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I like a great looking knife , I really do .
Just as with most people a fancy set of handle scales or a little damascus really get's my attention . I have one or two knives that are very attractive and I wouldn't part with them for any reason , but I pick up and carry the same few knives all the time . With the greatest respect to the talented guys who have designed my users they do have one thing in common , they are Plain !
I never really thought of this until I started buying straight razors . I don't have a lot of razors , yet ! , just five !!. One of them is new and the others are from the auction site . Buying razors from Ebay is a hit and miss business some are good and some , well ... you can learn from anything I guess !!
Well get on with it I hear you say , so a couple of razors . The one on the left , a Dovo Best Quality , cost me over four times the price of the other one , £85 as opposed to £20 . Yet the plain jane one on the right which doesn't even claim to be made in Solingen just Germany , and so far I have been unable to find any information on "Two Horses" razors . This is the razor that I reach for every day , it shaves great even for a novice like me .
Both nice knives I think you will agree the Fallkniven is a fabulous knife and just oozes quality and who doesn't like the Snakewood on that Viper . Yet do I carry them , not unless I eject the long term residents from my pocket .
These are the critturs that lurk in my pockets , the Fallkniven costs more than the pair of these !
That Enzo is a great knife for whittling with , if you haven't tried a Scandi grind give one a go it works really well . The Trestle Pine Superior is just the sort of knife that is always useful . Now what ever the reason that I always choose to carry a Plain Jane knife and maybe it is just good sense . what I am most happy about is that I have enough knives to enable me to have a choice !! Here's to diversity and never having too many knives .
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