My personal collection has gotten too big--big to the point where idolatry is starting to convict me. I don't use most of the stuff, and in most case I have pairs or even three of each knife. I have four Splines, to be honest.
I do have a knife that I was always going to polish. I bought three Klecker Kizers. Huge knives, flawlessly assembled, huge S35VN blade, thick liners and liner lock. If you cannot get it open fast enough, you just beat the interloper to death with it.
Several problems. It's an ugly knife. It has more sharp edges than a box of razor blades. And worst of all it's uncomfortable to hold.
I should have known the thing was a lemon because knives like this used to go for 300 to 400 dollars. This one went for 47 dollars, so I bought three.
Months ago I wanted to find "the flawed one" to polish and use. But even saying the word "flawed" is like complaining that Susan Anton was "too naked."
I finally found a "less than perfect razor finish" about 3/8s of an inch down from the tip. But once again I set the knife down. Removing metal from a knife like this--ugly or not--is simply not done.