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Old 05-14-2024, 03:00 PM
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Shop wear -vent

A buddy relayed he was contacted by the buyer who had bought a knife from a dealer and was asked if the knife could be freshened up a bit. When the knife arrived he commented that it looked like it had seen significant use rather than just "shop wear".

I've encountered "shop wear" as well where knives on consignment get played with so they get scratched up. This becomes more of an issue with titanium that has been anodized yet similar with 416 bolsters.

It is frustrating how some customers handle knives yet this happens at shows where they are not very careful in their handling. Have seen customers flick the knife open to have it fly out of their hands onto the floor as well. (That's another gripe discussion.)


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Hear you big time, my nemesis is the sheath splitter. Folks that have no clue how to sheath a knife.

Had a guy at the Blade many moons ago split the side out of a $200 sheath with the $600 knife (it was custom fitted for). He didn't think I saw it so he set it back on the table and turned to walk away. Before I could say something, his wife grabbed him by the ear and marched him to the middle of my table to face me. She instructed him to pull out his wallet and dig deep. Told her I could redo the sheath to make the purchase "clean", but she said "NO, he needs the lesson"! Could have kissed her right there and probably should have.


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