I am in process of researching what I just received. A NIB Karambit.
I am kinda of confused about this one, so still researching. Maybe it would be better to get the straight info right off the bat instead of spending 3-4 hours and not get answers to my questions.
I got this knife for well below 200.00. It came with some brownish oil on it and I am still wiping. So I don't know if that was Spyderco's lube, or the original owner's (who has since died, thus my questions here) attempt at long term storage.
It came in a black cardboard box with the silver Spyderco name. It os a fold over display type box with the rubberish cushion cut out to fit the Karambit. Looks likes like original packing, but I have never seen a Spyderco come like this.
Is this what the Karambit came in?
The right side scale (clip side) is a nice brushed satin finish. The right side is a coarser finish. Is that right?
And the left side blade has a little coarser (lines) than the right.
Now, I am wondering if I got a blem, or is this a pre-production?
There are NO markings on the box, and it is VG-10 blade steel.
It sat in storage since 2004, according to the Estate sell brochure.
Any one have information that may help me?
I received it and a Gayle Bradley today and may post pics tomorrow in the "new Purchase" picture thread.