I see lots of knives in the shopping section labelled as BNIB. brand new in box. So i started thinking. Don't people actually use their knives?? why even get these knives if you don't intend to use them? I get that some knives are expensive and nice and collectors knives. But never ever using them at all? really? how many have knives that you have never ever used, not even once? I have 0 of those. I do however have some knives that i keep around mostly as functional art i guess. since they are too fragile for my technique. but i have used them to find this out of course.