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Buds Gun Shop or Smoky Mtn Knife?

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Views' started by Tim, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:43 PM.

  1. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    In Sevierville, TN. If you could stop at only one of these places...which would you choose?

    No time for range rental @ Buds.
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Knife works Buds is just a gun store Nothing special in there but a gatling gun


    Oh and honey stored in bourbon barrels that absolutely amazing.
     
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    Knife works without question. They have a lot of really cool stuff there and they at least used to sell guns in the lower level.
     
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    Both !

    Why is that even a question ?
     
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    Agree with all three above plus there is a tool store across the street if you have time.
     
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    Infamous1 Purty good lookin in the dark Supporting Member

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    Had this exact delima last year, here is my answer.
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    SMKW, but plan on spending some time there, it is NOT a pop in quick walk around place.
     
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    charliedeltajuliet Redneck Hillbilly Widget Ninja Sponsor

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    Knife works because they have quite a few firearms to look at too.
     
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    VA_GENTLEMAN Gone Galt Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    SMKW.... shoot, just the bargain bins you can find decent stash away knives for BOG's, family gifts... or a nice nice knife.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Been to the knife shop....A++….got no knowledge on the Bud's.
     
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    Zbizzle911 Charter Freedom Lover Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Knifeworks.


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  13. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Well, seems like a close call but SMKW seems to be edging out a win.
     
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    SMKW. Hands down. Set aside at least an hour to peruse all the goodness that resides inside. I was not impressed by Bud’s.
     
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    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Life Member

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    SMKW, Buds was pretty disappointing
     
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    Buds used to be GREAT before they had an on-line presence and was a good sized walk in, brick and mortar, shop near Lexington, KY, actually the thriving metropolis of Paris, KY.

    Spent quite a few dollars there!

    Success changes everything.
     
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    Smkw great selection of firearms also
     
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    SMKW all the way. Bud's was disappointing.

    I think there is a Russell Stover outlet down the road, behind Krystal Burger.
     
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    I went to SMKW while visiting the area early last year as I too didn’t have time to do both. I’m glad I chose SMKW! They have a very cool selection of guns, along with ammo/accessories, but of course the knives... a separate counter for each major brand and more knives than you can reasonably look at in a normal trip.
    I’d go back again.
     
  20. rantingredneck

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    Been to both multiple times. SMKW.

    The Buds store there is a smaller location than the original store in KY. It's not very big really at all.

    That being said price check anything you are thinking of buying at SMKW against Amazon. Some stuff is cheaper some is way over. Good place to lay hands on the item before purchase though for sure.

    And definitely hit Workshop Tools and the Lodge store across the street. Oh and the Coleman outlet too. Lol.
     
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    Knife works every time I am in the area. Plus chocolate as mentioned above, Lodge cast iron.I
    I expect everyone has a local or semi local gun shop, but who has a local mega blade store
    CF
     
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    Definitely go for the Knife Works. Be sure to give yourself several hours to browse and look around.
     
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    I’ve purchased several firearms online from SM Guns and Ammo. The prices have been outstanding and they’ve shipped immediately. I’d love to visit.
     
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    Knife works it was the best 2 hours I spent in TN. That and the muscle car museum down the road was super cool as well.
     
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    I'll pile on to the Knife Works wagon, too. I spent ten years in East Tennessee and have probably been at least 30 times.
    I never get tired of it.
    You'll definitely like it.
     
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    Muscle car museum.
     
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    Ditto
     
  30. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'll have a 13yo and 2 10-year old boys with me. I expect they'll find something to get in trouble with
     
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    SMKW, whenever we’d do the trip from or to Michigan, we’d stop in.
     
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    If you go there and don't eat Fried Chicken at the Applewood restaurant at the Apple Barn you are missing the 2 main attractions to that part of Tennessee.
     
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    I usually have two boys in tow. 15 and 7 now, but we go about once a year or so.
     
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    So you are planning to buy three knives. I never went there with my girls without expecting to buy them a knife.
    CF
     
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    Guess I’ll be the odd one here. I’ve been to both many times any if I only had time for one, it would be Buds. I much prefer to look at guns than knives and trinkets; SMKW is like going to a gun show without any guns to look at, just all the other crap you see at them. I’m also not big on lots of people and that place is always slam packed.
     
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    Another vote for SMKW. If you've never been, you have to experience it at least once.
     
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    That would be down stairs to the right, the ninja room lol
     
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    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    we’re just doing a last minute day trip while mom’s out of town. But I’ve tagged that campground for later.
     
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    Floyd Garrett's is a must for motorheads!