Re: ~ The Great PST Challenge ~
« Reply #189 on: Today at 03:49:32 AM »
Ready. I just got mine for the challenge in the mail today. It looked to me like I was buying an unused, near mint tool (seller didn't actually state that, however). Blade is scratched up pretty bad, and the tip is chipped. The tool has scarring that suggests it was rarely, if ever oiled. Action is rough, but not loose; even after a thorough cleaning and oil with gun oil (typically so thick, it fixes any "action" problems). Knife had quite a bit of beige colored debris--I suspect it's plastic. Cleaned it off the file with a file card, and out of the pliers. Suspect whoever had the tool used it in maintenance for Premix (which the tool is branded for; was a safety award).
Date codes are September 1996/December 1996. Which suggests the tool was either given out Christmastime or in 1997.