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Kraton handle problem

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by huugh, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. huugh


    Jul 16, 2005
    Shall I be worried about this?




  2. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

    Feb 3, 2008
    What's the Problem lol your knife is not less good for a little thing on the kraton (rubber)handle....I hope SOG will not care about this!
  3. huugh


    Jul 16, 2005
    The point is that it keeps getting bigger and bigger.
  4. Allex


    Jun 29, 2007
    I bet that you are trying to dig it with the fingers when you hold the knife... :)
  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I don't know but most of the rubber handled knives I've seen have some kind of a plug in that spot.
  6. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Looks normal to me for an injection molded handle. Give it a few more weeks of use and if it starts getting worse then do something. When I had one I noticed it had that too. Didn't worry me after I found it and notice it wasn't going anywhere. Wish I could afford a new one. Love those knives!

  7. BubbaGanew


    Oct 29, 2005
    I wouldn't worry.....unless it spreads to your fingers or hand..... lol
  8. noviomagus


    Dec 25, 2007
    I did notice that some knife collectors have some kind of an insane eye for detail on knives.like a sherlock holmes looking over the enitre blade looking for 'a spot'that may be the weak chain ,where the whole knife might start to crumble down.
    the normal thing becomes an obsessive abnormality.(sorry for my english,it's not my main language)

    I wouldn't worry about that spot.
    it is molded.it is normal to have a spot like that on rubber.

    I bet ,when you just use the knife-handle like one does when using a knife, the spot still looks the same after 15 years.
  9. Robert Ptacel

    Robert Ptacel

    Feb 1, 2007
    If I'm not mistaken that is the sprue where the handle was injected molded and is trimmed during process. I've worked in a plastic injection plant and that is where it is injected in the mold. Why it would be getting bigger is beyond me.
  10. Chris@SOG

    [email protected] Moderator Moderator

    Oct 21, 2003
    I would not worry about it. It seems that all of the answers above explain what that is.
  11. huugh


    Jul 16, 2005
    I have had the knife for three years (approx). The spot was very minor when I bought the knife yet and though it saw very little use (so little in fact that it still has (sharp) factory edge...) the spot developed to it's current state.

    I was looking for experience from people that encountered similar thing on their handles so as to know how bad it can (would) get or how to prevent it.

    What I received was bunch of "LOL" and ONE (thanks wildmanh) response from someone who experienced the same...

    Robert Ptacel - thanks for your insight. However, my experience so far is as described earlier.
  12. Culpeper

    Culpeper Banned BANNED

    Jul 1, 2007
    Eventually, it will die. I've seen this before on Dr. House. Your handle has an auto-immune problem. The mold injection pore was contaminated by an unknown virus during shipment. There is nothing you can do to save it. Treat it with antibiotics for secondary infections. Keep it as comfortable as you can. Don't let it die alone. Play a lot of Allman Brothers so it can hear it. What is its name?
  13. Culpeper

    Culpeper Banned BANNED

    Jul 1, 2007
  14. noviomagus


    Dec 25, 2007
    some people are not fond of kraton, because of the possibility of deterioration when it comes in contact with chemicals.
    I even read that some kraton deteriorated when exposed to the sun.

    but I dont know about all that.how vulnerable it is.
    if you worry about that,maybe it is better to buy a seal pup elite.
    with the hard ,tough zytel handle.

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