Likes Boring Knives
- Dec 30, 2020
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Probably mostly true, but part of it is things I do know: no knife with f&f issues can act like I described, no knife with grind issues can act like I described, etc.this just sounds like you don't know what you like
There's that category of houses they call fixer-uppers. With a fixer-upper, you have to know what you're getting into. And I have something against fixer-uppers that are brand new.
This isn't houses we're talking about, there aren't a thousand things that can randomly go wrong with a knife. Wonky grind? Correct it before letting it out of the shop. F&f a bit iffy? Don't let anyone see it until it's fixed. All the things that the most irritatingly picky KKFers are going to do to their knife in their first 2 weeks using it, are things that could and should have been taken care of before they even set eyes on it, and frankly I'm embarrassed for the makers that they aren't. I like knives where every detail has already been sorted out, where there's nothing to correct, nothing to thin out, no issues to look into, nothing unexpected. When anybody gets a new knife I want them to expect that they won't want to change a thing about it, and I want them to be surprised and disappointed if that isn't the case.
This isn't emphasizing f&f, this is just "please follow through and complete each knife before you hang a price sticker on it".
I don't see guys with new cars out using their angle grinder to make the doors fit. I don't see them with bottles of dye hunting for engine leaks that need a DIY fix.
Knifeland is a really weird country.