Yes, that's exactly how I feel. I actually came to mass drop because of the custom keyboard community, there have been so many awesome sets that originated here and were difficult/impossible to find elsewhere.
I can't say I'm as into knives as many of the people here, though I am always interested in learning new things, and I am a very aesthetic person. A very clean looking knife with just the right shape and contrast is a beautiful thing.
Hell, I didn't even know what S35VN was until this thread. I've never owned anything "special" like this. My last good knife was a Kershaw Avalanche with 440C. It was tough as hell and lasted ~10 years, but it was more of a workhorse. Now, I've been expanding my criteria to be both reliable/durable, and pretty.
Can you guys tell me, how hard do you think an S35VN blade is to sharpen? From what I hear, the blade shape can dictate the difficulty....I have a co-worker with a spyderco sharp maker and it made my shitty Kershaw Filter able to cut paper with one hand. I was thinking about using that again.
I noticed you guys, and other sites, talking about that ken onion edition belt sharpener. It's a little pricey, though something I'd be willing to invest in if it's easy to use.
Out of the two, can anybody give me some advice for which a beginner should use? I am really terrible at "eyeballing" things, if that makes sense. I'm good with computers and mental stuff, not art. Holding a blade at a particular angle while sharpening is only going to come with a lot of practice.
Anyways, I'm going to continue to research, but if one of you guys can weigh in about what sharpening s35vn is like, that would be really cool.
I've been looking at r/knife club and wikipedia and I've been finding a lot of interesting information. to me, half the reason it's so cool is how they are all made, materials used, who designed them, etc etc.
Can I ask, why do people stay away from r/knives? Is it a bunch of tacticool douches? I'm all about EDC and having the tool you need when you need it, but 95% of the people carrying a firearm just waiting for a SELF DEFENSE SCENARIO in their upscale suburb are fuckin silly; I can only imagine that those doing so with a knife are even worse.*
*I don't want to start a ton of shit with that comment, there are plenty of valid carry scenarios. I just don't want to deal with the paranoid types, they tend to be very out of touch with reality, and I am first and foremost a scientist and a skeptic.