SpyderPhreak wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Mine did not either, and I had briefly wondered if possibly it was a returned pre-order example. There were no prints on the knife to speak of, and I couldn't find a thing wrong with it, so I don't really care one way or the other. But no, mine did not have a desiccant pack either.]
Thank you SpyderPhreak.
Mine did actually come with some smudging on the blade. I was sure though, that since mine went out with the first few hundred. That there had been no time for it to be a returned knife. Someone at the store must have handled this one. Checking random samples, I like to think.
So that's one reason I wanted to ask here, about the packet missing. I thought it could be possible, that maybe mine was checked, and the packet was just left on the table, unintentionally.
I've talked to nine others now, who did get this one. None of those nine, had a Silica gel desiccant pack in their box.
I'm pretty sure though, that the Rex 45 PM 2 and Para 3, were shipped with Silica gel desiccant packs. It's hard for me to remember that far back though, to say for sure.
There will be about 12,000 more of these Rex 45 blades coming out this year. Maybe it was decided on, to save that money? I'm on the fence about it, personally. With all of that Tungsten, Vanadium, Cobalt, Molybdenum, and 4 % Chromium in it. It sure doesn't rust or patina very easily.
The main concern, is shelf life. That's my main thought. Not the early shipping of the knives. But then on the other hand, when sending this much Rex 45 out in a year, with no DLC. Its a calculated risk, for sure.