Recently I have seen a few knives that cost well over $1000, most notably from the Japanese company Rockstead. I can see myself one day buying a knife for $400-$500 but I don't think I could ever justify paying more than that. One of the reasons I like Spyderco so much is that they deliver a bang for every buck, they make quality knives for a great price. Rockstead state on their website that the ZDP steel that they use will never have to be sharpened, well isn't part of the fun of owning a knife to maintain it and sharpen it? Are these $1000 knives basically for serious collectors or very wealthy individuals who want to show off? I think I'd have to buy an insurance policy every time I took one of these knives outside, lol.
So what do you guys think would you pay over $1000 for a knife?