Re: Schrade Demo (?) Knife
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 10:50:58 PM »
Years ago on KF a guy asked for opinions on Smith & Wesson knives, after he'd ordered one. I made the comment that they were monkey poo. He then started quoting the specs on the knife and it did indeed seem like it might be halfways decent. I told him I hoped it would be ok and that I was wrong, but I'd seen more than a few S&W knives that were catastrophic crap.
When it finally arrived he posted about how great the fit and finish was, how nice the ergonomics were and how it was such an awesome knife. I was genuinely glad to be proven wrong- really I was. Here was this guy who found a knife that he liked and was pleased with it when it arrived- I'd have to be a Class A jackass to say anything at that point and ruin the joy of a new knife.
A week later he posted that the thing had fallen apart after very little use. I was really not happy that I was right after all. You could tell how disappointed he was in the knife now, and I'd have to have been an even bigger jackass to enjoy his misery.
I don't know how companies like Taylor Cutlery can live with themselves. They must know how awful they are- I mean, how could they not? It would be a lot easier to deny that your pants are on fire, although I would imagine that's another one of their problems.
I seriously hope that your knife wasn't that bad, or that you at least weren't hurt when it failed miserably.