I still want to know what massacred means. If it's only extraneous scratches it's no big deal
Is the knife sharp?, does it cut? Here's a picture of my Bushcraft to illustrate.
Despite the scratches I put on it the Bushcraft is one of the sharpest blades I have now. It's been a knife I'll keep forever since I bought it
Scratches mean use, play, and demonstrate the knife is appreciated
Hopefully the OP will post a pic demonstrating how the edge has been massacred. If it's sharp, it's good. None of my edges are perfect and polished, far from it, but they are sharp