Define use. I have many knives for hard "industrial" use, i.e.: cutting up large heavy duty cardboard boxes with lots of staples to be pried out. The nicer knives are carried for mostly non-industrial use but they will get scuffed up if the need arises.
On occasion I will carry both types.
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Originally posted by Pittwm: I'm just curious... I see pages of knives with hardly a scuff mark, are you guys using these at all?
I use all my knives, I have no safe queens. BUT, I do give them the royal treatment (clean, lube, polish) after carrying them, so most of the wear that they show to the naked eye just isn't visible in photos. All of the knives in the photo below get carried and used regularly. From left to right I've used them for 6, 2, 1, and 13 years (approximately). You can clearly see the wear on the 13 year old, but not on the 6, even though there are numerous scratches on the blade.
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