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I blame you all for my insanity.. 735

Hero Member Posts: 666 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
I blame you all for my insanity..
« on: August 01, 2020, 04:06:28 AM »
I was looking back at the first posts I made. I realised how little I knew about SAKs 3 years ago. You all helped me through this journey and now I have a chest full of Swiss Army Knives and Multitools thanks to this website. And now the only thing ever in my pocket is a Swiss Army Knife because I can't stop blowing money on them :facepalm: Anyway it's been a fun and awesome 3 years guys. Here's to 3 more  :tu:

Here's a link to one of my first posts
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,74928.msg1596404.html#msg1596404

~Formerly _MattGyver_ ~
Hero Member Posts: 666 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 05:47:34 AM »
:nanadance:

~Formerly _MattGyver_ ~
No Life Club Posts: 1,469
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 06:02:42 AM »
I thought like me, everyone showed up with the pre-existing condition?  :dunno:

Maybe just me then.

 :facepalm:



But I guess I’m okay with that.  :think:

Hero Member Posts: 666 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 06:15:49 AM »
I thought like me, everyone showed up with the pre-existing condition?  :dunno:

Maybe just me then.

 :facepalm:





But I guess I’m okay with that.  :think:
It's okay friend whether it's pre-existing or caught over time. We're all mad here.
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~Formerly _MattGyver_ ~
Hero Member Posts: 688
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 06:25:16 AM »
this place is more corrupt than the most corrupt thing in the world!

I came here with just a Rev and a dream. Now, I have dozens of Leathermans and SAKs. its an addiction really.
Hero Member Posts: 666 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 06:54:48 AM »
I came here with just a Rev and a dream. Now, I have dozens of Leathermans and SAKs. its an addiction really.
:imws:

~Formerly _MattGyver_ ~
No Life Club Posts: 4,329
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 07:27:48 AM »
It has a way of doing that.  But the insanity is some much fun.
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 11:10:32 AM »
I have around 100 SAKs.
Bought 2 more last night.
They are different color than the 4 of this type that I already have.

This is fine.

:facepalm:
No Life Club Posts: 1,353
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 03:46:33 PM »
I joined about 5 years ago with a fully developed and pre-existing case of SAK fever, and about three dozen SAKs I'd accumulated over my whole life.  I was only showing the first symptoms of Alox Pox, however, with two or three kicking around.  This place was like dumping gasoline on a fire and now I own well over 250 knives probably about 60% of which are Alox. 

Congratulations on your 3-yr anniversary MattGyver!
No Life Club Posts: 1,540
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 04:03:30 PM »
 :cheers:

I was normal before I got here.  :P  for me it's not the impulse control problem of buying too many... It's the obsessive and intrusive thoughts.
Now I've gone mad.  Mad, I tell you!
Sr. Member Posts: 415
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 04:46:08 PM »
I joined about 5 years ago with a fully developed and pre-existing case of SAK fever, and about three dozen SAKs I'd accumulated over my whole life.  I was only showing the first symptoms of Alox Pox, however, with two or three kicking around.  This place was like dumping gasoline on a fire and now I own well over 250 knives probably about 60% of which are Alox. 

Congratulations on your 3-yr anniversary MattGyver!

My 5-year anniversary is quickly approaching. I had been a steadfast SAK user for almost 30 years, but I don’t think I had ever owned more than a half-dozen at a time, and I owned exactly zero Alox knives. I like to think I am reasonably disciplined in my purchasing, but I will admit to having broken the triple-digit mark.

I suppose I have a “problem” but there are far worse problems to have.
Sr. Member Posts: 382 Average Old Guy.
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2020, 04:52:10 PM »
Well, I've only been here for a bit over a year  and can't blame anyone but myself.
Perhaps it was a pre-existing condition, or I am simply pre disposed to it,
¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Hero Member Posts: 666 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 11:03:31 PM »
Congratulations on your 3-yr anniversary MattGyver!
Thanks! I didn't officially register until December but I was a lurker here for about 4 months before finally deciding to sign up. So I consider it 3 years lol

~Formerly _MattGyver_ ~
No Life Club Posts: 1,809 Duck!
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2020, 12:58:02 AM »
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Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2020, 01:36:05 AM »
Nice to hear I’m not the only crazy!
I always had a SAK (or SAK-alike) with me, but it was under control until I found this site. Maybe I’ve had too much time on my hands since the virus hit, or maybe I’m just avoiding the wife and kids who’ve been stuck at home with me, but since I joined a few months ago it’s gotten out of hand. I mean, I’ve already spent a month taking photos every day of my knife posing!
Hero Member Posts: 666 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,783 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 02:29:45 AM »
When I joined in 2009...I never owned a SAK. I was mostly into plier based multi-tools. It did not take long for that to change.  :climber:

A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
No Life Club Posts: 4,542 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 10:15:20 AM »
When I joined in 2009...I never owned a SAK. I was mostly into plier based multi-tools. It did not take long for that to change.  :climber:

I joined in 2012 after investigating multitools. 

Before then I had "survived" quite happily with 1 only SAK (red cellidor Spartan) and 1 MT (Gerber Multi-Plier a.k.a "Mr Pinchy")

After joining MTo my collection expanded exponentially !  These days I rarely buy anything ( I think I may have reached saturation point, the "thrill of the hunt" on finding & buying a rarity no longer seems exciting)

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,783 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 10:44:19 AM »
Likewise. There does come a point where collecting slows down or stops completely.

A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
No Life Club Posts: 1,540
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 03:19:25 PM »
And then some other bizzare obsession begins. I was reading some of my original posts yesterday and see that I've already found what I'd said I was looking for and could be eternally satisfied with.

Then I start noticing other things... Not even rare or collectible tools... Or tools that have some implement that I don't have and would use.  One of my more recent thought experiments is the "same toolset" groups in the mini-me thread. 

It never ends.
No Life Club Posts: 4,653
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2020, 01:02:33 AM »
And then some other bizzare obsession begins. I was reading some of my original posts yesterday and see that I've already found what I'd said I was looking for and could be eternally satisfied with.

Then I start noticing other things... Not even rare or collectible tools... Or tools that have some implement that I don't have and would use.  One of my more recent thought experiments is the "same toolset" groups in the mini-me thread. 

It never ends.

Same here. Always on the hunt for an even more perfect tool. Or the one that fits better in a certain situation. Or just carry the Swisstool because you never know what you run into. See where I am going with this... :ahhh

Aaaaaannnnndddd then I go full circle back to where it all started  :facepalm:
No Life Club Posts: 1,540
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2020, 01:18:15 AM »
Same here. Always on the hunt for an even more perfect tool. Or the one that fits better in a certain situation. Or just carry the Swisstool because you never know what you run into. See where I am going with this... :ahhh

Aaaaaannnnndddd then I go full circle back to where it all started  :facepalm:

Exactly, because the Swisstool is similar to the Workchamp. And if you've ever carried the Workchamp and thought that it was a jack of all trades and a master of none, or a bit overkill when sharpening your nephews crayons... You're going to go hunting for the perfect keychain sized tool even though you already have three tools on your keychain. Four if you count the separate bottle opener. 

 :ahhh
Hero Member Posts: 522
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2020, 06:50:12 AM »
Meh, could always be worse . I'd pretty much run the steam out of the knife frothing ways by the time I found this place . Maybe I'm finally old enough to have that self control thing my folks said I needed to learn  :D
That said, the raising a family taking all the money may well be a limiting factor.  :whistle:
These days I can look and admire and learn about other knives,  but be happy with the ones I've already got.( most days)
As long as it's not hurting anyone , more power to you I say  :cheers:

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are "
Hero Member Posts: 693

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Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2020, 10:21:14 AM »
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me
No Life Club Posts: 1,058
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2020, 01:04:04 PM »
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me

Thank you for that mate....   :like: :like: :like:

Best darn post for me... I mean, i love Sak's... But Pink Floyd are everything to me...  Mix the two, and it's Win-Win  :salute:

 :cheers:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2020, 07:17:06 AM »
 :iagree: :like: It ....... No love it
Similar story for me before and after I joined   :twak:    :D    :o

Before: Had a Huntsman and a couple of Classics/Signature Lites etc and a LM Wave

After: I have about 10 (so-called) user/EDC SAKs - Maybe 150 in the 'collection' - A Swisstool and a Spirit (love em) - 5 LM (so-called) users - And about 5 LM collectibles

Happy Days

Shine On You Crazy Collectors
No Life Club Posts: 1,058
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2020, 10:43:57 AM »
:iagree: :like: It ....... No love it

Just a bonus pic of the very first PF album i ever bought (and played to death) back in '88 with my allowance as a teen and the one that started this life long love  :cheers:


"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
Thread Killer 2019 No Life Club Posts: 3,757
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2020, 11:02:21 AM »
This site will cost you a lot of money. I advise anyone to leave now while you still can. :pok:
No Life Club Posts: 4,542 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2020, 12:42:38 PM »
And then some other bizzare obsession begins. I was reading some of my original posts yesterday and see that I've already found what I'd said I was looking for and could be eternally satisfied with.

Then I start noticing other things... Not even rare or collectible tools... Or tools that have some implement that I don't have and would use.  One of my more recent thought experiments is the "same toolset" groups in the mini-me thread. 

It never ends.

I have noticed that I go through phases with my collecting insanity bug. 

Before MTs it was flashlights, before flashlights it was modified 4WDs, after MTs it seems to be car detailing stuff, although I appear to be semi-rational with the car detailing stuff (thank goodness, it is much bulkier than MTs, and if I went crazy on this I would need to build a dedicated shed for it). 

Specialist tools (eg Brick Saw, Demolition hammer, Log Splitter, Compound Mitre Saw, Battery tools, Specialist shovels etc) seems to be a constant but lower-level obsession for me, but the benefit there is that I can do my DIY tasks much easier with the appropriate tool/s.

As long as collecting doesn't have too much of a negative impact on other aspects of your life (eg running short of money for essentials) then I guess it can be OK for most ....


babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
No Life Club Posts: 4,542 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: I blame you all for my insanity..
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2020, 12:43:56 PM »
This site will cost you a lot of money. I advise anyone to leave now while you still can. :pok:

If they are reading this it is probably already too late   ;)   :like: :climber: :multi:

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."

 

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