Before I was a polisher I was considered a "tinker." Kind of a European title for a guy who fixed and polished kitchenware. And actually, this is the work I like to do, and I'm still shaping.
This is a Buck 505. It's not like a machete where four or five bad cuts go unnoticed. You remove metal from this knife and it's gone.
The two biggest problems on this little knife were, one, the left side bevel was cut bigger than the right side, and two, the tip turned up too much like a "pig snout."
That might seem like a small issue, that is, until you're ten miles from home with a sliver in your hand and your tip is dull.
I'm going to dress down the spine a bit near the tip, match the curvature and polish it to the same grit level so the repair is seamless.
And I'm slowly nibbling the right side to slightly widen it while the cuts take the left side down to match it. There are already points on the edge that are very sharp.