First picklock & I am disappointed

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First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Scotchman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:44 pm

Blade is sharpened/ground badly, description said "sharpened a little", and a bug bite which I knew. Is there anyone willing, if possible to put a new blade ( swedge or flat grind blade) on it and fix the bug bite? Pics to follow.

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Scotchman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:49 pm

Can anyone tell me more about this knife/maker etc.? Thanks. Scott

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Scotchman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:51 pm

Oh, and the cost to fix it?

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Luke_of_Mass » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:46 pm

This is why I usually only buy vintage knives if I can handle them first unless it's someone who I already know who is selling them to me... this could be a rare stamp so it might just be better to get the peek fixed and rescale the knife rather than shit-canning the blade entirely.
Knee-deep in the hoopla...

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Scotchman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Thanks Luke of Mass.

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by whippersnapper » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:32 pm

You sure do find some stinkers. Hope you didn't pay much.

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:15 am

I think they meant to say "Blade sharpened, a little left".

I wouldn't have a replacement blade made for that. Having a new blade made kind of defeats the purpose of buying a vintage knife. And you'd end up paying about as much as you'd pay for a different picklock.

As for the bug bite, that is not too bad, but it kind of looks like someone started to patch it with Super Glue (noticed the shiney area around the bite) but then quit after the first layer.

One good thing about that knife: that is a great stamp. I don't mean the rarity of the MII stamp; I mean the stamping was done well. You rarely (ever?) see a stamp that nice and deep and perfectly even.

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Scotchman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:18 pm

I didn't know the blade was going to look like that. I put super glue in the bug bite and I thought it had dried when I went to sand it down, that's why it looks like that. I will try again and make sure it is dry before I sand it. I paid $245.00 free shipping.

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by tr4252 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:36 pm

I wouldn't blame you for being disappointed. Any chance you can return it?

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Re: First picklock & I am disappointed

Post by Bangie » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:58 am

JimBrown257 wrote:I think they meant to say "Blade sharpened, a little left".

I wouldn't have a replacement blade made for that. Having a new blade made kind of defeats the purpose of buying a vintage knife. And you'd end up paying about as much as you'd pay for a different picklock.

As for the bug bite, that is not too bad, but it kind of looks like someone started to patch it with Super Glue (noticed the shiney area around the bite) but then quit after the first layer.

One good thing about that knife: that is a great stamp. I don't mean the rarity of the MII stamp; I mean the stamping was done well. You rarely (ever?) see a stamp that nice and deep and perfectly even.
I agree with Jeremy!
Re-sell it and buy something else. That stamp is one I haven't seen an over abundance of.

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