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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Michael
« Last post by madmax on October 11, 2018, 02:45:51 PM »
We've bugged in all the hurricanes in the last 40 something years.  BUT we are right in between the gulf and the Atlantic.  Our elevation is around 300 ft.  Our house is made of hard pine 80 years old.  Odds are stacked in our favor.  If we lived on a coast that was even maybe gonna take a hit we'd evac.


I feel for the folks with pets that need to get out but can't find a pet friendly shelter.  They are stuck.  Our county animal shelter filled up with other shelters' animals quick on this one. We aren't going anywhere without Max.  But we don't need much to get by.  Atlanta opens the speedway for campers.  Free with hot showers.  6 hrs away IF you evac before the madding hordes.

A note... sometimes just going north isn't going to be much better with the wind and spinoff tornados. 
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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Michael
« Last post by Pete Bog on October 11, 2018, 02:23:41 PM »
I guess it doesn't do much good to batten down the hatches when your house is swept off its moorings and foundered. Thoughts and prayers to the people of Mexico Beach, Fl.
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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Michael
« Last post by madmax on October 11, 2018, 01:41:07 PM »
Michael's aftermath in FL looks like Homestead after Andrew.  Stunning.  Blocks and blocks of buildings gone.
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by woodsorrel on October 10, 2018, 08:28:17 PM »
I really appreciate everyone's helpful opinions.

After careful consideration, I've decided to exchange the knife for another.  I'm hopeful the new knife will be better.

- Woodsorrel
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by 1066vik on October 10, 2018, 06:34:38 PM »
I think you should send all the pictures to Fallkniven and ask them if they really consider this blade 1st quality, because the lamination and grind lines aren't even.
at their price point, I could consider forgiving one or the other, but not both.
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General Discussion / Re: 9/11
« Last post by hayshaker on October 10, 2018, 04:53:32 PM »
regarding 9-11
when there are far mor questions than answers,
one needs to ask what's really going on?
try pulling video off you tube if you can still get it
called loose change. just saying,
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by imnukensc on October 10, 2018, 02:49:49 PM »
Tough call, WS.  In reality, the knife is probably fine and even if I knew that with 100% certainty, I'd probably return it and get a replacement.  The little inconsistencies would just niggle me to no end.
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by wsdstan on October 10, 2018, 11:17:45 AM »
Steven that is not an acceptable edge on a new knife.  It could be sharpened out easily but this knife should never have been sold with an edge grind like that, at least it is not something I would accept.
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by RangerXanatos on October 10, 2018, 08:01:35 AM »
Looking at Falkniven's page, they would charge $287.72 USD (exchange rate according to Google) for your knife.  For that amount of money I would expect something a lot nicer than what they sent to you.  I would exchange it.
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by woodsorrel on October 10, 2018, 12:06:16 AM »
This knife will be a user.  So minor cosmetic issues aren't a problem.  But at the same time, I would like to own a high quality knife for the price I paid.  I want to be proud of my knife.

I just found an additional irregularity with the knife.  I don't know if it is cosmetic or more serious. 

I examined the edge and noticed an additional irregularity at the base of the blade. On one side, the edge is uniform. On the other, it appears "pinched" at the base of the blade (I don't know the right term). Is this also cosmetic? Or does it indicate that this blade is just not ground very well and I should return the knife?

Here is the good side. The edge is very uniform near the base of the blade:



On the other side, the edge is "pinched" toward the base of the blade. Here are two photographs:





Is this also a cosmetic issue? Or should I try to exchange this knife for another?

I appreciate everyone's help. I'm still trying to figure out what to do.  I am now leaning toward exchanging the knife.

- Woodsorrel


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