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Very cool design and materials, but flimsy
on May 16, 2014
Got a couple of letter openers recently, and this was certainly the cooler of the two. Gold hilt, silver (dull) blade, oversized for a letter opener, with a Biblical engraving. Definitely 5 stars for a cool idea and design.
But it's too dull to cut ordinary mail without occasionally ripping letters, and the size led me to believe it also might be able to cut the packing tape off of boxes I have shipped to me. Alas, not well--and in fact, I actually bent the blade while applying just moderate pressure to packing tape.
This opener is very slick, but not enough 'show' and too much 'tell'