershaw is making Emerson knives now and they are only $20-40. I have one. It's great.
Link Posted: 7/3/2017 9:52:30 PM EDT
My knife collecting days are over, but have had this on my list for years.
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Link Posted: 7/4/2017 7:48:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By skindroid:
Benchmade 87

Could never justify a knife purchase like this, even if there were any in stock.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/430189/IMG-1802-239037.JPG
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Got mine yesterday from GP Knives.
Link Posted: 7/15/2017 11:58:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SilenceThis:
MT Halo V
Just too much money.
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Also my bucket list knife I'll never own, for the same reason.
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