Don't save your treasures, you need to enjoy your fine hunting knives today. There was a wise man who observed that we store our fine treasures for special occasions, but since special occasions can be few and far between, we get little enjoyment from our treasured items.
It is far better to spend our time enjoying the fine things we have and not suffer from using cheap imitations just because we want to save the good stuff for a special occasion.
This was highlighted recently when chatting to a retired outdoorsman, retired from his work, not the outdoors. He showed me a fine Arno Bernard knife that had been locked in the safe because it was "too good for everyday use". The knife was handcrafted, engraved, and presented to him as a special gift. Now after many years of being stored for 'safekeeping', he finally took the knife out and began using it as his everyday carry knife.
Now, every opportunity he has, to draw the knife for use, even for pairing an apple, he receives a great sense of pleasure from using his Arno Bernard knife for its intended purpose. The knife is lovingly cleaned and returned to the sheath along with a smile for the memories of the people who gifted this fine item to his care.
This carpe diem wisdom is also reflected in this ancient adage - A man who chooses to buy a fine pair of boots will have dry feet for years to come, while a man who buys only cheap boots will have spent many times more on boots over the same period and will still have wet feet.
It is time to take out your fine crockery, pots, and pans. Use the good tablecloth, table silver, and cutlery at every excuse. Wear your good shoes, use your nice pen, pack your best hunting gear and strap on your finest Arno Bernard knife. Enjoy every moment of your life, you are not here to spend time as the guard of your own treasures, you are here to enjoy them to their fullest.
We never know what the next hunting/fishing/camping trip will bring. Perhaps it will be the best outing you have ever had, the one you remember fondly that becomes your most entertaining story to tell. Imagine how much better your experience will be if you had your favourite gear with you. So pack your best Arno Bernard hunting knife and head out in anticipation of the next great experience.
Arno Bernard Knives are designed for tough jobs and to be used daily. They are finely crafted, and we can understand why they become collector's items, but don't let them gather dust. They want to be used, and you will always have a richer experience when you tackle any knife task with your favourite Arno Bernard Hunting Knife.