I have ordered two new byrd knives from the same seller. The first one came in a little beat up box, but did not thnink that much about it. The second one arrived in also a scratched and a little beat up box. The knife came loose, and not inside the plastic wrapper that looked old and used. There's no way it could have slid out during transport. Date code was LL, I'm guessing December 2012.
Do the byrd knives leave the factory the same way, in boxes, or could the seller have bought them without packaging? Another explanation is used knives.