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Odd 'LifeSharp' policy from Benchmade

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by diamdave, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. diamdave

    diamdave

    Nov 29, 2001
    :confused:

    Sent my Nightshift boot knife in to have the false edge sharpened. They sent it back with the primary edge sharp, and a note that read "We are not able to grind a custom edge on the false edge of this knife design, it is not designed to be a dual edged dagger style knife. We regret any inconvenience this may cause."

    Look at my avatar if you're not familiar with this knife design... sure looks like a dual edged dagger style knife to me.
     
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  2. Badhammer

    Badhammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    May LOOK like a double edge blade but as you know it wasn't MADE as a double edge. Just my guess but I suspect it was not made with a double edged blade because more than a few states and or localities prohibit the carry of such blades so BM isn't going to modify it after the fact into something it wasn't when it left the factory. I'm kind of doubt Spyderco, Kershaw, Buck, etc would have fulfilled your request either.
     
  3. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Yes it looks like a duel edge design, but it's not. Laws very by jurisdiction and I don't know where you live, but I'd bet even money that a dual edged weapon is looked at differently than a single edged knife legally in your city/state. Maybe Benchmade doesn't want to get mixed up in any potential legal issues that may arise from providing you with such a knife?

    Or, maybe asking to have your knife customized for $5 was just a little presumptuous (one might even say odd) on your part?
     
  4. diamdave

    diamdave

    Nov 29, 2001
    I see your point about liability, but no, I would not consider my request odd. I've owned SOG mini pentagons and Cold Steel knives that were double edged, The false edge just not sharpened, so I do not consider my request to have it sharpened by the manufacturer neither odd nor out of place. As a matter of fact, the knife handle is identical from every side, making it virtually impossible to orient this knife quickly in the dark. With both edges sharpened, that would not be an issue. Having said that, yes, I'd agree that I'd have to think twice if I wished to carry such a piece in most locales.
     
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  5. Ritt

    Ritt Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2004
    Why would you expect them to sharpen a part of the blade that they do not intend to be sharp?
     
  6. CWL

    CWL

    Sep 15, 2002
    If it wasn't sharpened when you bought it, they won't sharpen it for you.

    Too many liabilities if you go and stick someone with it.
     
  7. Colinz

    Colinz

    Feb 16, 2001
    False edge... false...

    /C.
     
  8. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    Yep. I understand what you are saying about knives from other companies having on edge on both sides, but your BM didn't. If it had two edges when you bought it, they would have sharpened both. But you only have one edge. Nothing odd about what they did
     

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