Is this considered a factory defect?

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Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by Hoggslayer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:29 pm

I picked up this Trapper yesterday. It has Dots but I cant see them. It's like the Knife wasn't finished properly and the bolster covers the tang stamp in all angels. If you look closely you can see one dot peeking out.
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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by peanut740 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:41 pm

Not that unusual.
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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by XX Case XX » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm

I've had that happen to me several times over the years. It bugs me because I can't tell the exact year of the knife if I can't see all the dots. I have to guess. So it's not a defect, it's fairly common. ::smirk::

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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by Steve Warden » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:04 pm

Yup, X2.
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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by rea1eye » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 pm

I got one like that too. Don't remember now which one though.

Yes it kinda bugs me too.

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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by Steve Warden » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:41 am

I could see where it would get on the nerves of collectors, not being able to pin down an exact year. But for me, an accumulator, while it would be nice to know info, I shrug my shoulders, drop the knife into my pocket, and move on.
Dots on a tang don't cut the rope.
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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 am

No it’s not a factory defect. ::facepalm:: Some patterns are more prone to having dots obstructed or partially obstructed, than others. They were made to be used, not judged on how many dots they have. Collectors obsessing over the date the knife was made wasn’t in the design plan. :lol:

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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by Old Hunter » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:27 am

Case Canoe's seem to be prone to covered dot syndrome. OH
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Re: Is this considered a factory defect?

Post by Steve Warden » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:12 am

Old Hunter wrote:Case Canoe's seem to be prone to covered dot syndrome. OH
Makes sense, given the shape of the bolster.
Stands to reason that the Copperhead and Copperlock would have the same issue.
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