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My first folder was a Kershaw Shallot for quick one handed ranch work . feed sacks etc. Decided to buy an EDC and lurked at forums learned about Barlows bought a Dan Burke/Queen D2 and now own 25 - 50 barlows.
just started my collection and got myself an spyderco ambitious and an benchmade griptilian, the benchmade was a bit expensive, and i notice i baby it because of that, on the other hand i use the ambitious at work and it takes a hell of a beating and keeps on ticking. what i earned from this? 30-50 dollars is my price range for now.(after customs that doubles) and start building up a collection and save the expensive knives for fine dress up situations.
The 1st knife I bought with the intention of starting a collection was a Lone Wolf Paul Defender Limited edition(#12 of 200) Black frame/blade, gold plated hardware and Amboyna wood scales. Very nice for $280, I have spent more for others.
Most of my accumulation of knives has been a desire for something different or new.