Items of great beauty..

Ferret619

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I have been looking at several beautiful higher end pocket knives lately and figured you guys like sharp stuff too.
That said chuck up any item
that you find to be functional art.
*be advised these items are in the grail price range for some so look at your own risk*

Grimsmo Norseman.
 

Ferret619

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I've been following Grimsmo for quite some time.
I think his first knives were made on a CNC machine that he built himself - an interest of mine.
Quite right, I belive they still are but finished by hand, kind falls between a midtech and a custom.
That said, god damn the price is wild now.
 
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I think my Junghans Max Bill Automatic should fit in here.

I've got a bit of a thing for watches and have a "bit" of a collection. This one just wouldn't stop calling for me till I gave in. I probably shouldn't have because it's not something I'm going to wear that often so resisted for years. But I just couldn't get it out of my head, and it isn't all that expensive by the standards of watches.

So while have other more practical everyday watches, I have no regrets and do I love looking at it more than I strictly need to do to tell the time. When I can't keep my eyes of my wrist it's a good sign. I should add that while the dial is the star, the photo doesn't do justice to the beautiful curves of the case, and the domed plexiglass crystal. The whole package works together to create something very special.

It almost sounds like I'm writing about it as if it were a sublimely beautiful woman. It has this understated quality that I love. A perfect mix of simplicity, elegance and beautiful design that takes it into the realm of functional art.
 
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Ferret619

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I think my Junghans Max Bill Automatic should fit in here.

I've got a bit of a thing for watches and have a "bit" of a collection. This one just wouldn't stop calling for me till I gave in. I probably shouldn't have because it's not something I'm going to wear that often so resisted for years. But I just couldn't get it out of my head, and it isn't all that expensive by the standards of watches.

So while have other more practical everyday watches, I have no regrets and do I love looking at it more than I strictly need to do to tell the time. When I can't keep my eyes of my wrist it's a good sign. I should add that while the dial is the star, the photo doesn't do justice to the beautiful curves of the case, and the domed plexiglass crystal. The whole package works together to create something very special.

It almost sounds like I'm writing about it as if it were a sublimely beautiful woman. It has this understated quality that I love. A perfect mix of simplicity, elegance and beautiful design that takes it into the realm of functional art.
Yes indeed, watches have a spot In My heart too, the paradox between a spectacularly expensive mechanical that’s less accurate than a kids Dora the explorer quartz number causes me significant internal distress however... that said there are some really interesting watches to have out there.
I actually picked up a Sydney 2000 Olympic swatch BNIB yesterday, however it doesn’t belong in this thread hehe
 
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Yes indeed, watches have a spot In My heart too, the paradox between a spectacularly expensive mechanical that’s less accurate than a kids Dora the explorer quartz number causes me significant internal distress however... that said there are some really interesting watches to have out there.
I actually picked up a Sydney 2000 Olympic swatch BNIB yesterday, however it doesn’t belong in this thread hehe
I get conflicted at times myself,especially when I contemplate future servicing costs. It's a sort of madness that I just accept as something in the realm of the emotion. I know it would never start up to a hard nosed analysis of cost vs benefits.

The marketing people out there no doubt love me.
 

Ferret619

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Chris Reeve small Sebenza.
Basically my grail/kinda affordable knife, starts at $350 US but in the basic model you have titanium scales, s30v blade and a frame lock from the guy that perfected it.
The sound and feeling of this knife is so hard to explain.

Plus he’s superman.
 

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Ferret619

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I love my kitchen knives too, predominately shun knives in the kitchen for me, that said the opinel has been getting a lot of attention lately
 

Rami

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I love my kitchen knives too, predominately shun knives in the kitchen for me, that said the opinel has been getting a lot of attention lately
Try some of the less commercial jknives. Very much a rabbit hole
 

Ferret619

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Well my wife and I haven’t starved to death yet so my cooking is clearly adequate.. I’m just not going to be cooking at tetsuya’s any time soon.
Yesterday I did lamb ribs on the Webber while it rained, I had fun and a manly smoky scent
 
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