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Old 11-08-2017, 07:03 PM   #1
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I got a new knife from my son today who got it from a client. It's a Bear OPS automatic and from what I've found on the internet it has an MSRP of $169.00 but sells for much less. It's a great knife but the edge is a disappointment, new out of the box it won't cut paper much less my finger. The blade is made of sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, I don't know if that's good or bad, we'll have to wait and see what Chico has to say. I shot him a PM asking if he'd be interested in taking this poor thing on and nursing it back to health. Here's a picture I grabbed off the internet.

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Old 11-08-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Those curved edges should be really handy for slicing bent sandwiches.
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I responded to Chuck about 2:00AM today.

It's good steel, I already have the waterstones I'll need, and I owe him for getting me out of that Tijuana jail and finding my pants.

I believe that alloy is in the 57 to 59 range. Getting it to 300,000 to 500,000 grit should be easy.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:39 AM   #5
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Those curved edges should be really handy for slicing bent sandwiches.
They must curve the edges like that on purpose because while I took that picture off the internet the knife I have has the same curve to both edges.

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I responded to Chuck about 2:00AM today.

It's good steel, I already have the waterstones I'll need, and I owe him for getting me out of that Tijuana jail and finding my pants.

I believe that alloy is in the 57 to 59 range. Getting it to 300,000 to 500,000 grit should be easy.
Thanks for being willing to take it on, I'll try and get the knife over to the post office later today.
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