I thought “How ridiculous! I’ll never be so impractical!” To me, at that time, anything more than 1 or 2 knives was just unnecessary. Spending more than $100 on a knife was crazy. They all cut, right?! What’s the big deal?
The piece of vintage gear holds more value and purpose than some item that you purchased to supply a need. This is outdoor gear that, with a little care and time, you too will be passing down.