questionsis anyone tired of the small chinese tanto knives…

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If by "tired of" you mean "have no interest in", then count me in. Then again, that's how I feel about the majority of the sponsored deals. They are rarely for anything that's on my shopping list. I respond by scanning them and moving on.

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As long as BudK continues to pony up the dough, they will continue to have featured offers. Since they've gone years without improving the quality of their product, odds are it will continue to be crap.

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@stile99: This question was not about budk who sells everything from junk to decent quality knives and other survival merchandise. They are legit if somewhat hard to deal with.

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@mamajamerson: Occasionally there has been good sponsored deals but when I see a deal that sells a mostly decorative 6 inch overall length knife that serves no purpose I wonder who buys it, why buy it. That's why I posed the question. No one is going to be impressed by this knife on display unless there is a magnifier over it.

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I understand what you mean, I think the listing/copy needs to be more clear. If it is a decorative piece, it should be described as so. Descriptions should also include as many specs as possible, including dimensions of both blade and overall length. I have seen in the past that people buy these sorts of knives thinking they'll actually be able to use them in a situation, which in my opinion should be obvious based on price/size, but I do understand that the descriptions can be misleading. Basically, if it sounds like a price too good to be true, it probably is, and should be accurately described as decorative only.

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I sometimes buy knives but I try to buy knives that are functional for camping, food or self defense/combat. I have made mistakes and exceptions but most of the decorative knives I bought were handmade collectors items. If this tanto was larger and I thought that this Damascus steel was anything that would hold up for normal use I would probably buy one and put a tsuba on it Myself but unfortunately if this knife was that good it would cost hundreds of dollars. PS one reason they don't make these knives razor sharp is that with the layered steel, the edge is often weak in places and more likely to break if it is thin and sharp.

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Makes me wonder if they are having trouble finding sponsored deals. but there should be a limit on how many similar deals can be posted in a month. oh well won't happen