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Old 09-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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How can I know if I have an irregular knife?

Hello,

I was looking at a online store that sells irregular knives and I was wondering how can you tell if you already have an irregular knife? What do I look for?

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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If a knife has been in use for very short time, it probably has "minor visual imperfections that do not interfere with the use or long life of the piece." that would qualify as "irregular".

When irregular or seconds are sold, I assume that the blade or handle is marked in some way to identify that it is not first quality.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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If you put the knife into the knife drawer, and all the other knives start shying away from it and pointing, with only a few of the more bold knives sliding slowly over to the new knife, it may well be an irregular knife. Soon, you may start hearing some unusual knife stories and some little paring knives might start showing up.....

Honestly, Julio, I've never even heard of an "irregular" knife. I guess there are seconds in everything! Please pardon my humor. I had nothing I could tell you, so I posted the thoughts in my head at the moment.

I look forward to the other answers you get that will teach us both!
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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milk of magnesia in your knife drawer might be a sign.... :)
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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Thanks Jim262,


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Old 09-22-2011, 06:02 PM   #6
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I was going to say that the knife probably has some cosmetic defects--the handle might be crooked or the wrong color, or a scratch on the blade.

But really, I think vitauta nailed it.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:32 PM   #7
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Is it common for high quality knife manufacturers to sell off B-stock / irregular production runs rather than aborbing them?
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #8
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Seconds | A.G. Russell Knives

A few years back I bought one of their seconds Hocho knives. It has become one of my wife's favorites.
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