Original Owner, Never Abused

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by eisman, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    That was the caption to this knife. I just didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

  2. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I equally love the ads for knives worn to a toothpick that state “blade has been sharpened”
  3. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Some folks have creative definitions of decent treatment of their tools.
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  4. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Ridiculous description, but nice knife with a lot of life left in it.

    What makes me crazy is the multiply self-contradictory descriptions where they just try to pile in every possible key-word.
    "Men's women's children's casual formal sport professional toy stainless steel sterling silver new vintage...
  5. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    My personal favorite on knife auctions is the use of "not case" as a keyword :rolleyes:

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  6. Reminds me of a listing I once saw on the 'auction site', for a 'vintage' Case Sod Buster. Description laid it on thick about the apparent antique nature of the piece. The deep, heavy pitting on the blade made it look very old-timey, but the post-2000 tang stamp on the CV blade gave it all away. Knife was less than 10 years old at that time, and looked like it'd been buried in the mud for almost all of it.
  7. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    It's fun to scroll through the big auction site and see some of ridiculous descriptions. People will try anything to potentially increase the sale price. Good wholesome entertainment :)
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  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I find it funny when they try to specify a use in it's description.

    Don't tell me it's a survival camping hunting knife, or a farm construction carpentry DIY hammer.
    If I buy it I'll decide what it's for.
  9. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Perhaps he told the truth, and the original owner was never abused?

    Maybe the original owner never abused it, but his kid(s) and/or wife, and or wives, and/or girlfriend and/or girlfriends, (Who knows? He may have had more than one wife and girlfriend simultaneously) and/or whoever he loaned it to did?
    That poor knife was obviously abused by someone or something. :(
  10. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2018
    My favorite is, "Condition is used. Photo is description." The photo is so bad that it could be a knife, bigfoot, or Jupiter.
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  11. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 15, 2016
  12. kc custom

    kc custom KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 20, 2005
    "didn't know whether to laugh or cry"
    I don't know how I couldn't laugh at that one.
  13. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I have seen Rough Riders touted as "rare vintage old timey knife"
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  14. minimize


    Nov 12, 2007
    Knife.. and under it, a free piece of beef jerky too? Win win!
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  15. Student762


    Mar 7, 2014
    Looks like a red headed step child honestly
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  16. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    laugh till you cry
  17. CHNeal

    CHNeal Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    I recently received this in the mail after buying a “ never used never carried” 66’ Schrade 301. 04DF149F-DDF4-4F50-A079-3DDF614A010A.jpeg
  18. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    It was never carried, just boxed in pocket lint. o_O
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  19. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    And even if the photo is good...how am I going to determine whether it has blade play from a photo?
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