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We need background checks for anyone who buys a knife. Knife sharpeners also should be resticted, same for razors of all types. Baseball bats also need to go, as should steel-toed boots. The list is endless, but we must start first with the knives. Of course, additional taxes should be applied, as should training sessions to possess even a butter knife. And a complete computer data base of all owners of knives.
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I probably easily have over 60 knives and have had a love affair with knives since I got my first Barlow pocket knife in the first grade. I remember in the fourth grade getting a Schrade skinning knife with 1 & 3/4s books of S&H Green stamps. I've still got that knife and there's no telling how many deer I've skinned with it.

I pretty much spent my whole life cutting up animals in some form or other. I hunted and fished when I was school and then took a meat cutting class and got a job as a meat cutter which helped me pay my way through school and then after I graduated and worked in biomedical research my "butchering" continued when I had to help do necropsies on various animals used in research.

I also cut up a lot of deer and other animals (mostly pigs) for friends from Church that deer hunted. All of my knives were used for their intended purpose which was butchering animals.

When I was nineteen years old I bought a R.H. Ruana handmade knife that I bought simply because I thought it was beautiful. I paid $29.95 for it which at the time for me was a lot of money. I recently looked the same knife up on Ebay and it is selling anywhere from $750 to $1,000. I don't have a clue what percentage increase that is but I'm amazed that it's gained that much in value.

This is the same knife as mine... Mine is in a lot better shape though because I've taken care of it.

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I'm a fan of W.R. Case knives personally. I don't have 60 of them but I do have a few. The one I carry 24/7/365 is this one:

It's called the Seahorse Whittler in gray bone with a red shield. The largest blade is a wharncliffe, my favorite blade on a pocket knife. The cutting edge is perfectly flat, making it very easy to sharpen, while it has a wonderfully curved tang that tapers into the point. The smaller blades consist if a pen blade and a coping blade, the latter being very useful for precise detail cuts.

They make some fine fixed blades too but I don't own any... yet.
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