from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To shape metal using a hammer or other force.
- v. To leave (a restaurant etc.) without paying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as swage.
- To depart; depart without paying; return nothing for value received: with off.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"Seems kinder uneighbourly to let 'em swedge off like this," Salters suggested, feeling in his pockets.
The blade comes sharp, terminating from a flat grind from the swedge and its steel choice is adequate at the price point.
It possesses a near-perfect form for all kinds of everyday cutting tasks with nice curvature (belly), sweep, swedge, polished flats, and a strong tip.
Screwed and Socket-welded assemblies do require pipe, a pipe nipple or a swedge nipple between these fittings.
Then as now, testosterone courses through our bodies and there have been times in the past when a wee swedge has been on the cards.