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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mecha, Dec 30, 2019.
On the opposite end, something I’d like to hear more of...
“skull crushing pommel”
What I can’t stand is ambiguous knife steels... like “high carbon German stainless steel” or “Japanese surgical steel”
Now obviously this is usually said of cheep knives marketed to uninformed people but still...
I also can’t stand that Cutco says that
“We make the best knives in the world”
“You can see yourself in them” referring to the mirrored blade
Just no... no.
“The Worlds Finest Professional Grade Cutlery”
I use "walk and talk" to describe the unique feeling and sound of how a traditional slip joint opens and closes.
Similar to "action" on a locking modern knife.
How does the blade feel in hand while opening the blade. Gritty? Silky smooth. How does it settle into the half stop? Does it jump, leap, settle? How does it sound when it opens to stop? Click? Clack? Thunk?
How does it close? Like a bear trap? Gator snap? Does it snick closed with little force?
Some knives sound nice and feel nice when opening and closing.
I notice a poor walk and talk nearly as soon as I spy poor grinds or gaps, off center, or proud points.
I have knives that look lovely, until you test the walk and talk.
I liken it to a beautiful woman. Enchanting to the eye. Beautiful in how she walks and moves. Then you hear her talk.....and say idiotic things..... suddenly not so attractive!
so it seems the Grinch served a lot of people's oatmeal recently? ... need a hug?
More grammar and personal annoyance. The incorrect use of threw and through.
I cut through the paper cleanly.
Not, "I cut threw the paper cleanly"
Enlightening. Your explanation and beautiful woman analogy make perfect sense. Thank you, @Bigfattyt!
Duplicate screw up.
Secondary Market. It’s called used.
Quite a few people buy knives just to resell them at a profit without ever really messing with them. So they're effectively in new condition, but are being sold at higher than retail price, ie, secondary market prices.
Yeah, I’ve seen that and am glad my income isn’t dependent on this behavior.
That is more accurately called scalping.
lol so true! everything you said.
Also carbon steel; steel has carbon in it. Otherwise it’s iron.
And iron knives don’t sell.
It’s a bit like selling zinc brass.
Whenever someone says "shamfering", it's like do you pronounce is shallenge, or shoice? It's pronounced CHamfering, English mfer DO YOU SPEAK IT???
A proud point on a closed folding knife? That is some seriously poor walk and/or talk.
I think "hard use" and "folder" are oxymoronic, most particularly when referring to liner locks and frame locks.
in nearly every case yes. My AD10 is certainly capable of hard use but an admitted exception.