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Is this an MK? Why is it like that?
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Author:  pancelticpiper [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:37 am ]
Post subject:  Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

This is strange, the photo says it all.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Low-D-Whistle- ... SwmZJfXC0R

All the MKs I've seen/owned had a bright polished aluminium blade, this one is dark with striations. Does anybody know why?

Author:  Narzog [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

Could be a bad paint attempt, was sanded badly, or corrosion? Looks fishy. And for the price hes asking id just get a new one haha.

Author:  pancelticpiper [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

I haven't seen a new MK in a while, I didn't know if he changed the design or something.

Author:  Sedi [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

Looks like a painting attempt with a black marker. And only 7 dollars less than a new one :boggle:.

Author:  kkrell [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

I think it's just a reflection of other objects on the non-anodized part curve of the blade. Looks like the photos were taken in isolation of a real background, maybe used Photoshop to remove/fill the background.

Author:  TxWhistler [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

I think the bright aluminum blade is there, it's just the "pixelation" (if that's even a word!) in that photo is distorting things. Look at the finger holes (you'll need to zoom in with your mouse to make the picture larger). You can see the pixels are making them look somewhat "foggy" or distorted. That, I think, is what is making the whole whistle look "funky".

I think the whistle is ok, it's just whatever program or process was done on the original photo is making it look strange.

But as someone else mentioned, the price is not very good. (IMHO)

Author:  RoberTunes [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

No confirmation of brand, no descriptive text, and "from an auction" gives me the shakes when considering they ask $200US for it. Just too much and much too little.

Author:  paddler [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

I think the color on the blade is just a reflection. Both the whistle and the case in that eBay ad look identical
to an MK low D Kelpie whistle that I bought recently, and which I really like.

Author:  Sedi [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

Sure, it's a Kelpie but way too expensive for a used one. I'd rather get a new one. I quite like mine.

Author:  busterbill [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Is this an MK? Why is it like that?

kkrell wrote:
I think it's just a reflection of other objects on the non-anodized part curve of the blade. Looks like the photos were taken in isolation of a real background, maybe used Photoshop to remove/fill the background.



I wondered about photoshop too or complex lighting in the photo. It might be the lister had to fiddle with the picture to get the holes to show up. The internal lighting and darkening tool on ebay is fairly crude. Or it could be corrosion. It definitely looks like an MK otherwise.

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