Yeah, it makes it easy to make your own personal knife.
You may have already found this in your research, but I believe the writing on the crysknives is Fremen Chakobsa which was created for the film by David J. Peterson (https://dedalvs.com/work/dune/misc/chakobsa_orthography_v6.pdf). I haven't studied his orthography reference deeply, and I'm not a linguist by any means so I'm sure it would take me quite a while to wrap my head around it's complexities. It's not a simple alphabet replacement, it's a legit abugida language.So annoying detail question. Does anyone know what it actually says on the handle? I have scoured the internets for 3 days and only discovered basic Fremen alphabets and only very limited translation and very poor transliteration. None of which give an indication of the meaning on the Crysknife handle. I even found a Fremen Font from the older film, the same alphabet has been used in this one as well I believe. Or it could be the Guild alphabet...
Nope - looks like it's just yours. That's a bummer. Appears that it was a factory repair, since it was painted over.Anyone else’s UC knife have this separation in the blade where it looks like it was either cracked and glued together or cast in two parts and glued? I got mine form BudK and it did not look previously opened.