11-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Knives and a certain redhead.
I have a quasi-rigid rule in my business, "First in, first out." Yes, I make exceptions--for cops and soldiers about to be deployed.
I also know when to "fold 'em." You see, I have a client who I believe truly has the killer instinct we all brag that we have, too.
Little strip of a girl named Kayla. Barely five feet tall, and perhaps 100 pounds on a good day. I polish her stuff right away.
One, she's a good client, sold her two knives last week. But as she left she asked if I could polish her TOPS C.A.T. as it was dull. I told her it no problem, my clients have "life sharp."
Now 1095 is not your grandpa's steel. The knives made for WWII were 1084 or 1095 but somehow "coarser" to the stone. The new 1095 polishes like the Japanese kitchen knife version, or like American examples of CPM alloys.
Kayla's knife was dull, devoid of any polish and chipped in a few places. The nice thing was there was +2/3s of my bevel still showing, and the stones laid flat against that without shifting.
I'm finishing the tanto bevel today, I have one stone left and then the glass. Maybe an hour, this new 1095 version does not seem to show whisker marks.
So as a word of warning, be careful around little girls. Kayla gets her knife back really soon--and she dyed her hair blonde to be incognito...
...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...
Last edited by The Tourist; 11-18-2017 at 07:48 AM.