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What is your "Icing on the cake" ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by ms3902, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    When a knife has gnarly well matched stag and a punch.
  2. SubSpace


    May 26, 2011
    When I don't have to file the kick on a new knife because the blade tip is proud of the handle...
  3. Driften

    Driften Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    It seems to me that most of the things brought up here are basic quality and should be included in the fit and finish of the knife, but I do know that companies send out products that really should be thought of as "seconds". To me the icing should be some exceptional scales/covers. When the wood really pops, or the bone or stage is just right. Things like springs that are not flush or scales that don't meet the bolsters are more reasons for a return not something to be accepted and be happy when its done right. Its not like we are talking about $10 knives from a dime store. We are talking about $50-$200 knives or even more. Quality should be part of the knife for those prices.
  4. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I agree with you Driften !!!!! A product that you buy should come to you just as you expect it !!!!!! PERIOD......... That is all !!! Any Icing On the Cake would be being able to buy another one just like it if you like the product after you get it. That does not appear to be always possible with GEC because of their popularity and the amount of the supply. Case in point is the TC Barlows and 77 Barlows .

  5. Kitten Party

    Kitten Party

    Jun 9, 2014
    I have the same knife with same covers. It's got to be in my top 3 favorite knives. Just like with you this model checks all my boxes. Amazingly I believe this knife is still available from at least one retailer.

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  6. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    I think a really well done swedge would be the 'extra' for me. Not necessary but lovely to look at.
  7. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Price. I don't know how many times I've purchased an inexpensive knife, got it in my hand, and thought "Wow, this is a nice knife! The low price is just the icing on the cake".

    Rough Riders are a good example but I've encountered several others.

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