PhoneLover, nice SnG you have there.
I get the impression those are knives that actually get used. (The FRN one in the back just looks like it's been used on tape, nothing bad - and I think the "chips" on the front blade are a function of the photograph, not the blade).
It's the blade that is down on the surface - there could be a lot going on there...the steel on those isn't prone to chipping like that. *shrug*
Storms today, so I don't have any good natural light to work with, but here are some bad cell phone pics of some newer acquisitions. I also have two new custom friction folders (a Daniel Fairly Titanium, and a custom higonokami with hammered copper from Shelby Mihalevich - but I'll have to grab pictures of them later.)
Traditionals - Hartkopf Solingen camp knife with ebony scales, and a GEC #92 Eureka Jack, in black/white buffalo horn.
Eh - I had a minute.
Daniel Fairly Titanium Friction folder (carbidized chisel edge) and Shelby Mihalevich higo with damascus and hammered copper.
And a Boker Kwaiken with titanium heat colored scales, and Benchmade 940-1 (S90V and carbon fiber, and custom deep carry heat blued titanium clip).
For giggles bunch of blades I grabbed around the house.
Cheap, dispensable Bahco mora - actually useful and used tool
EKA folder - more of a toy
Mushroom knife - life necessity
Victorinox Manager - too small to be very useful, but just fine as a keychain EDC
Victorinox Spirit X - look at that thing, as beautiful as it is useful
2014 BF Traditional forum knife. "Stag Jack" - turned out to be a beauty.
I've also, apparently, been unconsciously collecting Carbon fiber... Just a quick grab of the ones I noticed gathering in my drawer. (the Southard with the custom CF scale is my most commonly carried modern).
I have an affinity for Becker knives. Here is my latest Becker, a BK15, after stripping the black coating and electro-etching the logo:
Here is the whole family for KaBar/Beckers:
Top to bottom: BK9, BK2, BK15, KaBar Necker, BK14
They see some use