Do you have any dealbreakers?

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As simple as it is, do you have any dealbreakers when it comes to buying a knife, and what are they?
Examples:
"No full tang"
"Double edge blade"
"Non stainless steel"
"Scandi grind"

For me it is:
1. No guard or finger choil
2. Mystery steels, especially "Surgical stainless steel"
3. Anything 440 or 420...
4. Really thin blade

I personally don't think I'm too picky, but I might be wrong, I'll only know after I hear from you :D
 

RayseM

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Off Centered • Half serrated blades • Recurve • 1/2 stops • Full Ti


Ray
 
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Serrations
Tantos
Spyderco-thin blades, although my Boker Slack is ground very thin. I admit to rationalizing a bit, here.
The Spyderco thumb ramp bothers me, but thumb ramps in general are getting less appealing as time goes on.
Poorly-placed thumb studs. I don't fault manufacturers for this, because the population has such a wide variety of hand sizes.
 
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Only 3.75” blade length or bigger
4.5oz or heavier
Any form of tanto blade
Tip down only
 

Ajack60

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When someone insists on using PayPal F.F., I’ll pass on one every time. The other pass on no matter how much I want the knife is flippers that ask too much, but that’s just me. I do see some willing to pay the stupidly high price.
 

Ben Dover

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Coated blades
Recurve blades
Very thick blades
Mother of Pearl, stag, bone or similar scales
420, 440 ,AUS or VG steel
Tantos
Serrations
Chisel grinds
Poor craftsmanship
 

sabre cat

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I can’t say any of these are truly deal breakers 100% of the time:

Assisted opening
Nail nicks
Metal scales
Combo edges
Overseas production
Alphabet steel
Poor heat treatment
Chisel grinds
Black finish on blades

Just most of the time.
I own(or have owned) at least one of each of the above. I am avoiding buying more.
 
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