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Overused and/or trite words of the Knife World

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mecha, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Chuck4480


    Jan 11, 2020
    On the opposite end, something I’d like to hear more of...

    “skull crushing pommel”
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  2. Richard Coyle

    Richard Coyle Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2019
    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.:rolleyes:
  3. tgtodd


    Dec 19, 2015
    “The Worlds Finest Professional Grade Cutlery”
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  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    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!
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  5. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    so it seems the Grinch served a lot of people's oatmeal recently? ... need a hug?
  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    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"
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  7. Ruzster


    May 7, 2001
    Enlightening. Your explanation and beautiful woman analogy make perfect sense. Thank you, @Bigfattyt!
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  8. Ruzster


    May 7, 2001
    Duplicate screw up.
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  9. HKGuns


    Jan 28, 2019
    Secondary Market. It’s called used.
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  10. Kaizen1


    Jan 4, 2006
    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.
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  11. HKGuns


    Jan 28, 2019
    Yeah, I’ve seen that and am glad my income isn’t dependent on this behavior.

    That is more accurately called scalping.
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  12. dimiw1337

    dimiw1337 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2019
    lol so true! everything you said.
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  13. Polzeyboy

    Polzeyboy CHEEKY BUGGER

    Jan 9, 2020
    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.
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  14. jceckrosh

    jceckrosh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 2, 2016
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  15. HKGuns


    Jan 28, 2019
    Heck yeah.
  16. quesoburgesa


    Jul 29, 2019
    Whenever someone says "shamfering", it's like do you pronounce is shallenge, or shoice? It's pronounced CHamfering, English mfer DO YOU SPEAK IT???
  17. Kaizen1


    Jan 4, 2006
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  18. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013

    A proud point on a closed folding knife? :confused: That is some seriously poor walk and/or talk.
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  19. Weiss


    Jan 3, 2007
    I think "hard use" and "folder" are oxymoronic, most particularly when referring to liner locks and frame locks.
  20. HKGuns


    Jan 28, 2019
    in nearly every case yes. My AD10 is certainly capable of hard use but an admitted exception.

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