Knives as gifts: Case?

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Reeds custom knives in Locust Grove.
He makes a “cowboy switchblade” which has a cool factor, and are nice to look at. I went to college with his son and have one of his early fixed blade knives. They’re spendy, around 200 I think, and not what I’d call a true custom. IIRC, he purchased old D2 tool steel circular saw blades and had the blade blank punched or lasered out, and would then build the handle and put an edge to it.
He may have a different process now, and his fit and finish has definitely improved since I purchased mine several years ago. He’s a good guy and I know he sells them as fast as he can make them, and it went from a hobby to a full time job.
 

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Reeds custom knives in Locust Grove.
He makes a “cowboy switchblade” which has a cool factor, and are nice to look at. I went to college with his son and have one of his early fixed blade knives. They’re spendy, around 200 I think, and not what I’d call a true custom. IIRC, he purchased old D2 tool steel circular saw blades and had the blade blank punched or lasered out, and would then build the handle and put an edge to it.
He may have a different process now, and his fit and finish has definitely improved since I purchased mine several years ago. He’s a good guy and I know he sells them as fast as he can make them, and it went from a hobby to a full time job.
Those are pretty sweet, but yeah, cheapest I saw was $270, high end was over a grand. More than I can afford for 4 groomsmen and still finance a wedding.

 

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Those are pretty sweet, but yeah, cheapest I saw was $270, high end was over a grand. More than I can afford for 4 groomsmen and still finance a wedding.

A grand? Wow. I guess they’ve gone up a good deal.

The rhinestone cowboy niche is the market to be in, leather workers and any kind of custom shop can make a fortune off of rich horse people with money to blow.

Back to your topic, you might look at Spyderco or Tops. Both are high quality and while somewhat pricey, have some more affordable options and will be a quality carry knife for years to come.
 

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Close the thread.

Most can be found on Amazon even if Case doesn’t have stock. The orange peanut for example says it out of stock but the Amazon seller shows to have 16, and he’s getting 44 bucks, which is cheaper than they show on the Case website. Peanuts are small and handy, and fit nice in almost any size pocket, from gym shorts to slacks and suit pants.

Give ‘em the knives. I’ve given and received knives from friends and relatives all my life, that old tradition is a bunch of horseshit. Knives gifted are knives cherished.

They’re pretty, there are enough that you can give them all a different style or all the same, and they’re in your price budget, but aren’t cheapies. They’re nice knives and can be carried for a lifetime.

Edit - you’re welcome. I’ll PM my mailing address so you can send me an invitation.
 

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