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I wanted a new fixed blade and figured it would be easy now that tourist season (and the traffic) is mostly over.

I knew what I wanted and had another stop to make so I didn't spend much time walking the floors but that could be a dangerous place for the bank accounts! Yeah, there's quite a bit of junk but also some really nice stuff. Stopped at one case that had a pocket folder (grandpa style, not tacticool) with a 3-3.5 inch blade for almost $3,000 and a fixed blade with a giraffe bone handle that was around $2,300.

I got my ESEE 6 (and also an ESEE 4, ugh) and moved on to Bass Pro.
 
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I like SMKW, and go there a couple times a year as it's a manageable distance from where I live plus we're in the area for my daughter's travel volleyball over the winter/spring months.

That said their prices in store suck.
If you prod them they will honor their online prices.




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Sounds like a fun place to visit. I would appreciate a nice cutlery shop to actually try things in my hand. How do you like the ESEE 4?
 
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I visited that shop years ago. It was like a kid in a candy store with a wallet full of money.


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Yeah, but for me it was probably 30 years. We used to go to the Acorn shop in Gatlinburg, too. But thats now gone, I hear. They used to even stock Randall's. All leather washer models, but still it was rare to find a shop with things in stock and priced at list! No wait even. My wife and I haven't been there in a long time. I hear my favorite motel, Riverhouse motor lodge, burned in the big fire. Now I don't even have a place to stay!


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Went there last weekend. Parking was a challenge. Lots at which to look. ZT cabinet was not very full. No discounts on really good stuff. Some helpful folks. Some not really interested in helping. Left without purchasing.


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Was there this past weekend. Didn’t walk out empty handed. Bought a CRKT Batum.
 
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Buds Guns is right next door if I remember right.


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It is. One stop wallet emptying shopping.
 
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Originally posted by Voshterkoff:
Sounds like a fun place to visit. I would appreciate a nice cutlery shop to actually try things in my hand. How do you like the ESEE 4?


Voshterkoff: I apologize for not replying before. I was on a motorcycle camping trip when you posted and didn't check in until now.

I like the 4 very much! It is a more "practical" knife to tote around compared to the 6. My only wish is that the grip would have a little more fill or arch around the middle finger for better purchase. Will get some pics up later.
 
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