Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! This is the question: What specs really turn you off when looking at a knife? I'm sure we have all had an experience where we were looking around online and browsing knife models. You see a knife that catches your eye. It looks good, like it was made with your style in mind. You click on the product page to see more pictures and get the specs. Then you see that one little fact that ruins the entire knife design for you. What is it? Just curious to see all the various answers. We all know that this is a subjective issue. This isn't the place to argue about whether or not certain features are objectively good or objectively bad. I just want to hear opinions for the fun of the discussion. For me, the biggest turn off is a chisel grind. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a photo of a knife that I'm really into until I see a photo of the opposite side and realize that it has a freakin' chisel grind. I really love symmetry, so chisel grinds just rub me the wrong way. That kills the whole knife for me right then and there. (If you hadn't guessed, this exact situation happened to me 10 minutes ago, which inspired the thread).