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Buck 857 El Morro Knife (USA)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by FootPathOne, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. FootPathOne

    FootPathOne Pathfinder



    I just watched the video on the 710. I'm impressed! Read that it was discontinued :-(
     
  2. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    This one had no serrated blade. I guess they sell them both ways. Discontinued you say, you would think I was trying to buy one, that would be more my luck. I see there are some in E-bay for sale, as long as you're careful on that site might be ok to purchase from them. I just can't believe the prices now. I have to wonder if the bushcrafting, prepping explosion hasn't "driven"the prices up. Hard to say. Just blows my mind as to the cost. I guess we are living in the times of a financial free flow! As usual I'm at the top of the mountain as all the money flows downwards...grumble, grumble, grumble!

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  3. FootPathOne

    FootPathOne Pathfinder

    You are correct. Popularity has contributed to increased prices (learned this in Microeconomics). Send me the coordinates of your mountain top so I can camp at mid-slope (joke). Hey, think of it as a personal way of stimulating the economy :)
     
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  4. Madman4800

    Madman4800 Survivalist

    I've got four of those wealthy relatives. Man I could have something really nice.

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  5. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    I have zero wealthy relatives, I'm going to have to depend on you guys!

    Bibsoutdoors
     
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  6. Madman4800

    Madman4800 Survivalist

    Maybe we can send you our left overs. Who am kidding, they will probably give me their leftovers.

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  7. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    Your left overs would suit me just fine! You guys take care of your stuff, making it in like new condition....YEAH....I get "stuff!"

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  8. Madman4800

    Madman4800 Survivalist

    I just picked up a new buck knife for my youngest son I will send a pic later as for me I get free knives threw a vender at work and I always have my trusty Leatherman.

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  9. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    I live Leatherman products! My favorite two: 96f996683eb6e7aeb602af7d75c8d723.jpg 949ce435af2e3bb3d8e8ef3a552ed973.jpg and acc28fe31054bc56fc36ca3ec365d672.jpg the Raptor! c015845e6faf962fbcd9aed9068bd5d0.jpg b0c90a0831ae06809538bc56e35bc9d5.jpg

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  10. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    The problem here is I use Swype instead of typing with a finger with this phone AND I fail to proof read....when will I ever learn?

    Love not live, was what I intended to say.

    Bibsoutdoors
     
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  11. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    I did forget to mention and I've done this for years and years. I go into places like REI and others, handle an object to see if it's what I want then I go on line to purchase it where I can get the best deal, after all, I worked too hard to collect my nickels just to throw my money away. Many people don't like that I do this and my feeling is this, forget fancy promotions - sales and the like. Give me your best deal, and I will shop around to make sure I've got the best deal, then I'll buy from you. Small town loyalty is years gone and out dated.
     
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  12. Madman4800

    Madman4800 Survivalist

    No worries we understand you. I like to use my thumbs. It's good exercise, we all know how important it is to have nice thumbs.

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  13. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    Yell....Hoot....Scream.....Laugh!

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  14. FootPathOne

    FootPathOne Pathfinder


    Niiice piece of gear! I own the Skeletool (EDC) and Wingman (Camping -n- Hiking) - I won't leave home without them. Thanks for posting.
     
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  15. FootPathOne

    FootPathOne Pathfinder

    I'm sort of the same way with purchases. I usually have a price range in my head once I know the ballpark cost. I'm in an area where people are still struggling financially, so I don't mind paying slightly more in price to purchase from the "mom and pop shops". In fact, as an example, there was a homeless person sleeping in a trash dumpster a few days ago in our HOA community. One of the residents was walking their dog when they happen to notice some movement in the container. The police were called and they discovered it was a homeless person sleeping inside.
     
  16. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    I feel compassion for homeless people that don't wish to live that way, my home is such that I guess I'm sheltered from seeing the homeless. I do understand what you are saying about your willingness to spend more to help those around you.

    I just don't feel REI, Cabela's, LL Bean, Gander Mountain along with many others deserve the same compassion. For example, I go into REI to purchase a backpack, at the end of the year they send me a dividend check. Take it off the price to begin with and forget the dividend check, I'll buy from you, browse and possibly spend more. Instead I find the exact same product on line for $$ less. I'm going with the online seller. Gander Mountain gives us money back when we spend money at their store??? Knock it off, I'll buy more from you if you are competitive with those on line and stop the gimmicks. Now I know online has less overhead than brick and mortar and presumably sell for less right off the bat. Or do they? I purchased Goal Zero products, not from Goal Zero (who can only be found on line) but from an on line retailer that had exactly the same items for @ $135.00 less. 4109b5c08a560007a5d145a5f64a62f2.jpg I cannot and will not buy from anyone who will so blatantly steal from me. Take notice, North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Outdoor Research just to name a fraction of companies that do the same thing as Goal Zero does.

    I set a high school goal to retire from work when I hit age 45. I made it. But to do so I had to scrimp and save every penny I could to put into investments. (When you don't make much more than minimum wage, this is difficult.) I only tell you that so I can say this; maybe I'm still living the life of the penny pinching miser. Maybe I'm being unrealistic but it always comes back to it being my money and that was money hard to come by. If I'm alone in my feelings, then I would predict stores will do ok without the likes of me. If I'm not alone, then it's past time to give us the lowest possible price.

    Do they think because it's not a necessity and frivolous camping gear they can up the price? Soak the fools buying it? I think they tread on dangerous ground, but as I've said in the past, , I'm full of it.

    Bibsoutdoors
     
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  17. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    That was certainly an interesting thread @Bibsoutdoors! A man after my own heart. How many times have I said - "check around for better prices", "never purchase unless on sale", "check out the competition - they might have something better", "read the independent consumers reports". Sounds like a rant doesn't it?

    We have all seen manufacturers spend tonnes of money promoting crappy product lines rather than spending equal amounts of money to improve their products. There have been some classic examples. Any one seen a Ford Pinto lately?

    Every one knows my attitude towards words like "best". THERE IS NO BEST! :)

    And frivolous purchases and mundane, useless and silly equipment? Ya - I got the Ass Award on that one. More money than brains. But, in all fairness, after therapy, I improved considerably.

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  18. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    Yes, I owe an apology for ranting on and on. I'm sorry. Not to try and justify myself, but I wonder if being alone for so many years didn't have some negative impact on my being? Well I know one thing for sure, I don't now or never will have enough money to get the proper help I need! So instead 84359184f409010d670201194f3021bf.jpg

    Honestly though... 12eaad1568cd4202d5fd5c88acd63272.jpg

    Bibsoutdoors
     
  19. Madman4800

    Madman4800 Survivalist

    I almost always shop online. You don't have to deal with inconsiderate people and staff that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. And best of all I make a few clicks on the old think box and sit on my lazy butt until it arrives. What can I do with this time? Maybe I can reminisce about my 79 Pinto. I don't miss it one bit.

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  20. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    You had a Pinto....really??? Giggle! ad9f03a06b927e8b55f2c3d02bbb9b34.jpg

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