I think you made a very valid point that so many of us overlook sometimes when you closed your last post with "....................................company are made of people and people make mistakes."
All my Case's are good knives for the buck. There is some serious variance out there on the knives even though I tend to only buy the CV bladed stuff. None of them were so bad that I wanted to return. The closest was a peanut that had a slightly warped blade. Nothing that effect use or sharpening, just asthetics. Anyway, I still buy Case as the value is there and all of them have been perfectly usable. CV is gonna look used no matter what.
I will say the vault sowbelly is a damn fine knife. Solid as hell, no flaw. Only issue is that is one of my few SS Cases. Oh well...
My problem wasn't the grind angles or bevels, but rather the edge itself. Some look like crosscut saws when viewed in closeup, as if the edges were finished on a coarse grinding wheel designed for farm implements. I have a new camera now, so maybe I can post up some better pictures.
The solution, for the same money or less I buy more Boker.
The factory edge on most of the recent Tru-Sharp blades I've seen is wicked toothy. If the angle is good, and there aren't too many burrs or wires, I sorta like it. But they bite HARD if you allow 'em too. I found that out the hard way, a time or two.
I can attest to that. I used a new untouched Tru-Sharp Case to cut up some potatoes last Christmas. I couldn't have asked for more in a potato peeler/slicer. I even sawed and sliced through some hard to open plastic clamshell packs that no one else could open.The factory edge on most of the recent Tru-Sharp blades I've seen is wicked toothy. If the angle is good, and there aren't too many burrs or wires, I sorta like it. But they bite HARD if you allow 'em too. I found that out the hard way, a time or two.
Talking about a new but dull knife, that would have to be the AG Russell I won recently in a giveaway. I loved that darn thing but it was a butter knife when it arrived. Took me awhile to get it where I wanted it but she's there now. Its the knife in my avatar BTW.
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My Case Damascus Peanut came in yesterday and it had a huge visible burr on one side of the edge. It was easily taken off, but I was very surprised that it would come from them with an edge that nasty.
The edge is still very toothy, mini-serrations galore! It's a beautiful knife though, very glad I bought it.
I've never received a Case with a bad grind......
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