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HJ knife - are paint runs on the scabbard normal?

Article about: Bought a knife from a forum member here. I received it today and have a question about it. Is it typical for the scabbard paint to exhibit some paint runs? Here are a few pictures, starting

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    Some guys can live with repainted scabbards.
    I do.........!
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    If there were any question remaining about the scabbard being repainted, this will probably answer it. While not a great shot, I took a photo of the inside of the scabbard. You can see a line of black paint where they sprayed the throat and it went inside, or possibly even brushed down in, coating the cloth material that covers the runners.

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    Scott thanks for being that kind and spare me by not mentioning my name, but no need buddy, i sold you the knife.
    A lot of those scabbards had a period repaint, with a shine like this it for sure is an old paint as William pointed out.
    I most admit i didnt see that.
    To be honest with HJ knives i do not always look that closely as lots of them had a rough boyscout live and had a period repaint.

    If your not happy with it then send it back, i can exchange it for the Klitterman or i will refund, its up to you.
    HJ Fahrtenmesser by Klittermann & Moog, transitional dual logo with Motto

    Sorry that this scabbard paint slipped to my attention.

    Ger

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    Quote by gerrit View Post
    Scott thanks for being that kind and spare me by not mentioning my name, but no need buddy, i sold you the knife.
    A lot of those scabbards had a period repaint, with a shine like this it for sure is an old paint as William pointed out.
    I most admit i didnt see that.
    To be honest with HJ knives i do not always look that closely as lots of them had a rough boyscout live and had a period repaint.

    If your not happy with it then send it back, i can exchange it for the Klitterman or i will refund, its up to you.
    HJ Fahrtenmesser by Klittermann & Moog, transitional dual logo with Motto

    Sorry that this scabbard paint slipped to my attention.

    Ger
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    Looks like Ger is a man to deal with Scott. Hope it all works out.
    Steve

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    Bad days happen..from the time these were first produced until the present. There will always be oversights in description and in difference of opinion. Sh*t happens !! I have no doubts of the authenticity of the knife..as it was discussed at a prior time when Ger first acquired the knife..and nothing was commented upon it.

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    Top shelf group here all around. Proud to just be a small part of it.


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    man can't be fairer than that,me I would not have worried about it.

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    Hi guys.

    Ger, thanks for working with me. I'll take it offline with you from here, and we can figure out what to do. I didn't want to draw everyone into the specifics of the situation as I figured we'd connect about it and resolve it at some point, which is why I just focused on the scabbard runs and questionable details and didn't provide any info on the knife itself. I didn't want to cause you too much trouble while seeking advice. I was worried the runs might indicate some tampering with the scabbard and knew the group we have here would know how to tell that. Like I mentioned, the knife itself is really beautiful. My hangup comes from wanting something that is 100% original as well as in the condition this one is, which I suspect most folks around here relate to pretty well. So, I'll have some thinking to do.

    Thanks folks for the comments and guidance, and for Ger for being such a gentleman about everything from the very beginning.

    Since the cat's out of the bag now, this is the knife this has all been about:
    HJ Fahrtenmesser by WKC dual maker marked
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    Agreed with Scott about a discount/ partial refund for the paint runners on this scabbard.
    Paid it, matter closed.

    Ger

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