I wonder what the story is behind these?
Knives that had been kept back for a certain amount of time for warranty replacements, maybe?
Or credit returns from the distributor which didn’t sell after a couple of years of being in their inventory?
Is there any way of actually buying and viewing the stock at the SFO, other than going there in person?
It would be nice to have a seconds sale page with no factory warranty on the website, like Grohmann knives in Canada do.
I’m kicking myself I didn’t get any of the PE 52100 PM2s or Para 3s when they were available. At least l have the superb 52100 DLC Manix.
My 52100 CE PM2 was due to have the blade removed for maintenance, as the action was exhibiting a bit of drag. I cleaned and lapped and lightly lubricated the blade tang, pivot, washers and front of the metal liners, and it’s glassy smooth now.
I really love using this knife. It offers both raw, brute cutting power, and thin, razor edged finesse.