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Old 08-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Albany. NY

Grumble... Knife care

So I was at the County Fair today and literally almost stepped on a knife. Here on the ground was a Kershaw Leak (half serated blade).... I actually had no idea what it was when I picked it up, looked around to see if anyone was doing the "hey I think I dropped my...." stance. When no one seemed to be looking for the blade I tucked it into my pocket. When we got back to the car at the end of the day I needed to cut wrist bands off the kids and out came the knife.

Whomever owned this thing last does not deserve to have it back! The blade is basically flat and where it isn't flat it's chipped. I looks like a beaver chewed on the serrations and they bent the tip! I mean seriously?!?!?!?

Now I remember having some knives as a kid that I carried because I thought I was a bad *** by doing so... a couple CRKT folders come to mind. But I never did stupid crap with them (other than constantly flick them open and closed) that would ruin the blade.

The only time I screwed up a blade as a kid was on a BSA (Boy Scout of America) Swiss Army with jibbed bone handles (they were plastic) that had a carbon blade that I left some kind of crud on that sped up corrosion and f'd up the finish.

Otherwise over the 25 years or so that I have carried a knife I have done a damn good job of keeping it maintained.

So... If you buy a knife from me in the future.. please take care of it. Follow the instructions that I include on care and sharpening (yes I usually include a page that I've typed up) and don't use it to chop stones or pry open manholes or whatever this idiot did.

I'll certainly try to bring this thing back to life.. I like it, but can't see being 100% successful.

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