Now that I’m finalising labels and product warnings, am trying to find out everything I can about the product I’m sending people around the world. That the product has sharp edges is one, and the item is only meant for display and is not a child’s toy is another. Is it flammable or radioactive? That kind of stuff.
What I’m really curious about is whether the knife would chip and shatter. As much as I’d like to claim that my stuff are stellar and epic and indestructible, consumer laws prevent me from doing so.
I have dropped the knife accidentally while sanding or cooking, but only from a low height, or on the worktable. Resin is very strong material and in those cases the rigid material withstood those impacts.
So I’ve decided to find out how far it could take. I dropped a knife from chest height the other day, and you’ll see the effect below.
As you can see the crysknife has shattered into four pieces, with the damage focused on the blade itself–the blade handle is very very sturdy and I doubt you can shatter that easily. I know it seems like a perfect waste of crysknife but I’m glad I did a bit of a product test before I send out my stuff to the world.
So it looks like this is going to go into the product label warning: “Product may chip and shatter when subjected to strong impact!”
At the same time, I hope whomever comes to own a Ginton Forge Fremen Crysknife and Sheath takes good care of their knife!