I have to agree with Sasahara. It looks more like the sleeving came out of the ferrite core on your judge Patrick. There are no toothmarks evident on the side of the core and the techflex looks frayed evenly, just like it was cut. If my eyes aren't fooling me, you can still see where they melted the sleeving after they cut it. Maybe it's just me, but for $25,000, I'd expect to see some exposed conductor there.