Not all knives are created equal; neither do all hobbies, passions and pursuits arise from the same drives and interests. That means one craftsman’s tools of the trade will differ from the next. Take knives, for example; they all have a blade and a handle but in features and functionality they will vary significantly. To those who are less than familiar with them, all knives for sale might seem superficially similar, but make no mistake about it. There is as much variety in knives as there is in any other tool.
That puts the onus of discretion on the buyer when he or she needs to pick up a new tool, be it a knife for the shop, a knife for the kitchen, a filet knife for the boat or a skinner for the pack. Buyers have to lean on their experience and proficiency with edged tools to make a wise choice when the matter at hand becomes replacements or procurement. That being said, a little bit of variety goes a long way.
That’s one of the reasons that smart shoppers, especially smart online shoppers, like to go out of their way to find the right sellers that have the variety in gear that they need. It’s the same reason that shooters have a preferred gun shop and car owners have a trusted mechanic. It’s simple; it makes your life easier.
For example, if you’re a fisherman and you need a bait knife or a filet knife, the next time you go to look for one you’re not going to be particularly impressed with camp knives and tactical folders. You need what you need when you need it; it’s that simple.
By contrast, if you’re an LEO or in Paramilitary, a filet knife’s flimsy blade is going to present you with harshly limited utility. You’re probably going to be more interested in the tactical folders mentioned above; or something more utilitarian, perhaps with a half-straight, half-serrated blade and a tanto point. That’s a guess at personal preference, but it underscores the value of variety.
The same thing could be said about a person whose interests were strictly culinary. A knife is a knife, but present a chef with a multi-tool or a Swiss Army Knife and you’re going to get some strange looks. Deservedly so; kitchen knives are designed to ergonomically and practically fit the uses of culinary artisans.
That makes variety one of the number one values that a collection of knives for sale can offer you. A blademonger can’t predict the individual buyer’s preferences and predilections, so the safest bet is variety.
Save yourself a few minutes and check out White Mountain Knives’ collection the next time you have to pick up a new knife or make a replacement. They have a selection of knives that dwarves most other sellers’ collections by comparison, and that’s not their only value. They offer low prices on everything they sell as well as free shipping in the United States. Do a little legwork and check out their collection; if you want to learn more or have questions for recommendations, just get in touch with them at [email protected].