S30v, in a 2k knife. **** that noise.Well, if money were no object...
Shane Sibert Custom Superlite Centron Flipper Knife 3.25 inch S30V Recurve Blade, Milled Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles, Black Timascus ClipShane Sibert Custom Superlite Centron Flipper Knife 3.25 inch S30V Recurve Blade, Milled Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles, Black Timascus Clipwww.knifecenter.com
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I dont do customs or a lot of mid techs for reasons like that.
There is diminishing returns once the price starts to go up.
For manual folders, i won't drop more than 350-400 unless it's something real special, or maybe a Chris Reeve.
For OTF the budget goes to 500 ish for me. Otf are more intricate, machinig costs and assembly are big factors in price.
Fixed blades, around 300 is my cap. It's just a hunk of steel with handles. How much better can it be past that, 300 bucks already covered a nice sheath and high end materials. Theres no hand fitting of moving parts, or locking mechanisms.
Once you start going over these prices, you run into a bunch of "paying for a name", you already met the cost of all the high end materials. Carbon fiber, titanium, M390, Elmax.
Granted theres the cool factor, or collectability of the knife, but as far as functionality, its not going to be a big difference from a 300 dollar folder to a 900 plus folder. I use all my knives, none of them are off limits. So I keep my budget to reflect that.