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- Bronze Tier
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I'm not intending to say anything bad about the person selling this knife. This post is strictly about the knife itself and not the seller. I saw this today and it kind of pops out at you. Looks like an imported mass produced knife more than a custom made one. How many custom knife makers go to the expense of making a custom knife and then put a set of $2 handles on it? The USA on the etch is probably where the person lives and not where the knife was made?
Seems more like something that was mass produced with a blank tang stamp and then etched? I also looked a bit and then is not a well known knife maker. It's possible the person on the tang stamp ordered this and then gave them out as gifts and wasn't a knife maker at all. What do others think?
https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/ca ... order=DESC
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JIM-THOMAS-KNI ... 7675.l2557
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You are probably right about this. If it was someone who made one handmade knife just to say they did it, they would be asking a lot more based on the time and materials used. And if it was priced like it is, chances are it would have been mass produced and you would see a lot of them. Certain amount of hyperbole in the description. And the choice of handle material on a one of a kind knife is nothing but lame.
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