I broke the tip doing something stupid with this Caly 3.5. Have you ever done something that immediately you knew that you messed up and there were no overs?
I carried the knife for around a year before I broke the tip.
Even though the broken tip was permanent, I was able to grind down the spine and breathe new life Into it.
Edit** I forgot to answer the OP’s question.
GarageBoy wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 am
b. has anyone actually permanently damaged a knife, short of prying with it? If yes, what were you doing with it?
I know I will catch hell for admitting to this but oh well.
The spine of the Caly is very square and if you close the knife, you can use it as a t-handle screw driver in a pinch. I had only done this a couple of times but sometimes you got to do what you got to do. I got careless one day when trying to back up a screw that had too small of a slot for the spine to fit into. So I opened the blade and moved the knife spine down until it was narrow enough to fit inside of the screw slot. Unfortunately, the tip of the blade was inside the diameter of the screw. Pressure, snap.
I vaguely remember breaking the tip on a knife around thirty years ago, but can’t remember the details. I use a knife everyday in my line of work and sometimes when you are charging a customer in excess of a hundred dollars per hour, you mess up in the heat of battle. That is what happened.