a good karma discount

After a lengthy negotiation, and a good corkscrew karma discount, a price was a greed upon for the little mysterious silver and mother of pearl corkscrew that arrived in a box the other day.  So, I will gather up a money order and send it off, knowing that everyone is happy.  Well, actually, I will be happier once I figure out what the makers mark is on the bottom of the sheath on this thing.  But, it is a lovely piece, which the lovely bride has already claimed as her own.  It is shiny and sterling after all.
On another note, has anyone noticed there are like 4 bennit patents online currently…?  It will be months with none of the 1883 patent, and suddenly there are 4?  And, I have two extra as well.