I was going through my knife collection when a thought occurred to me. Reading several posts on different boards some " expert" will say that you have to have a custom made knife by______. And should spend $500 or $1000 on such knife. Most of us really don't have that kind of cash to buy a single knife. How many Buck, K Bar or Mora's can you get for the same money? Now let's apply the same philosophy to a 1911. Do you really need a Colt,Kimber,or an Ed Brown? Or will a Springer,Rock, or Taurus do? At the end of the day it's still a knife or a 1911.Just my thoughts. What's your take on this?