Re: What is a forging void?
Don't know how the rest of the world looks at it, but here's my opinion.
If I was looking at a 1911, and there was a rust pit in the slide, and all the rust had been killed and cleaned out and the pit had been touched up so there was no chance of more corrosion, and the pit was shallow enough that there was no strength-loss in the slide, there is still a pit in the slide. That makes it worth less than an un-pitted slide.
The same with this knife. A "forging void" is a manufacturing mistake. An error. Maybe it was not the smith's fault. Maybe it just happened. Stuff does happen. But he should have never sold it. He should have put it back in the fire and tried it again.
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