Bought this from Dan Huang

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BusseNsmile

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Beautiful knife, from my experience I'd give Busse a chance to make it right. Great people there.
Garth helped me a bunch.
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It almost looks like it's part of the burl (charm of the wood) for a lack of a better word.
You can get the edge of your fingernail in the crack. My phone doesn't really represent reality. It's coming from the pin
 

BusseNsmile

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I have a shark face ash1 I've been hacking on stuff with for a couple of years now when I go camping. Love that knife. This one will be an EDC for lighter work.
 

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Just use it as is. “If” it eventually breaks, that’s when you send it in. At least, that’s what I would do with an intended user.
 

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I purchased a CS Pork Shank w/ mosaic pins/flamed maple from him, unknowingly. Noticed that the scales were very dehydrated, starting to shrink causing the tang to get slightly proud. Starting to slowly rehydrate w/ good quality butcher block oil. That wouldn't work on yours.

Sometimes the natural figure can look like or in fact be a crack or split That's a crack, for sure on yours. Natural materials will shrink/dehydrate. The "fancier" woods, burl especially can be unstable. Combination of softer and dense materials I guess. See this in the shotgun world. The pretty stuff can have a tendency to split/crack.

All irrelevant as to your situation. Curious as to what the proposed resolve will be. Are you looking for a full refund/return or,..compensation for the inconvenience of sending back to the mother ship?

That's a beautiful knife. I hope it sorts out either way.
 

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Right. I'm sure it would. But if you pay over 1200 for a knife you shouldn't have to superglue it together before you ever use it

That's right.

You shouldn't have to repair, or live with it. Full refund or compensation for the inconvenience of sending it back to Busse. I would confirm Busse will indeed repair and figure a number for offset comp. I'm not sure but I believe if Busse does accept the repair it may be w/ a material of their choosing if the damage cannot be stabilized/repaired. So you could loose the present scales, so..different knife than what you paid for. Or, you are certainly entitled to a full refund, for sure.
 

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If he does not resolve to your satisfaction, let us know.

As another said, a dab of thin super glue and then fine sand paper would fix that. That is one of the perils of natural materials. Shrink, or crack or split.

However, you are correct, if it arrived like that, the seller should address it. If not, Busse will stand behind it.

Bummer mate, especially at that price tag.




There are many many great sellers that I would trust. Your seller is not one of those with a stellar reputation here.
 

BusseNsmile

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So I was just told by the seller that I am a bad customer and he will never deal with me again because he only likes happy customers. I love the knife, so I'm going to do the glue and sand paper for now, and keep it. If it breaks I'll send it in and pay for repairs if necessary.
 

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He is an astonishing #$*@ !!! It's a well known trait of his. BEFORE you attempt the repair yourself please please let Garth/Jerry assess the pics and give you advice. It IS one of the perils of working with natural materials but there is no question in my mind that this is something the seller should have spoken with you about so you were fully informed. There is a reason he has his own threads dedicated to his BS.
 

BusseNsmile

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He is an astonishing #$*@ !!! It's a ell known trait of his. BEFORE you attempt the repair yourself please please let Garth/Jerry assess the pics and give you advice. It IS one of the perils of working with natural materials but there is no question in my mind that this is something the seller should have spoken with you about so you were fully informed. There is a reason he has his own threads dedicated to his BS.
OK will do. I'll contact them tomorrow. I really appreciate all the feedback
 

BusseNsmile

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Well I hope to get a couple knives in person at the next blade show that Busse goes to. I've been saving for that day. Whenever that is
 

tinfoil hat timmy

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Well.

Busse should be made aware of all aspects of this situation. INCLUDING the emails between you and Dan.

Effdan
 
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