- Jul 8, 2012
- Dickson, TN.
Yeah, I’ve noticed that.It is no doubt and not practical for typical/daily use, but there when I need that serious amount of light/battery capacity. I buy lights like I do tools... quality and something that will function 100% when I depend on it. Go to some of the light forums and look at the tons of posts of some guys having dozens and dozens of lights they barely touch, more life shelf queens. Then some buy high output lights just to burn holes in things, lmao, take beam shots in fog, that sort of thing. To each their own of course, but yeah Fenix makes some high quality lights with functionality/longevity in mind.
The pocketknife community is similar. A couple of years ago, I got on a (fairly short-lived) pocketknife kick, and, through my research on the knife forums and pages, I noticed that some people seem to have more of an interest in the collecting aspect, than the actual use aspect.
I like Spyderco knives, and they do cater to the “enthusiast” knife guys, what with making variations of their knives with different blade alloys, different colors, handle materials, designs, etc.
The OEMs and retailers take full advantage of it, staging “releases” weeks ahead of time, and then emailing and texting, reminding you of the time the knife in question will “drop”. Of course, that drives up the interest among the knife nerds, prices go up, and you go to log in to buy a knife and can’t get one because speculators have bought multiple pieces to put on the used market.
Guess i went off on a tangent there, didn’t I.