hi. sold a knife to a guy just over a year ago, as a gift for his nephew. yesterday i got an email saying "there is something wrong" with the knife. today, i went to see about the problem - i'm thinking what manufacturing defect has reared it's ugly head - would be my first such complaint. well, the story i get from this guy, is that his nephew was kayaking, and the boat overturned. the knife is in the water for "about 20 minutes" he tells me. well, i have my doubts. i think that the knife spent more than 20 minutes wet, and that the owner applied some heat to the handle to dry it as well as the sheath, and the damage you can see is what resulted. now, i'm not sure, and am taking the guy at his word. i told him this is not a maker's defect, but i would clean up the knife and try to "re-glue" the handle to the knife. I'm interested in any knowledgeable person's opinion about what they think happened to this knife.