Um, No. No they do not.
This may sound like an odd question, but I recently did a trade where I received an Entrek knife. The handles were flawless except for what looks like extreme wear near the lanyard hole. It's centered only to this area, and he swear it was not like that when he shipped. Could bugs be the culprit? Thanks.
Um, No. No they do not.
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Yes they do...............................If they are space bugs, with laser beams on their mandibles!
Wear around the lanyard hole likely did not happen in shipping, unless some one took it out of the package, put a cord through it, and tried to saw their way through the lanyard tube!
micarta is crazy stable.
Thanks, I didn't think so but I couldn't think of how it would wear in that one specific spot. It doesn't look like rot..
Picture of the damage.
And very hungry bugs are they.
Micarta may also have some defects which probably could look like that.
looks like he used a dull drill bit or just didnt use a piece to drill into after the bit came out of the scales..ya do that with wood scales for the same reason
could have been filled in with a bit of super glue and some micarta dust and it came loose during use or just crappy glue
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My guess would be that the glue did not fully penetrate the linen in this spot and a drop of epoxy strategically placed and massaged in would fix it without trace.
Just because you can't see the difference doesn't mean it isn't there; it just means you can't see it.
Every cutlery alloy is good for something. No cutlery alloy is good for everything.
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find some micarta crumbles in the box. the press fit lanyard tubing may have been over stressing the micarta
Did you buy this knife after seeing some pictures?
I can pretty much guarantee it's not the work of customs, while the other damages to the knife might be possible, the damage on the lanyard hole isn't normal mishandling.
You could get that kind of damage during the initial drilling for the hole, but I would have to say it's likely from trying to pry the scales off as I imagine the lanyard hole tube would be flared out on top of the scales.
Spyderco Para 2 for example is the same way and sometimes the same type of damage occurs while trying to fully disassemble one.
Unless you or he does not live in the US, customs is not likely to even be involved.
The knife was likely that way when sent and he likely lied.
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