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I have carried a Schrade knife (194OT), made in the USA, for more than 30 years.
What is some wonderful about the 'patina'?
For me, the comment means signs of use but no abuse. No grinder sharpening marks (sharpening short-cut), no signs of blade metal pitting (indicating poor care in maintenance).Patina = used with signs of respect for the tool. Handle condition confirms the above.