Wait til you get into jnats.
wait til you get into razors.
Amat Victoria Curam Fortune favors the prepared.
"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into." -George Orwell
Been there done that. Have bought and sold a couple dozen knives now, with a dozen in the drawer at any one time. Like my gun safe, there are only so many storage spaces, so my rule is I have to sell one to make room for a new one. The custom thingy didn't help me. The knives were too precious to look at or scratch, and really not noticeably better than a Shig or Kochi, or Takeda or Takagi or ..... Finally realized they weren't the magic bullets. Then I drooled over custom handles for hours, but when I got them I realized a nice classic cherry or Ho or rosewood handle couldn't really be improved with fancy wood. I still look but have settled down now after 5 years. Hi, I'm Phip, and I have a thing for knives, I guess you could say I'm addicted...
... and thank you all for your support and encouragement. You guys are the best!!!!
BUT, I will never ever get into razors, this is one thing that just does not appeal to me at all, I just like to take the Gillette Mach whatever and get it over with in 5 minutes.
Is it the case that most kitchen knife afficionados are also into razors ? I'm pretty sure the opposite isn't true.
See I disagree. I love my customs. Functional beauty is great to behold. Plus I can make the subtle changes that I prefer that are not an option on a non custom. For the handle, I enjoy the elegance of the woods and pick those that appeal to me. But that is my thinking.