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I picked up 4 or 5 of those in different colors for Christmas gifts this year. They seem like really cool knives and very sharp as usual (don't ask me me how I know ). I might even keep one for myself. They make a bright orange one and that's the the one I think I'll keep. I'm less likely to lose it on the cluttered work bench
yeah....you're probably right. I just don't want someone to see the knife and think, "what an idiot for using this great knife as a hammer" . It's hard to tell how deep they are by the picture. Buffing it with a dremel which I do have might at least soften the crater edges.for a short money, high quality edc user i don't know if i'd bother. and there's not too many people more anal than me on how my stuff looks. how deep are the dents?
i tried to use the side of one of my delicas to put in a small nail in the wall to hang a picture. you can see the result in that show your spyderco threads. it's the one wearing the ebay scales. even the great among us screw up."what an idiot for using this great knife as a hammer"
yeah, I must admit to using a socket driver more than once to "tap" something in when working on cars/motorcycles/boats...I even broke a Buck 119 once trying to break apart a frozen chunk of hamburg by tapping on the back of the knife with a ball peen hammer. I couldn't find my cleaver. Buck replaced it free, even after I told them it was my fault. Idiots abide everywhere, I guessi tried to use the side of one of my delicas to put in a small nail in the wall to hang a picture. you can see the result in that show your spyderco threads. it's the one wearing the ebay scales. even the great among us screw up.
In order to pull those dents out would take some doing. Sanding and stepping grits would work but would either require refinishing the scales or would leave a step. Starting with 180 then moving up to 800-1000 grit and buffing.Here's a question for the brain trust here...
I've passed on a couple of otherwise very nice vintage Buck folders on ebay because the brass bolsters looked like some idiot used them to drive in finish nails . I don't mind a dent here or there as it adds character to the vintageness (if that's a word) of the knife but some people really should learn there is a correct tool for every job.
Anyway, does anyone know if there is a way short of using a polish wheel with different grades of grit (which I don't have) to buff these dents out. I could pick up some knives for pretty short money if it's possible to minimize the look of the idiot dents.
I know that Buck has a polish/sharpen/adjust service for minimal money, $7 I think. I just learned about that a couple of weeks ago and sent in a knife for that service but haven't got it back yet to see how well they do.
Example pic and this isn't the worst I've seen:
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Yeah if you do a Google Search for Buck 110 Indigo you will see a ton of variation in shades and grain patterns because I believe it is a stain on Dymondwood laminate in most cases beech and birch. Great look no matter what the host wood is for the indigo dye...The blue (indigo?) looks much nicer in your picture than it does on the C&C site. Can’t wait to get it.
~Bladeforums.com postI've been looking for years for one of those (and a matching Single-Dash) and haven't found anything.
If you don't want it, PM me the name of the dealer and I'll give him a call.
Hard to tell...usually if a knife was carried, they don't have the original box that it came in. The sheath looks mint as does the knife itself. I know people that have been looking for this knife for years. The guy that put it up on ebay emailed me after I bought and said that was a record for him. From the time he posted until it was bought was just a tad over 3 minutes. Right place..right time, I guess.Look at the edge of that ebony! Never abused. Gently & lovingly handled! Nice...
Hard to tell from the photo, but is she still sporting a factory edge?
Yeah, tell me about it. I got up late and almost didn't check my eBay "watched" list that's emailed to me every morning around 6am. I seriously needed a cup of coffee though so decided, before I bolted out the door, to make one and sit for a couple of minutes at my computer and check NES and my emails (I always do it in that order...LOL). There it was...I almost choked on my coffee, especially when I saw it was a BIN and a fair price...with the damned original box no less! In less the 10 seconds after I saw it, it was sold. Only after I hit the BIN button did I remember to check the seller's credentials...it was all good. Whew!Wow. He put it up as "Buy It Now"? Not auctioned? That is kismet...