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Posted: 5/21/2005 2:51:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 2:53:40 PM EDT by red65]
This is just my opinion, I hate display knives. They manage to be tacky, creepy and corny all at the same time.

If someone had a display knife on display in his home, I would tend to think of that guy as being somewhat untrustworthy. Or perhaps fucked in the head.

When I see them at a gunshow I always have to stop and stare, mavelling at the cornyness.

Look out wizard warriors, here I come with my wolf knife (lifetime warranty)!!

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Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:53:00 PM EDT
Ask youself: who would pay good money for this corny POS?!

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:53:28 PM EDT
I kinda like the skeleton one...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:54:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:57:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:57:22 PM EDT
Critical Mass is banned in Australia.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:58:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:58:58 PM EDT
I like the magical nome knife, can you tell me where I can buy one ?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:59:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
I think that Critical Mass one is the exception. Every time I see one I have to pick it up.

I picture riding around the neighboorhood on a moped, wearing nothing but an aluminum foil loincloth and that knife. Man would the neighbors envy me.



Damned, what a visual.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:00:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:01:30 PM EDT
Crack don't smoke itself.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:16:53 PM EDT
It depends on the blade.

If its cool....then why not display one?

If its a cheap Chinese 420 SS katana knock-off, then by all means spare us the indignity.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:18:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ROFLCOPTER:
www.5stardeal.com/website/knives/largepictures/25-TA52.jpg

Wow. That is stupendously homosexual.



+1

It looks like it was designed by a homo serial killer
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:23:06 PM EDT
Owns "Critical Mass"
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:24:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:

Originally Posted By ROFLCOPTER:
www.5stardeal.com/website/knives/largepictures/25-TA52.jpg

Wow. That is stupendously homosexual.



+1

It looks like it was designed by a homo serial killer




That may be the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:25:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By red65:

Originally Posted By ROFLCOPTER:
www.5stardeal.com/website/knives/largepictures/25-TA52.jpg

Wow. That is stupendously homosexual.



+1

It looks like it was designed by a homo serial killer



That may be the dumbest thing I've ever seen.



Close, I'd argue for the brush guards on the taillights on a Lexus SUV in Plano myself but that rates right up there.

wganz

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:33:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:
It looks like it was designed by a homo serial killer



Then you have no idea who Tom Anderson is... An excellent knifemaker and talented designer, master of all titanium

Some people like those designs, so there's a niche for them.


As for the other knives portrayed in this thread, they are pieces of shit, both in design and quality, but even if real "display knives" aren't my cup of tea, there are many knifemakers that can make awesome pieces, with noble materials and excellent craftsmanship that can be worth thousands of dollars.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:39:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 4:40:14 PM EDT by david_g17]
n/m
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:50:31 PM EDT
I don't see what the problem is with the 9/11/Firefighter knife. Everything else is just "tEh SuXxOr !!!!11"

Ben
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:53:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
I think that Critical Mass one is the exception. Every time I see one I have to pick it up.

I picture riding around the neighboorhood on a moped, wearing nothing but an aluminum foil loincloth and that knife. Man would the neighbors envy me.



Does your moped have curb feelers? 'Cause if it doesn't, you would look ridiculous.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:58:10 PM EDT
Airsoft knives?

The sooner these are forbidden at gun shows the better. (them and the dream-catcher guy)
And as far as displaying them like some pizza faced glue-sniffing dork.............get a life.

BTW-The mental image of the tin foil loincloth upon moped is giving me the heeby-geebys!!!
(but Im sure if one looked hard enough on AScom........a simmilar pix could be found.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:08:10 PM EDT
That one looks like Willie The Wimp. "Willie The Wimp and his Cadillac coffin."
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:16:25 PM EDT
unless it has historical signifigance i agree
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:19:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP
I picture riding around the neighboorhood on a moped, wearing nothing but an aluminum foil loincloth and that knife. Man would the neighbors envy me.




I didn't need that.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:22:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:22:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Seneca-Cayuga:
That one looks like Willie The Wimp. "Willie The Wimp and his Cadillac coffin."



I'm gonna have to listen to that now!

As for knives... they gotta be working knives. Yeah I have a few that are "safe queens" because you just can't carry a 8" blade around every day in my line of work, but for the most part my knives get used.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:25:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 5:27:31 PM EDT by GoGop]

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I'm sure your thinking display knives are different than handmade custom knives. Your talking about "fantasy" knives.



I like the Gil Hibben Fantasy knives;

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:29:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:26:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:27:21 PM EDT by red65]

Originally Posted By deimos:

Originally Posted By red65:
It looks like it was designed by a homo serial killer



Then you have no idea who Tom Anderson is... An excellent knifemaker and talented designer, master of all titanium

Some people like those designs, so there's a niche for them.


As for the other knives portrayed in this thread, they are pieces of shit, both in design and quality, but even if real "display knives" aren't my cup of tea, there are many knifemakers that can make awesome pieces, with noble materials and excellent craftsmanship that can be worth thousands of dollars.



Are you kidding?

These knives ALL look like they were designed designed by a homo serial killer.



Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:28:22 PM EDT
The AIRSOFT of the Knife World!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:30:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:

Originally Posted By GoGop:

I like the Gil Hibben Fantasy knives;

i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/15/eb/de_1_b.JPG



Go comb your mullet.



Outstanding!!

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:33:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I'm sure your thinking display knives are different than handmade custom knives. Your talking about "fantasy" knives.



I like the Gil Hibben Fantasy knives;

i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/15/eb/de_1_b.JPG



Gil Is a friend of mine and has made some very fine custom Bowies for me which some people might call "display knives"

Here are a few





Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:33:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I'm sure your thinking display knives are different than handmade custom knives. Your talking about "fantasy" knives.



I like the Gil Hibben Fantasy knives;

i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/15/eb/de_1_b.JPG



Suppose you stopped by your friend's house and saw that giant gay-prostitute slaying masterpiece sitting on the mantlepiece. I would run right the eff out the door and call the FBI.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:35:03 PM EDT
And a Vernon Davis coffin handle Bowie



Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:35:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Gil Is a friend of mine and has made some very fine custom Bowies for me which some people might call "display knives"

Here are a few

pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/755827/1309945/32750710.jpg

pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/755827/1309945/24322966.jpg

pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/755827/1309945/16579116.jpg




At least those are real, usable knives
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:36:23 PM EDT
So, I'm lame... Who cares?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:37:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Gil Is a friend of mine and has made some very fine custom Bowie's for me which some people might call "display knives"

Here are a few

pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/755827/1309945/32750710.jpg

pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/755827/1309945/24322966.jpg

pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL544/755827/1309945/16579116.jpg




At least those are real, usable knives



Yeah 20 grand worth of steel there and what use are they?
I'd be afraid to use them and damage the value.
I never thought about it when I commissioned them.
Live and learn.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:39:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CajunMojo:
So, I'm lame... Who cares?
tinypic.com/5b6vsn



You got the matching Puffy Shirt?


j/k!!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:41:01 PM EDT
I tore my puffy shirt in a lightsabre duel.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:42:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:42:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jrzy:


Yeah 20 grand worth of steel there and what use are they?



Um, $200 in steel, a couple thousand in labor, and the rest in prestige?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:46:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By jrzy:


Yeah 20 grand worth of steel there and what use are they?



Um, $200 in steel, a couple thousand in labor, and the rest in prestige?



And don't forget re-sale ability.
I get an E-mail from a Japanese collector once a year asking me to sell him the buffalo horn Bowie
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:47:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I saw that one coming.

Someone posted something similar about some of those "fantasy knives" before and by page 3 there was a "Hey I know X (whoever the knife maker was), he's a great guy and made the knives for the guys in my wedding party!" Be careful what you post on arfkom as it's probably about someone's sister/cousin/ baby sitter who has an account here.

I do agree that those fantasy knives are flaky-though the ones Jrzy posted are nice looking, but hardly the same kind of thing. I already lost hte Sog Flash that was going to be my "one new knife for the year" and had a $ 99 Gerber folder missing for a year, I cringe at the thought of owning a muli thousand dollar knife...




It would be pretty damn hard to lose a five lb. Bowie though.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:49:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By jrzy:


Yeah 20 grand worth of steel there and what use are they?



Um, $200 in steel, a couple thousand in labor, and the rest in prestige?



And don't forget re-sale ability.
I get an E-mail from a Japanese collector once a year asking me to sell him the buffalo horn Bowie




So........stop bitching and sell them!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:50:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:51:57 PM EDT by CajunMojo]
here are a couple of "display knives" i made myself out of railroad spikes. Pretty much useless, won't hold an edge, They'll rust like a bitch. But i had a good time making them, and they make an interesting conversation piece.


Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:59:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CajunMojo:
here are a couple of "display knives" i made myself out of railroad spikes. Pretty much useless, won't hold an edge, They'll rust like a bitch. But i had a good time making them, and they make an interesting conversation piece.
tinypic.com/4jur10

tinypic.com/4jur2v



No plastic wizard head, no problem.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:00:37 PM EDT
I've got a couple of display swords from Japan and a couple of real ones from Cold Steel that look almost the same in their saya. I've had friends of mine grab the fake katana while I grab the real (sharp!) wakizashi and challenge me to a sword fight ... it's then when I point out that one of us has a real sword and the other doesn't.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:08:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CajunMojo:
here are a couple of "display knives" i made myself out of railroad spikes. Pretty much useless, won't hold an edge, They'll rust like a bitch. But i had a good time making them, and they make an interesting conversation piece.
tinypic.com/4jur10

tinypic.com/4jur2v



I like those too. I've got about 10 used spikes I'm saving in hopes of doing the same thing some day.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:09:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:12:19 PM EDT by red65]

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I saw that one coming.

Someone posted something similar about some of those "fantasy knives" before and by page 3 there was a "Hey I know X (whoever the knife maker was), he's a great guy and made the knives for the guys in my wedding party!" Be careful what you post on arfkom as it's probably about someone's sister/cousin/ baby sitter who has an account here.

I do agree that those fantasy knives are flaky-though the ones Jrzy posted are nice looking, but hardly the same kind of thing. I already lost hte Sog Flash that was going to be my "one new knife for the year" and had a $ 99 Gerber folder missing for a year, I cringe at the thought of owning a muli thousand dollar knife...



Just get a $30 kershaw or buck. A good quality knife isn't all that much money.

Heck I don't care if some wizard knife guy gets sore at me. They are still LAME.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:12:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:14:13 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:40:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
I think that Critical Mass one is the exception. Every time I see one I have to pick it up.

I picture riding around the neighboorhood on a moped, wearing nothing but an aluminum foil loincloth and that knife. Man would the neighbors envy me.




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