EDC knives as fashion accessories

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EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by Bladesman » Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:09 am

A pocket knife is the cornerstone of a good EDC kit. However I've noticed a recent trend of companies marketing average products that are seriously overpriced. They are looking to sell to that group of people who buy knives as fashion items and not tools. Here are my thoughts on it.
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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by garddogg56 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:23 am

Hmmmmmm fashioneasters ::shrug::
I would say a quality tool is important for the blue collar workers,Quality cost,a tool is carried with pride.The fashion show comes about when people try to copy others ie Carhartt use to be workingman clothing,not a fashion show that the prepies picked up and have driven up prices cause they think it’s cool.
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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by rea1eye » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:49 pm

Points well spoken.

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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by jmh58 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:59 pm

Remember back in the mid to late 70s when everyone had a Buck knife on their belts?!?!
Fashion statement!! 😂😑😂
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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by edge213 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:55 pm

jmh58 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:59 pm
Remember back in the mid to late 70s when everyone had a Buck knife on their belts?!?!
Fashion statement!! 😂😑😂
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I do.
When I was in high school we even wore them in school.
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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by Railsplitter » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:42 pm

jmh58 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:59 pm
Remember back in the mid to late 70s when everyone had a Buck knife on their belts?!?!
Fashion statement!! 😂😑😂
John 💥
I remember it well as I assume many of us do. I was in the Army at that time. I had always assumed it was a military fad until I found out later that even civilians were carrying Buck knives by the thousands.

Buck could have touted the 110 and 112 models as “Carried by our Armed Forces nationwide” but they never did as far as I know. They didn’t need to because they were already selling like hotcakes.
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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 am

garddogg56 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:23 am
Hmmmmmm fashioneasters ::shrug::
I would say a quality tool is important for the blue collar workers,Quality cost,a tool is carried with pride.The fashion show comes about when people try to copy others ie Carhartt use to be workingman clothing,not a fashion show that the prepies picked up and have driven up prices cause they think it’s cool.
I got some Carhartt jeans last year and after about a month working outside in them, they started falling apart :x

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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:55 am

jmh58 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:59 pm
Remember back in the mid to late 70s when everyone had a Buck knife on their belts?!?!
Fashion statement!! 😂😑😂
John 💥
When I was a kid in the 80's I wanted a Buck 110 sooo bad 8) it was the 8) cool knife to have!

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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:22 am

I suspect you could take care of 95% of all the day's problems with an EDC set up of an Electricians TL-29 style knife, a Leatherman tool a small flashlight, a small strong magnet, a short length of wire or 550/para cord ::hmm:: In most cases a good multi-tool (or SAK) is all you really need... ::suspense:: but ::paranoid:: what is the fun in just carrying that ? ::paranoid::?

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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by garddogg56 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:19 am

GSPTOPDOG wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 am
garddogg56 wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:23 am
Hmmmmmm fashioneasters ::shrug::
I would say a quality tool is important for the blue collar workers,Quality cost,a tool is carried with pride.The fashion show comes about when people try to copy others ie Carhartt use to be workingman clothing,not a fashion show that the prepies picked up and have driven up prices cause they think it’s cool.
I got some Carhartt jeans last year and after about a month working outside in them, they started falling apart :x
I can’t get a year out of a blanket lined jacket🤬
Redwing boots are getting the same way👎
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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:18 am

garddogg56 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:19 am
GSPTOPDOG wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 am
I got some Carhartt jeans last year and after about a month working outside in them, they started falling apart :x
I can’t get a year out of a blanket lined jacket🤬
Redwing boots are getting the same way👎
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I hate to sound like the "old guy complaining" (I see myself as a still youthful and robust young guy... inside an old worn out broken down body) but I got a pair of Teva sandles in the 1990s they were about $50 back then ::hmm:: not cheap, but made in the USA and ::suspense:: They last me over 10 years! I wore them about 2 years in a row everyday and always on the weekends etc. Year later I bought a Chi-Com made pair, again NOT cheap ::disgust:: and they started falling apart almost right away... ::td:: I was using Liquid Nails to hold the soles to bottom of the sandal :x ...

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Re: EDC knives as fashion accessories

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:27 am

You can go on the Facebook page for Northwoods Knives and see this in full blown color. The latest and greatest flashlight,knife and hankie and oh by the way did you see how much I paid for them. :D
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