Maybe he send it back to the seller, who then resold it to me? Either that, or its a more generalized condition with this steel. Sure doesn't look normal to me though. I have over twenty other spydies, most of them in the same steel, and none of them have grind marks like that. Maybe they sprinted so fast with this batch that they tripped. Well, as I wrote before, we'll see. This will be a learning experience that may do me no end of good.Spyder-fan wrote:It does look rough. I heard someone else mention they had the same issue and weren't to happy about it.
tap78 wrote:C'mon people... its just a knife... those grind marks does not make it less functional...
use it & don't forget about it is a cool knife - tool for cutting
Well, I certainly see your point. My point would be that if I'm going to spend over $100 for a knife, whatever its intended use, I expect its quality out of the box to the same specifications as every other knife I've received from Spyderco, even less expensive ones that come without those grind marks that suggest badly finished polishing. Different strokes...Sithus1966 wrote:Does it still cut? Unless it's going to be a collectible safe queen, that's all that matters. If you use it then it will get scratches, why should the finish matter? If you want mirror finished fancy blades then Spyderco is not for you. If it were mine I wouldn't think twice about it. As a matter of fact looking at mine, it is the same and I don't care.
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
I just posted here to find out if this was a shared experience with others who bought this knife. I like the Y2 and originally wanted to buy a second one, so that info would have been useful to me. As I wrote before, I received a prompt reply from Spyderco and will follow their suggestion to send the knife back for them to look. I believe that is reasonable and appropriate. At least it used to be when I was younger. But as Don Ameche said in Things Change, things change. Thank you for all your helpful posts to this thread. They are much appreciated.Blerv wrote:I'm sure they would adore the chance to either make it right or properly explain their stance (if "normal").
It's very common for people (not you) to come screaming and flailing, Spydie-crew begs the poster to let them make it right, the knife never gets sent in. In that case all that happens is a bunch of people get cranky, misconceptions are formed, bad news spreads, etc.
A perceived problem only stops becoming one once fixed or educated. I can tell you to "get over it!" but I doubt that is going to bring about any epiphanies.
"O...M....G...he is right! I never realized that it's just a tool."