Bodog wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:50 am
As pointed out to me via PM, the GP Knives video shows the same issues. I don't know if it's a different one than i received but the marks are almost identical. Shoot, they look identical to me, enough to where i believe the one they show in the video is the one i received. Of course the video doesn't spend much time showing the different gouges, but from what i can tell it looks the same. Same washed out makers marks that Ookami's clearly has. There's even the same white mark on the butt of the handle where it looks like it was dropped. And for a half second the guy in the video pointed at and touched the same marred rivet on the sheath.
When i got it it was sealed in a plastic bag, i figured they hadn't opened it. Maybe they did and the one i got was one they messed with and then resealed it? They are closed on the weekends and Mondays and i received it on Saturday.
Tomorrow I'll talk to them.
Woah! Whoever noticed that GP video and pointed it out to you has a super keen eye! I found the video and I can say with as close to 100% certainty that is the exact same specimen they are handling as what you got and posted photos of. For anyone curious the GP Knives video is here and it's around the 9-10 second mark where you can see the identical gouges and marks. Another time later in the video shows them quickly also.
The randomness of the marks your photos showed is so unlikely to be exactly consistent on more than 1 hatchet. That must be a weird feeling to realize your was in that video!
I've been very interested in this model since it was announced, so I plan to keep an eye on this topic to see what other people find when they get one. I'd like to think you just got some weird fluke that maybe wasn't supposed to be released? At least I hope to hear they aren't all like what you got.
Other than the things you've mentioned, how did you like it from your quick time handling it?