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    Quote Originally Posted by dav View Post
    Andrew that's very informative, and agreed so its more around "desirability" of for example a Kramer knife whereas there are some knives which may be functionally better and/or have involved more time in their production. I guess for the "knife knuts" I'm guessing there is a greater appreciation around the functional aspects, innovation, etc...
    Having the cool, hard to get, item is fun. What is true is that most members on KKF would use and appreciate a Kramer more than the average auction Kramer buyer.

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    spike a maker that floods his own market is a bit silly
    i rotate my production to not only make sure that people can get one opf my neckers but also have a chance to get a razor or slicer
    the other side for me is that it keeps things interestign for me as a maker

    it would kill me to make only one kind of knife

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    Sometimes it's as simple as "M.S."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Sometimes it's as simple as "M.S."
    hahahahahhah

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    I wasn't speaking of small makers.
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    But many times it is not. Guys like Vince Evans get top dollar for their work without any stamp. Vince is a member of the ABS and has been for years. He just never saw the need to test.
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    What IS different about the kitchen knife guys (for now) is that they will pay a fair price for a good product even if the maker doesn't any letters behind their name. That is oft times not the case in the "collector" market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******* View Post
    What IS different about the kitchen knife guys (for now) is that they will pay a fair price for a good product even if the maker doesn't any letters behind their name. That is oft times not the case in the "collector" market.
    On the other hand, they will pay an exorbitant price for a mediocre product that looks pretty, just like everybody else. That doesn't bother me though. What is bothersome is some people are willing to pay for something of quality with the idea that they will learn to squeeze all of the performance out of it but then don't end up getting the quality they expected and not realizing they got screwed until way down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    On the other hand, they will pay an exorbitant price for a mediocre product that looks pretty, just like everybody else.
    Indeed. Almost everyone here is a collector; we just happen to use what we collect.

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