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Old 05-07-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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Splines from Blue Ridge will arrive today.

A few weeks ago I bought a Spline. Think of it as a tiny yet razor sharp little switchblade.

Well, I bought two more, and as is my custom, I look for the worst one and polish it. The first one I got has a perfect lock and is toasty sharp, so I'm hoping one of new ones has a flaw.

I carry the Shiroi Kotaku-San for muggers not worth a bullet, but the little Spline is just great for cutting string and using it in public.

If you work in an office, a Barge or a Spline would be a good choice. No one would know you're carrying anything.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:14 AM   #2
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A little visual assistance is always good when talking about a new knife.

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Old 05-07-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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Oh, I was going to show the real knife being polished.

UPS gets here about 4:00PM CDT.

I also have a guy from the city coming out to remove some trees and 'Snow is going to make me paw through my inventory for a blade.

Yikes, this is like a job...
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:48 PM   #4
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Expensive stones, cheap knives.

The UPS truck came early, and got my Splines. I'm soaking a lot of high end Schwartz stones with an eye to making the edge "stone polished." I've done one other knife like that before, and the edge looks polished, but it cuts like a kirinaga.

If I don't like the looks or the cut, I can always do some finish polishing with paste and glass.

As you can see, a little red box is on the "on deck" position. That Barge belongs to some one here--I wonder who...

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Old 05-07-2018, 04:17 PM   #5
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...yup, stone polish looks like a winner, that is, if my luck holds...

The metal appears to shape easily, and the edge forms dramatically.
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:22 PM   #6
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Yikes, they should all be this easy!

One shaping stone, three polishing stones, and one piece of glass with a coarse coral tape just to remove the remaining burr.

It's a good knife for blue jeans and Saturday shopping at Sears, but I'm afraid I'll be buffing this one quite a bit.

Still, it looks mighty pretty.

(Left the stones in the water for tomorrow. Most of them I'll need for the Barge which is headed south...)

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