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Gander Mountain Folding Knife

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Patriot1668, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Patriot1668

    Patriot1668 SW Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I've had a Gander Mountain folding knife listed for a few months, but there has been no interest. Is this knife worthless?

    It's new and unused, and was purchased at Cabelas. Stainless bolsters and bone handle. Same size as a Buck Folding Hunter.
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    Thanks for your input!

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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a handful of similar knives (smaller) and consider them a gentleman's knife - something I can put in dress pants pockets.
    So they don't get used much.

    And honestly I have so many "newer design" knives I like more that I keep most all my other knives in their original box.

    I'm sure it is not worthless - purhaps you should check a national (or international) option for selling it and you would reach a much larger audience looking for what you have.

    That's from someone who knows nothing about your particular knife and am too lazy this morning to research it, so take it for what it's worth I guess.
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm with Joe on this. I don't think it's worthless, but it's likely not the kind of knife most folks are looking for these days. That said, It may appeal more to maybe someone with a kid that wants to give them their first knife, maybe something they use to learn to whittle or just knock around with. Reminds me of one of the first knives I had as a young teen.
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That style of knife was the shiznit when I was a kid. Mine was the typical (Buck rip-off) dark wood inlay with brass bolsters.

    It'll just take finding the right "Huckleberry" that wants this style of knife. I would venture to say most "average dudes" prefer pocket-clip models that can be deployed with one hand.

    Speaking for myself, I prefer the "utility/value grade" (half) serrated Tanto or "Spyderco" style blades because I beat the HELL out of my EDC carry knife (using it for all sorts of abusive stuff) and the "budget" knives last me about as long as the "spendy" knives do for >1/10 the price under those conditions... and I don't cry when I need to replace it.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Have you tried Craigslist? Not my favorite place to sell, but you might find someone on there. I don't think they restrict sales of knives...yet. And Armslist has a knife section too.
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Pass it down in your family - it will increase the value a thousand times over.
     
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  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Knives are like most other things that lose value as soon as they leave the case. And like others have said,it's not the coolest thing around any more.There are a few like me that like all knives,but you can see tons of them at the shows for not much money.
    If it was a special model made by a specila maker,then someone could be interested in it
     
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  8. BillGabby1

    BillGabby1 Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple like it in my drawer, for the same reason mentioned, old Tech.
    Good knives but just not as handy as the new stuff. Mine are large enough you need a belt scabbard to carry it.
    Maybe a collector would be interested it sure looks like it could be a made to order Buck or Schrade, why don't you check with Gander and see what they have to say about it?
     
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