Do you often find yourself with patches of hair missing on your arm? Are you the first to respond when a co-worker asks, “Does anyone have a knife?” Are you like a kid on Christmas when you get your next knife in the mail?
You just might be a knife addict.
Chances are, though, that you weren’t always a knife addict. So I want to know, how did it start? What knife really captured your attention and made you gain an appreciation for knives?
Here are some of our stories, but tell us: what knife sparked your knife addiction?
“The Spyderco Endura was the first knife I bought from Blade HQ and I still have it here at my desk. I was just looking for a simple, strong knife, and that one just fit the bill. Since then, I’ve been buying like crazy.”
“OTF knives were kind of a novelty to me, but the quality was fantastic.”
I hadn’t been working at Blade HQ for very long when I was introduced to the Sebenza, which is basically the epitome of what a knife should be, in my opinion. I had handled knives before, but I was particularly interested in the Sebenza and the attention to ergonomics and functionality in every aspect of the knife. I think the Sebenza really captured my attention and showed me that knives can have great quality and can be (as cheesy as it sounds) a joy to use. I had been using a $5 knife from some hardware store up to that point, and the Sebenza got me interested in finding and buying more.
My first knife was a miniature Italian stiletto I picked up at a flea market in Texas. The automatic action was novel for me and it was a fun knife to show friends, and use I used it a lot to open mail.
These are just some of the stories about how some of the employees here at Blade HQ got interested in knives. For many of us, all it took was one sweet blade to capture our interest and turn us into knife addicts.
We want to hear your stories too, though. What knife was it for you that got you interested in knives? Was it a balisong? Swiss Army Knife? Tell us your story!