Everything is relative... And what I spend on a blade is directly proportional to the job I want it to do. Yeah, I'm a bit of a knife snob... I have my $30 blades to a never selling Jim Burke Custom (value +$1,200)!
If you buy a $900 knife, what are your plans for it? Same goes for a $200 variety. Mass production is cheap, but can find some good quality of you know where to look. Usually when going over $600+ you get into more refined blades, $1000+ custom hand made hard to find, maybe limited run types...
That all said, I don't like that blade shape, and not sold on the steel either. Yeah, it's good (supposedly) but again, I said, I'm a snob, lol.
I think with any knife north of a few hundred dollars you're paying more for the art and the artist than for the materials that went into it. I wouldn't buy that particular knife because the name suggests old world nordic technology yet its cut on a cnc machine in Toronto. Nice knife just not for me. For that money I'd rather have a set of hand forged Gransfors Bruks axes made the old fashioned way.
I've seen a guy at the Syracuse show several years back spend $ 9,500 on a Jim Schmidt pocketknife, one of his 'Goblin' folders. You won't see these out on display - you have to ask the purveyors if they have any by the makers you want. Anyway, the guys asks the seller - "Do you have any Jim Schmidt knives?" - Seller reaches under table takes out a briefcase. My ears perk up, I was well aware of Jim Schmidt and his knives, all high end collector knives. Prospective buyer looks knives over, puts one in his pocket, saying - "This one's going home with me." -- He never even asked the price first. -- Dealer says, " That one will be '95' --" - Buyer reaches into pocket - pulls out a roll and counts out 95 C-notes. Buyer never blinked an eye.
Well...I would better buy another Buck 830, at least I know that I pay for 154CM steel US-made knfe that will serve me well over 40 years, and I guess my son and grandson. 8 Best Buck Knives of 2020 Review and Buyer's Guide | WildProofGear
In this case I must pay 50-100 $ for a blade
And the rest 800$ for the design and ceramic bearings?
I'm afraid such unreasonably expensive knives won't take their place among trusty US knife manufacturers like Buck, Kershaw or Benchmade
If my mortgage and credit cards and cars was paid and I had a savings account that reflected a few years salary, yes if I was into such a thing.
If a knife is what you need, you can do the same with more inexpensive options. Anyone who would consider such a thing without getting their life in order is a fool. I say the same even if it’s an extra pistol that they do not need but think is cool.
I won't spend $25 on a knife. I am not very kind to them. If in a position that I need to cut something it doesn't matter what it is, if I have a knife on me I'll use it. Use them to pry with, screwdriver in a pinch. I have seen some that I want, beautiful craftsmanship, but I don't dare.
Edit: I decided to look at the pictures. Definitely not. I like the blade style but not in a folder, and not in a modern handle like that. It definitely doesn't fit the name for me.
For my 50th birthday present to myself, I bought a Spyderco Military Ti fluted.
I later changed the stainless clip to an aftermarket low profile titanium clip.
I wanted to upgrade an item I carry and use everyday.
Having a kickass lightweight sticker was an easy choice.
I wouldn't pay $900 for a knife I use the way I abuse my knives now , but who knows what I might spend on a knife if I ever get to turn 60 ?
In 8 years, a knife may be the only legal weapon I can carry in NY !!!!!!!
FUAC, FUAC, FUAC !!!