Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 am
All is well that has ended well. I contacted the seller unfortunately they did not have a replacement for the Police 4. They offered to replace or refund $30.00 to bring it more into line with the condition of the blade. When I purchased this it was with a 15% off ebay Coupon so that is 30 percent off.
This I can live with and turn into a hard user and test sharpener while I shop for it's safe queen replacement. Just got my second Christmas bonus from my second job and the
Spyder just keeps biting me
Although I may have just used it, I completely understand your frustration with your new purchase. I agree with the principle you're adhering to. I'm really glad to see you found a solution that makes you happy and keeps the knife in your pocket. Now, at $30 less you're REALLY free to use it as hard as you want
Just FYI, my experience making knives has taught me there's basically no chance the temper on that knife has been affected. K390 is going to be tempered in the range of 850F - 1050F and my best guess for this blade is probably 932F. If a grinding or finishing mistake heated a blade it would leave a tan colored mark at 450F, and a darker (brownish, almost purple) mark at about 500F and the colors change as it gets hotter (which could be removed, but would have also told the maker that there could be a problem here). Realistically, to grind
more than 500 degrees F into anything thicker than the thin edge would take a lot of pressure and time on that one spot and that's not how the process of grinding blades goes. Edges and tips are usually the only areas that can have their temper messed up in grinding and even then it's really only the knives that are tempered below 500F that are truly susceptible.
I hope you enjoy your knife!
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