If the knife is for personal use, buy according to how much it will be used and its specific purpose. If for professional use, buy the best available and maintain it, look for lifetime warranty. If you are prone to breaking knives, purchase multiples with lifetime warranty so you have one on hand while the broken one is being repaired or replaced.
~Marlon K, Tooling Support - Technical Services Specialist, Wichita, KS
Buy the right knife for the job and make sure it is comfortable in your hand and that they know how to maintain the edge. It is much more difficult to cut yourself if you always cut away from your person.
~James B, General Management, Dallas, TX
If buying thin knives, try and buy knives with maximum width (height) to ensure straight fast cuts; forged steel blades are better than blades of rolled steel.
~Vivek K, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
Be sure to purchase the proper knife for the application, be sure to check for durability, of both the blade and body of the knife.
~David E, Quality Control, Anchorage, AK
Selecting the proper material of knife significantly can increase the performance and durability of knife.
~Amjad A, Technical Support, Lahore, Pakistan
Good Steel, Good Heat Treatment, Good Feel, Care, Pride and Craftsmanship go a long way.
~Dale H, Engineering Consultant, Louisville, KY
Always keep your knife sharp. Use the proper knife for the right job.
~Lloyd G, Carpenter/Scaffolder, Hunting/Fishing Guide, Gambo, Canada
You can never own too many knives!
~JIm E, Project Manager, Columbia, SC
Buy them from a renown salesman.
~A. Doyon, Cutting Tool Specialist, Montreal, Canada
Look at the Carbon content.
~Pierrino M, Owner, LA, CA
Quality and design
~William Willson, Faculty/Staff, Rome, NY