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Too soon to buy a new knife?

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I just bought a new yoshihiro yanagi-ba a couple weeks ago which I love. I also have a full role complete with takeda, sugimoto, masahiro, tojiro and even a shun that has taken years to compile. Usually I like to put some miles on my blades before getting a new one but I'm itching to buy a new kikuichi usuba. So I put this question to my peers and often advisors: if you just spent $300+ on a new knife, how long would you wait before dropping another tidy sum on another unnecessary addition?
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Depends.  I still have a thousand bucks worth of parts to buy to do an UMP conversion on my HK USC .45 cal carbine before I buy any more blades or stones.  If you're mostly into knives and have the money, why wait?

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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BTW, the Kikuichis are pretty sweet. 

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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If it's not going to make a serious impact on you financially why wait..?
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