I'll take that as a NO. Thanks.Do the radiussed edges disappear when you pick one up?
You are correct, ‘disguise’ is the wrong word. I meant ‘to avoid having to manufacture or finish some parts of a knife that are difficult to get right’.
I agree that there do appear to be a number of differences. The bottom row 2nd from the left (buffalo horn?) the match strike pull looks like a strange angle.
I look at these and the set of the blades into the knife looks to be all over the place, look at how differently the pulls are spaced from the handle from knife to knife...no way I will take a chance on these until they work out the bugs and get the knives at least consistently built...each knife looks like a one off compared to the others present, even the shields look to have some wide variances. Nope, not me, these don't look ready for prime time...
Somebody is literally trying to single handedly rescue a well loved brand from the grave while others continue shoveling dirt right back on top. .
This thread is why i check in less and less frequently. Somebody is literally trying to single handedly rescue a well loved brand from the grave while others continue shoveling dirt right back on top. And then poo poo a different company who pioneered a way to break beyond the limitations of traditional knife pinning and hafting construction to produce a very respectable modern version of traditional knife patterns. If this is how we spend our energy as knife enthusiasts, we must have it pretty good.
I'm hoping for the best for this resurrection of S&M, I've got a few Queen made ones and am quite fond of them. I await some impressions from early adopters to see what they are like in hand, and yes, ugly ducklings can be special, and these pics aren't the best for showing them off. But I do still think that these look like individually made knives, in essence, each one is a one off, and not production models, with no uniformity about them. That said, I'm not trying to stir any pot, just sharing my thoughts on what has been shared via photos of what they are up to.I agree that there do appear to be a number of differences. The bottom row 2nd from the left (buffalo horn?) the match strike pull looks like a strange angle.
But some of these differences in appearance may be exaggerated by the fact that there are many knives arranged in a format that they look very different from their closest neighbour. If these were all red jigged bone would the differences be as apparent? If there was only two knives pictured would it seem as obvious or off putting to the beholder.
Different colours, different textures, not aligned evenly, terry cloth background etc.
Perhaps the presentation as well as the construction need some polish. But maybe as some one said earlier they are ugly ducklings and they could still be a fine knife if priced properly.
Pot stirred.....in a just conversational way.
,,,Mike in Canada
Drifting off topic, but there isn't much left to discuss regarding the S&M sample pics so.....
What exactly is the problem with radiused edges? Seriously, I'd like to know why radiused edges are a bad thing. Thanks.