What’s this? a TF quality control question.

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Danzo

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So I recently got this knife on BST and it didn’t jive with me, a catch and release. went to take more photos and I just noticed this. Just want to see if you guys can diagnose that this is not delam and it’s safe to pass on. If it is delam, I will pull it. Apologies ahead of time, not tying to advertise here just trying to be as transparent as possible.

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Are you talking about the slightly counter-sunk core steel along the spine? If yes, it's 'normal'. I've seen it a few times on these older prelaminated Western Nashiji blades. GLWS
 

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Can’t tell for sure unless you grind it down a bit to see if it ends shallow.

Possible corrosion also, the core & cladding corrodes at different rate, like slow etching.
 

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Also being lower its harder to keep dry, hence the rust spots.
 

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So it’s safe then. Nothing to worry about just classic TF you’re saying
 

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Normal for TF nashiji. I've seen that sort of "recessed enough to catch a finger nail" spine on multiple nashijis over the years (in other words, not just from one batch). There's a thread or two on here or somewhere else about it.
 

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Hard to tell from pics, but in the second photo there is a spot along the spine that I'm guessing is about 3" from the tip that looks like more than just recessed core steel.
 
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