Knife owners will use words like edge retention, knife action, belly, bevel, drop point, spine, heft..., and metals and handle materials are important considerations. Knife qualities are instantly recognized, where workmanship and attention to detail are appreciated.
Does owning a Knife automatically mean you are ‘Part of the Club’.
As people we build our sense of worth by who we believe we are, our identity is forged by our accomplishments, past experiences, and future expectations. Over time we have developed a built-in appreciation for fine things that fit within our ‘natural or self-established’ identity. For example, car enthusiasts are drawn to classic cars, and can discuss at length, torque, engine capacity, top speed, famous drivers …. They may even drive fast themselves, however, not all of them are good drivers or own a car worthy of attention.