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Old 03-19-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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It is all your guys fault

The friendly LGS has always stocked a few knives, and yesterday, after shooting at the range, I was shooting the bull with the staff when I noticed a black-handled Boker Kalashnikov in the display case. [I think you can tell where this is going...]

So, I had them pull it out for me, and I got to fondle it and work the action -- it was actually a little gritty, and I noted that the edge bevels were not the same on both sides of the blade. This would not have meant much to me before I started getting educated in these threads. We talked about that and my buddy behind the counter says "Here, we've got another one - check it".

We dust off the box and the second knife is much smoother, no grit in the button and even bevels side to side and the length of the blade. My "buddy" volunteers that since the knife has been sitting in the display case for a while, they will give me a 10% discount.

It is all your guys fault.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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People go to church once a week, I think it's prudent to assume most of us go to our LGS once a week too. It's just right.

Congrats on your new blade.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:33 AM   #3
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Perhaps you need an incredibly expensive procedure we call "tickling the dragon."

Yes, it's a real thing, ask SnowTao, Navy officers do not lie.

For a small fee, about the size of a 1970s Seville with the cosmetic spare tire addition, I can buff up that knife until I'm afraid of it.

I believe guns and knives should be mentioned as if you just said "peanutbutter and jelly."

Someday (and this includes every member here) you will be confronted by a thug. And you'll recognize when he goes for that cheap revolver they all carry.

If you've really read all of our posts, your switchblade will be clipped to your pants "tip up." As your thumb reaches the activation button, the thug is still hiking up his jacket.

Your first slash (if I polished it) is to the bone, and you go home safe.

Isn't that worth several measly Benjamins?
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:29 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by CharlieW View Post
I noticed a black-handled Boker Kalashnikov ... It is all your guys fault.
Hey, you cannot blame all of us and make us all guilty because of the rantings of one particular knife fanatic .

Right? Chico
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Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
Perhaps you need an incredibly expensive procedure we call "tickling the dragon."

Yes, it's a real thing, ask SnowTao, Navy officers do not lie.

For a small fee, about the size of a 1970s Seville with the cosmetic spare tire addition, I can buff up that knife until I'm afraid of it.

I believe guns and knives should be mentioned as if you just said "peanutbutter and jelly."

Someday (and this includes every member here) you will be confronted by a thug. And you'll recognize when he goes for that cheap revolver they all carry.

If you've really read all of our posts, your switchblade will be clipped to your pants "tip up." As your thumb reaches the activation button, the thug is still hiking up his jacket.

Your first slash (if I polished it) is to the bone, and you go home safe.

Isn't that worth several measly Benjamins?
I rest my case.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:37 PM   #6
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You are all enablers...

I think what put it over the top was that the box the knife came in was shaped like an AK-47 magazine. I literally laughed out loud.
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Isn't that worth several measly Benjamins?
Is that what it really cost to polish a knife in the Japanese tradition?
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Originally Posted by For a small fee, I can buff up that knife [U
until I'm afraid of it[/U].
Chico, as the caretaker of two of your polished charity knives, I assure you that I am very much afraid of your edges. I think that for now I will just carry the Boker with the factory edge. After I am more comfortable with an automatic opener in my pocket, I will get in touch with you about a polish.

I am trying to respect your "retirement".
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Originally Posted by CharlieW View Post
Chico, as the caretaker of two of your polished charity knives, I assure you that I am very much afraid of your edges. I think that for now I will just carry the Boker with the factory edge. After I am more comfortable with an automatic opener in my pocket, I will get in touch with you about a polish.

I am trying to respect your "retirement".
I'm just happy you didn't stumble across two "Orange" Boker's!!
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Orange is the color of safety tho!
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