List of member's knives

Kitchen Knife Forums

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums:

dafox

Supporting Member
Joined
May 27, 2017
Messages
1,315
Reaction score
378
Location
Colorado
I like seeing what knives members have, helps me to discover new ones to look into and to see what others favorites are. I wish more people listed their knives. If you click on the member's avatar, then about, then knives and stones, you will see the list of knives.
Thanks all!
 

WildBoar

Home cook, knife accumulator
Founding Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2011
Messages
4,632
Reaction score
742
Location
NoVa (US)
Mixed feelings on this one. It's easy enough for wanna-be thieves to figure out my name and address. Not sure I want to give them a shopping list as well -- that just makes it easier to decide if my house if worth the risk.
 

Hz_zzzzzz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
287
Reaction score
196
Location
CT
How about listing them in the signature? I just tried to find your knivesandstones and it turns out requiring many clicks to get there.
 

ian

Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2017
Messages
2,853
Reaction score
3,966
Location
Boston, MA
Mixed feelings on this one. It's easy enough for wanna-be thieves to figure out my name and address. Not sure I want to give them a shopping list as well -- that just makes it easier to decide if my house if worth the risk.
Maybe I’m too naive, but somehow I doubt that would-be thieves scope houses out by looking on KKF. And even if they do, it’s probably a given that any long term member on here has a lot of fancy knives (well, myself excluded) so I’m not sure how listing them would make things worse. 🤷

I’m a fan of listing knives, and have listed my minimal kit. Although probably it needs updating, since my kit is always changing.
 
Last edited:

AFKitchenknivesguy

Been at this...not long enough
Joined
Apr 25, 2011
Messages
1,581
Reaction score
683
Location
SE Pennsylvania
Mixed feelings on this one. It's easy enough for wanna-be thieves to figure out my name and address. Not sure I want to give them a shopping list as well -- that just makes it easier to decide if my house if worth the risk.
I was totally on board with what you wrote, then opened your hyperlink (in your sig block) and saw all your goods to be taken. Good thing I'm honest :)
 

LostHighway

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2016
Messages
386
Reaction score
226
Location
Minnesota
I'm with @WildBoar on this one. but people have to make their own choices. If you stick around here, pay attention, and learn how to use the search function, most of the truly useful information isn't hard to figure out. This is a wonderful community and many people are incredibly generous with their experience and expertise. I would hate to see KKF follow the path of some members of the Strava cycling community who basically drew a map to their houses and then were shocked that their multi-thousand dollar bikes were stolen.
 

ian

Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2017
Messages
2,853
Reaction score
3,966
Location
Boston, MA
I would hate to see KKF follow the path of some members of the Strava cycling community who basically drew a map to their houses and then were shocked that their multi-thousand dollar bikes were stolen.
What are the details here?

Edit: oh, I see. Someone (I think one person?) in that community had their bikes stolen and blamed it on the Strava app, which logs and makes public the routes they take, making it easy to figure out their home address.
 

jeffscot

Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 29, 2020
Messages
36
Reaction score
14
Location
birmingham, al
Mixed feelings on this one. It's easy enough for wanna-be thieves to figure out my name and address. Not sure I want to give them a shopping list as well -- that just makes it easier to decide if my house if worth the risk.
gheez! how many kramers do you have? 😜
 

LostHighway

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2016
Messages
386
Reaction score
226
Location
Minnesota
What are the details here?

Edit: oh, I see. Someone (I think one person?) in that community had their bikes stolen and blamed it on the Strava app, which logs and makes public the routes they take, making it easy to figure out their home address.
Strava is an app that many runners, cyclists, and triathletes use to track their performance. It uses GPS data to map routes, store mileage, elapsed times, elevation gain, etc. Some of the people that were cavalier about privacy paid the price. Edit: More than one.
 

ian

Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2017
Messages
2,853
Reaction score
3,966
Location
Boston, MA
Strava is an app that many runners, cyclists, and triathletes use to track their performance. It uses GPS data to map routes, store mileage, elapsed times, elevation gain, etc. Some of the people that were cavalier about privacy paid the price. More than one.
Maybe I’m just being cavalier here since I have < $2000 worth of knives. Breaking into any home on my block would likely yield similarly lucrative (if different) merchandise.
 

WildBoar

Home cook, knife accumulator
Founding Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2011
Messages
4,632
Reaction score
742
Location
NoVa (US)
I was totally on board with what you wrote, then opened your hyperlink (in your sig block) and saw all your goods to be taken. Good thing I'm honest :)
Ha! -- I wish those were all mine. Although many of them were, due to the lack of makers actually sending me knifes to display for them...

One KKFer had a bunch of knives stolen from his shared apartment a few months back. Poop happens, but for me it seems best to minimize the potential -- especially for people with collections that go past $10k USD in value.

On a watch forum I frequent some members like to mention when they are heading off to vacation (and the spouse/ kids, too). Which basically tells the world no one will be at the house for a week. And of course many of them frequently mention the tens of thousands of dollars worth of watches they have. And in my few years on that form there have been several break-ins/ thefts.
 

AFKitchenknivesguy

Been at this...not long enough
Joined
Apr 25, 2011
Messages
1,581
Reaction score
683
Location
SE Pennsylvania
Ha! -- I wish those were all mine. Although many of them were, due to the lack of makers actually sending me knifes to display for them...

One KKFer had a bunch of knives stolen from his shared apartment a few months back. Poop happens, but for me it seems best to minimize the potential -- especially for people with collections that go past $10k USD in value.

On a watch forum I frequent some members like to mention when they are heading off to vacation (and the spouse/ kids, too). Which basically tells the world no one will be at the house for a week. And of course many of them frequently mention the tens of thousands of dollars worth of watches they have. And in my few years on that form there have been several break-ins/ thefts.
Oh I agree. Knives, watches, guns...I'm a target, and it sounds like you too!
 

birdsfan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2019
Messages
187
Reaction score
203
Location
Philly Suburbs
While I don't have anything to worry about because my knives are mostly entry level pieces, I can absolutely understand why better equipped members don't want to advertise their knife worth.

That being said, whenever I have been interested in learning about a particular knife, KKF members who have experience with that knife have always been forthright in sharing. No list was necessary. We like to talk about our collections!
 

daveb

Staff member
Administrator
Global Moderators
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
10,782
Reaction score
2,112
I started participating in forums with hunting guns and sporting dogs. While many would talk of their experiences with different guns and brag just a little, cataloging them just wasn't done.
 

gregfisk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2020
Messages
177
Reaction score
118
Location
Seattle
I started participating in forums with hunting guns and sporting dogs. While many would talk of their experiences with different guns and brag just a little, cataloging them just wasn't done.
There may be a different reason that people don’t list guns since some people think they may someday be taken away from them. I personally don’t feel that way but many do.
 

Robert Lavacca

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2019
Messages
262
Reaction score
181
Location
CT
I’m guilty of being too lazy to fill that out completely when I joined the forum. Plus we all buy and sell so much. Some of us would have to be updating that list a few times a week 😅
 

gregfisk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2020
Messages
177
Reaction score
118
Location
Seattle
I owned an alarm company for 35 years and all I can tell people is everyone is should have a security system. It doesn’t have to be fancy and it doesn’t even need to be monitored. But you should have something that makes noise if someone breaks into your home. Most burglars are opportunists and are not at all sophisticated. It’s highly unlikely that someone is on a forum like this trying to figure out where you live and what you have to steel.
 

captaincaed

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2017
Messages
1,053
Reaction score
714
Location
Pacific Northwest
Ha! -- I wish those were all mine. Although many of them were, due to the lack of makers actually sending me knifes to display for them...

One KKFer had a bunch of knives stolen from his shared apartment a few months back. Poop happens, but for me it seems best to minimize the potential -- especially for people with collections that go past $10k USD in value.

On a watch forum I frequent some members like to mention when they are heading off to vacation (and the spouse/ kids, too). Which basically tells the world no one will be at the house for a week. And of course many of them frequently mention the tens of thousands of dollars worth of watches they have. And in my few years on that form there have been several break-ins/ thefts.
It's threads like this that don't help my paranoia. It's good to hear it's at least somewhat justified
 
Top