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Old 03-30-2019, 11:41 AM   #1
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Now it's just "sub-crappy."

Well, there's three days out of my life I'll never get back!

The knife has been fixed. To make sure the edge was one, flawless expanse of "toasty," I had to polish out the edge as wide as the tip.

Having said that, it has now returned to its primary function as a "weapon." Without regret, I would give this mini-stiletto to my wife and tell her that if faced with a mugger to "just kill him."

She would then be advised to take this contraption and baptize it in the deepest recesses of Lake Mendota, because I don't want people to think my work has slipped to this.

The blade scratches on the brass liners. Read that again. Brass mars steel. Never saw that before.

The small button that slides up is supposed to block the activation button from engaging. This one does not, it's just for decoration; the real lock is that clumsy monstrosity on the top of the bolster.

The point is a needle, and while the edge is very sharp, this type of a knife is for stabbing.

However, I've served my time in Purgatory, I will not polish another one like this.

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Old 03-30-2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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The blade scratches on the brass liners. Read that again. Brass mars steel.
Does that not mean it is NOT steel?! Some kinda alloy with not much steel?
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:53 PM   #3
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'Snow, I don't know what to tell you. The knife is junk, and I cut ties with the seller.
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I vividly remember the first time I heard the phrase "you can't polish a turd". At the time, I thought it was hilarious. That parade was rapidly rained out by someone else who replied "sure you can, you just have to vulcanize it first". The whole interchange has just taken on a whole new meaning for me.
Regardless, it sure has a pretty edge. I don't think I've ever seen one taken up that far, and I don't hate it at all.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:01 AM   #5
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It's actually very sharp--and it better be with all the needless work it took.

Now, that "nine stiletto," that was a labor of love.
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