Hand rubbed blade

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The ones you get from China are pretty cool since you can feel the existential misery of the hourly wage worker who rubbed it every time you cut something. Very satisfying.
 
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Reminds me of a finish on some butter knives and then they naturally get wear scratches that run horizontally after use.
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Looks alright on my ckf too.
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It's still probably 10 times more than what nike pays those kids...

I love wood handles and all, but the description of that knife rubs me the wrong way. Plus, I'm trying to avoid stuff made in the PRC.

15 cents approximately per yuan, plus the cost of living in China is very low.

In 2020, the highest minimum hourly wages in China were to be found in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin municipalities with 24, 22, and 20.8 yuan respectively, whereas employees in Qinghai and Yunnan provinces who received a minimum wage were paid the least – between 13 and 15.2 yuan per hour.Aug 31, 2020
 
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According to the factory rep who sold it to me, I have the first White River Sendero Classic with a hand-rubbed satin finish. It hides scratches reasonably well, and it looks good. After a year and a half, you can tell that it's a working knife, if the light hits it right, but not at a quick glance. No regrets, I prefer a satin finish over a bead-blast, tho either is easy enough to touch up, if needed.
 
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